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Oxford Casino chooses contractor for $25M expansion

Officials at Oxford Casino say they are close to signing a general contractor for the multimillion dollar expansion, which will include a 106-room hotel and restaurant.

Can't find an Airbnb near Portland? Try 'glamping' in a yurt

"Glamping," or glamorous camping, has caught on in recent years and Maine Forest Yurts of Durham is capitalizing on the trend for tourists wanting a close encounter with nature, without all the dirt...

It's all hands on deck for Maine's largest cruise ship traffic day

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The busiest month of Maine's cruise ship season might be winding down, but the state's bustling ports will be experiencing their largest traffic day on Thursday.

York County development reflects robust market for vacation homes

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ARUNDEL — Massachusetts developer Joe Paolini sees a still-growing market for seasonal homes in southern Maine. Phase I of a new $70 million cottage community development, Cape Arundel...

Urban Air Trampoline Park takes flight in South Portland

A former South Portland retail space that was once home to a Marshalls department store is bouncing back into reuse as the state's first Urban Air Trampoline Park franchise.

$15.5K funding will aid Somerset County tourism, economic development

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The Somerset Cultural Planning Committee won two grants totaling $15,500 to craft a tourism plan and boost economic and community development in Somerset County.

Four Maine museums collect $382K in fed funding

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $382,151 in grant funding to four museums across the state through the independent federal agency’s Museums for America program.

President designates marine national monument off New England

Having just signed a proclamation creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine’s north woods, President Barack Obama is on a roll to preserve even more areas, this time...

Elite Airways' expanded Florida service offers winter respite

An upcoming expanded service offering by the Portland-based Elite Airways will give Mainers an additional way to escape the clutches of the state's frigid winter and head south to Sarasota-Bradenton...

Holiday weekend travel on Maine Turnpike up 4.5%

Miles the Moose and Clawdette the Lobster, the venerable mascots of the Maine Turnpike, were kept busy over the Labor Day weekend as they handed out Farmers' Almanacs to the thousands of travelers...