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Bankrupt Payless to close all its stores in Maine

Payless ShoeSource Inc., a discount footwear retailer based in Topeka, Kansas, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, announcing that it will liquidate more than 2,100 stories in the...

UMA Architecture Program student show underway


Work from students in the state's only five-year professional artchitecture program is on display until the end of the month in Danforth Gallery on the UMA campus in Augusta.

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...