Posts Tagged: Business

  • 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

  • Gas prices flirt with $3 for first time in years

    Gas prices flirt with $3 for first time in years

    ELLSWORTH — If it seems like gas prices haven’t been this low in quite awhile, that’s because they haven’t. In fact, it’s been almost four years since gas prices were this low. On Monday, AAA reported that the national average was $3.10 for a gallon of regular gas, and said it was the lowest price

  • Verso spokesman goes part time

    Verso spokesman goes part time

    BUCKSPORT — Bill Cohen, a spokesman for Verso Paper Corp., is no longer working full time for the Tennessee-based paper producer. In a phone interview, Cohen said his hours were reduced to part-time in June, and that the shift was unrelated to the looming closure of the Bucksport paper mill, which Verso announced earlier this

  • Ellsworth Shopping Center sold for $7.2M

    Ellsworth Shopping Center sold for $7.2M

    ELLSWORTH — After a half-century of single-family ownership, the Ellsworth Shopping Center on High Street now has a new owner. The sale of the retail complex — which is home to Shaw’s, Renys, Family Dollar, Wendy’s, Martha’s Diner and other businesses — was completed at the end of September, according to documents filed at the

  • Ellsworth American Inc. launches new websites

    Ellsworth American Inc. launches new websites

    ELLSWORTH — To better serve readers and keep pace with the ever-changing digital world, Ellsworth American Inc. has launched two new websites, www.ellsworthamerican.com and www.mdislander.com. As part of the change, the company has discontinued www.fenceviewer.com, the newspaper company’s former website. Since Jan. 1, 2009, fenceviewer.com has provided online Hancock County news drawn from both The

  • Open houses scheduled for new Bucksport day care

    Open houses scheduled for new Bucksport day care

    BUCKSPORT — A new day care is opening at 7 Mercer Lane on Nov. 3. For those considering sending children to Munchkinland, the women starting the business are holding two open houses this month. The first is Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. The second is Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7