Bangor cultural nonprofits generate $10 million in economic activity

A Washington, D.C.-based Americans for the Arts study found that 14 cultural nonprofits in Bangor spent $3.4 million in 2015 and audiences at their events spent $6.6 million.

Portland mayor aims to increase low-income housing

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling has proposed a measure to double the percentage of low-income housing to be included in large residential projects, and to lower income eligibility requirements.

Kennebec Savings Bank opens Freeport location

Kennebec Savings Bank opened its new electronic banking and loan center in Freeport on Thursday, marking the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local officials and donations to Wolfe's Neck Farm and Freeport...

Maine lawmakers back roads bond; two other proposals stall

Lawmakers approved putting a $105 million transportation bond proposal on the November ballot, but two other bond proposals were tabled in the Maine House of Representatives due to lack of support.

CMMC receives American Heart Association Award for quality stroke care

Central Maine Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Breen's equal pay bill dies after Senate upholds veto

The Maine Senate on Thursday voted to uphold Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill to fight the gender wage gap by requiring employers to pay fair, market-based wages regardless of their workers' previous pay rates.

Portland cold-storage plan inches ahead

Americold Logistics LLC's plan to build a cold-storage warehouse in Portland, where Icelandic-owned shipping company Eimskip USA would be the anchor tenant, cleared an important hurdle this week though is not yet a done deal.

The week in review

A $223 million equity infusion is the biggest in the history of the seven-year-old Portland-based company Vets First Choice and is expected...

Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s finds new owners

Jordan’s Snack Bar, a popular Ellsworth eatery that closed in April, has been purchased by a couple from southern Maine with Ellsworth roots.

Health center gets USDA loan to expand Fort Kent facility

Fish River Rural Health Center received a $1.35 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help pay for the construction of additional facilities at its Fort Kent location.

With a market glut, Passamaquoddy Tribe won't harvest its blueberries

The Passamaquoddy Tribe's company, Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Co., won't be harvesting its more than 1,000 acres of blueberries, due to a market glut that's leaving growers without buyers as well as depressed prices.

Maine Water Co. one of 12 qualifying for EPA low-cost loans

Maine Water Co. is one of 12 projects nationwide selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to apply for a low-cost water infrastructure loan to help pay for its $50 million water treatment plant planned in...