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Desert of Maine finds new owners

The Freeport tourist attraction Desert of Maine has found new owners.

Fourth Millinocket Marathon this weekend features lots of local events

Maureen Milliken |

Some 2,600 runners have signed up for the fourth Millinocket Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday — more than twice the number who ran last year and considerably more than 52 runners in 2015...

Historic Belgrade inn ready for a new era

Maureen Milliken |

A historic 1843 building goes back to its roots under new ownership, but also gives a nod to the future of the redeveloping village.

Bar Harbor to partner with trade association on impact study of cruise ships

Laurie Schreiber |

Despite concerns from a member of the Bar Harbor Town Council, the governing body agreed this week to partner with the Cruise Lines International Association to study the potential impact of cruise...

Fork Food Lab gears up for Small Business Saturday, '12 Days of Christmas' events

Renee Cordes |

Portland's Fork Food Lab is planning several holiday-themed events to get the word out about the shared commercial kitchen and food startup business incubator while helping in the effort to end child...

Bowdoinham evaluates recreational redevelopment of town’s waterfront

Staff |

The town of Bowdoinham has hired Richardson & Associates in partnership with Baker Design Consultants to develop a master site plan for the redevelopment of the public works waterfront property.

Polstein plans $1M events center on Millinocket Lake

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission approved a plan to build an events center and operations building at the New England Outdoor Center on Millinocket Lake.

County, town moves kick off $4.9M Skowhegan Run of River project

Maureen Milliken |

The proposed Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area in Skowhegan can begin the lengthy study and permit process necessary for the $4.9 million project with a $40,000 grant from Somerset County.

Ozzy Osbourne to ride 'Crazy Train' into Bangor for 10th Waterfront Concerts season

Renee Cordes |

Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts on Monday announced heavy-metal headliner Ozzy Osbourne as the first artist of its 10th anniversary season in 2019.

Bucksport aims to pitch itself as cruise ship destination

Bucksport, a 5,000-population town on the Penobscot River, will start pitching itself to major passenger cruise lines this winter, the Bangor Daily News reported, citing Richard Rotella, the town's...