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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from October 3, 2013

October 4, 2013

Sixty companies make annual list of best places to work in Maine

Some of the better-known names include Cianbro, Bangor Savings Bank, L.L. Bean and Unum.

October 3, 2013

Buffett sees last-minute budget accord

‘We will go right up to the point of extreme idiocy, but we won’t cross it,’ he says.

October 3, 2013

Metro bus service hopes to expand north of Portland

New routes likely would extend along the I-95/Route 1 corridor to Freeport.

October 3, 2013

A Word with the Boss: Maine Red Cross chief discusses what fears keep her awake

Pat Murtagh, an EMT trained in wilderness rescue, oversees 650 volunteers who help people in their worst moments.

October 3, 2013

Developer’s plan for Munjoy Hill: 29 townhouses

Redfern Properties’ vision is an upscale, six-building complex, as Munjoy Hill surges in popularity.