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Our Town Belfast hires new executive director


Our Town Belfast has named Zach Schmesser as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1.

Munjoy Hill residential demolitions prompt proposed moratorium

New zoning rules in Portland, designed to encourage residential development, has resulted in at least 12 demolitions of existing homes for new structures.

Bar Harbor resolution seeks full funding of Acadia's maintenance needs

The Bar Harbor Town Council agreed to sign a congressional resolve that opposes a peak-season rate increase at 17 national parks, including Acadia.

$1.87 million deal the latest in downtown Bangor's booming market

Laurie Schreiber |

Prospective buyer interest was high in the historic Adams-Pickering Block at 105 Main St., due to the resurgence of the Bangor's downtown. So it came as no surprise to Mike Cobb of Cardente Real...

Millinocket Marathon: A race where runners pay their own way


Millinocket's marathon is only three years old, but already it's become emblematic of the Katahdin region's can-do spirit as it works to rebuild a local economy devastated by permanent closure of its...

Veteran conservationist joins Schoodic Institute as president and CEO


Schoodic Institute, a nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park, named Don Kent as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Mark Berry, who was the Schoodic Institute's leader for three years.

New businesses opening in downtown Bangor

Downtown Bangor is seeing plenty of new-business activity lately.

Bangor restaurant will change hands, again

The owner of Giacomo’s, a downtown Bangor grocery store and café, will sell the business after less than a year.

Deal for Scarborough Downs will preserve jobs, keep ownership local


Two former owners of Michaud Distributors are part of an ownership group that will buy Scarborough Downs.

Maine Food Insider: Waterville Winter Farmers Market finally finds a home


It's taken three years of moving around, but Waterville's Downtown Winter Farmers Market is excited about the opportunities offered by its new "forever" home at the Alfond Youth Center.