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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

Staff |

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...

Maine Lottery sets record for prizes awarded

Staff |

The Maine Lottery recorded its best 12 months ever in the fiscal year 2018 that just ended, setting records for sales, prize money, commissions to retailers and funds transferred to the state.

Seasoned seafarer buys the classic windjammer Victory Chimes

Laurie Schreiber |

The 118-year-old schooner Victory Chimes, one of the larger passenger vessels in the Rockland windjammer fleet, has been sold to a seasoned seafarer who will continue to run the boat out of Rockland.

Maine Office of Tourism earns National Award for marketing efforts

Staff |

For the second-consecutive year, the Maine Office of Tourism's marketing campaign has received a Mercury Award from the U.S. Travel Association for “excellence and creative accomplishments in...

Campsite trail in the works along stretch of Penobscot River

An organization called Penobscot River Paddling Trail is creating a network of campsites that will stretch 100 miles from Medway to Bucksport.

It's a sellers' market for Maine lodging properties this summer

Laurie Schreiber |

The recent sales of the Augusta Inn in Augusta and Country Inn in Rockport signal strong interest in Maine's lodging market from both out-of-state and Maine-based buyers.