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Serious repairs needed for Camden Opera House

Leaks in the historic Camden Opera House are causing serious interior deterioration that is expected to cost thousands to repair.

Owners of historic midcoast restaurant-inn looking for the right buyer

Laurie Schreiber |

MaryAnn and Manuel Mercier have listed The Youngtown Inn & Restaurant in Lincolnville for sale as a turnkey operation at $1.395 million.

Camden eatery entrepreneur purchases site of popular bistro

Laurie Schreiber |

Mark Senders, owner of Olivia Harris LLC, recently purchased 55 Chestnut St. in Camden, where the former Francine Bistro had been located, from Last Waltz LLC for $465,000.

Bixby & Co. launches chocolate puffin line to support Audubon conservation efforts

Staff |

Bixby & Co. LLC, an organic chocolate-bar maker launched by Kate McAleer and her mother Donna McAleer in 2011, has branched out into puffins — in chocolate, that is.

MTI seeks info on emerging forest technologies

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The Maine Technology Institute is seeking information on emerging forest-industry technologies.

Nordic Aquafarms hires first two employees in Maine for Belfast project

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Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim announced that the company has hired its first two employees in Maine as the company prepares to submit applications to local and state authorities later this summer...

'Surf' war in Camden: How many daysailers are too many?

Town officials in Camden are trying to figure out how many day-only trips to allow local windjammers to offer without negatively impacting trade by strictly daysailer operations.

Isle au Haut to build solar-powered smart energy microgrid

Renee Cordes |

Isle au Haut is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to get its electricity from a solar-powered microgrid.

Scrap-to-compost startup fills midcoast niche

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A Camden startup called ScrapDogs Community Compost is building a subscriber base of restaurants and households for its service of turning food waste into compost.

Boatbuilder plans expansion in East Boothbay

Washburn & Doughty Associates of East Boothbay announced the planned purchase of two adjacent buildings from Hodgdon Yachts.