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Free workshops for immigrant entrepreneurs scheduled for June

Staff |

Immigrants in Maine looking to start a business or seeking help with an existing one are invited to attend four free workshops in Portland next month.

Opposition voiced at hearing on Irving’s Fish River rezoning proposal

At a public hearing hosted by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, all but one of 15 Aroostook County residents who gave testimony opposed J.D. Irving Ltd.’s proposal to rezone for...

American Roots to expand space and workforce with move to Westbrook

The Portland apparel company American Roots has signed a lease to move to a 14,000-square-foot space in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook and eventually add up to 10 new employees.

Portland vocational training to boost building trades

The city of Portland has two new initiatives to provide vocational opportunities in the building trades.

USDA loan boosts Snow Pond Center development plans


Snow Pond Center for the Arts will use a $1.8 million ​USDA Community Facilities Loan to upgrade the Bowl in the Pines amphitheater, as well as for several other projects that are part of the...

Brunswick Landing residential development ushers in new era

Maureen Milliken |

Conversion of 146 former Navy rental houses and duplexes for sale, as well as freeing up 190 rental units that hadn't been on the market, are what the area needs, owners say.

Second crane enhances International Marine Terminal's growth opportunities

Renee Cordes |

Five years after Icelandic-owned Eimskip USA brought container shipping back to Portland, state officials are excited about a second crane due to arrive in June.

Interim president named for UMaine Farmington

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The University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Eric C. Brown as interim President of the University of Maine at Farmington. The one-year term is effective July 1.

Barrett Made is poised for growth with purchase of Portland's public works property

Laurie Schreiber |

The $1.1 million purchase of the city's former public works building at 52 Alder St. in Portland will give Barrett Made the room it needs to accommodate the construction firm's growth, while also...

Sea Bags opens store in Rockland

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Sea Bags, designers and manufacturers of handmade items from recycled sails, is opening a store in Rockland on Friday that will feature regionally specific products in addition to its standard...