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Village Candle taps Eimskip to reach expanding European markets


Village Candle, the Wells-based manufacturer of scented candles, announced today it has reached an agreement with the international shipper Eimskip that will enhance the company's ability to grow its...

How important is Maine Law's rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law just shot up in closely watched national law school rankings, but the school's dean, Danielle Conway, sees that as a mixed blessing.

Conference to tackle ‘future of land conservation in Maine’


Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, is using the 35th anniversary of its annual Maine Land Conservation Conference this week to explore a different format and dig...

UMaine receives $10M gift toward new engineering/design center

The University of Maine received an anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of an engineering graduate to be used for an $80 million engineering education and design center on the Orono campus.

Three counties get $210K boost for economic development planning


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award $210,000 to Androscoggin, Somerset, and Aroostook counties to foster economic development, support small...

Hannaford’s distribution workers agree to three-year contract

Union workers at the Hannaford distribution center in South Portland voted 150-38 to accept a new three-year contract that provides an hourly wage increase each year and maintains health coverage.

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.