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Camden eatery entrepreneur rescues site of popular bistro

Laurie Schreiber |

Mark Senders, owner of Olivia Harris LLC, recently purchased 55 Chestnut St. in Camden, where the former Francine Bistro had been located, from Last Waltz LLC for $465,000.

Maine tourism weathering U.S.-Canada trade war

Staff |

The trade war and tough talk between the United States and Canada don’t appear to be dampening Maine’s tourism business, according to reports from the Bangor Daily News and the Associated...

Bangor company receives $1M federal grant to advance its growth

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Activas Diagnostics in Bangor has received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further its work on a diagnostic sleep monitoring system as well as develop a plan for scaling...

Hannaford ends three-year lull with new Mechanic Falls store

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Hannaford Supermarkets on July 28 will open a 20,000-square-foot store in Mechanic Falls, the grocery chain’s first new store in Maine since 2015.

Verso stands to gain $42M in deal OK'd by Department of Commerce

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Verso Corp. (NYSE: VRS), which operates a 400-employee paper mill in Jay, could receive up to $42 million from an agreement with Canadian paper producers, after the Department of Commerce granted...

Portland treatment center closing due to funding caps, low state reimbursement

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Serenity House, a 16-bed residential treatment center in Portland, ended its program Friday due to fiscal challenges that it says include insufficient state reimbursements.

Former L.L.Bean senior VP picked to lead Maine Center Ventures

James McCarthy |

A seasoned business leader with a strong entrepreneurial background has been selected to be the first ongoing CEO of Maine Center Ventures, a new tax-exempt entity developed as part of Maine Center...

Maine International Film Festival raises its game with mobile-first site

Renee Cordes |

Organizers of the 10-day Maine International Film Festival that kicks off this evening in Waterville aim to improve the experience for visitors with a new mobile-first website, funded with a $10,000...

New map highlights growing farmer market trends

Laurie Schreiber |

The Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets, in Pittsfield, has released a new Farmers Market Trail map for coastal markets from Bath to Lubec.

Bixby & Co. launches chocolate puffin line to support Audubon conservation efforts

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Bixby & Co. LLC, an organic chocolate-bar maker launched by Kate McAleer and her mother Donna McAleer in 2011, has branched out into puffins — in chocolate, that is.