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Saco, Scarborough plan ‘business-friendly’ Route 1 improvements

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The city of Saco and town of Scarborough are partnering with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System to develop a business-friendly plan of improvements for U.S. Route 1.

School districts report a ‘crisis’ due to shortage of bus drivers

Maine’s school districts are experiencing an acute shortage of bus drivers.

Feds pump $73M into Maine for infrastructure projects

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Maine will be receiving almost $73 million from the federal government for transportation and water infrastructure projects across the state.

Bar Harbor's deal for former CAT terminal rescheduled

Laurie Schreiber |

A plan for the state to sell the former CAT ferry terminal to the town of Bar Harbor has been delayed by the LePage administration.

Preservationists sound alarm over Boothbay Harbor demolitions

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Sixteen buildings have been demolished in Boothbay Harbor in the last two years, prompting Maine Preservation to ask the town to take a closer look at how it’s managing historic and cultural...

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...

Construction jobs are down, but infrastructure seen as way to turn that around

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The Portland-South Portland metro area lost construction jobs at a faster rate than all but nine other metro areas in the year that ended in October, but attention to infrastructure investment can...

Fryeburg airport board may restructure, but critics fear 'dictatorship'

The Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg could soon be managed by a smaller, more efficient board of directors — but some members of the governing body overseeing them are unhappy with...

York considers getting rid of overhead utility lines in village district

With the federal government picking up 80% of the $4 million tab of reconstructing several intersections and streets as part of the York Village revitalization project, town officials are thinking...

Belgrade Lakes' long-awaited road project in full swing

Maureen Milliken |

The $3.125 million upgrade to that half-mile of Route 27 through Belgrade Lakes Village, the first in 50 years, is finally happening. It was delayed until after Labor Day to minimize the impact on...

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