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'New' Kennebunkport Festival seen as big success

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In its first season as a grassroots-run event, the weeklong Kennebunkport Festival raised $81,194 for local charities. The June 4-10 festival included seven public events and seven “art of...

Saddleback suitor charged with fraud in Australia

Sebastian “Seb” Monsour, the Australian who announced last June his plans to buy Saddleback Mountain ski resort, was arrested as part of a long-running investigation into a $5 million...

10 Maine communities evaluating impact of cruise ship traffic

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CruiseMaine, an organization created in 2002 to promote “sustainable cruise ship tourism,” plans to work with 10 Maine communities to evaluate the potential of growing cruise ship traffic...

Iconic Yarmouth seafood market finds new owners

Laurie Schreiber |

Day's Crabmeat & Lobster, located on Route 1 in Yarmouth, has finally sold after a lengthy period on the market.

Pop-up 'Play Kiosk' deployed in Congress Square Park

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Entrepreneurs Ben Davis and Emily Davis, sibling owners of the Portland Container Co. in South Portland, have deployed a “Play Kiosk” in Portland's Congress Square Park.

Trek Across Maine starts today with 1,500 cyclists

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Trek Across Maine, the American Lung Association's largest fundraising event, kicked off today from Sunday River in Newry.

Developer, broker, buyers finding magic at Smithfield camps

Maureen Milliken |

A longtime 22-unit summer retreat in the Belgrade Lakes region is getting new life after Freeport developer Matt Wogan bought the property in 2016.

Fast sale of Old Saco Inn unusual for the hospitality sector

Laurie Schreiber |

The Old Saco Inn, located in Fryeburg, was purchased by Jon Hendrickson and Bruce Moffit for $1.35 million after being listed for less than six months.

CMP to invest $22M in western Maine conservation, tourism projects

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The Somerset County-based nonprofit Western Mountains and Rivers Corp. and Central Maine Power Co. announced Wednesday an agreement in which the utility company will invest in conservation and...

Second-round worker visas seen as a ‘Band aid’ by tourism businesses

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A second round of H-2B visas was made available by the Department of Homeland Security on May 31.