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Pine Tree Curling Club thanks brewers with 'learn-to-curl' session

Prospective curlers from more than 20 breweries are expected to attend the event at the William B. Troubh arena in Portland on March 30.

Northern Forest Center adds commercial real estate initiative in Millinocket

Maureen Milliken |

The success of a Millinocket housing initiative started in 2017 has prompted a similar program that will focus on redevelopment of commercial real estate in town.

It's maple syrup time: Maine Maple Sunday this weekend

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Nearly 100 maple sugar producers will open their doors to visitors this weekend for the 36th annual Maine Maple Sunday, which celebrates Maine's short but sweet $48.7 million maple sugaring industry.

Ellsworth nonprofit founder receives local chamber's highest award

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Jacqueline Wycoff founded Community Closet Thrift Store, which often helps those in need, and has been named the Ellsworth Area Camber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Lubec works to get chamber back on track after two-year hiatus

Laurie Schreiber |

The all-volunteer organization fell by the wayside, but, with renewed interest, longtime member decided to give it "one last shot," and it worked.

Once stymied by China tariff, lobster dealer finds a workaround

Laurie Schreiber |

Tom Adams, CEO of Maine Coast lobster wholesale company in York, said he's found ways to make up revenue that was lost when a 25% tariff was implemented last July on imports of lobster to China.

L.L.Bean cites 'solid' results in tough retail climate, to give 5% employee bonuses

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L.L.Bean said it will pay a 5% performance bonus to about 5,400 employees, plus an additional 2% enhancement contribution to 401(k) plans.

With ice cream season upon us, Gifford's widens its supermarket distribution

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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream, headquartered in Skowhegan, will expand store sales in New England, the mid-Atlantic and Southern states. And its Maine ice creams stands open Friday.

Piscataquis County: The under-the-radar hot spot in Maine real estate

Maureen Milliken |

A combination of county-wide economic development, focus on destination tourism and low prices have boosted house sales in the sparsely populated region.

Grove Collaborative CEO praises Portland talent pool at Startup Maine event

Renee Cordes |

Stuart Landesberg, founder and CEO of e-commerce startup Grove Collaborative, said the seller of natural home, beauty and personal care products chose Portland as its East Coast location because of...

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