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Italian restaurant owner in Falmouth finds 'luck of the Irish' in purchase of the Kerrymen Pub

Laurie Schreiber |

Kerry Brothers Inc. sold Kerrymen Pub's real estate and business assets, located at 512 Main St. and 5 Horton Ave. in Saco, to TLS Properties One LLC for $1.05 million. The front of the property...

Bangor Savings doubles down on its waterfront expansion

Laurie Schreiber |

As Bangor Savings Bank prepares to complete its move next week into its new 117,000-square-foot operations center at 11 Hamlin Way, the bank also made a strategic acquisition of a neighboring vacant...

Two historic preservation bills are aimed at economic impact

Maureen Milliken |

Two bills in the Legislature that would make it easier to preserve and develop historic property would have far-reaching economic impact in the state, supporters said.

Mills lifts wind turbine moratorium

Staff |

Gov. Janet Mills Thursday signed an executive order ending a year-old moratorium on wind turbine permits.

Maine Law’s interim dean is already a familiar face on campus

Staff |

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced Thursday that Dmitry Bam, the University of Maine School of Law’s associate dean, has been selected as the law school’s...

Maine to participate in update of national broadband availability map

Staff |

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has chosen ConnectME as one of eight initial partner states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map.

Legislative committee advances Gov. Mills’ final cabinet nominee

Staff |

The Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry unanimously voted to advance Gov. Janet Mills nomination of Amanda Beal as commissioner of the Department of...

Artist commissions announced for Lewiston’s Hartley Block building

Staff |

The Portland-based developer of the Hartley Block building in downtown Lewiston will spice up the fašade with two mosaic-tile works of art commissioned this week.

United to fly nonstop from Portland Jetport to Denver

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United Airlines will start nonstop seasonal service from Portland International Jetport to Denver this spring, the Jetport announced on Thursday.

A look back: With Home Depot and Borders came a retail rebound

In the mid-1990s, Portland’s downtown was losing retailers and few were filling the vacancies. Then along came the wave of big-box stores. First Borders opened a...