A Tradewinds Variety on State Street in Veazie in this April 21, 2014, file photo. Credit: Brian Swartz / BDN

A Massachusetts company has purchased Tradewinds convenience store locations in eight communities in Maine.

Energy North is purchasing the stores in Ellsworth, Orland, Veazie, Hampden, Brewer, Old Town, Eddington and Bangor. Former Tradewinds owners Chuck and Belinda Lawrence are keeping the Blue Hill and Calais supermarkets.

Energy North, which will keep the Tradewinds name, operates 65 gas stations, convenience stores, car washes and food service locations in New England and upstate New York.

The new owner will continue the Lawrence family’s Pumped Up to Fight Cancer initiative by donating a penny per gallon of gasoline for cancer treatment.