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State paid $7.2M for seized land, could face challenge

When the state seized 18 acres of Portland waterfront in April from owner Phineas Sprague Jr., it paid him $7.8 million, more than double what he paid for the land two years...

DEP chief scrutinizes Downeaster train depot

The proposed Amtrak Downeaster layover facility in Brunswick was dealt another blow after the state’s top environmental official demanded more answers from the project’s...

Halted Auburn freight service may have local impact

Canadian National Railway, Canada’s largest freight railroad, is discontinuing its service to Auburn’s intermodal facility this November, potentially impacting local...

Nova Scotia seeks $5M ferry subsidy from Maine

Nova Scotia’s provincial government is reportedly pushing for the state of Maine to provide the heavily subsidized Nova Star Cruises ferry a $5 million line of...

Groups divided over Searsport dredging project

A proposed dredging project in Searsport, the second-largest port in Maine, could have a great economic benefit for a larger Maine region, but could also have an environmental...

Hartt Transport's $6.5M expansion to add jobs

More jobs, roads and developable industrial lots are in Auburn’s future after Bangor-based Hartt Transportation broke ground on its $6.5 million expansion in the central Maine...

Shaw Brothers lowest bidder for marine terminal expansion project

Shaw Brothers Construction of Gorham could be in line to work on the multimillion-dollar expansion for Portland's International Marine Terminal.

I-95 speed limit increases in some areas

Commuters can expect a faster drive in major sections of the Interstate 95 toll highway between Kittery and Augusta, starting today.

Amid Market Basket layoffs, a bidder reportedly in the wings

The turmoil surrounding Market Basket supermarkets continued with layoffs and a possible bidder, according to various reports Friday.Market...

Pease chosen as refueling tanker operating base

The Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, N.H., has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to be the country’s first home base for a new generation of refueling tankers.

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