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Manager of new boutique hotel says Portland is a 'complete hospitality town'

Renee Cordes |

Jeff Lidinsky is general manager of the brand-new AC Hotel Portland Downtown/Waterfront on the city's eastern waterfront. He moved to Portland last October after three...

CAT operator eyes daily trips to Bar Harbor

The high-speed ferry that once shuttled daily between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, could soon be plying the route again.

Northern Maine carbon offset project to help combat climate change

Renee Cordes |

Mark Berry, the Nature Conservancy's Maine forest program director, sees a bright future for carbon offset projects in the fight against climate change, like the one his group is launching on 124,000...

Portland’s Danforth Inn listed for $2.6 million

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Portland’s Danforth Inn, a West End luxury establishment that avoided foreclosure earlier this year when its owners filed for bankruptcy, has gone on the market for $2.595 million.

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake goes on the market

Laurie Schreiber |

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake listed for sale for $2.495 million by owners who are planning to retire.

Strong May puts Acadia National Park on track for record year

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Lousy weather lingering into April decreased visitation at Acadia National Park by nearly 16,000 through the first four months of this year, compared with the previous year. But visitations increased...

Conservation deal protects 10,000 acres in Western Maine

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The Trust for Public Land, partnering with the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust and the U.S. Navy, announced that more than 10,000 acres along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Western...

Aroostook County to reap economic benefits from BikeMaine ride

BikeMaine’s annual ride, slated this September for Aroostook County, is expected to inject hundreds of thousands of dollars into local communities.

'Surf' war in Camden: How many daysailers are too many?

Town officials in Camden are trying to figure out how many day-only trips to allow local windjammers to offer without negatively impacting trade by strictly daysailer operations.

'New' Kennebunkport Festival seen as big success

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In its first season as a grassroots-run event, the weeklong Kennebunkport Festival raised $81,194 for local charities. The June 4-10 festival included seven public events and seven “art of...