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Brunswick loses businesses to neighbor

Brunswick is losing two retail stores that are moving across the Androscoggin River to the Topsham Fair Mall, where they say more foot traffic from customers is expected.

Presque Isle to lose 63 jobs after Sears closes

More than 60 people will lose their jobs in Presque Isle after the Sears retail and auto center, one of the largest tenants of the Aroostook Centre Mall, closes next year.

DiMillo's buys New Meadows Lobster Co.

The family-owned DiMillo’s On the Water restaurant in Portland has purchased its neighbor, New Meadows Lobster Co. — a move that could help expand the lobster processing...

L.L.Bean to open third out-of-state store this year

L.L. Bean is planning to open a new store in Denver, Colo. in November, making it the Freeport-based retailer’s third out-of-state retail expansion this year.

Nationally recognized Brunswick chef prepares her next course

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Despite spending time in California, Massachusetts, France and China, restaurateur and chef Cara Stadler, 26, has called Maine home for years. The family summered in...

The week in review

The good: Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has completed a demonstration project testing...

L.L.Bean to open at second-largest U.S. mall

Freeport-based retailer L.L.Bean is planning to open its 21st out-of-state store at the country’s second-largest mall, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, later this...

Hannaford to buy eastern Maine supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets is set to purchase three Paradis Shop ‘n Save supermarkets in Houlton, Caribou and Calais after reaching an agreement with the family-owned...

Over 52K Maine credit cards appear on black market

More than 52,000 Maine credit cards have appeared on a black market website, most likely as a result of a data breach at Home Depot, a