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$1.87 million deal the latest in downtown Bangor's booming market

Laurie Schreiber |

Prospective buyer interest was high in the historic Adams-Pickering Block at 105 Main St., due to the resurgence of the Bangor's downtown. So it came as no surprise to Mike Cobb of Cardente Real...

Millinocket Marathon: A race where runners pay their own way


Millinocket's marathon is only three years old, but already it's become emblematic of the Katahdin region's can-do spirit as it works to rebuild a local economy devastated by permanent closure of its...

New businesses opening in downtown Bangor

Downtown Bangor is seeing plenty of new-business activity lately.

Bangor restaurant will change hands, again

The owner of Giacomo’s, a downtown Bangor grocery store and café, will sell the business after less than a year.

Aroostook farm wins top potato award

Wood Prairie Family Farm, an Aroostook County farm in Bridgewater, won a 2018 Green Thumb Award for a potato variety called The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible...

SBA holds Aroostook HUBZone workshop


Recent federal changes to the Small Business Administration’s HUBzone program mean that some businesses in Aroostook County qualify for preferences on federal contracts. The SBA is holding a...

Renovation of Millinocket health clinic helped by guaranteed federal loan


The Katahdin Valley Health Center received approval for a $2.2 million guaranteed loan through the Rural Development's Community Facilities Guaranteed Loans program of the U.S. Department of...

Thompson-Hamel of Presque Isle expands its footprint with new Bangor office

Renee Cordes |

Presque Isle-based Thompson-Hamel expanded its footprint with a bigger office in Bangor this past October. The firm now serves more than 7,000 financial clients in 25 states, managing around $265...

USDA Aroostook County grant to fund development training for officials


The Northern Maine Development Commission received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide training and technical assistance on development and infrastructure to...

Craft brewery to fill niche in Fort Kent

Five friends — David Saucier, Travis Jandreau, Travis Guy, Matt Deprey and Dr. Rodney Lahren — are opening First Mile Brewing Co. to fill a gap in Fort Kent’s dining and...