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Popular Higgins Beach Market in Scarborough sells for $645K

Laurie Schreiber |

Higgins Beach Market — a seasonal roadside stop at 82 Spurwink Road in Scarborough that attracts beachgoers and locals alike — has been sold to Morgan and Elsa Schafer for $645,000.

Go Fund Me campaign created for owners of historic inn destroyed by fire


A Go Fund Me campaign to assist the owners of a historic inn on Chesuncook Lake that was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning, has raised $13,600 in one day so far towards its $50,000 goal.

300 full scholarships awarded at four UMaine campuses — with more to come


At a University of Maine System board of trustees meeting in Portland today, presidents of the campuses in Augusta, Fort Kent, Machias and Presque Isle reported that an initiative announced last...

L.L.Bean to cut 100 jobs, announces other cost-cutting measures

L.L.Bean announced Friday it plans to eliminate 100 positions this spring and will not be awarding performance bonuses this year.

Geiger in Lewiston merges with British firm


Lewiston-based Geiger plans a merger with a British distributor, the two companies announced Monday.

South Portland looks at redeveloping pier

South Portland is looking at ways to improve the Portland State Pier to better accommodate commercial fishermen and expand their reach to include the fast-growing aquaculture market.

Libra Foundation to build $5M ice arena in Dover-Foxcroft

James McCarthy |

Maine's Libra Foundation, as part of its broader efforts to rekindle new activity and investment in Piscataquis County, is constructing a state-of-the-art ice arena in Dover-Foxcroft on property...

Yarmouth Main Street development moves forward

Maureen Milliken |

A plan to develop two historic buildings owned by North Yarmouth Academy moved a step closer to reality Wednesday night when the planning board gave preliminary approval to a contact zone allowing...

Bangor Savings raises its minimum wage for the third time in two years


Bangor Savings Bank has raised the minimum rate it pays employees in all positions to $15 per hour, effective Feb. 25.

Electric bus demonstration coming to Portland and Augusta


The Natural Resources Council of Maine is putting the word out that the electric bus manufacturer Proterra is bring a zero-emission electric bus to locations in Portland and Augusta for...