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L.L.Bean discovering ‘sometimes you have to go slow to go fast’

An upgrade of its order-processing systems is causing shipping delays for some L.L.Bean customers of up to a week.

South Portland expands housing and food truck options

South Portland city councilors approved a first reading of a zoning amendment that would allow new housing and apartment complexes at Sable Oaks and Clarks Pond.

Eateries and retailers reinvigorate Deer Isle’s downtown

Recent changes in Deer Isle’s downtown are bringing it back to life.

Next act: New challenges arise as craft brewing industry matures

Lori Valigra |

Millennials still are driving craft beer demand, with a thirst for new flavors and experiential tasting. But there is a slowdown in New England regionally — which, along with distribution, will...

Portland's Eastern Mountain Sports store could close

The Eastern Mountain Sports store on Portland's Marginal Way is among 48 stores identified for closure in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in Delaware.

Scarborough now has its very own Holy Donut store


The Holy Donut has opened its third store — moving into a former Tim Hortons at 398 U.S. Route 1 in Scarborough.

Historic inn at Pemaquid sold

The 19th-century Bradley Inn at Pemaquid Point has new owners.

Rockland’s Broken Egg eatery takes crack at new name amid trademark dispute

A Rockland restaurant named Broken Egg has been forced to close temporarily amid threatened legal action brought by a Destin, Fla., chain called Another Broken Egg.

Edible insect company thriving in Auburn

Auburn-based Entosense is offering an online market for edible insects.

Payless closing four shoe stores in Maine


Payless ShoeSource is closing four Maine stores as part of a cost-cutting plan to close 400 under-performing stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.