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Opposition voiced at hearing on Irving’s Fish River rezoning proposal

At a public hearing hosted by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, all but one of 15 Aroostook County residents who gave testimony opposed J.D. Irving Ltd.’s proposal to rezone for...

Maine tourism businesses gear up for busy summer season

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With Memorial Day and the summer travel season just around the corner, the Maine Office of Tourism anticipates another good year for the tourism industry in Maine, amid national reports of optimism...

Help wanted at Maine's parks and historic sites

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Maine's labor shortage is affecting the state's parks and visitor sites.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust launches campaign to buy midcoast island

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust has launched a $4.4 million campaign to buy the 175-acre Clark Island, off the St. George peninsula.

Poland Spring Resort owner inducted into Maine Tourism hall of fame

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The Maine Tourism Association has inducted Cyndi Robbins, owner of Poland Spring Resort, into the its hall of fame.

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

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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...

Boyne Resorts completes purchase of Sunday River, Sugarloaf

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Michigan-based Boyne Resorts closed on its purchase of six mountain resorts, including Sunday River and Sugarloaf, completing the deal with Ski Resort Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate.

Rockland councilors consider limits on cruise ships

The Rockland City Council is considering placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot to get input about potential large cruise ship regulation.

Acadia National Park visitors spent $280M last year

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A National Park Service study says that visitors to Acadia National Park spent $284 million in 2017, a $10 million increase over the previous year.

Portland to get its first hostel this summer

Portland will soon be getting its first hostel, when Heather Loeber opens her four-story 12-room Black Elephant Hostel at Hampshire and Newbury streets early this summer.

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