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Job creation grants available to several Maine counties

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is seeking applications for grants intended to spur job creation in the state’s economically disadvantaged regions.

Smooth Ride: Brunswick construction company's investment paves the way for new business


In years past, Brunswick-based Ray Labbe & Sons had to leave the state to find asphalt that his paving and construction company could use to patch holes deep into the winter. That's...

Nova Scotia ferry service to 'boost' regional economy

Portland officials on Thursday said the soon-to-open Nova Star ferry service between the city and Nova Scotia will boost the city’s waterfront and the regional...

Flooding closes Dexter's Main Street businesses

Downtown businesses and several roads in the central Maine town of Dexter were closed Wednesday due to flooding from the east branch of the Sebasticook River.

State ferry projects land $1 million grant

Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Chellie Pingree have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is investing $1 million in the Maine State Ferry Service to improve service to Maine...

Prior MM&A derailments, brake problems went unreported

Canadian investigators found that the Hermon-based Maine, Montreal & Atlantic Railway did not report 20 derailments and two runaway train incidents that took place in Canada...

Panel to meet on passenger rail expansion

The 13-member Maine Passenger Rail Advisory Council will meet for the second time Wednesday, working toward the criteria it will use for prioritizing possible new routes for...

After dropping anchor in Portland, Iceland's Eimskip looks to hunker down, expand

Lori Valigra |

In the year since Eimskip, the 100-year-old, Reykjavik-based shipping company, moved its U.S. port of call for its own vessels to Portland from Norfolk, Va., the company already is...

Aviation companies prepare for takeoff as new trade group forms

James McCarthy |

Kevin Dauphinee didn't over-reach when he founded his company, Black Bear Aviation, in central Maine in 2011. He set up shop at the Dexter Regional Airport, where, he says, his leasing...

Low-emissions fuel earns patent for Brunswick company

James McCarthy |

Brunswick — SeaChange Group LLC, a startup technology company located at Brunswick Landing, has been awarded a U.S. patent on a low-emissions fuel technology using glycerol, a...