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Three counties get $210K boost for economic development planning


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will award $210,000 to Androscoggin, Somerset, and Aroostook counties to foster economic development, support small...

Waterville arts hub renovation gets $2 million boost from Colby benefactor

Maureen Milliken |

The contemporary art gallery that's part of the 93 Main St. renovation will be named for donor Paul Schupf, who has also donated to the Colby College Museum of Art in the past.

Waterville's hot single-family home market isn't cooling down

Maureen Milliken |

Maine's hottest 2017 market for home sales is continuing to stay hot in what's traditionally a bad time of year to sell a home.

Colby, Waterville Creates! collaborate on downtown arts building renovation

A landmark downtown building will be renovated, reduced and developed into an arts hub in a collaboration between Colby College and nonprofit Waterville Creates! Plans for the regional arts hub at 93...

Belgrade Realtors open agency in renovated mixed-use building

Two Belgrade Lakes village upper Main Street buildings have a fresh look, renovated office space and new occupants, including the newly formed Lakehome Group brokerage.

Colby's first Waterville downtown development piece is in place

Maureen Milliken |

The first building in Colby College's multi-property Main Street project is renovated and occupied, and other downtown projects, both the college's and those by others, are following.

Szanton Co. breaks ground on Lewiston's Hartley Block project

Laurie Schreiber |

The Szanton Co. broke ground Thursday on The Hartley Block development in downtown Lewiston, which will create 63 residential units and 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space.

Lewiston gets $1.3M to improve downtown housing


Lewiston is the first city in Maine to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize its stock of affordable downtown housing.

Lewiston extends developer’s option on Bates Mill No. 5

Developer Tom Platz, who has successfully developed much of Lewiston’s sprawling Bates Mill complex, will have at least three more years to pull off the redevelopment of the largest property, a...

Augusta Downtown Alliance director boosts city in print

Maureen Milliken |

Michael Hall, executive director of the Augusta Downtown Alliance, wanted to do something a little different in the recently published Arcadia Publishing book touting Augusta. He made “the...