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‘World’s greatest hamburger’ chain pulls out of Maine

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Seasonality, rising labor costs and the cost of doing business are the stated reasons why Fuddruckers closed its Ellsworth restaurant just three years after its opening.

Hawaii man sentenced for fraud that stuck York lobster dealer with big loss

A former employee of York-based lobster wholesaler Maine Coast was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court for wire fraud that included a shipment of 50,000 pounds of lobster to a fraudulent...

Iconic Yarmouth seafood market finds new owners

Laurie Schreiber |

Day's Crabmeat & Lobster, located on Route 1 in Yarmouth, has finally sold after a lengthy period on the market.

Bangor Saving closes FY 2018 in position of strength

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Investments in infrastructure and growth in core accounts helped Bangor Savings Bank earn a net income of $23.9 million for the 2018 fiscal year that ended March 31. The bank finished the fiscal year...

Pop-up 'Play Kiosk' deployed in Congress Square Park

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Entrepreneurs Ben Davis and Emily Davis, sibling owners of the Portland Container Co. in South Portland, have deployed a “Play Kiosk” in Portland's Congress Square Park.

Merger gives South Portland's Grow-Tech expanded global reach

James McCarthy |

Grow-Tech Inc., the South Portland-based producer of stabilized seeding and cutting media for professional horticulture, has merged with sister companies Quick Plug (located in Netherlands) and Omni...

Bolduc named director of Bureau of Labor Standards

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The Maine Department of Labor has hired Daniel Bolduc as director of the Bureau of Labor Standards. He replaces Pamela Megathlin, who left the department in 2017 for a new opportunity.

Brew pub and restaurant set to open in Yarmouth

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Brickyard Hollow Brewing Co., a brew pub and restaurant set to open on Main Street in Yarmouth, plans to hold its grand opening on June 26 from 4-6 p.m.

Great visibility on tap with new iBec location in Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of 177 High St. in Portland will put iBec Creative, a web design and development agency, in a location the company's leader says will provide greater visibility than it's had at 100 Fore...

China threatens tariff on Maine lobsters as trade war expands

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In response to President Trump's announcement on Friday of a 25% tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, China is threatening to impose new duties on a host of imported U.S. products,...