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Cuddledown call center closure leaves employees stranded

The Feb. 2 closure of the Yarmouth call center of Cuddledown — a maker of home furnishings that's part of the Potpourri Group, the North Billerica, Mass.-based catalog retailer — has left...

Orvis renews lease on Bow Street in Freeport

The Vermont-based outdoors clothing and fishing outlet, which has been in downtown Freeport since 2013, will continue to occupy 10,000 square feet of space a block east of downtown.

Maine Food Insider: Lewiston team's pork chop meal makes them Maine champs

Maureen Milliken |

A team of six juniors and seniors from Lewiston Regional Technical Center turned out a three-course pork chop dinner Saturday morning to win the Maine ProStart Invitational culinary competition.

Workers at Hannaford distribution center launch 24-hour strike


Approximately 250 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 walked off the job today at the Hannaford distribution center in South Portland in what the union is calling “a...

Hannaford’s South Portland warehouse workers vote to strike

Mediation is scheduled for Feb. 26 between Hannaford Supermarkets and union officials for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, whose 250 workers at Hannaford’s South...

Second BBQ joint leverages neighborhood vibe in Portland's Deering Center

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of a long-time family-owned pizzeria at 476 Stevens Ave. in Portland is expected to leverage the community’s neighborly feel when the new owners open a barbecue restaurant there...

Four other Maine companies receive MTI 'challenge' grants


In addition to awarding $4 million to Verso Corp. to upgrade and restart the Jay mill's idled No. 3 paper machine and $3 million to Montana-based SmartLam to support its plans to build a $23.5...

11 Maine semifinalists in the running for James Beard Awards

Renee Cordes |

Eleven Maine chefs and restaurants have been named semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards, including some familiar names from previous years.

Bangor Mall’s owner, citing hardships, seeks tax break

Simon Property Group of Indianapolis has asked the Bangor Assessor’s Office to lower the appraised value of the Bangor Mall, from $60.9 million to $32 million, which would halve the $1.4...

L.L.Bean says lawsuit 'misrepresents' its new returns policy

Renee Cordes |

L.L.Bean has hit back against a lawsuit over its new one-year limit on returns, saying the suit misrepresents the terms of its new policy and that it doesn't apply to items bought beforehand.