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Appeal filed to prevent demolition of historic Ellsworth firehouse

Laurie Schreiber |

An appeal has been filed to save a 19th century firehouse in Ellsworth from demolition. The city had already issued a permit allowing the owner to raze the building.

Biddeford Clock Tower in the running for national preservation grant

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The clock atop Biddeford's City Hall is one of 20 historic sites chosen to compete in an online contest for historic preservation money.

CES acquires Florida engineering firm

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Environmental engineering firm CES Inc., which is based in Brewer and operates six other Maine offices, has acquired a Florida civil engineering firm.

240-unit development proposed for Lewiston

A development of 240 apartment units has been proposed for the former Pineland Lumber Co. site in Lewiston.

Auction buy builds on Biddeford's growing prominence

Laurie Schreiber |

The multi-family building at 61 Bacon St. in Biddeford is viewed by the buyer as a great prospect for a return on investment in a market that's more affordable than greater Portland.

Kennebunkport voters OK $10M to purchase 85-acre downtown parcel

Voters authorized the town to purchase an undeveloped 85-acre lot on North Street for $10 million, but it's not yet clear what will be done with the land.

Maine single family home sales — and prices — continue to rise

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Single-family home sales and the sales price continued to rise in the month of August in most of Maine, according to the Maine Association of Realtors. The increase is sales is despite a statewide...

Bangor offering facade grants to downtown businesses

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The city of Bangor is taking applications for a new round of facade grants.The downtown areas east of Kenduskeag Stream and on the Penobscot River...

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.

Zoning change paves the way for mixed-use project on Portland's East End

The Portland City Council approved a zoning amendment that will allow for construction of a large mixed-use office building and garage on the Eastern Waterfront, at 100 Fore St.