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Bates College plans 'transformative' new science and research building

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Bates College in Lewiston announced Thursday it will break ground in 2019 on a new science building that is intended to expand science education at the college, embrace advanced technologies and...

Two Maine projects to share $2.5M in USDA Community Facilities loans

Maureen Milliken |

Two Maine recipients are among the 50 rural projects that received $243 million in Community Facilities Direct Loans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

MEREDA Index: Real estate activity reaches record in first quarter

Laurie Schreiber |

The MEREDA Index, a quarterly measure of real estate activity in Maine, reached a new record through the first quarter of 2018, driven primarily by rising prices in the residential and commercial...

Restored State Theatre marquee a public/private restoration project

The 1920s marquee on the former Portland movie theater, which now hosts live music, was brought back to its original look with help from the city's Facad Improvement Match Grant program.

Second restaurant tenant signs at building redeveloped by Colby

Maureen Milliken |

Money Cat Fried Chicken and Donuts will occupy 2,500 square feet in the former bank building at 173 Main St.

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms

Maureen Milliken |

The college will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the Brunswick college's commitment to carbon neutrality.

Portland Science Center ends its run on Portland's waterfront

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The Portland Science Center is closing after less than three years in business in the Old Port waterfront district.

Maine Crafts Association will open site in Portland’s arts district

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The Maine Crafts Association in West Gardiner is opening a second location, to be called Maine Craft Portland, at the historic Mechanics Hall in Portland’s arts district.

Front Street Shipyard begins long-awaited expansion

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Front Street Shipyard in Belfast announced Friday that it has finalized the financing it needed to begin construction of a new facility adjacent to its existing yard on the Belfast waterfront.

Partner in $40M Saco Island project makes a side deal for adjacent building

Laurie Schreiber |

Bernie Saulnier Jr., a partner in the J&B Partners LLC's proposed $40 million mixed-use development at Saco Island, purchased a 55,160-square-foot building across the street for $2.6 million in a...