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Martha Stewart donates $1M to Acadia

Martha Stewart, who has a house in Seal Harbor, pledged $1 million for the benefit of Acadia National Park.

Utilities scramble to restore power in storm's aftermath

James McCarthy |

In the immediate aftermath this morning of the season's first major snowstorm, Maine's two largest utilities reported more than 100,000 of their customers were without power.

Long-time MDI boatbuilder going strong

Boatbuilding across the state is seeing higher customer demand, with many boatbuilders developing new products and innovations. One such builder is the John Williams Boat Co. in Hall Quarry, on Mount...

Home sales and prices are rising statewide


Maine Association of Realtors reported 1,414 homes were sold statewide in November, up 17.74% compared to the same period a year ago. Median sales price for those homes reached $191,863, is up 6.59%...

Maine’s economic growth still lags in rural areas

Maine’s gross domestic product surpassed 2007 for the first time since the recession, but challenges remain.

Ellsworth historic site receives $1 million gift toward expansion

Woodlawn, an Ellsworth historic estate that includes a museum, community and formal gardens and a public park, received a $1 million anonymous gift to help fund a multi-purpose facility.

USDA makes $6M investment in northern and eastern Maine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding a $6 million grant to a Maine partnership led by the Nature Conservancy that will help private forestland owners reduce the impacts that flooding has on...

Eastport takes another step to advance wood chip exports to EU

Eastport is one step closer to shipping bulk wood chips to the European Union for use as biomass fuel.

MaineHousing awards tax credits to six projects

MaineHousing will be distributing more than $3 million in 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits to six development projects that received the highest number of points under the Qualified Allocation Plan...

Ellsworth earns accolades for JAX expansion

The city of Ellsworth was named “2016 Community of the Year” by the Eastern Maine Development Corp. in recognition of its efforts to become a business incubator.