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Gov. LePage to Trump: 'Make the Maine woods great again'

James McCarthy |

In a Feb. 14 letter to President Donald Trump, Maine Gov. Paul LePage urges the president to rescind President Barack Obama's Aug. 24, 2016, designation of about 87,500 acres east of Baxter State...

You can get there from here with new fish-and-game apps

Recreational fishing and hunting just got smarter with the development of two mobile apps that link to state regulations and provide detailed directions to Maine’s myriad ponds and lakes and...

New data: Maine Airbnb hosts earn $26 million in 2016


Airbnb announced today that Maine's 3,700 active hosts earned more than $26 million in supplemental income in 2016 by hosting approximately 174,000 visitors to the state.

The Olympia Cos. to develop new hotel for Colby College


The Olympia Cos., a Maine-based hospitality management company, announced it will develop and manage Colby College's planned 42-room boutique hotel and restaurant in downtown Waterville.

USM students learn about ecotourism in Cuba


A group of students from the University of Southern Maine have completed an innovative, team-taught 20-day course off Cuba to learn how to develop a tourism strategy that included sustainable...

Women's basketball tourney to bring state $4M

Lori Valigra |

The America East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, which is coming to Maine in 2017 and 2018 for the first time in 20 years, is expected to have an economic impact of $2 million each year in...

After long downturn, seaside inns find new investors

Laurie Schreiber |

Migis Hotel Group's purchase of the Higgins Beach Inn in Scarboroug is part of considerable transactional activity among independently owned hotels along the coast over the past year. Sales of other...

Bill to protect Monhegan's iconic scenery would effectively 'kill' offshore wind pilot project

James McCarthy |

Legislation proposed by Maine Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, to prohibit The New England Aqua Ventus 1 project from building two 6-megawatt wind turbines two-and-a-half miles off Monhegan...

L.L.Bean to be title sponsor for PBA bowling event

L.L.Bean has signed as the title sponsor for a Professional Bowlers Association tournament that will be hosted at Bayside Bowl in Portland this spring.

Portland Symphony announces four finalists to be orchestra's next director

The Portland Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday there are four finalists under consideration for the position of music director, replacing Robert Moody, who will step down after the 2017-18 season.