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Bankrupt Payless to close all its stores in Maine

Payless ShoeSource Inc., a discount footwear retailer based in Topeka, Kansas, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, announcing that it will liquidate more than 2,100 stories in the...

Artist commissions announced for Lewiston’s Hartley Block building

Staff |

The Portland-based developer of the Hartley Block building in downtown Lewiston will spice up the fašade with two mosaic-tile works of art commissioned this week.

Inside the Maine's 'hottest towns' real estate sales list

Maureen Milliken |

The list of Maine towns and cities with the biggest increases in home sales, now in its fourth year, is about more than just the numbers.

UMA Architecture Program student show underway


Work from students in the state's only five-year professional artchitecture program is on display until the end of the month in Danforth Gallery on the UMA campus in Augusta.

Coffee shop opens in long-vacant downtown Augusta space


Dutch-style Huiskamer Coffee House, in the Macomber Block, 216 Water St., is downtown's only coffee shop.

Tenants of future Waterville arts center building find new homes

Maureen Milliken |

Businesses, organizations and even the City Council Chamber have found new space in the region as plans by Waterville Creates! and Colby College for an arts center at 93 Main St. move forward.

Waterville seeks developer for mixed-use Riverfront Gateway

Maureen Milliken |

The city of Waterville is seeking a developer for a mixed use project at Head of Falls — the first commercial development of the 20-acre site since a mill there was razed in the late 1960s.

Waterville Castonguay Square redesign moves forward

Maureen Milliken |

While redevelopment of the Waterville's downtown has focused primarily on the buildings, one spot of green space is also part of the overall plan to revitalize the city's core.

Fire contained, Huhtamaki paper products plant reopens this morning

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A fire that broke out early Tuesday evening at the Huhtamaki paper products plant on the Waterville-Fairfield line is now contained and the plant is back in operation, according to several news...

Maine Veterans' Homes $90 million Augusta development to begin

Maureen Milliken |

The 'small house' four building complex will be the first like it in the state, and comes at a time when the largely undeveloped north end of the capital city is becoming hot.