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Bar Harbor labs make advances with major diseases

Lori Valigra |

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and the MDI Biological Laboratory have separately made recent advances in understanding the basics of two of the leading causes of deaths in the United States,...

Cranberry Isles to build high-speed internet

Cranberry Isles voters on March 11 approved a plan to borrow up to $1.2 million to upgrade their internet network.

Lobster union to close on $4 million purchase of Trenton pound

The Maine Lobstering Union Local 207 is about to complete the first phase of a three-part plan for a statewide buying cooperative with the $4 million purchase of the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.

Calais forms TIF district to boost growth

The Calais City Council has approved a tax increment financing district that includes much of the downtown as well as other lots to spur economic development.

CEI presents 'Opportunity Award' to St. Croix Tissue

Lori Valigra |

Braving Tuesday's nor'easter to attend CEI's annual meeting in Brunswick, St. Croix Tissue Inc., was awarded CEI's “2017 Award for Expanding Economic Opportunity” for its $120 million...

Jackson Lab nabs $2.8M in fed grants to target breast cancer


Two Jackson Laboratory professors, including the Bar Harbor Lab’s CEO, were awarded two U.S. Department of Defense grants totaling $2.8 million to research one of the most deadly breast cancers.

Machias Savings opens Portland branch


Machias Savings Bank has opened a new branch at 193 Middle St. in Portland on Feb. 27.

Longtime Stonington restaurant sees transformation

Fisherman’s Friend — a table-service restaurant in Stonington that spanned two locations in 40 years — is being repurposed as a counter-service eatery called Stonecutters Kitchen.

Ellsworth pop-up event spurs downtown growth

A December pop-up event in Ellsworth called the Holiday Marketplace has persuaded several businesses to set up permanent shops in town.

New data: Maine Airbnb hosts earn $26 million in 2016


Airbnb announced today that Maine's 3,700 active hosts earned more than $26 million in supplemental income in 2016 by hosting approximately 174,000 visitors to the state.