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Dresses, Hardware and Other Legacies at Hussey’s General Store

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Hussey’s General Store has a history of tradition-making. The “everything store,” as manager Kristen Ballantyne calls it, opened in 1923 in Windsor, Maine. Locals have relied on the business ... Read More »

Maine Retailer Scoops Up New Opportunities With Ice Cream Shop

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For 20 years, Pete Erickson’s job was selling and servicing forestry equipment, which required him to travel all across New England. Yet four years ago he decided to change his career path drastically. From spending his days outside in the ... Read More »

Maine Retail Operation Focuses on Family and Community


When customers arrive at Oak Hill Hardware in Scarborough, Maine, they know they’ll be greeted with a smile and a wagging tail. Black Lab mix Rivet is a local celebrity, sought out by children and adults who drop in sometimes ... Read More »