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Ethos' former space acquired by nonprofit helping imprisoned young adults re-enter society

Laurie Schreiber |

A former office building at 907 Main St. in downtown Westbrook is the site of a new community re-entry program for young adults transitioning from imprisonment at the Maine Department of Corrections'...

Maine tribes land $800K in federal housing grants

The Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe received $807,217 through a HUD Indian Housing Block Grant.

Contractor named to design $50M Saco River water-treatment facility


Maine Water has selected Hazen, an international engineering firm, for the engineering design services necessary to build a new water treatment facility near the Saco River in Biddeford.

Commercial development is booming, but concerns grow over shortages of skilled laborers

Jennifer Van Allen |

Contractors around the state are reporting that they're busier than ever as aging demographics, demand for housing and relatively low interest rates are creating new project...

Can Maine take advantage of the new ‘Age of Timber’?

James McCarthy |

I recently gave up a Saturday to attend the Wood Innovators Conference at the former Thomas Hammond & Son lumber mill in Hiram, which is re-purposing itself as a business incubator in...

Construction business is booming, but where are the workers?

Jennifer Van Allen |

In 2004, Scott Tompkins wrote a Mainebiz column about the need to rehab the public's perception of construction work. In a survey of job desirability that had been recently published,...

Father-son developers plan Starbucks for Biddeford crossroad

The Five Points Intersection in Biddeford, a major crossroad, is being eyed as the site for a new Starbucks coffee shop.

Bath seeks proposals to develop vacant property in 'iconic downtown'

James McCarthy |

The city of Bath is seeking proposals from qualified firms and developers to purchase and develop a vacant downtown property that for almost 100 years was the site of the Bath YMCA.

Maine will lose a Macy's, a Sears and a Kmart

Three retail giants will have a smaller presence in Maine in the coming months, with Macy's, Sears and Kmart announcing plans to close stores in Bangor and Augusta.

MDOT: Bath viaduct project ahead of schedule


Woolwich general contractor Reed & Reed is about three weeks ahead of schedule in its replacement of the Route 1 viaduct in Bath that connects the highway with the four-lane Sagadahoc Bridge crossing...