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Caribou looks to visitors and events to boost economy

Christina Kane-Gibson, recently hired as Caribou’s new marketing and events coordinator, is planning new tourist draws, including collaborations with other cities in Aroostook County.

EPA eyes Lincoln mill CEO to oversee early cleanup efforts

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to have Keith Van Scotter, CEO of the shuttered Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, oversee some of the initial environmental cleanup at the site.

Houlton visitor center proving to be a hard sell

The town of Houlton, near the Canadian border in Aroostook County, is having a hard time finding a buyer for its Visitors Information Center.

Grassroots effort to redevelop GNP mill in Millinocket sparking interest

Our Katahdin, the nonprofit that purchased the former Great Northern Paper Co. assets in Millinocket for $1 in January, reports a dozen businesses have expressed interest in being part of local...

Presque Isle's $7.9M community center reaping rewards

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The Sargent Family Community Center, which opened in October, has already had an impact in the Aroostook County city of Presque Isle.

Eastport's $9M project transforming vacant cannery into mixed-use hub

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Jonathan Arnold of the Kansas City-based Arnold Development Group and Eastport resident Linda Godfrey plan to invest $9 million to transform an old sardine cannery into a hotel and mixed-use complex.

'Queen City' among '24 coolest towns in the U.S.'

Matador Network, the world's largest independent travel publisher, ranks Bangor among “the 24 coolest towns in the United States.”

Lincoln eyes Superfund designation for former mill

Lincoln's town council unanimously voted Thursday to explore whether the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue Mill would qualify for Superfund grants to help pay for removal of asbestos and other...

Cary CEO named to national American Hospital Assn. committee

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Cary Medical Center CEO Kris Doody has been appointed to a national committee of the American Hospital Association.

Houlton rolls out 'cannabiz' welcome mat

Although the effective date for most provisions related to retail sales of marijuana is delayed until Feb. 1, 2018, Houlton officials are making sure their Aroostook community will be ready to...

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