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

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

Senate passes Acadia bill protecting intertidal 'economic asset'

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The U.S. Senate passed a public lands package on Tuesday that addresses concerns of communities near Acadia National Park about boundary issues, protects the use of intertidal zones by harvesters of...

Boothbay region's chamber plans a visitor center for Route 1 in Edgecomb

Laurie Schreiber |

The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce plans to open a visitor information center on one of the most heavily traveled stretches of U.S. Route 1, in Edgecomb, across the Sheepscot River from...

Portland arena football team pulls plug on 2019 season

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Owners of Portland's professional arena football team, the Maine Mammoths, have informed season ticket holders that they will suspend play for the 2019 season.

HospitalityMaine picks Terry Hayes to lead workforce development effort

Laurie Schreiber |

After a statewide search, HospitalityMaine has found its new director of workforce development in Terry Hayes, a former state treasurer, legislator and 2018 gubernatorial contender.

Developers tout economic benefits of Rock Row's concert venue

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A concert venue at the planned Rock Row mixed-use development in Westbrook will have an immediate impact of 100 full-time jobs, and if it becomes permanent could inject millions into the state's...

Thanks to 'Gardens Aglow,' Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' numbers continue to grow

Laurie Schreiber |

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay continues to break visitation records, which results in economic impact to the region, but has also prompted management reviews.

'You have to want to find' this midcoast inn, and the buyers did

Laurie Schreiber |

Lauren and Greg Soutiea bought Craignair Inn & Restaurant on Spruce Head after searching for a property to help them transition from corporate careers.

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...

National Park Service will invest $5.4M in Acadia's shuttle service

Laurie Schreiber |

Acadia National Park, coming off a year of strong growth in visitors arriving by bus, has received federal funding to upgrade the Island Explorer fleet of free shuttle buses.

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