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USM seeking design teams for 'transformational' arts center on Portland campus

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An anonymous $1 million gift will enable the University of Southern Maine to begin the selection process for an architectural/engineering team to design a new arts center on the Portland campus.

Developers Collaborative completes $3M school rehab

Laurie Schreiber |

Children's Odyssey, a program for children of varied developmental levels, will move into a newly renovated location at the former Thomas B. Reed School at 19 Libby St. in Portland this fall.

SMCC dedicates research pier to Grondin family

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A research pier at the Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland at its Aug. 9 dedication was named the Grondin Memorial Pier in honor of Philip H. Grondin Sr. and his family for...

Bar Harbor goes with The CAT over local ferry service

The Bar Harbor Town Council rejected a proposal from Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines owner Steve Pagels to establish a car ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia.

Cape Neddick inn reopens as year-round business under new owner


The inn and its 15 cottages have been renovated by new owner Tracey Dewhurst, who also owns the Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion in Hampton, N.H.

Sale of Yarmouth buildings slated for townhouse development final

Maureen Milliken |

The project for the historic buildings that had been owned by North Yarmouth Academy for 177 years was approved by the planning board last month.

Facebook poll highlights pro-and-con views surrounding $40M Saco Island project

Maureen Milliken |

Developers of The Waters Saco Island project have turned to Facebook as their project nears votes not only by the Saco Planning Board but also the Saco River Corridor Commission.

New recovery center to open in Portland

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The new Pine Tree Recovery Center, at 17 Bishop St. in Portland, is scheduled to open Aug. 8.

Bon Appetit salutes Portland as top food city in the U.S.

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Bon Appetit magazine, which recently praised Portland's Rose Foods and Drifters Wife, now names it “City of the Year.”

Desert of Maine hits the market

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A tourist attraction in Freeport that has long called itself "the Desert of Maine" has gone on the market for $725,000.