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Red Barn video goes viral over misidentified $200 fine

A video posted by The Red Barn restaurant in Augusta, complaining about a $200 fine for exceeding noise limits at a fundraiser for a veterans' organization, garnered 1.4 million Facebook hits from...

Hartley Block construction to reverse blighted downtown Lewiston parcel

Laurie Schreiber |

A block of historic buildings in downtown Lewiston that were destroyed by arson a decade ago are the site of a major redevelopment project to be called The Hartley Block, which will include a 63-unit...

In tight industrial market, even unlisted properties sell

Laurie Schreiber |

A 42,000-square-foot warehouse/storage building, at 360 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, was never listed.

Commission picks new name if voters approve L/A merger

The Lewiston Auburn Joint Charter Commission has chosen a new name for Lewiston and Auburn if voters approve merging the cities later this year.

Lewiston Ramada Inn sold for $4 million

Laurie Schreiber |

A Massachusetts-based hotel investor group called Atithi LLC, which owns and operates a large portfolio of hotels under major brands, purchased the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston for more...

Colby's $200M sports complex gets green light

The Waterville Planning Board unanimously approved on Monday Colby College's plans for a $200 million, 350,000-square-foot athletic complex that includes an Olympic-size pool and an indoor track.

LA Metro Magazine brings on former chamber director


LA Metro Magazine adds Matt Leonard, local businessman and former president and CEO of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, as co-owner.

Former meat plant in Androscoggin County to become cannabis operation

The former Town & Country Foods meat operation in Greene was listed on Instagram and sold within three days to a medical marijuana grower.

A merger of Lewiston and Auburn would save money, but critics worry at what cost

Lori Valigra |

Rhetoric about the pending November referendum to merge Lewiston and Auburn is heating up. Proponents cite $2.3 million or more in annual savings, while opponents worry each city would lose its...

Industrial space crunch moves north: L/A's industrial space is in demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Interest in Lewiston/Auburn's available industrial space is growing, in part due to the tightness of the southern Maine and the Greater Portland markets.