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Portland seeks input on minimum wage proposal

The city of Portland is seeking input on Mayor Michael Brennan’s proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage to $9.50 next year in a forum scheduled for...

Largest U.S. dollar store chain expanding to Maine

Dollar General Corp. is set to begin construction on its first-ever Maine location, just after the country’s largest dollar store chain made a counteroffer to buy competitor...

Rockport boatbuilder faces ‘crippling’ DEP fine

Artisan Boatworks, a Rockport-based boatbuilder, is facing what it called a "crippling" fine from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that will set it back...

Feds give $471K to boost Maine food producers

Five rural Maine food producers are receiving $471,571 in federal grants to increase production, create and retain jobs, boost marketing efforts and develop new products.

Major Portland retail-office block sold for $8M

Three adjacent retail-office complexes in Portland’s Old Port that include Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and Stonewall Kitchen as tenants have been sold for $8 million to a New...

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...

Major vendor criticizes, cuts ties with Market Basket

A major seafood vendor for Market Basket said in a fiery 1,300-word Facebook post it will no longer do business with the embattled, Massachusetts-based supermarket chain.

Portland neighborhood seeks development, but no hotels

The historic India Street neighborhood in Portland seeks clustered retail development, sustainable growth and a push for more affordable housing, but it would like to avoid...

Decision upheld in Jackson Lab whistleblower case

A Maine superior court's decision of a whistleblower case won by Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory last year has been upheld by the state's highest court.

Cat food market exists for Maine's invasive green crab

The invasive green crab that has been plaguing Maine’s $16 million commercial softshell clam industry could have market potential for the cat food industry.

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