Maine Food Insider: State's cranberry industry striving to stay above water

Maine's cranberry growers, like their counterparts nationally, are challenged by yields that are going down while demand hasn't gone up. New larger strains of the berry means processors also need fewer berries to make...

Gelato Fiasco: No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in groceries

Gelato Fiasco is the No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in U.S. grocery stores, according to an analysis by the Brunswick-based company of recent industry data compiled by Information Resources Inc.

Here’s AccuWeather’s Thanksgiving travel forecast

In its Thanksgiving travel forecast, AccuWeather reported “rain may slow travel for a time in part of the East Coast of the United States, while significant travel delays are likely in the Northwest and near the Great...

‘Historically low’ inventory drives 6.5% gain in home sales prices

Sales of single-family homes in Maine rose by 8.05% this October compared to October 2016, according to the latest monthly gauge released by Maine Listings on Tuesday.

Lewiston nutrition center to get $400K in federal funding

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, on Tuesday announced $400,000 in federal funding for St. Mary’s Regional Nutritional Center in Lewiston to develop local and self-reliant food systems.

VIP Tires names a new president

VIP Tires & Service, an Auburn-based company with 56 locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, announced this week that Timothy Winkeler has been promoted to president in addition to his current role as...

Employees of TIF projects in Portland to receive prevailing wage

The Portland City Council voted to require contractors working on Tax Increment Financing-funded projects in the city to pay their employees a prevailing wage.

Coulombe halts development plans on Boothbay Harbor's east side

Developer Paul Coulombe has withdrawn plans for development on the east side of Boothbay Harbor.

Strong Maine outdoors brand seen as key to attracting more young people to live here

A coalition of outdoor business and entrepreneurs in Maine is collaborating on a branding effort they hope will lure young people to live and work in the state, which they see as an essential step toward strengthening the...

Out-of-state enrollment up 14% at Maine's public universities

Out-of-state enrollment at the University of Maine System this fall jumped by 13.9% to 4,846, according to a report presented at the two-day UMS Board of Trustees November meeting that wrapped up on Monday.

Patriot Insurance opens new headquarters in Yarmouth

The opening of Patriot Insurance's new headquarters on U.S Route 1 is the latest in a series of recent business development in Yarmouth that includes Tyler Technologies' $28 million expansion.