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Monhegan Island home and studio built by Rockwell Kent joins historic network


The Monhegan Island home and studio built by painter Rockwell Kent is among four sites that have been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes...

Rockland Main Street supports pilot project extending Downeaster service


The board of directors of Rockland Main Street Inc. notified the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority that it fully supports the proposed pilot project to extend Amtrak Downeaster passenger...

How a Moosehead Lake Region inn earned recognition as one of the world's best

James McCarthy |

Blair Hill Inn in Greenville has been recognized as one of the world's best by the Relais & Chateaux worldwide association of hotels and restaurants. It's the only establishment in the United States...

Another Maine city votes to limit short-term rentals

Rockland is the latest municipality to grapple with non-owner-occupied short-term rentals. Its City Council voted 3-2 to cap the number of such rentals at 45. Beginning March 15, no new such...

BikeMaine economic bounty to hit Aroostook County

Hundreds of bike riders participating in BikeMaine have pumped $2.3 million into the Maine economy since the event's debut in 2013. This year, some of that economic impact will be shared with...

Historic Casco Bay fort pitched as 'Fortland'

A developer envisions an immersive campground at the privately owned Fort Scammel, built as part of Portland's defenses during the War of 1812.

King confirmed as ranking member on Senate subcommittee on National Parks


The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week confirmed U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, as the ranking member of the National Parks Subcommittee.

Maine Food Insider: It's January in Maine, and everyone's talking pie

Maureen Milliken |

With Rockland's annual Pies on Parade Tour, National Pie Day and the Maine Grain Alliance sponsoring The Perfect Pie, a session with Tara Jensen, a North Carolina baker, Mainers are having lots of...

Sale of Ocean Gate Resort signals confidence in Boothbay economy

Laurie Schreiber |

Thad Paul, who heads up The Wardman Group, a real estate investment firm in Washington, D.C., purchased the Ocean Gate Resort at 70 Ocean Gate Road in Southport on Dec. 1, 2017. He says the Boothbay...

Airbnb listings surge in Maine, sparking push for stricter rules

Airbnb continues to grow in popularity in Maine, with 280,000 people booking short-term rentals last year via the online booking site, a 62% jump over 2016.