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State paid $7.2M for seized land, could face challenge

When the state seized 18 acres of Portland waterfront in April from owner Phineas Sprague Jr., it paid him $7.8 million, more than double what he paid for the land two years...

L.L.Bean closing Bangor call center

Freeport-based retailer L.L.Bean will close its Bangor call center — which has employed up to 800 part-time workers in past holiday sales seasons — in spring...

Verso Paper mill’s valuation could sink by $220M

The valuation of the Verso Paper mill in Jay could drop by more than $220 million, based on the most recent estimate by town officials as they raised property taxes by...

Wiscasset campground faces uncertain future

The Chewonki Campground in Wiscasset could face closure if the 53-year-old recreation spot loses several acres of trees to the nearby Wiscasset Municipal Airport for required...

Portland waterfront developer seeks Old Port feel

Developers are seeking to transform a historic Portland waterfront property into a mixed-use development that would emulate the feel of the Old Port.

Brunswick's Debora King: It takes more than a Main Street to grow your community

Maddy Butcher Gray |

Debora King, the Brunswick Downtown Association's executive director since 2012, is part of a downtown that experienced significant growth and success in recent years.

Maine home sales and median price up in July

Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine increased in July over the same month last year, while the median sales price saw a smaller increase over the same period.

Lincoln natural gas project near milestone

The first part of a $7.5 million natural gas project is almost finished in the town of Lincoln, where Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and other businesses are expected to benefit.

Largest U.S. dollar store chain expanding to Maine

Dollar General Corp. is set to begin construction on its first-ever Maine location, just after the country’s largest dollar store chain made a counteroffer to buy competitor...

Major Portland retail-office block sold for $8M

Three adjacent retail-office complexes in Portland’s Old Port that include Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and Stonewall Kitchen as tenants have been sold for $8 million to a New...