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While ski resorts cope with climate change, condos are still in demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Evan Hackel, a management consultant who lives year-round in Reading, Mass., has skied with his family at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry since 1996.

Towns find ways big and small to get people and retailers back downtown

Maureen Milliken |

In December 2014, Wilton voters agreed to designate much of downtown "slum and blight" to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant.

Western Maine Play Museum construction nears final stage

STAFF |

Construction on an interactive children's museum on Main Street will start back up soon, and completion of the project is expected this year.

Forster Mill demolition opens up Wilton development possibilities

Maureen Milliken |

The long-awaited teardown of the massive vacant mill on Depot Street, and the site's proximity to economically surging downtown, comes with high hopes.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Franklin County targets growing 'local food roots'

Maureen Milliken |

Last April, a group of nonprofits got together in Farmington to talk about local food insecurity. That's led to a greater effort to connect local resources, including farmers, to people who need...

Skowhegan entrepreneur challenge winners announced

Staff |

Skowhegan has two entrepreneur challenge winners — a woman who will start a counseling business downtown, and a high school student with plans for a computer services startup.

EDA’s $1.9M grant to Hartland will help local tannery preserve 175 jobs

Staff |

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded $1.9 million to the town of Hartland to make critical water infrastructure improvements needed to support the...

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