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No. 1 issue for Maine's trucking industry? A serious shortage of drivers

Laurie Schreiber |

Maine's trucking industry is booming, helped by a strong economy and industries with an increased need for trucking services. But there's one serious impediment to trucking's continued growth —...

Reed & Reed awarded contract for York toll plaza project

Staff |

Construction on a new turnpike toll plaza in York will begin next month, following Maine Turnpike Authority’s award of a three-year $39.5 million contract to Reed & Reed of Woolwich.

Northeast Harbor undertakes $3.9M Main Street revitalization project

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The village of Northeast Harbor, which is part of the town of Mount Desert, is proceeding with an almost $4 million plan to revitalize its downtown district.

Bar Harbor to sign lease with Bay Ferries, setting stage for CAT to leave Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

Bar Harbor Town Council voted unanimously to authorize a five-year lease agreement with Atlantic Fleet Services Corp., allowing it to contract with Bay Ferries Ltd. to reinstitute high-speed ferry...

Kennebunk tables Amtrak Downeaster station project

The Kennebunk Board of Selectmen halted plans for development of a seasonal train station for the Amtrak Downeaster.

Brunswick Executive Airport, in midst of $40M upgrade, chases aviation tenants

Staff |

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority continues to invest in the Brunswick Executive Airport and is redoubling efforts to land aviation maintenance tenants.

JetBlue cuts back in Portland as part of network revamp to boost earnings

Staff |

JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU), a low-cost carrier based in Long Island, N.Y., plans to scale back service at Portland International Jetport as part of a network-wide adjustment unveiled on...

Bangor, MDOT to receive $5M for public transit upgrades

STAFF |

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded close to $5.1 million to Bangor and the Maine Department of Transportation for public transit upgrades, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced...

Brunswick Executive Airport gets $6.2 million grant for hangar, upgrades

Maureen Milliken |

Brunswick Executive Airport is getting a $6.2 million grant that will pay for a general aviation hangar and needed infrastructure upgrades. The money is part of Federal Aviation Administration's...

Track improvements to disrupt Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service

Staff |

A series of track improvement projects between Brunswick and Dover, N.H., will disrupt Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service for the next month. Work began on Saturday and will continue into...

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