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Former newspaper publisher donates $500,000 to Ellsworth museum

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Former Ellsworth American owner and publisher Alan Baker has donated $500,000 to the Woodlawn Museum's $8.2 million capital campaign.

Maine Maritime Academy acquiring land at former Verso mill site in Bucksport

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Maine Maritime Academy in Castine has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement to acquire a six-acre parcel of land at the former Verso paper mill site in Bucksport to locate the college's new Center for...

Wreaths Across America will bring Maine balsam to Normandy, France

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Continuing a Maine businessman's tradition that began 26 years ago, Columbia Falls-based nonprofit Wreaths Across America will soon place 9,400 locally made balsam wreaths at the graves of military...

Bucksport aims to pitch itself as cruise ship destination

Bucksport, a 5,000-population town on the Penobscot River, will start pitching itself to major passenger cruise lines this winter, the Bangor Daily News reported, citing Richard Rotella, the town's...

Two grants boost support for business ownership transitions in rural Maine

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The Cooperative Development Institute has received two grants totaling more than $400,000 in public and private funds to support business ownership transitions in rural Maine.

Phase 1 cleanup of Hancock Ellsworth tannery completed

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Phase 1 of an interior cleanup of chromium, lead, mercury, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls, asbestos and other hazardous materials at the former site of the Hancock Ellsworth Tannery has been...

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...

Small Machias broadband company cutting a large swath through Maine's rural areas

Maureen Milliken |

Mark Ouellette, who recently succeeded Susan Corbett as CEO of Axiom Technologies, says the mission of the Machias-based company remains the same as when it was founded in 2005: Hook up every house...

Midcoast Maine emerges as hub for launching land-based salmon-farm sector

Laurie Schreiber |

Two of the world's largest land-based Atlantic salmon farms are slated for construction in Maine's midcoast region: Both are moving through the permitting process for phased buildout, and at full...