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Aroostook Partnership's CEO and president retires

Staff |

Aroostook Partnership President and CEO Bob Dorsey has retired. Dorsey, 65, took the job in 2012, when the organization was eight years old and focused on addressing the demographic decline of...

Scarborough brew pub will be part of Saco Island project


City official calls the agreement a 'quantum leap,' for plans that include a hotel, 10,000 square feet of retail space and 92 condominiums.

Maine's 10 Inc. 5000's companies rise to top of 'job creators' list

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Ten Maine companies put the state at top of the 2018 Inc. 5000's 'job creators' list, based on the largest percentage increase in employees over the past three years.

From waterfront to downtown, Bangor's seeing investment and change

Peter Van Allen |

Bangor's growth can be seen on a number of fronts. The Hollywood Casino and Racetrack and Cross Insurance Center across the street are a focal point of entertainment and events. The...

Loring Commerce Centre is 'open for business' with plenty of room for expansion

Laurie Schreiber |

Limestone's Loring Commerce Centre, with 8,700 acres and hundreds of buildings, is Maine's largest industrial park. It's home to 28 employers and over 800 workers — yet it has substantial room...

With its paper mill long gone, Millinocket has a new story to tell

Maureen Milliken |

Ten years ago, Millinocket was the poster town for what happens when its mill closes. Now it's the poster town for what you can do about it. Meet some of the people who are working to create...

Adaptation goes with the territory

Peter Van Allen |

This issue of the Bangor and Northern Maine focus looks at a region that's undergoing major changes.

Downtown Augusta project said to be one of first under Opportunity Zone program

Maureen Milliken |

A project to develop a downtown Augusta building is one of the first under the new federal Opportunity Zone program, the new owners say. The 31,500-square-foot building at 333-339 Water St. was...

Lewiston marketing firm Anchour in a growth mode

The marketing firm Anchour, in downtown Lewiston, has grown from eight employees two years ago to 19 today.

E2Tech plans gubernatorial debate over energy-related issues

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The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, better known as E2Tech, is hosting a gubernatorial debate on issues of “energy, environment, technology and economic development”...