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200 Maine businesses support new national park

An effort to open a new national park in the Katahdin region has received backing from a group of more than 200 Maine business owners.

Maine slot machine gambling revenue declines

Hollywood Casino in Bangor and Oxford Casino both saw a drop in slot machine gambling revenue in 2014, which the state gambling control board attributed to a decrease in...

Maine tourism plan: attract more newcomers

The Maine Office of Tourism on Wednesday revealed its 2015 marketing plan, which calls for attracting more first-time visitors by advertising to specific lifestyle...

Portland Pirates sign new NHL affiliate

The Portland Pirates announced on Wednesday that the Florida Panthers has become its new National Hockey League affiliate as part of a multi-year development deal.

AMC adds 4,311 acres to Maine Woods Initiative

James McCarthy |

The Appalachian Mountain Club, partnering with The Nature Conservancy, has purchased 4,311 acres in two parcels on and around Baker Mountain in the 100-Mile Wilderness region near Greenville.

LePage takes heat for delaying conservation bonds

Two environmental groups accused Gov. Paul LePage of withholding $11.5 million in voter-approved bonds for conservation projects.

Chris Fogg takes the helm of Maine Tourism Association

Laurie Schreiber |

Chris Fogg, the new president of the Maine Tourism Association, discovered after eight years as executive director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce that the state's...

Nonprofit buys former Elizabeth Arden spa

A nonprofit supporting combat-wounded veterans has purchased the former estate of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden, who was once one of the wealthiest women in the world.

Cross Insurance Arena gets new GM

The Cross Insurance Arena’s management firm has named a new general manager for the Portland arena formerly known as the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Bayside Bowl owner to buy land for expansion

The owner of Bayside Bowl in Portland has reached an agreement to buy adjacent, city-owned land that will allow the business to expand.