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Maine Center for Entrepreneurs readies 'cultivator' businesses for growth

Peter Van Allen |

Our cover story is devoted to eight food producers that are being mentored by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs.

A behind-the-scenes look with Stonewall Kitchen's culinary product developer

Renee Cordes |

Michele Cole, culinary product developer at the York-based specialty food company Stonewall Kitchen, talks about the art and science of flavor innovation in this On the Record Q. and A. interview...

Craft brewer drops the niceties in lawsuit over trademarks

A Connecticut craft brewer has sued two Portland brewers, claiming trademark infringement.

Second-round worker visas seen as a ‘Band aid’ by tourism businesses

Staff |

A second round of H-2B visas was made available by the Department of Homeland Security on May 31.

Paciarino to open new restaurant on Fore Street


The owners of the Italian restaurant and food store at 475 Fore St., in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant at 503-505 Fore St. this month and keep the old location as a store.

Elsmere opens second location in Deering neighborhood


South Portland's Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill opened Tuesday at 476 Stevens Ave. in the former Siano's Pizza building.

Bath to get a second brewery months after first one opened

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Plans are in the works to establish a second brewery in Bath, to be called Bath Ale Works, just months after the city saw its first brewery open up.

Tasting law adds ‘spirit’ to farmers’ market offerings

A winery, brewery and two distilleries have been approved in the state to hold tastings at farmers’ markets.

Portland Region Food Foundry finds home at Saint Joseph's College

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The Greater Portland Council of Governments announced Wednesday that the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation at Saint Joseph's College in Standish will take on the role of steward and...

Caribou businesswoman named Aroostook's 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

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A Caribou restaurateur is the 2018 Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year.