Maine by the numbers

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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 6, 2013

October 6, 2013

Hundreds of thousands sell handmade, vintage goods on Etsy

The online marketplace has more than 300 million members in 200 countries.

October 6, 2013

Charles Lawton: The Internet is the Internet – unless it’s broadband

Before spending a lot of money to provide ‘universal service,’ the state must sell the benefits of connection.

October 6, 2013

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