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Company seeks to build up clamming in Maine's poorest county

James McCarthy |

Amy and Tim Sheehan, co-owners of Gulf of Maine Inc. in Pembroke, are bringing innovation to the tradition-bound clamming industry in Washington County.

Aerosmith drummer to open coffeehouse and eatery near Sunday River

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer announced recently that he will open with Maine businessman Les Otten a coffeehouse and restaurant near Sunday River ski resort.

Brunswick-Topsham group pushing disposable bag fees

Brunswick and Topsham are the latest Maine communities with efforts to require bag fees for disposable bags after Portland became the first in the state to do so six months ago.

Maine farmers market group gets federal grants to expand food stamp access

The Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets will receive two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling more than $348,000 to increase access to Maine farmers markets and to promote them, the...

Human rights commission rules against Day's Jewelers

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled that there is reason to believe the owners of Day's Jewelers created a hostile work environment for a Native American employee because of his race, Maine...

DiMillo's Yacht Sales acquires Acadia Yachts in Maryland

Portland-based DiMillo’s Yacht Sales announced Monday it had acquired Acadia Yachts Sales, a yacht dealership and brokerage firm in Oxford, Md.

Italian market to open in former downtown Waterville food co-op space

The former downtown Waterville storefront of Barrels Community Market, which closed earlier this summer, is set to become a “high-end Italian market,” the Morning Sentinel reported Monday.

Holy Donut owner Leigh Kellis leverages doughnut sales with smart data collection

Jennifer Van Allen |

Five years ago, Leigh Kellis was a single mom living in her parents' attic, bartending at Enzo Wine Bar and on the verge of becoming a Spanish teacher.

GrandyOats' production soars under Nat Peirce and Aaron Anker

Laurie Schreiber |

Eighteen years ago, GrandyOats was a one-person operation producing small batches of granola out of a 105-year-old dairy barn in rural Brownfield.

Distillery to open in Thompson's Point next year

A distillery plans to open a production facility, tasting room and space for private events at Thompson's Point in Portland next year, the Portland Press Herald reported Tuesday.