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Nasson College's turnaround nearly complete with conversion of Marland Hall into senior housing

Maureen Milliken |

Rob Reinken was at his latest development project a few weeks ago when he saw a woman out in front taking photos. He asked if he could help her.

Manager of new boutique hotel says Portland is a 'complete hospitality town'

Renee Cordes |

Jeff Lidinsky, general manager of the brand-new AC Hotel Portland Downtown/Waterfront on the city's eastern waterfront, explains why the best is yet to come for city's hospital sector.

Pitch contest winnings to help North Spore Mushroom Co. scale up its operations

Staff |

North Spore Mushroom Co. won $100,000 in the "Greenlight Maine" Season 3 entrepreneurial pitch contest.

Luke's Lobster begins operations in vacated Portland Pier space

Luke's Lobster has leased a landing facility at 60 Portland Pier, space that was occupied by New Meadow Lobster until it shut down last December.

Maine Girls' Academy to close doors for good July 15, NYA to help out

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The Maine Girls’ Academy's board of trustees has voted to cease operations and close the Portland private school as of July 15, citing lower enrollment and revenue.

New helicopter tours take off in Portland

New Hampshire-based helicopter service Seacoast Helicopters started offering tours in into Portland this week.

Rococo Ice Cream launches Wells test kitchen

Maureen Milliken |

A Southern Maine ice cream maker has opened a test kitchen in Wells at the location of its production site, so the public can be part of the process.

Judge dismisses lawsuit over L.L.Bean's returns policy

A federal judge has dismissed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against L.L. Bean seeking damages after the retailer changed it policy on returning merchandise.

Portland tests 'smart' traffic signals

The city of Portland is testing high-tech traffic signals to control traffic flow and speed travel.

Outdoor startup Flowfold gets a big break in partnership with L.L.Bean

James McCarthy |

Flowfold launches a a unique collaboration with L.L.Bean that launched on June 19 a new collection of backpacks, totes and gear bags under the Freeport retailer's “Be an Outsider” brand.