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Portland businesses extend panhandling-to-work program with $13K donation

Renee Cordes |

A dozen Portland businesses and one nonprofit have donated $13,000 to extend the city's panhandling-to-work program for 10 additional weeks.

New building is a step into future for 146-year-old horse protection organization

Maureen Milliken |

The 15,540-square-foot horse arena going up at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is the 124-acre Windham-based organization's first capital project in 40 years.

Closure of Maine Girls' Academy sparks interest in development options

Maureen Milliken |

The Portland property that houses the Maine Girls' Academy, which will close at the end of the month, has already spurred inquiries from prospective buyers or developers, the owners said Monday.

Tesla installs EV chargers at Kennebunk plaza

Staff |

In a project funded by Tesla, 16 Tesla supercharger units have been installed at the Kennebunk Service Plazas on the Maine Turnpike.

Falmouth passes on zoning change for Falmouth Center soccer complex

Staff |

Falmouth Town Council passed on making a zoning change for a proposed 400,000-square-foot mixed-use complex on U.S. Route 1 that's needed for a soccer complex that developer Jonathan Cohen has said...

'World's best lobster roll' isn't made in Maine, again

The winner is in, and the “world's best lobster roll” ­­­­for the second straight year ­­­­comes from nowhere even close to Maine.

Maine Girls' Academy alums target $1M in crowdfunding campaign

Staff |

Determined to keep the Maine Girls' Academy from closing or at least to buy more time, alumnae of the Portland private school are seeking to raise $1 million through a crowdfunding campaign.

Westbrook food truck seeks a new home

Don's Lunch, a food truck that's been a fixture on Westbrook streets for 43 years, is hitting the road in search of a new parking spot, after the city revoked its business license.

Hussey Seating wrestles with impact of shifting global trade policies

Laurie Schreiber |

If you sit on any high school bleacher in the country, whether it's in Maine, California or Texas, there's a 50/50 chance it was made by one of the nation's largest seating manufacturers,...

Kittery and Freeport take different paths in era of shifting retail trends

Renee Cordes |

Sam Ostrow is Kittery's newest business owner, after finding the perfect spot for an Italian restaurant called Festina Lente that serves rustic pasta and vegetable dishes, seats 26, and...

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