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Revived Lewiston film festival to expand in 2015

The Emerge Film Festival in Lewiston will return in 2015 with an expanded format, after it emerged this year from the collapse of the Lewiston-Auburn Film...

Work begins on $6.5M memory care facility

Construction work began this week on a new $6.5 million, 64-bed memory care facility in Lewiston — a facility that is said to be the first of its kind in the area.

SymQuest to double Maine workforce by 2017

SymQuest, a managed IT services company, said its move from Auburn into the Bates Mill in Lewiston will enable the company to double its Maine workforce to 70 employees by...

Decades-old Bath business abruptly closes

A Bath appliance store that was originally opened in 1924 has abruptly closed and left customers without the goods and services they paid for.The

Re-opened rail site expected to boost L-A economy

The re-opening of a railroad site in Auburn will open up more than 400 acres for industrial development, a move local and state officials say could lure businesses with rail...

UMF awarded $20M college-readiness grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Maine at Farmington a $20 million, seven-year grant to help at-risk middle and high school students prepare for and be...

Portland, Bangor lag behind national economy

The metropolitan areas of Portland, Bangor and Lewiston-Auburn were way behind the nation in economic growth for 2013, according to new federal figures.

Auburn ski resort seeks funds to stay open

The storied Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort in Auburn has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise at least $50,000 in order to open for the upcoming ski season.

New hotel opens in Lewiston this week

A new 93-room, $12 million hotel is set to open in Lewiston on Wednesday, marking another step in the city’s effort to revitalize its downtown area.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative marks 25th carbon auction

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The Natural Resources Council of Maine took advantage of a carbon permits auction on Wednesday to highlight how Maine’s participation in the multistate Regional Greenhouse Gas...