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Most popular Halloween candy by state, and best and worst candies

With Halloween approaching, kids, teenagers and even some adults will bring big scores of candy home to enjoy and snack on for months to come. 

After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a dip in candy sales in 2020, Halloween participation is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween spending survey, candy spending could reach an all-time high of around $3.1 billion, with a record $10.6 billion expected to be spent on all things Halloween.

Most Halloween shopping is done in the first two weeks of October, and a new ranking by CandyStore.com reveals what

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Popular Orono coffee shop completes its expansion to downtown Bangor

A popular Orono coffee shop and eatery has opened a second location in downtown Bangor, nearly a year after the new spot was first announced.

Nest, which first opened on Main Street in Orono in 2016, quietly opened its new location last weekend at 25 State St. in downtown Bangor. It took more than a year for owners Li Yang and Anna Berube and manager Kate Anderson to renovate the space, which was formerly the home of Yankee Cobbler, a shoe repair business that closed after a devastating fire on Thanksgiving Day 2020.

Berube said it took quite a while

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