Posts Tagged: Business

  • Is Maine’s harness racing a bad bet?

    Is Maine’s harness racing a bad bet?

    ELLSWORTH — Legislative debate in 2015 over expanding gaming in Maine will include a second look at stipends paid to the harness racing industry, which totaled nearly $74 million from 2005 to 2013. “I’m not convinced this is a responsible use of taxpayer dollars, especially amidst cuts to other important programs, like revenue sharing,” said

  • Ellsworth American opens weekend newsstand

    Ellsworth American opens weekend newsstand

    ELLSWORTH — Starting this Saturday morning at 7, The Ellsworth American at 30 Water St. will sell newspapers as well as a wide selection of in-county, in-state and out-of-state papers. The storefront newsstand also will be open Sundays from 8 a.m. until 1 with a selection of Sunday papers. The weekend newsstand initiative comes in

  • Mike’s Country Store to close doors Friday

    Mike’s Country Store to close doors Friday

    ELLSWORTH — Empty shelves and coolers will signal the end of a more than century-long era when Mike’s Country Store on Water Street officially closes its doors for good Friday evening. “It’ll be damn cold and dark inside for now,” said proprietor Jody Colson, who said the decision to close has been necessary for her

  • Early bird sales scheduled Nov. 1

    Early bird sales scheduled Nov. 1

    ELLSWORTH — Many local merchants are hosting early bird sales Saturday, Nov. 1, according to the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. Businesses throughout Ellsworth, including those on routes 1 and 3, Main Street and High Street and Ellsworth Shopping Center businesses, are offering discounts to those who come in early to shop. Shops at the

  • Little Caesars eyes a slice of Ellsworth pizza market

    Little Caesars eyes a slice of Ellsworth pizza market

    ELLSWORTH — With a plethora of pizzerias locally, it’s a fair question why a national pizza chain would be looking to get a slice of the Ellsworth market. A quick count reveals there are a half-dozen eateries here with either “pizza” or a variation of the word in their name — Angelo’s Pizzeria, Charlie’s Pizza

  • Bar Harbor Bank welcomes VP/chief credit officer

    Bar Harbor Bank welcomes VP/chief credit officer

    Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently welcomed Gary E. Jones, VP/chief credit officer, to the company. Jones’ office is located in the Bar Harbor branch at 82 Main St. Having more than 25 years of lending experience with financial institutions throughout the Southeastern United States, Jones is part of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Enterprise

  • Beef, butter, egg prices up sharply from July

    Beef, butter, egg prices up sharply from July

    ELLSWORTH — Remember that Wendy’s commercial from 1984 where the older woman asked “where’s the beef?” while searching a hamburger bun? Today’s question is why so much for the beef? Beef prices have shot up over 22 percent since July, the last time The American conducted a price check of grocery staples. Prices of beef,

  • Cadillac Mountain Sports named top retailer

    Cadillac Mountain Sports named top retailer

    Cadillac Mountain Sports has been selected by “Outdoor USA Magazine” as one of the Top 100 Retailers in the nation. Cadillac Mountain Sports was one of three retailers in the state selected for this honor. “Outdoor USA Magazine” chose their list based on nominations provided by leading industry brands and distributors. Stores also were able