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Orvis renews lease on Bow Street in Freeport

The Vermont-based outdoors clothing and fishing outlet, which has been in downtown Freeport since 2013, will continue to occupy 10,000 square feet of space a block east of downtown.

Ocean Gate Plaza's new life is paying off

Maureen Milliken |

The 130,000 square feet in the nine-story building at 511 Congress St. in Portland are spoken for, and a 300-space parking garage is in the works, the result of rebranding and renovations by the...

Pamola Motor Lodge project another piece in Millinocket's recovery

Maureen Milliken |

New owner Chris Carr bought the Central Street fixture in 2016 and hopes to make it a four-season destination, another piece in the town's new economy.

Second BBQ joint leverages neighborhood vibe in Portland's Deering Center

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of a long-time family-owned pizzeria at 476 Stevens Ave. in Portland is expected to leverage the community’s neighborly feel when the new owners open a barbecue restaurant there...

Monhegan Island home and studio built by Rockwell Kent joins historic network


The Monhegan Island home and studio built by painter Rockwell Kent is among four sites that have been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes...

County jail closure could follow Downeast facility closure

Washington County, still reeling from the closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor, now has to contend with the prospect of the county jail closing too.

Rockland Main Street supports pilot project extending Downeaster service


The board of directors of Rockland Main Street Inc. notified the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority that it fully supports the proposed pilot project to extend Amtrak Downeaster passenger...

Bangor Mall’s owner, citing hardships, seeks tax break

Simon Property Group of Indianapolis has asked the Bangor Assessor’s Office to lower the appraised value of the Bangor Mall, from $60.9 million to $32 million, which would halve the $1.4...

Big Brothers Big Sisters to move offices to Westbrook

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is moving to 625 Main St. in Westbrook after more than two decades at 195 Lancaster St. in Portland, with will gain the Cumberland and York counties...

Filling empty space quickly isn't new to Freeport

Even Freeport isn't immune from the pinch of the “Amazon effect,” one of the several reasons there may be some high-profile empty storefronts on Main Street. But those in the know say the...