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Calais forms TIF district to boost growth

The Calais City Council has approved a tax increment financing district that includes much of the downtown as well as other lots to spur economic development.

CEI presents 'Opportunity Award' to St. Croix Tissue

Lori Valigra |

Braving Tuesday's nor'easter to attend CEI's annual meeting in Brunswick, St. Croix Tissue Inc., was awarded CEI's “2017 Award for Expanding Economic Opportunity” for its $120 million...

Jackson Lab nabs $2.8M in fed grants to target breast cancer

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Two Jackson Laboratory professors, including the Bar Harbor Lab’s CEO, were awarded two U.S. Department of Defense grants totaling $2.8 million to research one of the most deadly breast cancers.

Machias Savings opens Portland branch

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Machias Savings Bank has opened a new branch at 193 Middle St. in Portland on Feb. 27.

Longtime Stonington restaurant sees transformation

Fisherman’s Friend — a table-service restaurant in Stonington that spanned two locations in 40 years — is being repurposed as a counter-service eatery called Stonecutters Kitchen.

Ellsworth pop-up event spurs downtown growth

A December pop-up event in Ellsworth called the Holiday Marketplace has persuaded several businesses to set up permanent shops in town.

New data: Maine Airbnb hosts earn $26 million in 2016

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Airbnb announced today that Maine's 3,700 active hosts earned more than $26 million in supplemental income in 2016 by hosting approximately 174,000 visitors to the state.

After long downturn, seaside inns find new investors

Laurie Schreiber |

Migis Hotel Group's purchase of the Higgins Beach Inn in Scarboroug is part of considerable transactional activity among independently owned hotels along the coast over the past year. Sales of other...

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

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Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Chlorine leak at Baileyville mill sends several people to hospital

A leak of toxic chlorine dioxide at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville affected 16 contractors and two employees, sending several to the hospital.

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