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Prominent Maine hotelier Tom Walsh dies

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Tom Walsh, a prominent hotel owner in Maine and elsewhere, died Oct. 6 at age 88.

New northern Maine bike route being developed to boost tourism

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The Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou is working with the Maine Department of Transportation to establish a permanent federally designated bicycle route in northern Penobscot and...

Two 1860s inns sold to 'aspiring innkeepers' eager for a fresh challenge

Laurie Schreiber |

Recent sales of The Inn On Carleton and The Inn at English Meadows suggest there's plenty of interest from aspiring innkeepers in taking over historic properties from sellers ready to retire.

L.L.Bean pledges $1M to The Trust for Public Land to create more parks

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L.L.Bean is putting some serious philanthropic cash in support of its “Be An Outsider” branding initiative by pledging to give $1 million to The Trust for Public Land to create more...

Restaurant and hotel associations merge to form HospitalityMaine

Laurie Schreiber |

The Maine Innkeepers and Maine Restaurant associations will join forces in a merger to create HospitalityMaine.

As Acadia visitation rises, maintenance backlog looms

Laurie Schreiber |

U.S. Sen. Angus King and Acadia National Park officials led a media tour Thursday to call attention to the backlog of maintenance projects at the park, which hosts 3.5 million visitors a year.

Frontier Air stop in Portsmouth gives Mainers a new way to fly south

Air travelers from southern Maine will get a new option for heading south on Dec. 6 when Frontier Airlines begins flying out of Portsmouth International Airport, about 10 minutes drive from Kittery.

Franklin County survey to gauge recreational, ecotourism impact

Maureen Milliken |

Colby College will join Franklin County's High Peaks Initiative to survey both residents and business owners on the economic impact of recreation and conservation in the region and how best to market...

Sea Dogs president and first employee will step down

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Charlie Eshbach, president of the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team and its first employee, will retire from his role, the team said Monday in a news release.

Bar Harbor residents divided on CAT return

Bar Harbor residents voiced divergent opinions this week during a hearing on whether the town should accept a proposal from Prince Edward Island company Bay Ferries Ltd. to restore ferry service from...