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Fryeburg airport board may restructure, but critics fear 'dictatorship'

The Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg could soon be managed by a smaller, more efficient board of directors — but some members of the governing body overseeing them are unhappy with...

York considers getting rid of overhead utility lines in village district

With the federal government picking up 80% of the $4 million tab of reconstructing several intersections and streets as part of the York Village revitalization project, town officials are thinking...

Belgrade Lakes' long-awaited road project in full swing

Maureen Milliken |

The $3.125 million upgrade to that half-mile of Route 27 through Belgrade Lakes Village, the first in 50 years, is finally happening. It was delayed until after Labor Day to minimize the impact on...

Jetport flights delayed after traffic accident knocks out power

A power outage caused by a pickup truck hitting a utility pole on Portland’s outer Congress Street Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to Portland International Jetport for several hours,...

German shipping company fined for polluting Portland Harbor

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A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH, has been ordered to pay a $3.2 million fine after pleading guilty Friday to federal charges that it deliberately...

Harbor dredging in Kennebunkport to begin next year

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will work next year with a private contractor to dredge sand and silt from Cape Porpoise Harbor, improving marine navigation off the eastern shore of Kennebunkport.

Expanded Downeaster rail service chugs into Freeport, Brunswick

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Amtrak Downeaster passengers will get new choices for travel north of Portland next week, as the rail service adds two weekday round trips serving Freeport and Brunswick and one on weekends.

Bucksport aims to pitch itself as cruise ship destination

Bucksport, a 5,000-population town on the Penobscot River, will start pitching itself to major passenger cruise lines this winter, the Bangor Daily News reported, citing Richard Rotella, the town's...

Workforce issues spur new interest in public bus transportation in Maine

Maureen Milliken |

Maine — largely rural, spread out and sparsely populated — has long had a complicated relationship with public transportation, which is seen by many as a heavily subsidized social...

Maine's two largest airports on pace to have record years — but eager to grow more

Renee Cordes |

Day's Travel Bureau in Augusta is situated about halfway between Maine's two largest airports, Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport. Jeff Day's grandfather...

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