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Portland welcomes first cruise ship in expected record season

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The 2018 cruise ship season is officially underway, as Portland welcomed the first vessel this week of what is expected to be a record season.

Western Maine Play Museum construction nears final stage


Construction on an interactive children's museum on Main Street will start back up soon, and completion of the project is expected this year.

Saco Island project developer unveils plan

Maureen Milliken |

A key waterfront parcel may be developed into a mixed-use residential and commercial center, more than a decade after initial plans were halted by the recession.

Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development

Organizers of the May 9 Maine Wood and Sustainability conference see it as more than just a meeting of industry professionals, but a watershed.

Libra Foundation's Monson development on track for first artists

Maureen Milliken |

The foundation's Piscataquis County project has bought 30 buildings and a farm in the town, and the positive effects are already following.

Employers and employees testify on Portland sick-leave proposal

Portland city councilors heard strong testimony Wednesday supporting and opposing a proposal that would require businesses in the city to give all of their full-time, part-time and seasonal employees...

Cumberland eyes $1.1M municipal solar array at its landfill

The town of Cumberland plans to work with ReVision Energy on the potential installation of a municipal solar array on top of capped landfill on Drowne Road.

Last beam goes up at cPort Middle St. branch building site

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Portland-based cPort Credit Union is on track to complete construction of a new branch at 35 Middle St. this year after putting up the last beam at the site on Wednesday.

Colby alumnus donates $2.5M for Maine student scholarships

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A former corporate attorney for Scott Paper and S.D. Warren has donated $2.5 million to Colby College in Waterville to support financial aid for students from Maine.

Maine Maritime Museum to celebrate relaunching of historic fishing schooner

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Maine Maritime Museum in Bath plans to celebrate the full restoration of the 1906 schooner Mary E, the oldest Bath-built vessel still sailing, by hosting a public recommissioning ceremony as the...