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Ellsworth awarded $300K Community Development Block Grant

The city of Ellsworth will receive $300,000 from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development via the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development that can be used to assist...

Pop-Up art gallery highlights downtown Augusta

Peter Precourt, a professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta, is using a vacant storefront at 265 Water St. in the state’s capital as a pop-up art gallery, in part as an effort to...

Artist finalists announced for Congress Square redesign

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The Portland Public Art Committee has announced the four artist finalists for the Congress Square Public Arts Commission after narrowing down a field of 97 artists from across the globe.

Avesta adds 18 affordable housing units to Portland

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Avesta Housing will be unveiling its new 18-unit project to the public, Thomas Heights, at a grand opening ceremony on June 29 that will include Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling discussing the need for...

DOT to pay up to $3M for possible NGL relocation

Tulsa, Okla.-based NGL Energy Partners is still hunting for a new liquefied petroleum gas depot in southern Maine following the city of South Portland’s March decision to not allow the building...

El Rayo sees the light with new Portland location

Portland, your months-long nightmare is almost over as the owners of El Rayo Taqueria are planning to open the Mexican restaurant's new home in the city's downtown by the end of July.

Downtown building could be taken by Bangor

The city of Bangor may take over the 30,000-square-foot Central Building in the city's downtown at 73 Central St.

Portland's Midtown development moves forward with land sale

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A major hurdle has been cleared for the ambitious Midtown development project in Portland's West Bayside neighborhood, as the Federated Cos., a Florida real estate investment firm, has closed on the...

Conversion under way for Eastman block in Portland

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PORTLAND — A historic building at 11 Brown St. in Maine's most populous city is on track in its conversion to luxury condominiums.

Despite initial setback, Dollar General eyes Thomaston

Franklin Land Associates LLC of Brentwood, Tenn., is giving it a second go and has submitted another application to town officials in Thomaston for the construction of a Dollar General store.