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More fishing grounds closed after mercury contamination found

June 22, 2016

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Mercury contamination found in lobsters caught in the uppermost portion of Penobscot Bay has led to this week’s decision by state fishery officials to nearly double an area closed to lobster and crab fishing.

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Indictment claims seasonal Maine resident dodged $45 million in taxes through phony transactions

June 15, 2016

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Morris Zukerman, a longtime summer resident of Islesford, reportedly avoided income and sales taxes by hiding his gains in phony commercial and charitable transactions.

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New owners ‘fell in love’ with The Lucerne Inn

June 14, 2016

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“You can’t replicate 200 years,” David Silverman said of the inn’s history. “You can’t replicate this view. There’s really nothing like it in the area.”

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Maine’s Airbnb listings are up with help from actual bed-and-breakfasts

June 6, 2016

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At the end of April, Maine had at least 472 more Airbnb listings than one year earlier, a 35 percent jump for the year.

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Trenton business replaces massive stolen American flag

May 26, 2016

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“The new flag is up and looks beautiful!”

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Seafood, bioscience get boost from latest Maine tech grants

May 19, 2016

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The city of Ellsworth has landed a state grant to support development of bioscience businesses in the region, as part of a series of grant awards that will also give money to support seafood industry initiatives.

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Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

May 19, 2016

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PORTLAND, Maine — Bangor’s population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year. Among the state’s 35 most populous communities — from Portland to Gray — Bangor’s population is among the fastest to decline …

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This tiny Maine town is staking its future on Chinese foodies

May 16, 2016

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Little Cranberry, an island of 70 inhabitants, and China, a nation of 1.4 billion people, increasingly find themselves connected by the shifting currents of the world economy.

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Growing the ‘port’ in Bucksport could bring jobs

May 9, 2016

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What sets Bucksport apart, along with its deep water, are two key assets: natural gas and rail.

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Bar Harbor Bank acquires NH bank chain for $143 million

May 6, 2016

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Bar Harbor Bankshares has reached a $143 million deal to buy the Newport, New Hampshire-based Lake Sunapee Bank Group, expanding its footprint throughout northern New England.

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