'New' Kennebunkport Festival seen as big success

In its first season as a grassroots-run event, the weeklong Kennebunkport Festival raised $81,194 for local charities. The June 4-10 festival included seven public events and seven “art of dining” dinners at...

Sappi North America: Maine mills are key to sustainable business strategy

Sappi North America's paper mills in Westbrook and Skowhegan are integral contributors to the company's industry-leading sustainability performance, which received a “gold recognition level” rating from the...

National retailers hail Supreme Court’s ruling in tax case involving online sellers

A national retail trade group applauded Thursday’s South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores.

Family farm in Houlton honored by Maine Potato Board

The Maine Potato Board named the Donald Fitzpatrick family of Houlton as the 2018 “Farm Family of the Year.”

Saddleback suitor charged with fraud in Australia

Sebastian “Seb” Monsour, the Australian who announced last June his plans to buy Saddleback Mountain ski resort, was arrested as part of a long-running investigation into a $5 million investment fraud.

Lumber prices spike, driving up the cost of construction

Prices for wood to build and renovate houses have as much as doubled over the past six months due to supply chain factors that include dramatic price hikes in the cost of lumber.

Maine Sea Grant Program lands $575K federal grant

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $574,691 to the Maine Sea Grant College Program for initiatives to advance sustainable use and environmental conservation efforts along Maine’s coast led by the...

People & Performances, June 26

Make-A-Wish Maine presented a plaque to Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader in Auburn recognizing the firm's efforts in helping to grant the 1,400th wish in Maine.

The week in review

Gorham Savings Bank, in celebration of its 150th anniversary, plans to grant up to $150,000 of wishes over the next 150 days as part of a community giving program called

L.L.Bean pop-up for outdoor coworking space launches in NYC

In a partnership with the co-working company Industrious, L.L.Bean launched a new variation of its “Be An Outsider” initiative in New York City's Madison Square Park today: A pop-up co-working space that includes...

New affordable apartments to open in Portland's West End

Nonprofit Avesta Housing will host a grand opening on June 27 of its recently developed affordable apartments, Carleton Street Apartments, on Portland's West End.

10 Maine communities evaluating impact of cruise ship traffic

CruiseMaine, an organization created in 2002 to promote “sustainable cruise ship tourism,” plans to work with 10 Maine communities to evaluate the potential of growing cruise ship traffic and evaluating its...