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Jimmy Buffett performs at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on the Bangor Waterfront on Aug. 18, 2016. His was the biggest concert of 2016. City officials continue with contract talks with the company that manages the pavilion.

Bangor still in talks with Waterfront Concerts over new contract

The city has been negotiating what was at first described as a 10-year contract with Waterfront Concerts since the end of the concert season last year, according to Council Chairman Joe Baldacci.
Home foreclosure starts at state-chartered banks continued to drop below 2008 levels last year, dropping to less than half the number started in 2011, when foreclosures peaked.

Foreclosures by Maine banks have dropped to pre-recession levels

“Foreclosure activity at Maine’s state-chartered institutions has steadily declined over the past five years and has reached pre-recessionary levels,” at those banks, according to Lloyd LaFountain, superintendent of the bureau.
Worms harvested by Donnie Bayrd

Declining worm harvest poses challenge for diggers, scientists

Maine’s annual harvest of popular bait worms continues to decline, posing a quandary for marine biologists who cite climate change and predation as possible factors.

Money stolen from dozens of Downeast FCU member accounts

A skimmer was found at the ATM at the credit union’s Lincolnville Avenue branch, and at least two dozen customers have told police money is missing from their accounts.
The Lobster Pound Restaurant in Lincolnville is closed for good.

Iconic midcoast eatery going up for auction

The former owners of the Lincolnville Lobster Pound announced in December that the business wouldn’t be opening its doors next season, closing the books after nearly a century.
The Carlton Bridge is seen behind the Sagadahoc Bridge from the Bath waterfront on March 11, 2015.

Maine sends $460 million projects wish list to Trump

Maine is looking for $460 million to help pay for bridge improvements for roads and rail lines as well as barge service between Portland and mid-Atlantic ports.
Developer Paul Boghossian stands outside the Hathaway Creative Center in Waterville in 2013.

Former Hathaway shirt mill in Waterville sells for $20 million after renovations

Waterville’s former Hathaway shirt mill sold for more than $20 million after a developer renovated the building into office and apartment space on the city’s riverfront.

Alfond Foundation vows to pay off students’ debt to draw STEM workers to Maine

The Alfond Leaders competitive grant program will give about 150 recipients up to $60,000 in college debt relief per person over the next three years.

Classical station WBACH abruptly pulled from airwaves

The classical radio station WBACH stopped broadcasting over the weekend.

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