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Five names make shortlist for future Portland hockey team


The Portland Puffins, Lumberjacks, Wild Blueberries, Watchmen or Mariners? Out of more than 3,800 entries submitted, those are the five finalists for the name of the future Portland hockey team,...

Proposed hike in cruise ship fees sparks debate in Rockland

The City of Rockland is doing some research to decide whether to raise dock fees for cruise ships.

Casino question lands top spot on Nov. 7 referendum ballot


The citizens’ initiative to allow slot machines or a casino in York County will appear as Question 1 on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Southwest Harbor temporarily bans passenger cruises

Southwest Harbor residents have voted overwhelmingly to ban passenger cruise ships until the Mount Desert Island town figures out a traffic management strategy.

New management plan drafted for St. John-Allagash region

Development issues on state lands that are part of the new St. John-Allagash Region Management Plan will be a topic of discussion among local residents at an Aug. 30 public meeting.

DOT offers Bar Harbor ferry terminal for $3.5 million

Maine Department of Transportation has offered to sell ferry terminal to the town of Bar Harbor for $3.5 million

‘Bud and breakfast’ concept with edible marijuana gets test in Cornish

A twist on the bed-and-breakfast concept will offer complimentary edible marijuana products and happy hour during a three-week trial period at a Cornish inn.

Acadia's senior-pass sales jump 70%, but overall numbers are down


An impending eight-fold increase in the cost of lifetime senior passes at national parks has spurred a major increase in the sale of those passes at Acadia National Park.

West Elm now plans hotel for 58 Fore St. complex

Peter Van Allen |

West Elm Hotels announced today its plans for a 150-room boutique hotel in Portland's East End, in what's being called Portland Foreside — the former Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St.

Downeast entrepreneurs struggle with Canadian immigration law

As the United States grapples with immigration law, Downeast entrepreneurs find themselves struggling with Canadian immigration law.