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Portland officials greenlight $20M hotel and condo project

On Tuesday, the Portland Planning Board approved the construction of a six-story building that will include a 150-room AC Marriott Hotel, 4,000-square-feet of space for a restaurant or retail...

Groundbreaking set for eight-lane, rooftop expansion at Bayside Bowl

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The owners of the Portland-based Bayside Bowl will be joined by construction, design and landscaping teams on Friday for the official groundbreaking of a major expansion at the popular bowling alley...

Jackson Lab officials lay out aggressive schedule for $125M project

The Ellsworth Planning Board will be meeting with officials at Jackson Laboratory on Wednesday to begin the official review process of the Bar Harbor-based biomedical lab's planned retrofitting and...

MDIBL scientists study ‘ocean Methuselahs’ to learn about aging

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Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor have discovered a contradiction in the current thought on some aspects of aging by studying sea urchins, some of which have a life expectancy...

Wiscasset receives $4.3M to upgrade century-old water system

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The Wiscasset Water District received funding from the USDA Rural Development office totaling $4.3 million for infrastructure upgrades on nearly 13,000 feet of century-old water lines.

Bangor officials unanimously approve $693K parcel sale

Bangor’s City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a deal that allows three parcels of land in a business park to be sold to Bangor Savings Bank in a deal that has been in the works...

Production ceases at Madison mill after nearly four decades

Saturday marked the official end of production at the Madison Paper Industries mill, leaving nearly 214 employees without work, while a small number of maintenance workers will be retained at the...

Maine Maritime hosts inaugural STEM Conference for Girls

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The Maine Maritime Academy is Castine hosted nearly four-dozen girls from nine local high schools for the first ever “STEM Conference for Girls” on May 21.

Jay paper mill owner reports $110M operating loss

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In its first quarter earnings report released on Monday, Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, posted an $88 million net loss and a $110 million operating loss, close to...

Houlton is latest town to jump into entrepreneurial funding fray

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Houlton is the most recent town to offer a funding incentive to lure entrepreneurs with a $35,000 Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge that will kick off Sept. 1.