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Reflections on the ‘Directors’ Cut’ show at Portland Museum of Art

James McCarthy |

Art is what brought me to Maine — specifically, Andrew Wyeth's paintings. I first discovered Wyeth's work in the large coffee table book with text by Richard Meryman that came out...

Senate says no to tribal casino bill

The Maine Senate has voted against a bill that would let the state's Wabanaki tribes build a casino in northern Maine.

$85M Bayside project in Portland hits new snag

The developer behind the $85 million “midtown” project in Portland has threatened to sue the city after city officials said it required approval once again.

224 businesses say they oppose national park

A coalition of 224 Maine businesses have announced their opposition to the idea of opening a national park in the Katahdin region.

Tribal casino gets first OK

Lawmakers have given their first nod to a proposal that would let Maine’s Wabanaki tribes build their own casino in Aroostook or Washington counties.

New charter boat company launches in Portland

A new charter boat company called Portland Harbor Fleet is partnering with developers of the soon-to-open Inn at Diamond Cove on Great Diamond Island to provide historical and recreational tours of...

Climate change means big changes for Maine businesses, residents

Lori Valigra |

Heat waves, less snow and higher seas with new predator species from southern waters. With the changing climate, that’s what Mainers have to look forward to, if scientists’ predictions...

S. Portland hotel seeks to add solar panels

The owners of the Howard Johnson Hotel in South Portland are seeking to add solar panels that would reduce energy costs, but it needs a zoning change approved by the city first.

Portland Science Center to open soon

The company behind the soon-to-open Portland Science Center is calling it the first and only exhibition center of its kind in Maine.

Bangor denies tax break for Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino in Bangor has been denied its request for a tax break, though the gambling operation will now have a chance to appeal.