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Proposed Brunswick train depot moving ahead

The operator of the Amtrak Downeaster said it is moving forward with the construction of its long-proposed layover facility in Brunswick, despite a new appeal filed by its largest opponent.

Contractor sues marine transporter over rocky crossing

Thomaston-based Sawyer Brothers Inc. is accusing a Rockland marine transportation company of negligence that resulted in the contractor’s equipment receiving heavy damage during a turbulent...

Hartt celebrates opening of $5.3M Auburn facility

Bangor-based Hartt Transportation opened the doors of its new $5.3 million truck terminal in Auburn on Friday, signaling the company’s business growth in the area.

Nova Scotia delays Nova Star decision

The future of Nova Star’s ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia remains up in the air after a top Nova Scotia official said it has delayed any decision on whether it will continue.

Nova Star ferry posts modest July, plans winter service in Europe

Nova Star Cruises reported Tuesday that 13,341 passengers rode the ferry between Nova Scotia and Portland in July, up just 2.3% over July 2014, and that it had secured a winter route.

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority lands $2.6M grant

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Tuesday that the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority would be receiving $2.65 million in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

China's appetite for lobster boosts prices in Maine

Demand for North American lobster, with its “good luck” red color and savory taste, is skyrocketing in China, along with prices.

Downeaster aims to woo back riders

After a year marred by poor on-time performance attributed to construction projects running longer than normal and the harsh winter, the Downeaster trains returned to normal schedules on Saturday for...

LePage and lawmakers find common ground on $85M transportation bond

James McCarthy |

Although dozens of bills enacted in the final days of the 127th Legislature's first session remain in limbo due to the veto standoff between Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers, the governor...

Tilson awarded $270K for broadband project

Portland-based Tilson Technology Management has won a $270,335 contract to design, engineer and build a broadband network in a section of Ellsworth that includes the city's Commerce Park, an...

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