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Rockland's Rock City makes jump to employee ownership

After 24 years of being in business, the Rockland-based Rock City Coffee Roasters and Rock City Café will be joining the growing ranks of Maine's employee-owned companies.

BIW eliminating 160 positions

Officials at Bath Iron Works say that 160 jobs will be eliminated as part of ongoing cost-cutting efforts, not from the recent failure to secure a $11 billion U.S. Coast Guard cutter contract.

It's all hands on deck for Maine's largest cruise ship traffic day

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The busiest month of Maine's cruise ship season might be winding down, but the state's bustling ports will be experiencing their largest traffic day on Thursday.

Why did the Coast Guard bypass BIW for cutter contract?

The announcement that Bath Iron Works came out on the losing end of a three-way competition for a potential $11 billion U.S. Coast Guard contract left many wondering how the Maine-based shipyard was...

Florida firm wins $2.4B Coast Guard contract; possible BIW layoffs loom

Bath Iron Works lost a three-way competition for the Coast Guard's largest shipbuilding contract to a Florida-based shipbuilder, a setback the company said earlier could lead to large layoffs at the...

Unity College: High demand leads to ‘instant admissions day’

Unity College officials say that a multi-year increase in demand has led the Waldo County private college to offer an “Instant Admissions Day” on Saturday, its third in three years.

Damariscotta eatery Crissy's getting new lease on life

Crissy's Breakfast and Coffee Bar, a popular downtown Damariscotta restaurant that closed in July, will soon be reopening under new management.

Maine’s Tempest in a Teapot in national contest to divine the best tea

Instead of reading tea leaves, Tempest in a Teapot’s co-owners Tammy Smith and Rebecca Emerson will wait until later this month to find out whether their Holy Cranberry Tea wins at the North...

Two lobstermen charged with running illegal operation

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Following a seven-month investigation, the Maine Marine Patrol has charged two midcoast lobstermen with operating an illegal fishing operation.

Local businesses have a home at the Topsham Fair Mall

The owner of the Topsham Fair Mall isn't letting the news of a Best Buy location leaving the retail complex darken his day.

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