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Shutdown affects Bay Ferries ferry plan in Bar Harbor

Laurie Schreiber |

The federal government shutdown is hampering Bay Ferries Ltd.’s processing of plans to re-establish ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia.

Shipping and distribution startup with Icelandic ties sets course for Portland

Renee Cordes |

Six years after Eimskip moved its U.S. headquarters to Portland, another company doing business between Iceland and North America aims to make its mark in Maine's largest city. The future newcomer is...

Cold storage facility may have new life with Port Authority proposal

Maine Port Authority hopes to leverage $8 million in state funding and use federal tax incentives to spur another $8 million in private investment to erect a cold-storage warehouse that would enhance...

Bangor looks into improving its Community Connector bus system

Staff |

The Bangor City Council this week authorized a $99,966 contract for a transit study of its Community Connector bus system.

Legal challenge to Bar Harbor ferry zoning shot down

A Maine Superior Court judge has rejected a challenge to a Bar Harbor zoning amendment that allows redevelopment of the Eden Street ferry terminal.

Maine to get seven new high-speed electric-car charging stations

Staff |

Seven new high-speed electric-car charging stations planned for Maine’s highways will allow eco-minded motorists to juice up their vehicles “in about the same time it takes to enjoy...

Six Maine paving plants part of $555M sale to global firm

Staff |

A Connecticut-based company that owns six hot-mix asphalt facilities in Maine sold its asphalt plants and paving division for $555 million to Eurovia SAS, a subsidiary of the Vinci Group in France,...

Saco, Scarborough plan ‘business-friendly’ Route 1 improvements

Staff |

The city of Saco and town of Scarborough are partnering with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System to develop a business-friendly plan of improvements for U.S. Route 1.

School districts report a ‘crisis’ due to shortage of bus drivers

Maine’s school districts are experiencing an acute shortage of bus drivers.

Feds pump $73M into Maine for infrastructure projects

Staff |

Maine will be receiving almost $73 million from the federal government for transportation and water infrastructure projects across the state.

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