Comments for: Maine retailers won’t be open Thanksgiving for shopping bonanzas

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 19, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.

PORTLAND | Don’t be fooled by the national ad campaigns from large retailers like Macy’s, Sears and Wal-Mart, which are trumpeting that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving and offering tremendous sales. Not in Maine they won’t. Maine is one of only three states that prohibits almost all businesses from …


An earlier version of this report said the original law was passed in 1969. The original law was passed in 1963.

Guidelines for posting on

The Bangor Daily News encourages comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

Similar Articles