Tom Bell

Tom Bell

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April 16, 2014

Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views

Townspeople in Yarmouth line up for hours to tour the new ferry, which is due in Portland on Thursday.

April 15, 2014

Nova Scotia residents cheer arrival, and potential, of ferry to Portland

The town of Yarmouth gets its first glimpse of the Nova Star, which restores a vital economic link to the American mainland.

April 10, 2014

Track work interrupts Downeaster service to Boston this weekend

Buses may be available at some stations.

April 9, 2014

Maine Maritime Academy to test new fuel

Invented by a startup deeply rooted in the Maine Maritime Academy, the new blend aims to cut emissions and costs.

April 8, 2014

Schooner coming ashore for restorative berth in Portland

The 125-foot Spirit of Massachusetts will be towed along Commercial Street to the new Portland Yacht Services shipyard Wednesday.

April 6, 2014

Panel will weigh plans to expand rail service

The advisory council will help the state establish criteria for prioritizing possible routes.

April 1, 2014

LePage board nomination angers pro-rail group

Robert McEvoy, LePage’s choice for a rail agency, opposes a proposed train facility in Brunswick.

March 31, 2014

Sappi, Westbrook agree on extension for fish passage plan at Saccarappa Falls

Environmental and city officials will work with Sappi Fine Paper on a design for fish passage on the Presumpscot River.

March 31, 2014

Dogfish ‘everywhere’ in Gulf of Maine, but sales go nowhere

Regulators may raise catch limits on the voracious little shark, which competes with more valuable ocean species for food.

March 30, 2014

Filmmaker set to visit Maine puzzled by silence of those who saw 9/11 terrorists up close

At least 10 people in the Portland area encountered Mohamed Atta and his partner the night before the attacks, but only one is willing to be interviewed.