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MaineHealth wins national award for healthy food choices

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The 10 hospitals and outpatient centers of the MaineHealth system won the national “Healthier Future Award” from the Partnership for a Healthier America for providing and emphasizing...

With little notice, Pizza Hut in Caribou closes

A Pizza Hut location in Caribou suddenly closed on Tuesday afternoon, with little information available in regards to its shuttering.

Dynamic duo of Maine originals, L.L.Bean and Flowfold, partner on new line

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Iconic Maine retailer L.L.Bean has formed a partnership with Flowfold, a Peaks Island company known for bags and wallets made from high-performance material.

Vespucci's site sold to Portland Hunt and Alpine Club owners

The owners of the Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, a popular craft cocktail stop that serves Scandinavian fare, have purchased the former West End home of Vespucci's Market at 211 Danforth St.

Will Union be home to a Knox County Dollar General?

After having a proposal turned down by Thomaston town officials earlier in the year, national discount retailer Dollar General is now hoping to build a store in another nearby Knox County town, Union.

The Golden Arches shine on South Paris once again

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, South Paris officially marked the grand re-opening of a McDonald’s location at 118 Main St. on Friday.

Scarborough bids adieu to Tim Hortons, hello to Holy Donut

The Holy Donut is expanding its retail location footprint outside of Portland for the first time since its founding in 2012, at a former Tim Hortons on Route 1 in Scarborough.

A Sunday morning pick-me-up, courtesy of Portland’s coffee truck fleet

It might be hard to muster enough energy this Sunday morning to make it to Portland’s Eastern Promenade, but if you do, you’ll have a chance to try out some of the best mobile coffee the...

This award-winning chef is eliminating tips at her two restaurants

If you visit either the Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland or Tao Yuan in Brunswick after Nov. 30, you'll notice a familiar part of your bill will be missing: the line for tips.

Expansive shopping plaza gets OK in Westbrook

A 500,000-square-foot shopping center is coming to Westbrook after city officials unanimously approved the redevelopment of an 80-acre parcel at the intersection of Main Street and Larrabee Road.