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Early morning fire destroys downtown Freeport restaurant

Early Wednesday morning, firefighters from the communities of Freeport, Brunswick, Topsham, Pownal and Yarmouth battled a blaze that destroyed the 30-year-old downtown Freeport eatery, the Corsican...

Farmer’s coalition looks to bring upscale swine back in vogue

The “Kobe beef of pork” is being saved from the brink of extinction thanks to a group of Maine veterans who are raising them at their farms across the state, in addition to introducing...

Proposed Westbrook Wal-Mart faces residential opposition

Not everyone in the city of Westbrook is excited about a proposed 155,000-square-foot Wal-Mart that would anchor a shopping center on the city's Main Street across from the popular Westbrook Crossing...

Pine State Trading sells its c-store division

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Pine State Trading Co., a Gardiner-based family-owned company with customers throughout New England and parts of New York state, said Monday it will sell its convenience store division to Core-Mark...

South Portland retailer Bob's to close as part of bankruptcy filing

Vestis Retail Group LLC, the Meriden, Conn.-based parent company of Eastern Mountain Sports, Sport Chalet and Bob's Stores, has announced that it has filed for bankruptcy protection. It plans to...

New owner of Ledges by the Bay plans $300K in upgrades

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ROCKPORT — The family-owned Ledges by the Bay — a lodging complex overlooking Penobscot Bay on Route 1 — sold for more than $2 million to a New Jersey-based hotel operator, in a...

A holy start to a new brewery in Penobscot County

The newly launched Brewer-based Mason’s Brewing Co. prepared for its first batch of beer not with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, but with a blessing from Brother Don of the Franciscan...

No need to leave the party with Portland launch of Drizly

There’s a new, spirited addition to on-demand delivery services in Portland as Drizly, a Boston-based technology firm, officially launched its beer, wine and spirits delivery service in...

Newest R.H. Foster location to serve as proving ground

The executive vice president of R.H. Foster says the company's newest gas location in Ellsworth will serve as a launch site for its next generation of convenience stores.

Sebago Brewing, Liquid Riot spark 'Bonfire Spirit' whiskey-style beer

Sebago Brewing and Liquid Riot Bottling are collaborating on a new brew that aims to light the fire of craft brew lovers looking for a new taste.

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