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Portland Science Center ends its run on Portland's waterfront

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The Portland Science Center is closing after less than three years in business in the Old Port waterfront district.

Maine Crafts Association will open site in Portland’s arts district

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The Maine Crafts Association in West Gardiner is opening a second location, to be called Maine Craft Portland, at the historic Mechanics Hall in Portland’s arts district.

South Portland bakery, coffee roastery opens Friday

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A multi-function bakery and coffee shop will open this week in a South Portland building that had long been vacant.

Finalists selected for Aroostook's '2018 Entrepreneur of the Year'

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Ten finalists for the Aroostook Partnership’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition have been selected and the top three will be revealed at the annual dinner and awards ceremony in Presque Isle...

Maine markets arts and culture in bid to entice visitors to look beyond lobsters and lighthouses

Maureen Milliken |

While Maine's top visitor attractions are related to food, shopping and sightseeing, according to the Maine Office of Tourism, there's an increasing effort to market arts and culture as part of the...

MECA to get $40K grant for migration-themed exhibition

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Maine College of Art has been selected to receive a $40,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition “Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks &...

Colby, Central Maine Growth Council partner on Waterville free public wifi

Maureen Milliken |

Waterville is getting free public downtown wireless through a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council.

Judge rules Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens can proceed with expansion

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens can proceed with its $30 million expansion thanks to a federal ruling earlier this week. A judge approved a consent agreement that settles two lawsuits filed against...

Libra Foundation's Monson development on track for first artists

Maureen Milliken |

The foundation's Piscataquis County project has bought 30 buildings and a farm in the town, and the positive effects are already following.

Two Portland-area businesses win SCORE Champion Award

Maureen Milliken |

Two Portland-area businesses are state winners in the the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE earlier this month. Fyood Kitchen, of Portland, and Dental Lace, owned by a Cape Elizabeth...

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