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A 120mph advertising spot for a South Portland company

Staff |

Billboards? Too bland. Popup advertising? That's old hat. Sponsored Facebook posts? Impersonal. Being the primary sponsor of a truck driven by a Fort Kent native in NASCAR's Camping World Truck...

'Greenlight Maine' charges into second season

Fans of “American Idol” looking to get their competitive television fix after the show called it a day last week might want to tune into “Greenlight Maine,” which pits some of...

Birding meets beer tours with Birds on Tap

Tiny-house food trucks? Old news. Portland's smallest nano-brewery? That's so last week. The Portland Press Herald took a look at one of the newest developments in Maine's vibrant culinary arts...

Tiny-house food truck could be a big hit in Portland

A 28-year-old chef who studied culinary arts at Southern Maine Community College and worked for a stint as a cook at the Portland-based Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant is combining two unlikely trends...

Finalists announced for Congress Square redesign

Portland's Planning & Urban Development Department has announced that it has narrowed the field down to four design teams as finalists for the Congress Square Redesign Project, after receiving a...

Social and environmental investments yield more than economic returns

Lori Valigra |

Investing in social and environmental causes used to be associated with tree huggers and other "do-gooders," but in recent years it has hit the mainstream, with returns...

Portland looks to establish Office for New Americans

Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee will be holding a public hearing next week to discuss the founding of an Office for New Americans, an entity that would assist immigrants...

No conspiracy here: Masonry adapts to sustainability trends

Boothbay Harbor-based Norton Stone & Tile, Joe Norton’s business of building walls of stone and tile in artistic patterns, has proven profitable for more than a decade, the Boothbay Register...

Tattoos for you too, Paris

Can a tattoo parlor help with the revitalization of Market Square in Paris? Why not? According to the Advertiser Democrat, Explosive Ink in Paris, Maine, was recently opened by Carlos Portillo.

BDN publishing company acquires Fort Kent news website

The publisher behind one of the largest circulation newspapers in the state of Maine announced on Tuesday that it has obtained the Fort Kent-based news website Fiddlehead Focus, increasing statewide...

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