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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...

Warehouse shortage fueled by nontraditional uses

Peter Van Allen |

Beer brewers, coffee roasters and medical marijuana companies are taking over more warehouse space in Portland, driving demand and the price per square foot.

Long-time employee buys Bath cabinet maker

Peter Van Allen |

The Kennebec Co. has been sold to a longtime employee, James Stewart, the new owner said Monday.

Maine Preservation honors historic rehab and preservation projects

The Maine Preservation honored 16 historic preservation projects throughout the state at its annual awards ceremony last week, including the Press Hotel in Portland and the Mill at Dover-Foxcroft.

Maine firms win awards for engineering excellence

Six engineering firms in Maine received awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine for work this year.

Portland documentary school, MECA continue partnership talks

Discussions about creating a partnership between the Maine College of Art and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which announced in June it would close this fall, have progressed.

Harriman Architects + Engineers merges with Boston’s The Cecil Group

Laurie Schreiber |

Auburn-based Harriman Architects + Engineers has merged with The Cecil Group, a planning, design and landscape architecture firm in Boston.