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Bucksport businessman to purchase historic Wilson Hall

Laurie Schreiber |

The owner of an ice cream shop in downtown Bucksport has submitted a proposal to buy Wilson Hall, a historic but deteriorating former seminary on Franklin Street.

Shutdown affects Bay Ferries ferry plan in Bar Harbor

Laurie Schreiber |

The federal government shutdown is hampering Bay Ferries Ltd.’s processing of plans to re-establish ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia.

Shutdown's impact outside of D.C.? Just ask owner of Downeast seafood smokehouse

Laurie Schreiber |

The owner of Sullivan Harbor Farm, an artisanal seafood smoking operation in Hancock, was on track to reopen this month. But the federal government shutdown has prevented her from receiving final...

Diverse group of organizations land Maine Community Foundation broadband grants

Staff |

Organizations from York to Penobscot County will share $130,000 in grants awarded by the Maine Community Foundation to 11 communities to increase broadband access across Maine.

Government shutdown? No problem at Acadia — for now

Laurie Schreiber |

Despite the federal government shutdown and general lack of snow, visitation at Acadia National Park appears to be on par with previous winters and businesses say they haven’t seen any impact...

Mills' inaugural party will feature food, drink from all 16 counties

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Food and drink from across Maine — with all of the state's 16 counties represented — will be featured at Gov.-elect Janet Mills' inaugural celebration Friday night.

Bill proposed to expand nighttime fishing in ‘gray zone’ between Maine, Canada

A bill to expand nighttime lobster fishing in the “gray zone” between Maine and Canada is aimed at allowing Maine lobster fishermen to monitor their traps at night.

Legal challenge to Bar Harbor ferry zoning shot down

A Maine Superior Court judge has rejected a challenge to a Bar Harbor zoning amendment that allows redevelopment of the Eden Street ferry terminal.

Maine unemployment rate unchanged at 3.4% in November

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Maine's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.4% in November, unchanged from October and up from 3.1% a year earlier, according to preliminary data released on Dec.21.

Passamaquoddys pursue internet data center to create quality jobs

Laurie Schreiber |

The Passamaquoddy tribe at Indian Township is planning to build a state-of-the-art data center that is expected to create well-paying jobs and diversify the regional economy.