Business

  • EA publisher to enter Hall of Fame

    EA publisher to enter Hall of Fame

    BAR HARBOR — The longtime owner and publisher of two of Maine’s top weekly newspapers will be among two inductees into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame here in October. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander Publisher Alan Baker, along with retired Bangor Daily News Editor Mark Woodward, were selected this month by

  • Bucksport Council OKs electric car charging station

    Bucksport Council OKs electric car charging station

    BUCKSPORT — The automotive future is about to come to Bucksport. On July 27, the Town Council approved a request by local business owner Carsten Steenberg to set up a vehicle charging station in a parking space next to Bucksport House of Pizza. The charging station will be among the first in Hancock County. According

  • Swiss company buys SteriPEN

    Swiss company buys SteriPEN

    ELLSWORTH — Hydro-Photon Inc. — best-known for its ultraviolet, hand-held water purifier SteriPEN — is being acquired by Katadyn Group, a Swiss company. Katadyn (pronounced “cat-a-dine”) announced July 20 it had “signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Hydro-Photon” and that the deal was expected to close by the end of this month. The

  • Leaf & Anna opens in Brooklin

    Leaf & Anna opens in Brooklin

    BROOKLIN — A new shop, Leaf & Anna, offering kitchen wares, books, gifts and more, has opened at 12 Reach Road. The location is the former home of Betsy’s Sunflower. When owner Betsy Doherty decided to retire and close her store last spring, Anne Dentino saw an opportunity. “This is a lifelong dream for me,”

  • Brooklin Candy Co. open for business

    Brooklin Candy Co. open for business

    BROOKLIN — Blossom Kravitz, the owner of the Brooklin Candy Co., which makes chocolate bark, turtles and a hard candy resembling sea glass among other treats, has opened a storefront at 103 Bay Road. Not only can you stock up on sweets, Kravitz has coffee beans and tea for sale from Bucklyn Coffee, 44 North