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Coffee shop opens in long-vacant downtown Augusta space


Dutch-style Huiskamer Coffee House, in the Macomber Block, 216 Water St., is downtown's only coffee shop.

Maine Veterans' Homes $90 million Augusta development to begin

Maureen Milliken |

The 'small house' four building complex will be the first like it in the state, and comes at a time when the largely undeveloped north end of the capital city is becoming hot.

A year after Opportunity Zone tax law written, promotion is name of the game

Maureen Milliken |

Economic development officials working to promote their areas, since development tool is about financial investment, not location.

First Amendment Museum will more than double its size with addition

Maureen Milliken |

The museum at the former Gannett House in Augusta, next to the Blaine House, continues to evolve with city approval of a 17,000-square-foot addition.

Report: Maine public colleges lowest in New England for tuition and fees

Renee Cordes |

Maine's public colleges have New England's lowest average tuition and fee rates, says a report by the New England Board of Higher Education released this week.

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...