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Scarborough fishermen seek to protect working waterfront

Laurie Schreiber |

Scarborough fishermen have expressed concern about the preservation of working waterfront as the town weighs selling the shorefront property on Pine Point to a private business owner.

Workforce issues take center stage at Mainebiz 'Five on the Future' panel

Maureen Milliken |

Finding, recruiting and retaining workers continues to top the list of concerns across Maine industries, panelists agreed at Tuesday’s Mainebiz “Five on the Future” program in...

Portland moves forward on tightening working waterfront zoning

Maureen Milliken |

Portland this week will move forward on a proposed zoning amendment that would block uses like hotels on the water side of Commercial Street, a response to backlash to recent waterfront development...

Nordic Aquafarms, Belfast Water District reveal plan to protect 80 acres

Staff |

Nordic Aquafarms Inc. and the Belfast Water District announced they've reached a plan to forever preserve approximately 80 acres of undeveloped land around the Little River upper reservoir off of...

Scallop prices variable, but comparable to last year

Staff |

The price of scallops caught in Maine waters is comparing well with previous years, according to early reports from harvesters.

Government perspective: Economic strong points include salmon farms, health services and tourism

Peter Van Allen |

Amanda Rector, the Maine state economist, has been a regular part of the Mainebiz forecast issue. While the format of the issue has evolved over the years, we continue to look to her for...

Bill proposed to expand nighttime fishing in ‘gray zone’ between Maine, Canada

A bill to expand nighttime lobster fishing in the “gray zone” between Maine and Canada is aimed at allowing Maine lobster fishermen to monitor their traps at night.

Boothbay Harbor waterfront zoning proposal could spark development

Laurie Schreiber |

Boothbay Harbor residents will consider zoning changes that would protect a working waterfront portion on the east side of the harbor while opening up other parts of the waterfront to development,...

Facing opposition, proposal for Rockland marina is reworked

A boatyard and marina services provider has changed its proposal for a marina in Rockland after a group challenged the effort.

Portland City Council backs temporary halt on waterfront development

Staff |

The Portland City Council on Monday unanimously backed a six-month pause on waterfront development and called for the creation of a task force to study traffic congestion and related issues.