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UMPI doubles down on agriculture offerings, will open research greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a bachelor's degree in agriculture this fall and open a research greenhouse.

Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau announces 2018 tourism awards


The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the recipients of its 2018 Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards, which will be presented at its annual awards event in May.

Pamola Motor Lodge project another piece in Millinocket's recovery

Maureen Milliken |

New owner Chris Carr bought the Central Street fixture in 2016 and hopes to make it a four-season destination, another piece in the town's new economy.

Bangor Mall’s owner, citing hardships, seeks tax break

Simon Property Group of Indianapolis has asked the Bangor Assessor’s Office to lower the appraised value of the Bangor Mall, from $60.9 million to $32 million, which would halve the $1.4...

How a Moosehead Lake Region inn earned recognition as one of the world's best

James McCarthy |

Blair Hill Inn in Greenville has been recognized as one of the world's best by the Relais & Chateaux worldwide association of hotels and restaurants. It's the only establishment in the United States...

Anchor tenant signs on at Millinocket's shuttered paper mill

Maureen Milliken |

The site that once housed Millinocket's Great Northern Paper mill has its first tenant — an anchor that is expected to bring 100 direct jobs to the Katahdin region in the next five years.

BikeMaine economic bounty to hit Aroostook County

Hundreds of bike riders participating in BikeMaine have pumped $2.3 million into the Maine economy since the event's debut in 2013. This year, some of that economic impact will be shared with...

Potato industry seeks low-interest loan boost

Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash has submitted LR 2828, “An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Interest Rate for State Loans under the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund,”...

Portland's on fire, but don't ignore Bangor

Peter Van Allen |

This issue is focused on greater Portland and contains a good deal of information about the booming real estate market and new corporate headquarters.

Historic Orono church converted into reception and performing arts space

An Orono couple has transformed the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Orono into Old St. Mary’s Reception Hall, a venue that includes space for musical and theatrical...