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Maine company unveils $250M plan to create land-based salmon farm in Bucksport

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A Maine-based company calling itself Whole Oceans announced on Thursday its plans to purchase most of the former Verso paper mill site it Bucksport and build a land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic...

U.S. Coast Guard evaluates ‘federal anchorage’ for Rockland Harbor

The Pen Bay and River Pilots Association’s proposal to classify an area of Rockland Harbor as a federal anchorage is being deliberated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Monhegan Island home and studio built by Rockwell Kent joins historic network

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The Monhegan Island home and studio built by painter Rockwell Kent is among four sites that have been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes...

Rockland Main Street supports pilot project extending Downeaster service

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The board of directors of Rockland Main Street Inc. notified the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority that it fully supports the proposed pilot project to extend Amtrak Downeaster passenger...

Rockland residents petition against harbor redesign

A Rockland citizens group called Sensible Harbor Infrastructure Plan is petitioning the City of Rockland and state and federal agencies to oppose a plan by Rockport boatyard and marina services...

Another Maine city votes to limit short-term rentals

Rockland is the latest municipality to grapple with non-owner-occupied short-term rentals. Its City Council voted 3-2 to cap the number of such rentals at 45. Beginning March 15, no new such...

No listing? No problem: $7M Topsham property changes hands in unlisted deal

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A New Jersey investment group saw the nearly $7 million purchase of a medical office building in Topsham as a great return-on-investment opportunity due to the high quality of the building and its...

Union farm-to-table brewery on tap

A new nanobrewery in Union is the latest addition to Maine’s beer scene: Pour Farm Brewery is modeled after the vertically integrated farm-to-table movement, with plans to grow hops and...

Boothbay region drafts plan to bolster economy

Business and community leaders throughout the Boothbay region are working together to draft an economic development and strategy action plan to bolster the local economy in the short and long term.

Yachting Solutions proposes Rockland harbor redevelopment

Rockport yacht restoration and service business Yachting Solutions has proposed a Rockland harbor redevelopment that includes a redesign of private harbor acreage, creation of a wave attenuator and...

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