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Alfond program will ease loan burden for STEM professionals who stay in Maine

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The Harold Alfond Foundation announced Tuesday a new statewide student loan repayment program called Alfond Leaders, which is designed to provide student loan debt relief for Maine residents who are...

Jean Hoffman joins MedRhythms' board of directors

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Jean Hoffman, founder and former president and CEO of the Portland-based veterinary product company Putney Inc., has invested in digital medicine startup MedRhythms and joined its board of directors.

You can get there from here with new fish-and-game apps

Recreational fishing and hunting just got smarter with the development of two mobile apps that link to state regulations and provide detailed directions to Maine’s myriad ponds and lakes and...

New Data: Maine Airbnb hosts earn $26 million in 2016

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Airbnb announced today that Maine's 3,700 active hosts earned more than $26 million in supplemental income in 2016 by hosting approximately 174,000 visitors to the state.

The Olympia Cos. to develop new hotel for Colby College

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The Olympia Cos., a Maine-based hospitality management company, announced it will develop and manage Colby College's planned 42-room boutique hotel and restaurant in downtown Waterville.

Expanding access to Medicaid under ACA goes to Maine voters

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced Tuesday that a citizens’ initiative calling for expansion of the state’s Medicaid system under the federal Affordable Care Act has enough...

USM students learn about ecotourism in Cuba

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A group of students from the University of Southern Maine have completed an innovative, team-taught 20-day course off Cuba to learn how to develop a tourism strategy that included sustainable...

Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

Women's basketball tourney to bring state $4M

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The America East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, which is coming to Maine in 2017 and 2018 for the first time in 20 years, is expected to have an economic impact of $2 million each year in...

Broderson Awards return to Portland

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After a three-year hiatus, the Ad Club of Maine is putting on the Broderson Awards, an event that for more than 35 years recognized exceptional work of Maine's advertising agencies, brands and...

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