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Family-owned Bass Harbor business plans marina

F.W. Thurston, a family-owned business in Bass Harbor, is seeking to establish a marina at its location.

Fisheries activist Alden retiring from PERC


Robin Alden, a long-time fisheries journalist and activist, is retiring from her position as executive director of Penobscot East Resource Center in late 2017.

Bar Harbor brothers buy lobster-fishing cruise vessel for tourism

Brothers Andy and James Allen have expanded their tourism excursions by buying the lobster-fishing cruise vessel Lulu from Capt. John Nicolai.

Portland to host women’s basketball tournaments

The America East Women’s Basketball Championship will be held at the Cross Insurance Arena for the next two years.

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.

Conservation groups team up to buy forestland in Piscataquis County


The Forest Society of Maine has teamed up with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Open Space Institute to acquire and conserve 4,358 acres of forestland surrounding Silver Lake and 12 miles of the...

Five on the Future

Peter Van Allen |

Every year Mainebiz surveys five experts on what's ahead for the coming year. We've seen major changes in Washington, with President-elect Donald Trump taking office later this month. But...

Conservation collaborative connects the dots between people and the environment

James McCarthy |

Jessica Burton has been the executive director of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative since its founding in 2012. From her office on Portland's Commercial...

Snow and cold boost Maine's ski resorts

Cold weather and modern snow-making equipment has resulted in a strong start to Maine's ski season.

Martha Stewart donates $1M to Acadia

Martha Stewart, who has a house in Seal Harbor, pledged $1 million for the benefit of Acadia National Park.