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Shipyard Brewing to develop beer-themed hotel in Portland

Shipyard Brewing Co. aims to build Portland’s first beer-themed hotel, or ‘brewtel,’ as part of a $65 million redevelopment plan submitted to the city and made public on Tuesday.

Maine Media Collective severs ties with owner, cancels festival

James McCarthy |

Hours after canceling this year's Kennebunkport Festival in the wake of eight-year-old allegations of sexual harassment against its owner that became public last week, Maine magazine severed ties to...

While ski resorts cope with climate change, condos are still in demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Evan Hackel, a management consultant who lives year-round in Reading, Mass., has skied with his family at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry since 1996.

Maine's harness racing industry pursues new ideas to get back on track as entertainment option

Renee Cordes |

Between Saturday harness races at Scarborough Downs, McGwire Sowers stops at the paddock to change horses and sulkies, his face aglow with excitement.

Acadia traffic plan would require 'hot-spot' vehicle reservations

Staff |

The National Park Service's proposed transportation plan for Acadia National Park includes provisions that would require reservations during peak visitor season for the park's most popular spots.

Hadlock Field named one of best minor league ballparks in America

Renee Cordes |

Portland's Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team, has made it to the big leagues of minor league ballparks.

Portland welcomes first cruise ship in expected record season

Staff |

The 2018 cruise ship season is officially underway, as Portland welcomed the first vessel this week of what is expected to be a record season.

New video campaign highlights tourism job opportunities

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Tourism Association has launched the second series of videos in its “I Am Maine Tourism” campaign, which began last year to highlight jobs in the industry and raise awareness of...

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.

Maine Maritime Museum to celebrate relaunching of historic fishing schooner

Staff |

Maine Maritime Museum in Bath plans to celebrate the full restoration of the 1906 schooner Mary E, the oldest Bath-built vessel still sailing, by hosting a public recommissioning ceremony as the...