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Eyes in the sky: Maine firm wins OK to survey with aerial drones

CUMBERLAND | The friendly skies over the United States are getting a little friendlier for unmanned flying vehicles. And that’s opening up new possibilities …

Katahdin-area business contest offers $7,500 in prizes

The Maine Small Business Development Centers has launched a contest with prizes totaling $7,500 in professional services open to three businesses in Millinocket, East Millinocket …
Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York recently.

Comcast abandons Time Warner merger amid regulatory concerns

Comcast Corp. abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc. on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast …
A plastic shopping bag, of of thousands littering the landscape at the Bath municipal landfill, flaps in the breeze. The bags are difficult to keep in place. They are also difficult to recycle.

Drive for shopping bag fees, Styrofoam ban hits Brunswick, Topsham

A new fee in Portland for disposable shopping bags has been causing ripples up the midcoast. In Brunswick and Topsham, a recently …
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Marshall Wharf Brewing forced to idle canning operation

Yesterday I heard some noise about Marshall Wharf Brewing Company shutting down their canning operation, I reached out to David Carlson, Owner at Marshall Wharf …
Plastic shopping bags litter the streets, trees and bushes in Portland.

York could ban plastic bags at stores

It looks like the town may be headed toward an outright ban of all plastic bag use at retail stores. With an …
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New England governors pledge energy cooperation

New England governors pledged continued cooperation on what they all agree is a regionwide energy crisis but offered no specific solutions after a meeting convened …

Atlanta company to buy Presque Isle TV station for $10.25 million

The Atlanta-based media company Gray Television Inc. has agreed to purchase Presque Isle CBS and …

Maine Realtors’ group says March sales increases show stabilizing market

PORTLAND | Single-family home sales and the median price for those homes both rose …

10 businesses semifinalists for $30,000 pitch contest

Ten of 88 business applicants have been selected as semifinalists in a $30,000 business pitch …

Falmouth retirement home seeks to add cottages, school property

Owners of the OceanView retirement community want to add affordable senior housing …

Shrinking workforce drives Maine jobless rate to lowest in seven years, at 4.8 percent

PORTLAND | The preliminary estimate of Maine’s jobless rate dropped to 4.8 percent in …

Head of Portland’s Downtown District steps down

Steve Hewins, who has directed the nonprofit Portland’s Downtown District for two …

Chicken sausage recalled after plastic pieces found

WASHINGTON — Kayem Foods is recalling about 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products …

Nestle’s deal to tap Fryeburg for Poland Spring water faces court challenge

PORTLAND | The group Food and Water Watch and Fryeburg resident Bruce Taylor have …
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