Prime South Portland waterfront site sold to local developer

Ownership of a 30-acre prime waterfront property next to South Portland’s Bug Light Park has passed from one local family of developers to another. The property is considered significant for its history, size and...

SMCC opens welding lab to train BIW prospects

Southern Maine Community College said Monday that it has opened a new welding lab with state-of-the-art equipment to train prospective employees for Bath Iron Works, which is owned by General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).

Cumberland County launches plan to address limited and slow broadband

The James W. Sewall Co. of Old Town will conduct a Cumberland County broadband access study, a first step in addressing limited and slow broadband in the county's farther reaches.

Camden National Bank, a nine-time FAME ‘Lender at Work’ awardee

The Finance Authority of Maine presented Camden National Bank with it “Lender at Work for Maine” award at its annual Showcase Maine event in Portland. The award category was reserved for lenders with over $1.5...

Residents voice opposition to two Westbrook housing developments

Two proposed Westbrook housing developments — one with 56 units and the other of 60 units — are facing opposition from local residents.

SBA’s Maine office’s lending activity declines 23% in 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration guaranteed over $83 million in loans to small businesses in Maine that otherwise would not have had access to capital during fiscal year 2018. That figure represents a 23% decline from...

Gorman's family's $4M gift to create 'welcoming space' in MMC's expansion

Maine Medical Center announced today it is receiving a $4 million gift from Lisa Gorman and the children of the late L.L.Bean chairman emeritus Leon Gorman and their spouses: Jeff and Sonya Gorman, and Jennifer and Bennett...

Historic St. Croix house considered for demolition

The National Park Service is seeking comments on a proposal that includes the potential demolition of a historic structure at the St. Croix Island International Historic Site.

Land acquisitions set stage for expansion of disabilities services nonprofit

Demand continues to grow for the services of the Morrison Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people of all ages with disabilities. That need prompted the purchase of 151 acres in New Gloucester so that the center...

South Portland car dealer drives off-road in famed Mexican desert race

Steve Goodrich, a partner at Yankee Ford in South Portland, took the wheel as part of a six-man team that completed the famed Baja 1000 Off Road Race in Mexico over the weekend.

Colby College caps cost for middle-income families at $15K

Colby College will launch a financial aid program in 2019 that enables students from middle-income families to attend the liberal arts school in Waterville while paying no more than $15,000 a year.

Developers of Rock Row beer, food hall reach out to food and beverage vendors

The 25,000-square-foot, two-story food and beer hall at Westbrook's planned Rock Row development won't be complete until 2021, but developers are already seeking food and beverage producers who'd like space there.