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L.L.Bean closes Sunday morning to honor Leon Gorman

L.L.Bean closed its Freeport stores for four hours Sunday morning to honor Leon Gorman, longtime president and chairman of the company's board, who died Sept. 3 at age 80 after battling cancer. More...

FDA sets new safety rules for food processors

Maine farmers and food producers could be impacted by two new rules, issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under its Food Safety Modernization Act, that set new safety requirements for...

Sea Bags buys Portland jeweler to expand brand

Portland-based Sea Bags, which makes a line of totes and accessories from recycled sailcloth, has purchased Portland nautical map jeweler CHART metalworks.

Post-hike reflections on Katahdin region's economy

James McCarthy |

I had a lot of time to think as I completed an 11-mile hike up and down Katahdin in Baxter State Park with my 26-year-old son, Nick, in mid-August. None of it had anything to do with the...

Gardiner to get Craft Beer Cellar franchise store

A new Craft Beer Cellar franchise plans to open in Gardiner this month a few doors down from Frosty's Donuts on Water Street.

Leon Gorman, who led L.L.Bean for four decades, dies

Leon Gorman, 80, who lead various parts of retailer L.L.Bean for more than four decades, died at his home in Yarmouth Thursday.

5-story building eyed for El Rayo's Portland site

J.B. Brown & Sons is proposing to build a five-story apartment building with commercial space in Portland at the current site of El Rayo Taqueria's downtown location.

Sebago Brewing plans ‘destination brewery’

Supported by the growing popularity of craft beer, Sebago Brewing Co. said it’s planning to build a “destination brewery” that could be located near downtown Gorham.

First drawings unveiled for Portland Co. project

Developer CBP2 has revealed the first renderings of its proposed redevelopment of the Portland Co. complex, showing just a glimpse of the retail, office and residential activity planned there.

L.L.Bean prepares for Bean boots sale boost

Freeport-based retail chain L.L.Bean said it's ramping up production of its iconic Bean boots for what it expects to be a big sales season this winter.