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Maine elder-focused tech company vies for Startup of the Year title

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Upbyte, a Maine startup that aims to use technology to improve care of the elderly, is among 100 semifinalists vying for global glory as Startup of the Year in a Boston-based competition.

Biddeford Clock Tower in the running for national preservation grant

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The clock atop Biddeford's City Hall is one of 20 historic sites chosen to compete in an online contest for historic preservation money.

Size of proposed oyster farm draws opposition

An application by Mere Point Oyster Co., in Brunswick, for a 40-acre oyster farm in Maquoit Bay has raised concerns among nearby residents.

Auction buy builds on Biddeford's growing prominence

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The multi-family building at 61 Bacon St. in Biddeford is viewed by the buyer as a great prospect for a return on investment in a market that's more affordable than greater Portland.

Kennebunkport voters OK $10M to purchase 85-acre downtown parcel

Voters authorized the town to purchase an undeveloped 85-acre lot on North Street for $10 million, but it's not yet clear what will be done with the land.

Ready Seafood lobster plant approved

Ready Seafood Co. received approval to build a lobster processing plant in Saco.

Study abroad group in Portland launches entrepreneurship program in Europe

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The Council on International Educational Exchange, headquartered in Portland, will launch two postgraduate education programs in Europe to teach entrepreneurs the skills for developing...

Eimskip USA's Portland-based managing director steps down

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After nine years of leadership at Icelandic shipping company Eimskip USA, Larus Isfeld is stepping down as managing director. The company will look for a permanent replacement for its Portland...

Premium Brands completes acquisition of Ready Seafoods

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Canada's Premium Brands Holding Corp. (TSK: PBH) said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Ready Seafood Co., putting the Portland-based brand under the same ownership as Hub City...

Waterboro retail plaza, destroyed by fire last year, will reopen

The owners of Brookfield Place on Main Street in Waterboro are nearly done with reconstruction of the shopping plaza, which was destroyed by fire in 2017. The original plaza had three storefronts,...