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Wiscasset restaurant calls it quits after four decades

Le Garage Restaurant, which has served ice cream and chowder in Wiscasset since 1974, will close April 30.

J.C. Penney closing one Maine store

Maine did not escape unscathed from the widespread J.C. Penney store closings nationwide.

Wicked success: Bob and Carmen Garver build their organic coffee business into a commercial hit

Renee Cordes |

Bob and Carmen Garver, the husband-and-wife team behind Wicked Joe Coffee and Bard Coffee in Portland, are the 2017 Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year in the small-business category.

Lower Kennebec to be dredged for safe passage of BIW ships


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to undertake an emergency maintenance dredging in the lower Kennebec River between Phippsburg and Bath to allow for safe downriver passage of destroyers built...

Searsmont lumber firm to become an energy producer

The loss of pulp markets for woodchips produced at its 136-year-old sawmill in Searsmont is prompting Robbins Lumber to invest in a biomass plant that can convert that waste wood into energy.

Topsham firm first in midcoast to benefit from expanded HUBZone rules

James McCarthy |

Northern Pride Communications Inc., a telecommunications tower-service firm based in Topsham, is the first company in the midcoast region to receive HUBZone certification under newly expanded...

Maine Fishermen’s Forum on tap

The 42nd annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum is coming up March 2-4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. It will feature three days of commercial fishing industry seminars, a trade show, and...

Portland, South Portland to create largest municipal solar farms in state

The city councils of Portland and South Portland unanimously approved contracts Wednesday night with Portland-based ReVision Energy to create two of the state's largest municipal solar farms on each...

Bill to protect Monhegan's iconic scenery would effectively 'kill' offshore wind pilot project

James McCarthy |

Legislation proposed by Maine Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, to prohibit The New England Aqua Ventus 1 project from building two 6-megawatt wind turbines two-and-a-half miles off Monhegan Island could...

After long downturn, seaside inns find new investors

Laurie Schreiber |

Migis Hotel Group's purchase of the Higgins Beach Inn in Scarboroug is part of considerable transactional activity among independently owned hotels along the coast over the past year. Sales of other...