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Ellsworth awarded $300K Community Development Block Grant

The city of Ellsworth will receive $300,000 from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development via the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development that can be used to assist...

Sea Bags continues streak of retail openings

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Sea Bags LLC, the Portland-based designer and manufacturer of handmade items made from recycled sails, including its namesake tote and handbags, has opened a new retail location in Mashpee, Mass.

Elimination of on-street parking stirs dissent among Wiscasset businesses

Several business owners in Wiscasset are voicing their opposition to a vote by the town's board of selectmen to move ahead with a proposal from the Maine Department of Transportation that eliminates...

Portland to be home to sixth U.S. O bag location

Custom Italian handbag store O bag will be opening its sixth location in the country in Portland’s Old Port during the first week of July.

Cascades' Auburn pulp mill closing, laying off 45

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Cascades Inc., the Quebec-based paper manufacturer of packaging and tissue products made primarily from recycled paper, will be closing a de-inked pulp mill in Auburn on July 15, laying off 45...

Maine’s first lady picks up summer waitressing job

Summer jobs, we’ve all had them. From mowing lawns to working as a sternman aboard a lobster boat, it can be an opportunity to not only make a few extra bucks, but to learn a little bit about...

$50M McCain Foods expansion could boost Aroostook potato stock

The largest buyer of potatoes in Aroostook County, McCain Foods, is planning a 32,000-square-foot expansion at its Florenceville-Bristol french fry plant in New Brunswick. The expansion could be a...

Pop-Up art gallery highlights downtown Augusta

Peter Precourt, a professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta, is using a vacant storefront at 265 Water St. in the state’s capital as a pop-up art gallery, in part as an effort to...

Artist finalists announced for Congress Square redesign

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The Portland Public Art Committee has announced the four artist finalists for the Congress Square Public Arts Commission after narrowing down a field of 97 artists from across the globe.

Avesta adds 18 affordable housing units to Portland

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Avesta Housing will be unveiling its new 18-unit project to the public, Thomas Heights, at a grand opening ceremony on June 29 that will include Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling discussing the need for...