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Maine makes top 5 in states with highest tax burden

Staff |

A report released today by the personal-finance website WalletHub shows Maine as having the third highest overall tax burden of the 50 states.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Food and art join forces in Snow Pond school project

Maureen Milliken |

Patrons of Augusta-area restaurants will be served up some art along with their food in the coming months, courtesy of students at Sidney's Snow Pond Arts Academy. It's part of project to show how...

World War II-themed microbrewery to enter Rockland

The Liberator Brewing Co., named for a World War II B-24 bomber, is scheduled to open late this spring in Rockland.

Fire destroys popular Belfast eatery

A Chinese restaurant in the town of Belfast was destroyed early Sunday morning in a fire that four people living in an upstairs apartment narrowly escaped.

Brewers' 'silent partner': Portland Water District honored for protecting Sebago watershed

James McCarthy |

Good beer needs good, clean water — which is an important backdrop for why the Maine Coast Heritage Trust awarded its 2018 Espy Land Heritage Award to the Portland Water District for its...

Ocean State Job Lot opens Biddeford store


Ocean State Job Lot, a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, celebrated the grand opening in Biddeford of its...

Breweries unveil plan to promote unified Maine brand

Plans are in the works to distribute 50 customized tap handle risers saying “Brewed with Maine Grown Grains,” to breweries around the state.

Longtime Portsmouth restaurant relocates to Kittery


After 24 years in Portsmouth, N.H., the owners of Blue Mermaid Island Grill have moved their restaurant to a new location across the border in Kittery.

Sea Dog Brewing goes green in Camden

The Sea Dog Brewing Co. in Camden has cut its use of plastic drinking straws by 30% and uses a program that turns food waste into biofuels in an effort to decrease its environmental footprint.

Mainebiz Food Insider: TIQA introduces new chef, menu

Maureen Milliken |

Those who eat at TIQA Pan Mediterranean on Commercial Street in Portland may have noticed a new face — as its new executive chef Gaetano Ascione has been getting to know the customers and...