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Developer Wants To Build Massive Central Maine Apartment Complex

There is no doubt that Maine, like much of New England, is currently going through a housing crisis. During the pandemic, Maine saw a big influx of people from outside the state. Not only did this cause a shortage of available homes, condos, and apartments, it also drove up the price on available housing.
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Greater Portland Council of Governments plans 200 housing units for asylum seekers

The Greater Portland Council of Governments is aiming to spur the creation of 200 transitional housing units for asylum seeker families over the next two years. The council plans to raise $1.5 million to support new construction, and will also rely on grants and financing from real estate developers. The group is considering several potential sites between York and Brunswick.

Former Lewiston mayor sued over 2019 crash involving pedestrian

A former Lewiston woman hit in a crosswalk by a car driven by former Lewiston Mayor Mark Cayer in 2019 has filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages. Julianne Dawson, now of Massachusetts, filed a civil complaint in Androscoggin County Superior Court late last month alleging Cayer was "careless and negligent in failing to yield the right of way" to Dawson when he struck her on Oct. 24, 2019, as she crossed Pine Street in a crosswalk, the Lewiston Sun Journal reported.

Hobby Lobby & Harbor Freight Could Soon Have Locations in Augusta, Maine

Two incredibly popular, and quite large, retail stores may soon be planting new roots in Maine's Capital city. According to the Kennebec Journal, their are currently documents that have been placed on file with the City of Augusta that reveal the two retail giants have shown interest in the building that used to house Sears at the Turnpike Mall.

Woman sues former Lewiston mayor for hitting her with van in crosswalk in 2019

LEWISTON (BDN) -- A woman has sued Lewiston’s former mayor for alleged negligence when he struck her in a crosswalk more than two years ago. Julianne Dawson — formerly of Lewiston, now of Salem, Massachusetts — filed a complaint against Mark Cayer in Androscoggin County Superior Court in late May, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Progress on L.L.Bean headquarters redevelopment is ahead of schedule

L.L.Bean’s $110 million headquarters redevelopment will be completed two years ahead of schedule as the work-from-home movement during the pandemic allowed construction to be sped up. Under the project, the retailer is developing a 400,000-square-foot office complex in three phases on the existing headquarters site, just off Main Street...

LIST | 4th of July fireworks, parades, and celebrations around Maine

If you're looking for Fourth of July firework displays, parades or celebrations near you, CBS 13 has compiled a list of locations across the state. All events happen on July 4 unless otherwise noted. Below is a list of some of the locations offering fireworks and celebrations:. Augusta. July 4th...

Mary Jane Oliver Rines

Mary Jane passed away with her children by her side at Cove’s Edge on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Mary Jane is the daughter of the late Sterling and Gwendolyn (Pinkham) Oliver, of Nobleboro. She attended the local school. Mary Jane enjoyed long car rides, knitting, reading, and spending time...

Two Teens Seriously Injured in Raymond, Maine Crash

Two teens were hospitalized with serious injuries after the car they were in flipped upside down and crashed into a utility pole in Raymond, Maine. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says a homeowner on Webbs Mills Road reported a vehicle crashed in front of their home around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Maine Restaurant Under Fire For Being “Cashless”

Should a business be forced to accept cash? That is a question being asked in some Maine towns and cities. According to WMTW, one cafe / restaurant in South Portland is under fire because they refuse to accept cash. The CIA Cafe has been around for almost a decade and,...

This is the City in Maine Where COVID-19 is Growing the Fastest

The U.S. has reported more than 85.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 28. There have been more than 1,005,000 reported deaths from COVID-19-related causes — the highest death toll of any country. The extent of the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to vary considerably from state to state, and from city to […]