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'New' Kennebunkport Festival seen as big success

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In its first season as a grassroots-run event, the weeklong Kennebunkport Festival raised $81,194 for local charities. The June 4-10 festival included seven public events and seven “art of...

National retailers hail Supreme Court’s ruling in tax case involving online sellers

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A national retail trade group applauded Thursday’s South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local...

L.L.Bean pop-up for outdoor coworking space launches in NYC

James McCarthy |

In a partnership with the co-working company Industrious, L.L.Bean launched a new variation of its “Be An Outsider” initiative in New York City's Madison Square Park today: A pop-up...

‘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.

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.

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.

Sears planning to close another of its stores in Maine

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Sears Holdings announced it's planning to close the Sears Hometown Store in Ellsworth as it continues to downsize in response to plummeting sales nationally.

Briana Warner named CEO of Ocean Approved

James McCarthy |

Ocean Approved Inc. announced today that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Briana Warner, senior community development officer at the Island Institute, as the company's next chief...

Decade-long York pizzeria feud coming to an end

The town of York has issued four building permits to Spiro Paras for work on his family’s former pizzeria building on Railroad Avenue.

Cultivator program prepares startup companies for second-level growth

Laurie Schreiber |

Ryan Wilson was working for a farm and doing deliveries to restaurants, when he started asking chefs what they wanted that they couldn't get.