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Tired stretch of Congress Street due for a makeover

Laurie Schreiber |

Several neglected buildings along Congress Street in Portland are getting some much-needed TLC from a local developer.

Presque Isle’s art scene gets boost with downtown initiative

More than 20 artists are lined up to create an artists hub in Presque Isle in the third floor of the Key Bank building downtown.

LePage puts Boothbay home on the market

Gov. Paul LePage and his wife Ann are selling the home in Boothbay that they purchased in a foreclosure auction for $215,000 in 2014.

Skowhegan launches second Entrepreneur Challenge

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

Skowhegan's Entrepreneur Challenge, which this year offers more than $23,000 in benefits and incentives for the winning entrepreneur, opened Friday.

Brewery is latest tenant for Bangor’s historic Nichols Block

STAFF |

Black Bear Brewing Co., an Orono-based family owned brewery and tap room, is opening its second tap room in Bangor’s historic Nichols Block.

Fishermen balk at Portland's accelerating waterfront development

More than 90 lobstermen, fishermen and waterfront business owners signed a petition that said planned developments along Portland's waterfront will jeopardize traditional uses.

Eastport’s 15 Sea Street project stalls over developer’s troubles

A $9 million project to transform an old sardine cannery into a hotel, residential units, retail and event space in Eastport is on hold, due to one of the developers being involved in a legal dispute...

Apartment complex for chronically homeless people opens in Portland

STAFF |

Avesta Housing and Preble Street have opened Portland's third “housing first” program, Huston Commons, which is now home to 30 formerly homeless individuals with chronic health challenges.

Petition seeks to halt Damariscotta commercial development

A citizens’ petition calling for a moratorium on commercial development in Damariscotta is moving forward to selectmen now that signatures have been verified.

Kennebunkport addresses need for affordable housing for workers

Kennebunkport’s board of selectmen awarded a contract to perform a housing needs analysis to Camoine Associates of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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