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Portland to be home to sixth U.S. O bag location

Custom Italian handbag store O bag will be opening its sixth location in the country in Portland’s Old Port during the first week of July.

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...

A golden anniversary celebrated at South Portland pub

How do you celebrate the 50th anniversary of a South Portland watering hole institution? With an all-day party, and that’s just what the owner of The Griffin Club will be doing on June 25.

El Rayo sees the light with new Portland location

Portland, your months-long nightmare is almost over as the owners of El Rayo Taqueria are planning to open the Mexican restaurant's new home in the city's downtown by the end of July.

Portland raises minimum age to buy tobacco products

The city of Portland became the first community in Maine to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old in a unanimous vote Monday night.

South Portland’s Foulmouthed brewpub sets late June opening

The husband and wife team of Craig and Julia Dilger are preparing to open the latest destination for brew lovers in Greater Portland with the opening of the Foulmouthed Brewing brewpub slated for the...

Conversion under way for Eastman block in Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — A historic building at 11 Brown St. in Maine's most populous city is on track in its conversion to luxury condominiums.

Farmers market in Freeport closed for good

The Freeport Farmers Market, which has been held on Friday afternoons in a section of L.L.Bean’s parking lot, will not be reopening following a drop in vendors stemming from a dip in sales.

First Krispy Kreme opening planned for Auburn

The city of Auburn is the first community in the state officially slated for the opening of a Krispy Kreme franchise by the year's end, according to the Associated Press.

Hospitality coalition opposes wording of minimum wage measure

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A coalition including the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Innkeepers Association said the language of a statewide ballot measure to raise Maine's minimum wage fails to meet the standard...