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Statler Mill redevelopment faces opposition over low-income housing

STAFF |

Eight years after Augusta acquired the 32-acre former Statler Mill property on the east side of the Kennebec River, and 16 years after the mill closed, the city is still struggling with developing...

Lewiston buildings nominated for National Register of Historic Places

Lewiston’s Downtown Commercial Historic District and the 19th-century Le Messager building on Lisbon Street have been nominated by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for listing on the...

With MDOT's $5M proposal, Wiscasset's downtown is at a crossroads

Renee Cordes |

It's an impasse in all senses of the word: Wiscasset business owners worried about losing storefront downtown parking are growing more vocal as the Maine Department of Transportation...

Divided over development: Damariscotta’s move to find balance leaves developer in tough spot

Maureen Milliken |

On the far north end of Main Street in Damariscotta, the sound of construction fills the air as a Dollar General and Sherwin Williams paint store go up on land that housed a long-vacant...

Belfast is now hip. That brings new challenges.

Laurie Schreiber |

Belfast's new desirability has resulted in new challenges, chief among them lack of affordable housing. That's resulted in ongoing conversation as city officials and the wider community grapple with...

Tambrands spends $4.6M on safety upgrades at Auburn plant

STAFF |

Two major safety upgrades at Auburn's Tambrands' factory, with a cost of $4.6 million, are the latest in a total $11 million in expansion and upgrades this year at the site.

Maine’s biggest solar farm now operational

The final 25% of a 26,000-panel, 5-megawatt array spread over more than 20 acres at the Madison Business Gateway, was brought online Wednesday.

Bar Harbor business and historic building packaged for unusual sale

Laurie Schreiber |

In an unusual deal, Beverly and Peter Bono — who've operated the Christmas Spirit Shop in the historic Grant Building at 80 Main St. in Bar Harbor since 1995 — are seeking to sell both...

Bangor Arts Exchange kicks off with full calendar

In the historic Nichols Block in downtown Bangor, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Launchpad and Bangor Ballet, together calling themselves the Bangor Arts Exchange, have settled in and have kicked off...

Play ball! Portland makes Top 10 of minor league cities

James McCarthy |

Portland once again made it into SmartAsset’s top 10 rankings of the best minor league baseball cities or towns, ranking sixth out of 159 communities analyzed in 2017 by the online financial...

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