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Lewiston brewer plans second location in Bridgton

Lori Valigra |

Bear Bones Beer, a Lewiston brewery that opened 18 months ago, is preparing to open its second location in Bridgton, where its owners said it can take advantage of the boom in seasonal population and...

Lawmakers fail to override LePage’s veto of bill easing Maine's 'blue law'

In an 87-51 vote on Wednesday, Maine’s House of Representatives failed to reach the two-thirds majority required to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would have allowed some...

New craft brewery planned for Yarmouth's historic village district


Two local entrepreneurs have proposed a family-friendly, small-batch brewery and restaurant — with the name of Brickyard Hollow Brewing Co. — in an historically significant location in...

Farm-surplus startup wins UMaine Business Challenge


[Re]Produce, a sustainable farm-surplus startup created by College of the Atlantic students Anita van Dam ’19 and Grace Burchard ’17, won the sixth annual University of Maine Business...

Fashion entrepreneur Roxi Suger expands to Portland


Roxi Suger, the designer behind the AngelRox clothing label, will open her second Suger store at 271 Commercial St. in Portland on June 1.

Sea Bags opens third Maine store


Sea Bags opened a new store in Camden’s shopping district — its third in Maine — just in time for the traditional start of the summer tourism season.

On the record: Craft brewing goes hyperlocal

Lori Valigra |

Pennesseewassee, named after a nearby lake in Norway, is one of 27 breweries in Cumberland County, which includes Portland, out of a total of 82 craft brewers in the state. Margolin started the...

Bill reintroduced to help small farms process meat

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A federal bill initially introduced in 2015 is being reintroduced to allow small farms to slaughter animals on a custom basis, helping them by cutting some federal regulations.

Historic Naples pub and eatery fulfills buyer's dream

Gary Skellett fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a small restaurant and pub when he purchased the popular Bray's Brew Pub and Eatery, located in a Victorian-style farmhouse at 678 Roosevelt Trail...

L.L.Bean recognized for $1.7M United Way donation

L.L.Bean received the United Way’s inaugural “United We Thrive Community Give Award” for contributing more than $1.7 million.