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Portland approves changes to short-term rental rules

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The Portland City Council approved changes to its short-term rental rules during its Nov. 19 meeting that will allow individual property owners to register up to five short-term rentals per year...

Prime South Portland waterfront site sold to local developer

Laurie Schreiber |

Ownership of a 30-acre prime waterfront property next to South Portland’s Bug Light Park has passed from one local family of developers to another. The property is considered significant for...

Residents voice opposition to two Westbrook housing developments

Two proposed Westbrook housing developments — one with 56 units and the other of 60 units — are facing opposition from local residents.

Gorman's family's $4M gift to create 'welcoming space' in MMC's expansion

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Maine Medical Center announced today it is receiving a $4 million gift from Lisa Gorman and the children of the late L.L.Bean chairman emeritus Leon Gorman and their spouses: Jeff and Sonya Gorman,...

Historic St. Croix house considered for demolition

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The National Park Service is seeking comments on a proposal that includes the potential demolition of a historic structure at the St. Croix Island International Historic Site.

Land acquisitions set stage for expansion of disabilities services nonprofit

Laurie Schreiber |

Demand continues to grow for the services of the Morrison Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people of all ages with disabilities. That need prompted the purchase of 151 acres in New...

Developers of Rock Row beer, food hall reach out to food and beverage vendors

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The 25,000-square-foot, two-story food and beer hall at Westbrook's planned Rock Row development won't be complete until 2021, but developers are already seeking food and beverage producers who'd...

Rethinking strip malls: Communities grapple with retail's shifting landscape

Maureen Milliken |

As Maine grapples with a changing retail climate that doesn't favor strip malls and box stores, the state's towns and cities must rethink how to best use that space, a group of community officials,...

Polstein plans $1M events center on Millinocket Lake

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission approved a plan to build an events center and operations building at the New England Outdoor Center on Millinocket Lake.

Waterville's Mitchell is Central Maine Growth Council Developer of the Year

Maureen Milliken |

Insurance company owner's second love is developing his native city, and the growth council says his projects have drawn business that has added 100 jobs to Waterville