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Szanton Co. breaks ground on Lewiston's Hartley Block project

Laurie Schreiber |

The Szanton Co. broke ground Thursday on The Hartley Block development in downtown Lewiston, which will create 63 residential units and 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space.

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...

Seacoast Mission finds new headquarters

The Maine Seacoast Mission will move its headquarters to a multistory building planned for construction in Northeast Harbor.

Fentanyl drives 11% increase in Maine's drug overdose deaths

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Drug overdose deaths increased by 11% in 2017, driven by a sharp increase of 27% in deaths due to illegal fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances that can be even more potent.

Lewiston gets $1.3M to improve downtown housing

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Lewiston is the first city in Maine to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize its stock of affordable downtown housing.

SBA highlights turnaround at Lost Valley Ski Area

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Wendell Davis, New England regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Amy Bassett, SBA District Director for Maine, visited the Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn on Wednesday...

Cuddledown call center closure leaves employees stranded

The Feb. 2 closure of the Yarmouth call center of Cuddledown — a maker of home furnishings that's part of the Potpourri Group, the North Billerica, Mass.-based catalog retailer — has left...

Maine Lobstermen’s Assoc. calls ropeless lobster trap idea ‘crazy’

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reviewing new lobster fishing technology that eliminates the need for ropes that connect traps on the ocean floor with buoys at the surface.

South Portland curbs short-term rentals in unoccupied homes

South Portland's city council approved an ordinance banning short-term rentals of unoccupied homes in residential neighborhoods.

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.

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