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Bangor offering facade grants to downtown businesses

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The city of Bangor is taking applications for a new round of facade grants.The downtown areas east of Kenduskeag Stream and on the Penobscot River...

Maine's economic growth last year lagged behind national rate, feds say

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The economies of Maine's largest metropolitan areas grew in 2017, but not at the pace of the national growth rate. According to data released Tuesday, real gross domestic product in the...

Penobscot Community Health Care to open new Bangor pediatric clinic

Penobscot Community Health Care, a primary care network serving northeastern Maine, will open a new pediatric clinic next year in a former Verizon Wireless call center at 6 Telcom Drive in Bangor.

No bookstore? I'll open one, says enterprising Fort Kent native

News of the demise of bookstores could be exaggerated. The Fiddlehead Focus reported that Heidi Carter opened Bogan Books in Fort Kent. Carter, a Fort Kent native, is a graphic designer who owns...

UMaine System trustees approve UMPI ag program, hear from nursing students

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University of Maine System trustees on Monday signed off on an undergraduate agriculture and agribusiness program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and reviewed plans to expand nursing...

EMMC nurses reach preliminary contract deal to be voted on Friday

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After nearly four months of talks, unionized nurses at the Eastern Maine Medical Center have reached a tentative accord on a three-year contract that will be put to a vote on Friday. If approved, the...

Owners of Quirk Auto aim to revitalize Bangor shopping space

A new enterprise called the Bangor Market Bazaar, offering crafts, clothing and more, will open in vacant retail space at 688 Hogan Road in Bangor. The bazaar is being established by Quirk Auto...

Second mechanized logging class to graduate this week

Renee Cordes |

Maine's only post-secondary mechanized logging training program will graduate its second class, of eight students, later this week.

Bangor Publishing to close Presque Isle printing plant

Bangor Publishing Co. expects to close its printing press in Presque Isle, operated by Northeast Publishing, in early October.

Bangor Publishing acquires Pulse Marketing Agency

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Bangor Publishing Co., parent company of the Bangor Daily News, announced Thursday its acquisition of Pulse Marketing Agency, a Bangor-based marketing and advertising agency.

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