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BANGOR – After 27 years of service, Barbara McDade will retire as the seventh director of the Bangor Public Library on May 11. The new director will be Benjamin “Ben” Treat.

BANGOR – The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and the United Way of Eastern Maine have announced the creation of the Best of the North Festival.

The 2018 edition will feature wings, wine and beer and will raise funds for both organizations. The inaugural event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 16 on the Bangor Waterfront.

BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company's board of directors is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive director, John Hedges of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

PORTLAND – Sea Bags (, the designer and manufacturer of handmade items from recycled sails located on Custom House Wharf in Portland, CEO, Don Oakes, and President and COO, Beth Shissler, have been selected as U.S. Small Business Administration's Maine Small Business Persons of the Year.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:22

EMDC announces listening session

BANGOR – Eastern Maine Development Corporation and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) planning committee are encouraging community members to join them for five listening sessions throughout our region, beginning on March 8.

BPL to partner with Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project for March 6 event

Maine-based Whole Oceans to repurpose former Verso paper mill

BANGOR – Join the Bangor Public Library in February for an author talk with Andrew Och on his newest book “Unusual for their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies Volume Two.”

The book talk will take place on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:29

MAC seeks nominations for Maine Arts Awards

AUGUSTA —The Maine Arts Commission seeks nominations for its first-ever Maine Arts Awards, honoring citizens, organizations, communities, schools and businesses for their deep impact on arts and culture in Maine.

BANGOR – A new timber product-related business has announced that they’ll be setting up shop in Millinocket, bringing more than 100 jobs to the region.


On Feb. 13,LignaCLT Maine, LLC announce they will become the first Maine-based manufacturing company of innovative Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and other mass timber products in our state. The company will open their new facility at the Millinocket mill site owned by Our Katahdin, Inc. The move is slated to bring over 100 direct jobs to the Katahdin region and increased demand for Maine timber.

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