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Polstein plans $1M events center on Millinocket Lake

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission approved a plan to build an events center and operations building at the New England Outdoor Center on Millinocket Lake.

Ropeless lobster fishing? Stakeholders get a progress report

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The Ropeless Consortium, a group of scientists and other interested stakeholders hosted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, met Nov. 6 to consider the prospects of ropeless fishing to reduce...

County, town moves kick off $4.9M Skowhegan Run of River project

Maureen Milliken |

The proposed Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area in Skowhegan can begin the lengthy study and permit process necessary for the $4.9 million project with a $40,000 grant from Somerset County.

Biddeford's Palace Diner named among country's 38 essential restaurants

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Biddeford's Palace Diner, the popular breakfast and lunch hotspot housed in a refurbished 1920s-era train car, has just been listed on Eater's 2018 list of America's 38 Essential Restaurants. It's...

Waterville's Mitchell is Central Maine Growth Council Developer of the Year

Maureen Milliken |

Insurance company owner's second love is developing his native city, and the growth council says his projects have drawn business that has added 100 jobs to Waterville

Duluth Trading Co. South Portland site was just waiting to be developed

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Mall Road parcel is right next to the Maine Turnpike, but potential developers "couldn't see the Turnpike for the trees," broker Andrew Ingalls said.

Maine Maritime Academy acquiring land at former Verso mill site in Bucksport

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Maine Maritime Academy in Castine has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement to acquire a six-acre parcel of land at the former Verso paper mill site in Bucksport to locate the college's new Center for...

Lobster industry chief expects bait crunch

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An expected cutback of the Atlantic herring catch quota is causing concern among lobster fishing interests, which largely rely on herring as bait.

2018 Hire-A-Vet Campaign going strong at halfway point

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More than 175 employers have joined 2018's Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign through the halfway point, with 62 reported hires by the end of October. The campaign's goal is for at least 100 employers to hire...

Bath hires new coordinator to market city, promote economic development

The city of Bath has hired Lindsey Goudreau, a 28-year-old former marketing communications specialist at Maine Behavioral Healthcare, to help market Bath and promote its economic development —...

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