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Nova Star targeting 'bull's-eye' of Boston

The ferry operator and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency will focus on the city’s big television market, as well as its Red Sox fan base.

Maine poised to lead U.S. in innovation, analyst says

David Kappos, an intellectual property lawyer, will speak Monday about his upcoming Maine Policy Review article.

USM graduates vouch for programs on the chopping block

Three University of Southern Maine graduates credit their careers to skills they learned in the university’s threatened academic programs.

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

The study challenges the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Maine schools, other facilities slash heating bills with stimulus project

The Forest Service credits its program with replacing 900,000 gallons of heating oil in 2012 and 2013 with Maine wood chips and pellets but some say hefty repayment plans undercut savings.

Wabanaki basket makers’ livelihood, invasive beetle interwoven

The emerald ash borer targets the trees that the artists depend upon – and it’s on Maine’s doorstep.

Pine Tree Zones tax breaks costing state more than they deliver

An incentive program to attract companies to Maine and create jobs is expensive and ineffective, a new report says. Economists agree.

Charles Lawton: Maine’s slow population growth OK – if we all keep working

The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

The CEO, engineer and philanthropist – who shuttles back and forth between Tesla and SpaceX – sees hope for humanity on Mars.

SpaceX launches cargo mission to space station

This is the company’s third flight in its $1.6 billion, 12-mission contract with NASA.

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