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  • Published
    March 29, 2010

    New Club House Grille opens in former Denny’s

    A new casual dining experience is coming to the Route 1 location that has served as a Denny's, the Chef's Table and the Sports Zone. The restaurant, called the Club House Grille, will open the week after Easter at 1075 Commercial Street in Rockport, according to Director of Operations Kevin LaBree. The business is owned by Joe Cloutier. The restaurant will have between 40 and 50 employees and will offer a ...

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. March 25 Bow Century carrying caustic to Searsport. March 26 The tug Barbara and barge C/Freedom carrying gas to Searsport. March 27 Acadian carrying diesel to Searsport.  

  • Published
    March 25, 2010

    Moving on up

    During the 1980s and '90s, when Camden's downtown business district seemed to be in constant change, the end of winter meant the "spring shuffle," when established businesses changed storefronts and new ones moved in. Such a shuffle is occurring now for one of the community's longstanding members. Howard and Margaret Gallagher are moving their Maine Gathering Inc., Finest Kind Candies and Camden Falls Gallery ...

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    Loyal Biscuit changes hands

    Heidi Vanorse and Joel Neal purchased the Loyal Biscuit Co. in Rockland in January from Lauren and Bill Hinsman. The Loyal Biscuit Co. is a store that serves people who are obsessed with their pets, according to a press release. The boutique in downtown Rockland carries several lines of all-natural food and treats for dogs and cats, including two lines of raw foods - Primal and Stella and Chewy's. The store ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2010

    Dean’s Flower Shop has new owners

    The new owners of Dean's Flower Shop in Rockland said they plan to follow in the footsteps and traditions of the previous owner. Stephany Lindsey and Janetta Marino started as employees at the flower shop and have now become owners. They purchased the Old County Road business around Feb. 1. The previous owner, Jon Dean, had run the business, which was started by his father, for 35 years. Dean's has served the ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Conte’s ready for move down the road

    Conte's, a restaurant that prides itself on offering fresh seafood and a new menu every day, has plans to move down the road. Conte's will move to 148 Main St. by April 15, said Jeannie Levensaler. The move comes as the building the restaurant has been located in since 1991 is being leased to the group that is renovating the building at the end of the pier that will be The Pearl restaurant. That restaurant ...

  • Published
    February 20, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. Feb. 16 Bow Spring carrying caustic to Searsport. Galahad carrying kerosene to Searsport. Feb. 18 The tug Barbara and barge C/Freedom carrying ethanol to Searsport. Feb. 21 UBC Toronto carrying petroleum coke to Searsport. The Herald Gazette can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at news@villagesoup.com.  

  • Published
    February 19, 2010

    Researcher combines science, production and marketing in Warren

    A building that used to serve as a sawmill for Shed City on Route 1 in Warren is now a state-of-the-art facility where natural health supplements are scientifically formulated, produced, marketed and shipped. Dr. Jeff Leighton, a pharmacologist with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, founded Maine Natural Health in 2005. The company's clinical research arm is called the ...

  • Published
    February 18, 2010

    Rockland Marine, Wayfarer collaborate on fireboat repairs

    The motor vessel City of Portland IV, the fireboat for its namesake city, returned to the water Feb. 17 after repairs were completed at Wayfarer Marine in Camden. The fireboat ran aground in November during a rescue operation off Jewell Island, about an hour from Portland. Wayfarer provided sheltered workspace for Rockland Marine, which received the bid contract to do the repairs. According to Wayfarer ...

  • Published
    February 13, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. Feb. 4 Gan-Sabre carrying diesel to Searsport. Feb. 13 Alouette Arrow carrying clay to Searsport. Feb. 15 and 16 Torm Esbjerg carrying gas to Searsport. Feb. 16 Galahad carrying kerosene to Searsport. Feb. 18 Bow Spring carrying caustic to Searsport.    


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