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Portland is in good company on Esquire's 'Best Pizza' list

While Maine's most populated city has been making national headlines and lists for its beer and spirits, pizza in Portland is getting the spotlight in Esquire magazine's list of “America's Best...

USM enrollment up; nursing program awarded $500K

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At the University of Southern Maine's annual Opening Breakfast on Thursday, President Glenn Cummings announced that enrollment at the school has increased and that students in its nursing program...

Portland Mayor Strimling proposes new landlord restrictions

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling is recommending a number of new proposals for landlords, including restrictions on how often rent can be raised and limits on no-cause evictions.

Airplane hangars can be energy-efficient too — for $1.5M

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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority will receive $1,558,098 from the Federal Aviation Administration to install new energy-efficient heating systems in a pair of hangars at the Brunswick...

Windham publisher plans a stand-alone Maine Brew Guide

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Maine's craft-brewing industry is showing more evidence of its growth. A stand-alone publication, the Maine Brew Guide, is set to launch in late September, the publisher, Stanley Rintz, told Mainebiz...

Aging Sarah Mildred Long Bridge won’t reopen

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on Route 1-A that connects Kittery and Portsmouth, N.H., over the Piscataqua River, won’t reopen to vehicle traffic following a gear failure over the weekend.

Proposed zoning laws may dead-end Thomaston Dollar General

The rocky road of a proposed Dollar General store in Thomaston could end as town selectmen look to enact new zoning laws that would likely stop the development of the discount retailer on Route...

Auburn developer sells trio of retail centers

Developer George Schott closed on the sale of a trio of retail properties in Auburn for a total of $20 million in cash and real estate on Tuesday.

Thistle Inn’s restaurant and pub closes indefinitely

“It just wasn’t financially feasible anymore,” said Max Ross, who bought the Boothbay Harbor-based inn in 2006 “In the last year-and-a-half I’ve seen a steady decline...

And then there was one: Bangor Howard Johnson restaurant closing

The upcoming closure of a Bangor Howard Johnson restaurant location in a few weeks will leave only one of the eateries in the country — a far cry from the more than 800 Howard Johnsons that...