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Maine National Guard gets new 101,000-square-foot home

Maureen Milliken |

The Army and Air National Guard units have a new joint command headquarters with the completion of Camp Chamberlain in north Augusta, a $34 million project that took more than two years to finish.

Freeport developer to build 48-unit apartment complex in Augusta

Maureen Milliken |

Developer Tim Gooch in March bought 43 acres on Civic Center Drive, a site that's close to the highway exit, the Marketplace at Augusta and UMA.

Kennebec River Day adds Augusta's first-ever brewfest to its lineup

Staff |

The Augusta area's first-ever brew festival has been added to Kennebec River Day events.

Proposal for 23 units in downtown Augusta would 'provide a huge jolt'

Maureen Milliken |

A plan for apartments, retail and amenities in the 257-271 Water St. block would be the largest development in the capital city's evolving downtown.

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...

Augusta's Colonial Theater development seen as an economic driver

Maureen Milliken |

The long-vacant building is not only a key to revitalizing the north end of Augusta's downtown, but to creating a cultural center that will strengthen the Capital City's economy. This spring,...

Engineering firm to move to downtown Augusta

SGC Engineering takes a five-year lease on 7,500 square feet on Augusta's Water Street, moving to the Capital City's downtown from its smaller quarters on Hallowell's Water Street. The move fills the...

Downtown Augusta's redevelopment was a long time coming


Four bars and restaurants and six other businesses have opened in downtown Augusta since mid-2016, joining 34 new apartments and a feeling that "downstreet" is coming into its own in the capital city.

Former mill site in Augusta: A blank slate waiting for developer to make something happen

Maureen Milliken |

The 17-acre site that for 150 years housed paper mills on the east bank of the Kennebec River in Augusta has an eye-catching view of downtown and the State House downstream, is close to Route 3 and...

Food Insider: Viles Arboretum offers chance to get off couch on Super Bowl Sunday

Maureen Milliken |

The Viles Arboretum's annual Table Tour in Augusta on Sunday, Feb. 4, offers an opportunity to enjoy a culinary-focused social event on Super Bowl Sunday before the game begins.