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Gov. LePage signs tip credit restoration bill into law

Gov. Paul LePage signed into law a bill allowing employers to pay tipped employees half the state's minimum wage.

New tour boat association helps promote Camden waterfront

Owners of seven Penobscot Bay tour boat operations formed the new Camden Day Sailers Association to share knowledge and collectively promote their businesses.

Good news for July 4 travelers: Gas prices are lowest since '05

Maine motorists taking to the road for the July 4 holiday weekend will be benefitting from the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005.

Maine workers rank No. 1 nationally for taking vacations

Renee Cordes |

When it comes to taking time off from work, Mainers outshine their peers in all other states, according to a new report.

New report: Impact of Portland's art and cultural nonprofits surging

Renee Cordes |

A new economic report put out by the city today shows a growing economic impact from arts and culture nonprots, with $75.6 million of impact in 2015, compared to $49 million in 2012.

American Folk Festival inks five-year contract with Bangor

The American Folk Festival has signed a new five-year contract with Bangor to continue offering its annual weekend-long late summer music festival on the city's waterfront.

Interior secretary completes fact-finding tour of Katahdin national monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up a fact-finding tour of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Thursday expressing appreciation for its natural beauty and hinting at an openness...

Alaska pro hockey team to skate into Portland

Lori Valigra |

Absent a professional hockey team since May 2016, Portland's Cross Insurance Arena will become home to the Alaska Aces for the 2018-2019 season, the ECHL said today. They'll start playing in Portland...

Bar Harbor gets green light for maritime district plan

Renee Cordes |

Bar Harbor voters on Tuesday approved a zoning change that clears the way for the town to buy the former ferry terminal and redevelop it for passenger cruise traffic.

Interior secretary to visit Katahdin Woods & Waters this week


U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will visit the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday as part of the review ordered by President Trump.