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Phish drummer opens Lincolnville store

After six years of work, Briar Fishman and her husband, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, completed the renovation of a three-story building in Lincolnville and have reopened it as a general store.

Fast-paced arena football franchise coming to Portland

Portland is one of four expansion cities that will join the National Arena League when its second arena football season begins next spring. Arena football is played indoors on a smaller field than...

State holding lottery for its most lucrative per-pound fishery


Starting Nov. 15, the Department of Marine Resources will be implementing a lottery for the state's lucrative elver fishery, to allow at least seven new licenses to be issued for the 2018 season,...

Four businesses to be honored for expanding Portland’s ‘economic vitality’


Portland Development Corp. and the city of Portland will recognize Eimskip, Bristol Seafood, Think Tank Coworking and Fork Food Lab at a Nov. 30 awards ceremony for their roles in expanding the...

Rockland settles tax dispute with Ocean State Job Lot

Rockland city councilors Monday night unanimously approved a settlement agreement with Ocean State Job Lot to reduce the city’s valuation on the closeout-sale retailer’s Route 1 property.

L-A chamber takes over Top Gun LA and annual Maine B2B Trade Show

The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce agreed to take over the Top Gun LA program and the annual Maine B2B Trade Show from the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, which faces an...

Maine Food Insider: Redd bar looks to its East Coast roots after big year out West


Maine-based Redd bar, which earlier this year exceeded its second funding round investment goal of $1.5 million, is building a strong West Coast presence after forging deals in the past year with...

Planet Dog embarks on pet-friendly hotel partnership

Renee Cordes |

Planet Dog, the Westbrook-based maker of durable dog toys sold by independent retailers worldwide and at its store in Portland, is partnering with Canopy by Hilton, the hotel chain's new pet-friendly...

Summit focuses on building 'foundation' of Maine's workforce


State leaders from the fields of medicine, education and business will address the importance of early childhood experiences during the Maine Community Foundation's annual “Invest in...

Avesta Housing awards two $1,000 scholarships


Avesta Housing, the Portland-based nonprofit provider of affordable housing, recently announced two winners of its first-ever educational scholarship.