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Scrap-to-compost startup fills midcoast niche

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A Camden startup called ScrapDogs Community Compost is building a subscriber base of restaurants and households for its service of turning food waste into compost.

Maine Senate OKs 'Hire American’ tax credit

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The Maine Senate voted Wednesday night to enact legislation to establish a “Hire American” tax credit for businesses to prioritize the hiring of Maine residents for Maine jobs.

Home prices surge by 10% in May, driven by tight inventory

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The median sales price for a home shot up by 9.95% last month, to $219,900. Maine Listings reported Thursday that the gain came despite an overall decline of 1.38% in sales of single-family homes.

Lawmakers OK funding for Medicaid expansion

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The political saga of expanding Medicaid coverage to an estimated 70,000 Mainers advanced Wednesday after the Senate approved a plan to pay the state's share of expansion, estimated at between $30...

$5.4 million Yarmouth commercial sale biggest spark in hot market

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One-time sardine cannery was developed over the years, and now houses about 20 tenants, including the Royal River Grillhouse and East Coast Yacht Sales.

GrowSmart Maine launches Maine Smart Growth Awards


GrowSmart Maine is launching the Maine Smart Growth awards, which are designed to recognize the diverse elements that contribute to smart growth, and also serve as real life illustrations...

Groundbreaking held at Beacon at Gateway luxury apartments


The 288-unit development, at the corner of Payne Road and Haigis Parkway, is across from Cabela's plaza, is scheduled to open in the fall and includes studio through three-bedroom apartments.

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine puts its building on the market

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The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine has officially put its property at 142 Free St. in Portland on the market, with an asking price of $3.4 million.

Weigel, McKim to lead Maine Bankers Assoc.

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At the 125th annual meeting of the Maine Bankers Association in South Casco, member banks elected Patricia Weigel, president and CEO of Norway Savings Bank, to head the association beginning July 1.

Franklin County’s Healthy Community Coalition lands $100K grant

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County a $100,000 grant to fund initiatives to improve rural health care.