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New data: Maine Airbnb hosts earn $26 million in 2016

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Airbnb announced today that Maine's 3,700 active hosts earned more than $26 million in supplemental income in 2016 by hosting approximately 174,000 visitors to the state.

After long downturn, seaside inns find new investors

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Migis Hotel Group's purchase of the Higgins Beach Inn in Scarboroug is part of considerable transactional activity among independently owned hotels along the coast over the past year. Sales of other...

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

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Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Chlorine leak at Baileyville mill sends several people to hospital

A leak of toxic chlorine dioxide at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville affected 16 contractors and two employees, sending several to the hospital.

Rural Maine health centers to get more than $700,000 in federal funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Services has announced that it will award a total of $732,842 in federal funding to three Maine health centers.

Downeast Wind proposes 100MW wind farm in Washington County

Downeast Wind, a Maine subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., is looking at building a wind energy facility of 30 wind turbines over 9,000 acres in Columbia, Cherryfield and the...

Machias restaurant rebrands itself as nano brewery

Skywalker’s, which opened in Machias in 2013, is reinventing itself as a nano brewery, Machias River Brewing Co.

Federal hiring freeze affects Acadia

Notwithstanding its record-breaking centennial last year, Acadia National Park isn't immune to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 23 executive order placing a 120-day freeze on federal government...

Jasper’s in Ellsworth closes after 60 years

After 60 years in business, Jasper’s Restaurant in Ellsworth has served its last meal.

Bar Harbor contingent seeks new cruise ship limits

The number of cruise ships scheduled for Bar Harbor keeps rising, so a contingent of residents wants to refine passenger cap and other limits.

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