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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...

No. 1 issue for Maine's trucking industry? A serious shortage of drivers

Laurie Schreiber |

Maine's trucking industry is booming, helped by a strong economy and industries with an increased need for trucking services. But there's one serious impediment to trucking's continued growth —...

Reed & Reed awarded contract for York toll plaza project

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Construction on a new turnpike toll plaza in York will begin next month, following Maine Turnpike Authority’s award of a three-year $39.5 million contract to Reed & Reed of Woolwich.

Northeast Harbor undertakes $3.9M Main Street revitalization project

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The village of Northeast Harbor, which is part of the town of Mount Desert, is proceeding with an almost $4 million plan to revitalize its downtown district.

Bar Harbor to sign lease with Bay Ferries, setting stage for CAT to leave Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

Bar Harbor Town Council voted unanimously to authorize a five-year lease agreement with Atlantic Fleet Services Corp., allowing it to contract with Bay Ferries Ltd. to reinstitute high-speed ferry...

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