Business

  • New furniture store opens in Gouldsboro

    New furniture store opens in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Don’t be surprised if you manage to walk away from Maine’s Choice Wholesale one day with a piece of furniture for as little as 10 cents. While it certainly won’t happen every day, what co-owner Chris Crawley dubs “crazy sales” will be part of the marketing plan for the store, which opened in

  • Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

    Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has increased its minimum wage to $15.75 an hour and will hire 300 new employees over the next year, according to a press release from Senior Public Relations Manager Sarah Laskowski on Tuesday. The move comes as the Bar Harbor-based organization, which made $400 million before expenses in 2017, continues

  • Walmart asks for millions in tax abatements

    Walmart asks for millions in tax abatements

    ELLSWORTH — Walmart is making a push in communities around the state, including Ellsworth and Bangor, to lower the property valuation of its stores by millions of dollars. The requests, if granted, could cost host communities hundreds of thousands in one-time retroactive reimbursements and future tax revenue. In many towns, Walmart is arguing that, despite

  • Bangin’ Whoopie is coming to Ellsworth

    Bangin’ Whoopie is coming to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Come May, Ellsworth residents and passers-through will have more options when it comes to snacking on Maine’s official state treat. Bangin’ Whoopie, a Bangor-based bakery selling more than 100 flavors of whoopie pies, is coming to the Maine Grind building, said the store’s owner, James Gallagher. The company will set up shop in

  • New director of philanthropy at local hospitals

    New director of philanthropy at local hospitals

    Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital has announced that Ruth Calas has been hired as the director of philanthropy for both Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals. Calas joined the Northern Light Health Foundation in 2015 as the director of philanthropy for Blue Hill Hospital, where she has grown the fundraising program and worked closely with

  • Beef, butter, milk prices up slightly

    Beef, butter, milk prices up slightly

    ELLSWORTH — The prices for beef, butter and milk rose slightly this quarter, according to prices gathered by The American. Ground beef, a pound of 85 percent lean, has increased by just over 1 percent since October, going from $5.40 to $5.47 this month. That’s on top of a 7 percent spike that occurred last

  • Emera Maine sold

    Emera Maine sold

    ELLSWORTH — Emera Maine will be sold to Canadian company ENMAX Corp. for $959 million, according to a press release from Emera Inc. on Monday. Emera Maine’s parent company, Emera Inc., which is also based in Canada, said in the release that it had reached a deal with ENMAX to sell its interest in the

  • Former thrift store sold

    Former thrift store sold

    ELLSWORTH — On Friday afternoon, Linda and Hans van der Does packed their 9-year-old son Ries into the car and drove up from their home in Ogunquit. They were coming to Ellsworth, where they’ve owned land for several years, to begin work on their recent acquisition: 112 Main St., the future home of Toko Ellsworth.