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Bangor denies mall’s request for reduced valuation

Bangor’s city assessor on Wednesday denied a request by the owner of the Bangor Mall for an almost 50% reduction in the mall’s valuation for last fiscal year.

Libra Foundation's Monson development on track for first artists

Maureen Milliken |

The foundation's Piscataquis County project has bought 30 buildings and a farm in the town, and the positive effects are already following.

Portland, in reversal, selects Live Nation for concerts at Maine State Pier

Portland City Council voted 9-0 Wednesday night to contract with the national entertainment company Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) to present concerts on the city's Maine State Pier this summer, rescinding...

Katahdin Trust offering grants to help eligible homebuyers

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Katahdin Trust Co., a Houlton-based bank with 16 branch offices, was once again selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Equity Builder Program, which assists local...

Bangor to receive nearly $2M to upgrade aging bus fleet

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The Bangor Community Connector Public Transit System will receive $1.94 million in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program to replace...

New law allows business development at Old Town airport

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New federal legislation removes deed restrictions on land at the Old Town Airport, allowing it to be used for business development.

Pen-Air forced to quit Bar Harbor after losing Presque Isle contract

Pen-Air, one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska and the Northeast, can't afford to serve Bar Harbor without its contract with Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle, which it will...

Katahdin Trust donates to Houlton Cary Library renovation


The 114-year-old library's ongoing face lift includes help for windows and wall facing repair from the bank.

Waterfront Concerts proposes permanent venue in Bangor

Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray is seeking a long-term lease extension on city-owned land in order to build a permanent open-air venue.

Good Shepherd's Hampden plant renovation gets boost

The Auburn-based food bank partnered with the Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending hunger as it renovates the former Bangor Daily News distribution building to better bring food to northern and...