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Small but mighty: Startup law firms are making their mark in Maine

Renee Cordes |

In Maine, the lure of launching a solo or small practice is popular, sparking a fresh crop of startups across the state. In fact, more than half of registered lawyers, 56%, work at firms with fewer...

Lowe's 11 stores in Maine escape closure

Staff |

Lowe's announced on Nov. 5 it will close 51 of its underperforming home-improvement stores in the United States and Canada. None of them are in Maine.

UMA architecture students design weather-resistant benches friendly to seniors

Staff |

Augusta's Mill Park features two new weather-resistant and senior-friendly benches, the culmination of a year of design and building by three students from the bachelor's of architecture degree...

Kennebec Valley expo to feature more than 100 companies

Maureen Milliken |

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Wednesday will feature more than 100 businesses, with a focus on hiring, and is expected to draw a “diverse crowd” to the Augusta...

Next 2018: Tobias Parkhurst is a catalyst for downtown Augusta's resurgence

Maureen Milliken |

Tobias Parkhurst, president of O&P Glass in Augusta and a former pro skateboarder, is one of the catalysts of downtown Augusta development — buying and...

Augusta real estate broker says she's 'living the American dream'

Maureen Milliken |

Hoa Hoang, owner of Hoang Realty in Augusta, the youngest of six children, came to Augusta in 1976, a year after her family came to the United States from Saigon. She still owns the home her family...

Longtime Augusta state office space finds new tenant

Maureen Milliken |

290 State St. was a supermarket, then a movie theater, and for more than 15 years the state's printing office, now it has a new tenant in Augusta's evolving office space climate.

Augusta's Turnpike Mall goes on the market

Laurie Schreiber |

One of Augusta's longtime retail magnets is up for sale. CBRE|The Boulos Co. is marketing the Turnpike Mall, a 214,900-square-foot shopping center on 26 acres, with an address of 10 Whitten Road, is...

'Self-awareness' is key to starting or growing a business in Maine

Maureen Milliken |

The message in Maine is the same for those starting a business as it is for communities that want to attract business and entrepreneurs — it's all about self-awareness. One of the top barriers...

Downtown Augusta redevelopment may be first U.S. Opportunity Zone project

Maureen Milliken |

A downtown Augusta building renovation may be the first project in the nation funded under the Opportunity Zone program, which offers tax breaks for investors who roll capital gains into projects in...

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