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On the record: Craft brewing goes hyperlocal

Lori Valigra |

Lee Margolin, founder and CEO of Pennesseewassee Brewing Co. in Harrison, is proof that the craft brew scene has moved beyond Portland and Bangor and into rural areas,...

Bill reintroduced to help small farms process meat

Staff |

A federal bill initially introduced in 2015 is being reintroduced to allow small farms to slaughter animals on a custom basis, helping them by cutting some federal regulations.

Historic Naples pub and eatery fulfills buyer's dream

Gary Skellett fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a small restaurant and pub when he purchased the popular Bray's Brew Pub and Eatery, located in a Victorian-style farmhouse at 678 Roosevelt Trail...

L.L.Bean recognized for $1.7M United Way donation

L.L.Bean received the United Way’s inaugural “United We Thrive Community Give Award” for contributing more than $1.7 million.

Circle B Farms named UMaine food aggregator

Circle B Farms in Caribou was recently named the University of Maine system’s food aggregator for northern Maine.

Maine Food Insider: Lewiston's Forage Market plans Portland location

Lori Valigra |

Forage Market in Lewiston, which soared to national attention when the October 2016 issue of Saveur magazine dubbed the store's bagels some of the best in America, plans to open a store in Portland...

H&M moves to new location at Maine Mall

Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB, better known as H&M, moved its store Thursday to a new location at the Maine Mall in South Portland.

Shipyard files trademark lawsuit against Midwest brewery

Portland-based Shipyard Brewing Co. alleges in a federal lawsuit that a Missouri brewery is selling a beer that infringes on Shipyard's trademarked name.

LePage threatens outright ban if lawmakers pass 'nips' deposit bill


Gov. Paul R. LePage told lawmakers Tuesday that if they approve a bill extending the state's bottle deposit law to include the 50-milliliter alcohol containers he'd work to ban all sales of...

Maine Food Insider: Cumberland Farms commits to sell healthier foods

Lori Valigra |

Cumberland Farms, with 24 stores and 495 employees in Maine, is the largest U.S. convenience store chain to join Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonprofit backed by former first lady Michelle...