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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.

Statler Mill redevelopment faces opposition over low-income housing


Eight years after Augusta acquired the 32-acre former Statler Mill property on the east side of the Kennebec River, and 16 years after the mill closed, the city is still struggling with developing...