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Maine Food Insider: Awards highlight work of Maine grocers and food producers


Snyder's-Lance of Saco, Ricker-Hill Orchards of Turner and Mark Kelley of Country Farms Markets of Washburn and Easton are being recognized today by the Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association...

New brewery ready to quadruple production with Gorham purchase

Lone Pine Brewing Co. in Portland has purchased the Sebago Brewing Co. property in a Gorham industrial park, with plans to quadruple production next year.

With MDOT's $5M proposal, Wiscasset's downtown is at a crossroads

Renee Cordes |

It's an impasse in all senses of the word: Wiscasset business owners worried about losing storefront downtown parking are growing more vocal as the Maine Department of Transportation...

Divided over development: Damariscotta's move to find balance leaves developer in tough spot

Maureen Milliken |

On the far north end of Main Street in Damariscotta, the sound of construction fills the air as a Dollar General and Sherwin Williams paint store go up on land that housed a long-vacant...

Bar Harbor business and historic building packaged for unusual sale

Laurie Schreiber |

In an unusual deal, Beverly and Peter Bono — who've operated the Christmas Spirit Shop in the historic Grant Building at 80 Main St. in Bar Harbor since 1995 — are seeking to sell both...

Loyal Biscuit named 2017 ‘Retailer of the Year’


The board of directors of the Retail Association of Maine has named Loyal Biscuit Co., headquartered in Rockland, as the nonprofit trade group's 2017 Retailer of the Year.

Maine Food Insider: Gifford's heats up as ice cream season cools down


It probably didn't surprise many who follow ice cream news that when the World Dairy Expo announced its yearly contest winners last week, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream brought home some gold.

L.L.Bean sued over its 'Be An Outsider' campaign

L.L.Bean's new “Be An Outsider” branding campaign faces a legal challenge from a Salt Lake City clothing company claiming it's owned trademark rights for “The Outsider” since...

Maine's local food economy gets $1M boost from federal government


Maine is getting more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support expanding the state's local food economy, including $500,000 to support the Portland Foodshed Project.

Sea Bags women's sailing team returns with a trophy


For the first time ever, an all-women team of sailors from Maine won first place for all-female finishers in the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Mississauga, Canada.