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Report: Maine casinos created 1,500 jobs

The Hollywood Casino in Bangor and the Oxford Casino in Oxford have created nearly 1,500 jobs, according to a new industry study.

Revived Lewiston film festival to expand in 2015

The Emerge Film Festival in Lewiston will return in 2015 with an expanded format, after it emerged this year from the collapse of the Lewiston-Auburn Film...

Nova Star Cruises competitor to send proposal

By the time cruise season begins next year, a group of businessmen hope to have its Maine-Nova Scotia ferry service running in the place of Nova Star Cruises.

Camden voters reject inn measure

Camden voters have rejected a proposal that would have allowed three inns within the town's Traditional Village Zone to serve dinner to overnight guests.

Hilton-brand hotel proposed in Augusta

An Auburn-based developer is proposing a four-story, 120-room, Hilton-brand hotel in Augusta that would be visible from Interstate 95 and located among a group of other...

Camden inns clash over proposed rule change

If three Camden inns were able to serve dinner to guests after previously not being able to, would it create unfair competition for other inns?

Alternative ferry to Nova Star proposed

A less expensive alternative to Nova Star Cruises’ ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia is being proposed by a group of businessmen who worked on the ferry’s...

Nova Star gets subsidies, but more scrutiny

The Nova Star Cruises ferry has received an extra $4.4 million from Nova Scotia’s government to pay overdue bills, but it’s still uncertain if service will continue next...

Casinos cite ‘cannibalization’ concerns

A newly released study finding that Maine can support up to two more casinos has created concerns of cannibalization for the state’s two current establishments.

Portland developer partners with State Theatre to develop outdoor concert site

Dylan Martin |

The development of an outdoor concert venue in Portland is moving forward after a local developer signed a long-term agreement with the company that operates the State Theatre.