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UMaine student turns woodworking passion into unique, handcrafted cribbage boards

A self-described tinkerer, inventor and artist, Bangor resident Travis Higgins has quickly made a name for himself among local store owners and cribbage enthusiasts selling …
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Fruitcake, ‘Seinfeld’ and old electronics: Is regifting OK?

You may have been looking for months for that perfect present for your Uncle Dudley, but now you’re thinking seriously about regifting. The practice involves …
Piper Mountain Christmas Trees owner Jim Corlissin waits for customers Thursday in Newburgh. Piper Mt. Farm has been a Christmas tree destination for 25 years and is steeped with Christmas tradition.
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The County leads the Northeast in Christmas tree sales

Here’s a holiday season jewel for Maine’s crown: Aroostook has topped every other county in the Northeast for Christmas tree sales. State by state, well-wooded …
These telephone wires on Monhegan Island were taken down during a Nov. 1 ice storm and as of Friday, they were still on the road. FairPoint workers placed sheets of plywood over the wires so they can be driven on but have not returned to replace two damaged telephone poles. The building in the background houses the community's fire truck.

Maine sees ‘dramatic spike’ in FairPoint complaints, but public advocate says state lacks ‘any real leverage’

AUGUSTA | On Nov. 1, an ice storm broke a telephone pole and took down two FairPoint Communications telephone lines on Monhegan Island, laying …
A series of changes are slated for Central Street in downtown Bangor to make way for a Bagel Central expansion in 2015. The Briar Patch and Top Shelf Comics are both relocating in January so Bagel Central can expand into the storefront currently occupied by Briar Patch.

Downtown roundup: Bagel Central to expand, a soul moving, and two new stores

BANGOR | Downtown Bangor is seeing one of its most active periods in recent memory. Three major apartment and retail projects are in the …
Pictured is the exterior of the Whitehall Inn in Camden, which will be completely renovated and reopened as Whitehall in May 2015.

Esteemed chef, new developers to give fresh start to Camden’s Whitehall Inn

The historic Whitehall Inn in Camden is being rebirthed this spring, with renovations, new amenities and a fresh restaurant. Built in 1901, the hotel has …

Portland Daily Sun publisher shuts down free paper weeks after buying Portland Phoenix

Portland Daily Sun publisher Mark Guerringue confirmed Friday that the free newspaper will publish its final edition on Dec. 23. The paper’s …

Maine licensing official calls privacy concerns over new medical marijuana card system ‘misinformation’

AUGUSTA | An official with the Department of Health and Human Services has reacted …

Decision expected in McDonald’s labor cases

CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board said it will issue a decision Friday on …

Google looks to head off US antitrust lawsuit over Android

SAN JOSE, California — Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to …

Attorney for owner of Bath store that closed without delivering paid-for appliances denies fraud

The attorney for the owner of Gediman’s Appliance, which closed its Bath …

Mercy credits EMHS merger with financial turnaround in 2014

PORTLAND | Portland-based Mercy Health System announced Wednesday it finished with a net financial …

Panel suggests ways to curtail black-market fishing, false seafood labels

WASHINGTON — A presidential task force on Tuesday proposed a series of steps aimed at …

Report pushes new training as key to Maine’s economic growth

PORTLAND | A new report funded in part by Kaplan University and two other …

Portland minimum wage not ready for council debate

An ordinance to create a city-wide minimum wage may not get full …
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