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Wellness Connection of Maine's cannabis business poised for growth

Lori Valigra |

As the legal jangling over Maine's new law allowing retail sales of marijuana continues, and would-be growers snap up commercial real estate around the state, the potentially new business brings with...

Bar Harbor cruise ship number up for 2017

Bar Harbor continues to become increasingly attractive to the cruise ship industry, and the season is becoming a bit longer, with the town's busiest season expected this year.

Bill seeks to resolve intertidal harvesting disputes on Mount Desert Island

Clam and worm harvesters around Acadia National Park have been arguing with the National Park Service about unpredictable enforcement in the intertidal zone in and around the park that is threatening...

LePage budget puts correctional facility on chopping block

Gov. Paul LePage’s state budget proposal includes a plan to cut funding for the Down East Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor.

Long-time restaurateur and billionaire purchase island restaurant

Michael Boland, long-time owner of restaurants in Bar Harbor, has joined with billionaire Mitchell Rales, a part-time resident of Northeast Harbor, to buy a restaurant on Little Cranberry Island.

Maine home sales best in 18 years


Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of Realtors, reported 17,507 homes were sold statewide in 2016, up 11.71% from 15,672 sold in 2015. It's the highest yearly tally in 18 years.

MDI Bio Lab research uncovers mystery of why diet can prolong lifespan

Lori Valigra |

Diets can prolong health and lifespan, but scientists haven't known why until now, when researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory discovered a genetic pathway that explains the process.

Camden National sponsors three affordable housing initiatives


Camden National Bank announced Friday it was awarded direct subsidy funding for three initiatives totaling $2.25 million to develop or renovate 84 units of affordable housing.

Family-owned Bass Harbor business plans marina

F.W. Thurston, a family-owned business in Bass Harbor, is seeking to establish a marina at its location.

Bar Harbor brothers buy lobster-fishing cruise vessel for tourism

Brothers Andy and James Allen have expanded their tourism excursions by buying the lobster-fishing cruise vessel Lulu from Capt. John Nicolai.