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Lubec works to get chamber back on track after two-year hiatus

Laurie Schreiber |

The all-volunteer organization fell by the wayside, but, with renewed interest, longtime member decided to give it "one last shot," and it worked.

Boston firm renews offer to buy Saddleback

Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, closed since 2015, may have a buyer — one who previously planned to buy the resort but backed off last year.

New law resolves years-old Acadia acquisition of Schoodic land

Staff |

A law signed Tuesday allows Acadia National Park to accept 1,400 acres, including the Schoodic Woods Campground and Trails, and affirms traditional clam and worm harvesting in the park.

Piscataquis County: The under-the-radar hot spot in Maine real estate

Maureen Milliken |

A combination of county-wide economic development, focus on destination tourism and low prices have boosted house sales in the sparsely populated region.

Developer will partner with Canopy by Hilton on Portland hotel project

Renee Cordes |

Jim Brady's Fathom Cos. will team up with Canopy by Hilton on a new Portland waterfront hotel slated to open in spring 2021, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Chicago firm invests in historic Boothbay Harbor resort

Laurie Schreiber |

Stonehouse Capital, a private investment firm headquartered in Chicago, bought Spruce Point Inn in a private sale.

Colby College announces architect, management firm for downtown hotel

Maureen Milliken |

Colby College has named an architect as well as a management company for the hotel it plans to build on Main Street in Waterville.

Maine Maritime Museum launches $3.3M ‘first impressions’ upgrade

Staff |

Maine Maritime Museum broke ground this week on what it says will be a “transformative” $3.3 million renovation of its Bath grounds.

Maine Tourism CEO elected to trade association board

Staff |

Maine Tourism Association CEO Chris Fogg was elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s board of directors as an at-large director for 2019-21.

Steep decline in January visitation at Acadia blamed on several factors

Laurie Schreiber |

Visitor numbers at Acadia National Park took a steep dive in January. According to the National Park Service's monthly report, there were 5,832 recreational visitors in the Mount Desert Island...