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Love is in the air for a busy Valentine's night and weekend at Maine restaurants

Renee Cordes |

As Portlanders woke up on Thursday to paper hearts posted around town by the mysterious Valentine’s Day bandit every Feb. 14, restaurant owners statewide were gearing up for a busy dinner...

Portland is nation's 25th healthiest city in WalletHub ranking

Staff |

Portland was listed as the nation's 25th healthiest city out of 174 ranked by the personal finance website WalletHub.

Portland METRO breaks ridership record, plans changes

Staff |

New routes and programs have boosted ridership on Greater Portland Transit District METRO service to nearly 2 million rides a year in 2018, an increase of 5% over 2017, part of a regional increase in...

Diversified Communications promotes Larkin to lead its U.S. division

Staff |

Mary Larkin, who has been part of the three-person leadership team for Diversified Communications' U.S. operations, has been promoted to president.

Cold weather doesn't keep Portland from making 'Top 10 of best places to retire' list

Staff |

Portland is among the 10 "best of the best" places for retiring baby boomers, according to the just-released Topretirements' 2019 list.

Hotel development is booming in Portland ... but questions abound over how much is too much

Laurie Schreiber |

A decade of growth of new hotels in Portland and southern Maine doesn't seem to have an end in sight, thanks to a growing market of consumers attracted to the region both as a leisure and business...

Southern Maine roundup: Scarborough real estate heats up; Sanford upgrades broadband network

Peter Van Allen |

SCARBOROUGH — An 80-acre parcel will be set aside as an industrial and business park in the redevelopment of Scarborough Downs.

Pipeline grows, but demand for affordable housing continues to surge

Renee Cordes |

Avesta Housing President and CEO Dana Totman says demand for affordable housing in southern Maine far exceeds supply. In 2018 alone, Avesta reports it had 4,046 applicants for 373 vacancies.

Luxury West End condos going up for auction

Laurie Schreiber |

Williston-West Condominiums, at 32 Thomas St. in Portland's West End, has been listed for auction by Tranzon LLC.

Former Wells Fargo advisors open Steward Partners' first office in Maine

Staff |

Several former Wells Fargo financial advisors, who collectively bring with them $338 million in client assets, have opened a new office in Portland through an affiliation with Steward Partners Global...

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