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New foodie trend? Food trucks incubate into restaurants

Food-truck-turned-restaurant seems to be the latest foodie trend in Maine, with several food truck owners planning to upgrade into full-scale restaurants.

Bulgarian émigré launches restoration of former Belfast school

Laurie Schreiber |

An émigré from Bulgaria who's fallen in love with Belfast has purchased an old school building that he envisions as a multi-use facility for businesses and the city's cultural community.

Public wants tacos at Camden Snow Bowl

A hot taco stand seems like a perfect business to offer on the wintery slopes at the Camden Snow Bowl — especially when the stand is named Cold Toes Taco.

Will Richmond emerge as a foodie town?

Two new restaurants, Kimberly's Restaurant and Lounge and the Village Café, have opened in Richmond, filling vacancies on its downtown Main Street.

Farm Credit awards $44,250 to support farm and forest products programs


Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program recently awarded $44,250 to 20 organizations in the Northeast to promote agriculture, support young and beginning farmer initiatives and fund agricultural...

Commercial development is booming, but concerns grow over shortages of skilled laborers

Jennifer Van Allen |

Contractors around the state are reporting that they're busier than ever as aging demographics, demand for housing and relatively low interest rates are creating new project...

L/A growth council names Holden’s interim successor


Nearly two months after the resignation of John Holden, the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council has named an interim leader.

Bath seeks proposals to develop vacant property in 'iconic downtown'

James McCarthy |

The city of Bath is seeking proposals from qualified firms and developers to purchase and develop a vacant downtown property that for almost 100 years was the site of the Bath YMCA.

USDA invests $11.1M to improve quality of life in six counties


Projects located in Hancock, Penobscot, Washington, Somerset, Aroostook and Lincoln counties are slated to receive a total of $11.1 million in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Navy prepares to take delivery of BIW-built destroyer

Bath Iron Works reported the Rafael Peralta, the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be built at the Bath shipyard after a four-year break in the Navy's DDG 51 program, successfully completed its...