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Roast cod in sweet pepper and crab broth with potatoes and hominy can be seen on Nov. 29 at Sammy's Deluxe in Rockland. The new restaurant focuses on Maine comfort food.

Grandma’s recipes, chef’s technique: Sammy’s Deluxe in Rockland elevates comfort food

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 06, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
“It’s Maine food, comfort food, super simple, classic dishes done really, really well,” said Sam Richman.
A male yearling moose walks along the shore of a pond in the Moosehead Lake Region in this June 2016 file photo.

Moosehead Brewery tells NH beer maker Mooselick Brewing to change name

By Isaac Stein, The Keene Sentinel on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
Moosehead Brewery has several registered U.S. trademarks, including the word “moose” in alcoholic beverages and any moose image pertaining to the alcoholic beverage industry.

Aetna starts bid to salvage Humana deal in antitrust trial

By Andrew Harris and David McLaughlin, Bloomberg on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Aetna Inc.’s proposal to salvage its $37 billion takeover of Humana Inc. by selling assets to a smaller company isn’t convincing the Justice Department, which told a federal judge that the remedy poses risks for seniors who depend on Medicare.
Members of the Community Union of Ellsworth and Hancock County joined the striking FairPoint Communications workers at the corner of Harlow and State Street in Bangor in this December 2014 file photo.

What FairPoint’s sale means to Maine customers

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
The company said it plans to ditch the FairPoint name some time after the expected close of the sale in mid-2017, though it said billing and FairPoint-issued email addresses will remain the same.

Verrill Dana Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Benchmark Litigation

By Verrill Dana on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.

McDonald’s revamps $4 billion McCafe brand to challenge Starbucks

By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg on Dec. 05, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
McDonald’s Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand — part of a bid to challenge Starbucks Corp. and Dunkin’ Donuts.
POLL QUESTION
Rock Harbor Pub and Brewery owner Dan Pease shows off the brewery part of his brewpub in Rockland Thursday. Pease has bought a new building with hopes of a big expansion on their brewing this summer.

Midcoast brewer plans for dramatic boost in suds production

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 05, 2016, at 2 p.m.
“We’re not making enough beer to keep up right now.”
CONSUMER FORUM

Magnet maker wins court ruling despite injuries to children

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
There were reports of injury to some children who swallowed the powerful neodymium (rare earth) magnet balls.

MTUG Webinar – Broadband in Maine: A Panel Discussion with the ConnectME Authority & FairPoint Communications

By Kate Carpenter on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.
A FairPoint sign can be seen in Bangor in this August 2014 file photo.

Consolidated Communications to buy FairPoint in $1.5 billion deal

By Reuters on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. said on Monday it would buy broadband service provider FairPoint Communications Inc.
Looking west from the summit of Big Rock Mountain, towards the town of Mars Hill and central Aroostook County's unorganized territories. To the southwest, on left, are the highlands around Number Nine Mountain, the proposed site of a 119-turbine wind farm.

Developers hit brakes on massive wind project in Aroostook County

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 05, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
Ingalls wrote that the company decided to withdraw the application due to “an unexpectedly lengthy interconnection process.”
The former Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill.

Asbestos removal from former Lincoln mill site will cost $16 million

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Town officials hope to begin site remediation or marketing next year, with the aim to attract a new business to the site.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally as part of his "Thank You Tour 2016" in Cincinnati, Dec. 1, 2016.

Trump warns that companies that offshore jobs will face 35 percent tariff

By Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post on Dec. 04, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
Trump declared that he intends to incentivize businesses to stay in America by lowering corporate taxes and slashing regulations, two key components of his economic agenda.
Patriot Subaru 2016 "Share The Love Event" BBQ with STRIVE

Patriot Subaru Shares The Love With STRIVE

By Tom Talbott on Dec. 04, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.

Getting Ready for 2017 – Social Media Breakfast Maine

By Jessica Wallace on Dec. 04, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Allison Basye and Greg Doak are planning a trio of businesses in downtown Presque Isle, starting with the Allegro coffee shop opening in December.

Cafe duo has big plans brewing for downtown Presque Isle

By Anthony Brino on Dec. 03, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
In a long-empty building in downtown Presque Isle, Allison Basye and Greg Doak are opening a new cafe, Allegro, which they hope will be the first of a trio of food ventures.
A man stands on a skateboard outside a Wal-Mart store in Williston, North Dakota, in 2013.

Wal-Mart to settle lawsuit over benefits for same-sex spouses

By Daniel Wiessner, Reuters on Dec. 02, 2016, at 6:14 p.m.
The plaintiff in the case has worked at Wal-Mart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999.
Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, in May.

Trump creates business advisory council stacked with CEOs

By Ginger Gibson and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Dec. 02, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
President Barack Obama frequently met with the CEOs of large companies and often spoke before the Business Roundtable, composed of CEOs of big corporations.

Maine College Students: Have a Business Idea? Compete for Cash!

By Broadreach Public Relations on Dec. 02, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Michael Liberty

How illegal campaign donations deepened the downfall of a Maine-made mogul

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 02, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
The possibility of jail comes at an already difficult time for Michael Liberty.
 

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