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Three counties get $210K boost for economic development planning


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award $210,000 to Androscoggin, Somerset, and Aroostook counties to foster economic development, support small...

Libra Foundation to build $5M ice arena in Dover-Foxcroft

James McCarthy |

Maine's Libra Foundation, as part of its broader efforts to rekindle new activity and investment in Piscataquis County, is constructing a state-of-the-art ice arena in Dover-Foxcroft on property...

Under Steve Levesque, Brunswick Landing delivers on a promise of creating new jobs

Maureen Milliken |

Under the leadership of Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the evolution of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to the humming Brunswick Landing...

LaunchPad now accepting applications for 2018 competition


Gorham Savings Bank is now accepting applications for its sixth annual LaunchPad small business competition in which small businesses compete for a $50,000 grant prize from the bank.

Waterville arts hub renovation gets $2 million boost from Colby benefactor

Maureen Milliken |

The contemporary art gallery that's part of the 93 Main St. renovation will be named for donor Paul Schupf, who has also donated to the Colby College Museum of Art in the past.

Yarmouth's Brickyard Hollow Brewing on track to open in spring or early summer

Maureen Milliken |

The brew pub at the site of a former dry-cleaning building on the corner of Main and Cleaves streets will be the town's first craft brewery, and the recently named head brewer is excited about...

Northland Enterprises Bayside development continues to grow

Maureen Milliken |

The company bought the former Century Tire property, along with some other buildlings, in the Portland neighbhorhood in 2015 and is seeing the results.

Yarmouth village's history develops with Main Street projects

Maureen Milliken |

Four historic Main Street buildings may soon have new owners, adding to the energy in the development-busy village.

Canadian mining company 'very pleased' with initial Pickett Mountain results

Maureen Milliken |

A Canadian engineering firm that is testing a Penobscot County mountain to see if it can be mined for heavy metals is happy with initial results.

Colby, Waterville Creates! collaborate on downtown arts building renovation

A landmark downtown building will be renovated, reduced and developed into an arts hub in a collaboration between Colby College and nonprofit Waterville Creates! Plans for the regional arts hub at 93...