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QT’s Ice Cream finds new, quieter location in Wiscasset

QT’s Ice Cream Parlor, the Wiscasset homemade ice cream maker known for its roster of 26 flavors including one made from pureed lobster, has found a new home.

'Larry' the 110-year-old lobster headed to Maine

Peter Van Allen |

A 15-pound 'centenarian' lobster called 'Larry' is heading from Florida to Maine, where he can live 'the way life should be' and regale other Maine State Aquarium residents with tales of yore.

Low gas prices, domestic tourism a win-win on midcoast

Boothbay Harbor-area business owners are celebrating a strong start to the summer vacation season as low gas prices and the rise in popularity of “staycations” are causing more domestic...

Brotherly brains of custom-auto shop expand into the world of BBQ

Twisted Iron Customs, a Wiscasset-based custom motorcycle and automobile maker, has expanded the brand into the world of barbecue and other casual culinary offerings with the opening of Twisted Iron...

Maine’s largest medical marijuana group moving midcoast operations

Staff |

Wellness Connection of Maine, the largest medical marijuana dispensary group in the state, is moving its midcoast dispensary location from the Knox County town of Thomaston to downtown Bath.

Maine's first organic distillery calls Newcastle home

Organic isn't limited to fresh produce these days. From candy to ice cream, the desire to eat organic has moved beyond a punchline to a Whole Foods joke to a real lifestyle and profitable industry.

Rockland home to new HVAC wholesale company

A building in the Rockland industrial park that most recently had been used for boat storage will be the newest home of Winsupply, a wholesale HVAC and plumbing supply company.

From coffee roasters to biomed labs — businesses save big with energy efficiencies

Laurie Schreiber |

At Caravan Beads, owner Barry Kahn hired ReVision Energy last year to install 264 photovoltaic panels, each 260 watts, on the roof of his 22,000-square-foot retail store and warehouse. “That...

Elimination of on-street parking stirs dissent among Wiscasset businesses

Several business owners in Wiscasset are voicing their opposition to a vote by the town's board of selectmen to move ahead with a proposal from the Maine Department of Transportation that eliminates...

Maine’s first lady picks up summer waitressing job

Summer jobs, we’ve all had them. From mowing lawns to working as a sternman aboard a lobster boat, it can be an opportunity to not only make a few extra bucks, but to learn a little bit about...