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UMaine Farmington offers more than mere matriculation

The Mainebiz staff had the good fortune of visiting the University of Maine at Farmington last year as part of our "On the Road" series of events.

X Vault Pub pushes the limits for South Paris foodies

Lori Valigra |

At X Vault Pub & Provisions restaurant in South Paris, Dr. Myung Kim and Paul Cornish have created a venue that gives local Mainers a taste of food fusion in a revamped former bank.

Putting the 'hire' in higher education

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine at Farmington, by offering its students hands-on learning through internships, volunteerism, service learning and research, is helping to connect Maine employers with a pool...

'Ripeness is all' as Backyard Farms marks 10th anniversary

Lori Valigra |

The Madison-based tomato grower has come a long way since 2007. It's producing 30 million pounds of cocktail, beefsteak and tomatoes on the vine in two adjoining greenhouses totaling 42 acres. It is...

Ski industry taps technology, diversifies to expand its $300M yearly impact

Laurie Schreiber |

Tourism in rural Maine relies heavily on the ski and snowmobile industries. For Maine's $300 million skiing industry, investing in energy-efficient snowmaking equipment is an essential part of...

Poland Spring eyes three areas for $50M bottling plant

Lincoln, Rumford and the greater Fryeburg area are being considered for a $50 million to $60 million Poland Springs bottling plant.

Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

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...