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Bill to prevent municipalities from banning short-term rentals sparks strong debate

James McCarthy |

The mayors of Portland and South Portland were among those testifying against a proposed bill that would block municipalities from prohibiting short-term rentals such as Airbnb, while those in favor...

Startup Maine seeks workshop applications for June conference

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This year's theme is “Startups, Innovators and Policy Makers,” and will seek to challenge attendees to identify how entrepreneurs can address local, national and global challenges.

Maine Savings Credit Union opens Portland branch

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The Forest Avenue location brings the number of branches for the Hampden-based lender to 11.

New podcast explores Greater Portland real estate market


A new podcast features Greater Portland business owners, real estate experts, mortgage loan professionals, home inspectors and contractors.

Gorham village is redeveloping, but 'there's room for more'

Maureen Milliken |

The 70,000 mixed-use Station Square development by Great Falls Construction is the latest project in busy Gorham village, but the Gorham Downlown Alliance says there's more work to do.

Former South Portland Wendy's to house medical clinic

American Family Care clinic, a national chain, will open in the Waterman Drive building this spring, with a Starbucks due to open in the summer.

Fiberight $70M waste-to-energy plant finally ramping up

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After a year-long delay, commissioning of the Fiberight single-stream recyclables and municipal solid waste processing facility in Hampden is on track to start by April and ramp up through May and...

Two-thirds of Scarborough Downs homes already sold

Laurie Schreiber |

Twenty-three of 30 planned single-family houses have gone under contract in a matter of days at The Downs, the new mixed-use redevelopment of Scarborough Downs.

Creative Portland's 'Hear Here' concert showcases Maine artists

Renee Cordes |

Creative Portland produced its first-ever concert on Sunday, the show “Hear Here,” to reinforce the city’s status as an arts hub and raise money to plan an arts and culture summit...

Bankrupt Payless to close all its stores in Maine

Payless ShoeSource Inc., a discount footwear retailer based in Topeka, Kansas, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, announcing that it will liquidate more than 2,100 stories in the...