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Maine Eastern Railroad's passenger train waits at the newly opened station for its next seasonal run from Rockland to Brunswick in this October 2006 file photo.

New operator on track to take over Rockland to Brunswick rail line

Central Maine & Quebec Railway will replace Maine Eastern Railroad, which has operated the line since 2003.
Verso Paper mill workers leave the mill one last time Dec. 17, 2014, in Bucksport.
The Point

The state of manufacturing in Maine in 5 charts

The loss of mill jobs is often in Maine news. On Monday, Lincoln’s mill announced it may cut 20 to 25 workers with the closure of one …
An architect’'s rendering shows what the new Machias Savings Bank branch building in Presque Isle will look like when completed.

Machias Savings Bank breaks ground on new building in Presque Isle

Two years after coming to Aroostook County, Machias Savings Bank is investing in a new branch building to compete in the …
Most of the 1,000 or so things in the Cape Elizabeth Swap Shop, seen here on Wednesday, Sept. 2, are normal household items. But sometimes strange or unusual items are dropped off.

At Cape Elizabeth Swap Shop, weird is in the eye of the beholder

Nestled among books, a variety of children’s toys, and random appliances, strange and unusual items can be found at the town …
The Nova Star

Nova Star less than halfway to 2015 ridership goal

PORTLAND | Traffic aboard the Nova Star luxury ferry dropped by about one-fifth in August 2015 from the same month last year, leaving the …
THINKMAINE

There are no national monuments in Maine. Would Obama defy LePage to create one?

Maine Gov. Paul LePage sent letters to President Barack Obama and members of the state’s congressional delegation to express his opposition to any efforts to designate …
K-Hole, a five-member group that’s half artist collective, half marketing shop, gained fame last year for inventing "“normcore."” Their ideas continue to baffle (“chaos magic” is next up) but have drawn interest from Kickstarter and Coach.

A smartphone cigarette lighter? 10 of the strangest crowdfunding campaigns

The rise of Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe and other crowdfunding websites have made it extremely easy to attempt to raise funds for any cause — no …

Data breach at Brunswick hotel possibly exposes cards of 2,600

PORTLAND | Malware on a computer at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern exposed names …

Court forecloses on Skowhegan affordable housing project

PORTLAND | A federal judge has approved foreclosing on an affordable senior housing project …

Presque Isle gets $250,000 to improve building for Acme Monaco

One of Presque Isle’s largest manufacturing companies may be able to expand its production of …

Maine gas prices sank 10 cents in past week

PORTLAND | The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline dropped about 10 …
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