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Bangor officials unanimously approve $693K parcel sale

Bangor’s City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a deal that allows three parcels of land in a business park to be sold to Bangor Savings Bank in a deal that has been in the works...

Houlton is latest town to jump into entrepreneurial funding fray

Lori Valigra |

Houlton is the most recent town to offer a funding incentive to lure entrepreneurs with a $35,000 Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge that will kick off Sept. 1.

300 students vie for $20K at UMaine competition

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The last time Mainebiz checked in with students at King Middle School's “makerspace” in Portland, students were hard at work constructing model wind turbines in advance of the annual...

Virtual reality at Husson becomes reality thanks to $1M gift

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Students attending Husson University in Bangor will no longer have to rely on daydreaming in the middle of a lecture to find themselves in another world — thanks to a $1 million donation from...

Collins pours one of her own to mark brewery opening

On Friday, the red carpet was rolled out to celebrate the grand opening of Mason’s Brewing Co., as U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined city officials, brewery owner Christopher Morley and beer...

Former Ames location will bounce back into use

The 40,000-square-foot building on Stillwater Avenue that was home to an Ames Department Store until 2002 will be getting an unexpected new lease on life as the Orono Trampoline Park.

EPA awards $7.3M for redevelopment of contaminated sites

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Sixteen communities in Maine have been awarded $7,340,000 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites that contain hazardous...

A historic Bangor building has a 'sweet' future

The view of Bangor's downtown from a pair of future luxury apartments isn't the only sweet thing at a building on 31 Main St. in Bangor that's currently under renovations.

Freshly baked goods from a fresh business founder

While hundreds of students across Maine are currently celebrating graduation with trepidation at mounds of insurmountable debt, Alison Keane of Brewer has taken the future into her own hands —...

UMaine says 'cheers' to trend for more science in craft brewing

Lori Valigra |

UMaine food science and human nutrition professors Jason Bolton and Brian Perkins developed a course, FSN 121 Brewing with Food Science, and taught it over the past three years. Their idea caught on...