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‘Legacy’ Brewer brick maker closes

After 110 years in business, the Brewer-based Brooks Brick Co. called it a day on Friday — as competition from brick suppliers out of state, lack of demand from homeowners, budget cutbacks for...

Art project delayed for Woodford's Corner facelift

There's more news about the much-needed rehab of the five-way intersection of Woodford's Corner in Portland — including the decision on Monday to delay action on a public art proposal for the...

Waterfront ice rink plans gain support from Bangor officials

The Bangor Rotary Club is gearing up to celebrate its centennial by gifting the city a long-talked-about addition to the Bangor Waterfront — an ice rink and splash pad that would overlook the...

Former Dakin building home to high-end apartments

After two years and a $2 million investment, the conversion of the former Dakin Sporting Goods building in downtown Bangor is complete.

The entrepreneurs of Brunswick's TechPlace

Lori Valigra |

TechPlace, the entrepreneur incubator at Brunswick Landing, lacks the cacophony and frenetic energy of the typical Massachusetts or Silicon Valley startup space, and that's not a bad...

Historic factory will get $6M conversion to apartments


The former home of Schlotterbeck & Foss Co. is getting new life, thanks to a developer who successfully applied to have it listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now able to take...

Portand's M.R. Brewer Inc.'s bright future stays true to familial roots

Laurie Schreiber |

M.R. Brewer Inc. is a construction and millwork firm that handles everything from installing a $50 cabinet door to completing multi-million-dollar renovations and new construction.

Bar Harbor council backs rehab of major street

Bar Harbor's town council designated $25,000 for an infrastructure design study on Cottage Street, one of the popular summer tourist town's two main corridors central to commerce.

Portland's Congress Square redesign project nets over 100 bids

The city of Portland received more than 100 submissions for its Congress Square redesign project, with some public art proposals coming from as far away as the United Kingdom.

UMaine tests Maine trees used to make 'plywood on steroids'

Scientists and engineers at the University of Maine are evaluating the strength, thermal and moisture properties of Maine trees when used to make cross-laminated timber, a kind of lumber used to...