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Maine Coast announces executive promotions

01/17/2018 Carey brings experience in commercial and residential real estate development. Sheila Adams was named vice president of sales and marketing at Maine Coast, a distributor of North American lobster in York. Adams brings more than 25 years of sales ...

6 Airika-B DR Lincolnville, ME 04849

01/16/2018 Everything else flows from that.” This year she became one of a handful of Maine real estate professionals to earn the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR's) new Green Designation, which focuses on sustainable building, energy efficiency in homes ...

Emera Maine working on outages caused by wind

01/13/2018 BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Emera Maine crews are continuing work to restore power after a storm brought heavy wind to parts of the state. About 2,500 homes and businesses, mostly in Hancock County were without power early Saturday. By noon, that number had ...

Real estate association recognizes 5 for contributions to Maine development

01/12/2018 The awards will be presented at the Maine Real Estate and Development Association's forecasting conference on Jan. 18. • The co-chairs of MEREDA’s DevelopME program, Sam LeGeyt and Cameron Woodford, will share this year’s MEREDA President’s Award ...

Maine researchers explore link between climate change and Lyme disease

01/08/2018 Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough is partnering ... more people moving into tick habitats by building homes near wooded areas, summer precipitation, how cold the winters are and the expansion of the Japanese barberry invasive plant.

Maine dodges a 'weather bomb,' Coast Guard searching for missing clammer

01/05/2018 Central Maine Power — which serves 618,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine's customer base. — reported at 9 a.m. that only 291 customers were without power. Emera Maine, which serves 159,000 customers in Hancock, Piscataquis and ...

Maine governor is invited to give annual speech to lawmakers

01/05/2018 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Legislative leaders are inviting Republican ... He brought in elderly residents who had been thrown out of their homes along with individuals with mental illnesses.

Before the big storm hits, a flurry of activity in coastal Maine

01/04/2018 CMP issued a statement Wednesday saying it is preparing to respond. The company provides power to most homes and businesses in southern Maine. “CMP’s storm readiness teams have been holding planning meetings, and the company is pre-positioning ...

45 / 0 Alford Lake/Fish RD Hope, ME 04847

12/26/2017 Having worked at another local real estate company for the past several years ... You will also find Mary enjoying Maine with her family, whether it is skiing, hiking, biking, or exploring the many harbors and islands on the coast.

Despite deep freeze, work continues across central Maine

12/29/2017 Much of the northern United States — including Maine — is experiencing frigid temperature in ... Colby’s director of commercial real estate. A different gas had to be mixed with it so that heat again would start reaching the 22 masons working inside ...

Maine voted to expand Medicaid. Will the governor stand in the way?

12/28/2017 Currently in Maine, 264,077 residents receive coverage under the program ... “We ended up owing our hospitals $750 million of unpaid bills,” LePage said. “Many nursing homes were forced to close. Unless they find a sustainable funding mechanism ...

New South Portland hotel, restaurants open near Maine Mall

12/29/2017 concentrated in the Maine Mall area, and broadening the tax base. City Assessor Jim Thomas said within a 30-acre, oval-shaped area around the mall, the assessed value of real estate totals $506 million. The assessed value of the entire city totals $3.4 ...

Even for the hardy, Maine’s 7-day forecast offers a chilly challenge

12/28/2017 Meanwhile, Maine workers demonstrated just how hardy they can be. Lucas Tree Experts had about 80 crews of two or three people working around the state Wednesday, cutting trees and limbs away from power lines or homes. “We sent out a cold bulletin to all ...

Maine home sales up 11.46 percent in November

12/23/2017 Sales of single-family existing homes increased by double digits last month. According to Maine Listings, Realtors across the state sold 1,576 homes during November, which represents an increase of 11.46 percent from a year ago. The median sales price (MSP ...

Real Estate Report: remodels on the rise

12/25/2017 "The growth is just unprecedented," says Ron Haskell, President of Maine Properties, LLC. Haskell is dealing with a dramatic rise in remodels. "Usually by now I'm trying to find out if our phones actually work and right now it's very, very active," Haskell ...

Maine home sales up double digits in November

12/21/2017 Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine increased by double digits in November, with the 1,576 homes that were sold representing an 11.46% increase over the 1,414 homes sold in November 2016. Maine Listings also reported that the median sales price ...

City inspector impersonators try to enter homes, police say

12/22/2017 OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Police are warning residents in Old Town not to let people impersonating city inspectors into their homes. The City took to Facebook saying there are no city employees conducting inspections in the Pushaw Lake area ...

European-Style Retreat With Oceanfront Views in the Tranquil Maine Woods

12/18/2017 Nestled in the woods on a picturesque peninsula in Maine, an estate that evokes a European retreat rests on nearly 10 private acres of land. Located on the southern end of Mount Desert Island, the property consists of two distinct oceanfront homes—each ...

Volunteers’ labor warms Vassalboro homes

12/19/2017 VASSALBORO — In a region filled with old, drafty housing stock, many residents living modestly could use some help to keep their homes warm through the harsh ... WindowDressers is a group dedicated to helping Maine residents reduce heating costs, fossil ...

Home sales rose in Maine in November

12/21/2017 The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family existing homes increased 11.5 percent in November 2017 compared to a year earlier. According to an association report, 1,576 homes were sold in November. The association says median sale prices ...

Maine Township's only synagogue spreads Hanukkah light with community menorahs

12/16/2017 Maine Township's only synagogue is hoping to share the light ... distributed by volunteers to 300 people who are homebound or in area hospitals and nursing homes, the rabbi and his wife, Rivky Hershkovich, said. The distribution is part of Chabad Cares ...

Summer real estate sales top $200M in York County

12/15/2017 According to the Maine Association of Realtors ... Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Total real estate sales in Kennebunk dropped by 0.7 percent to $35.8 million. Single-family sales, which numbered 22, totaled $29.4 million in June, July and August, a 2.6 percent ...

Police charge runaway with breaking into summer homes

12/05/2017 BELGRADE, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say a 17-year-old runaway boy was arrested after breaking into summer homes, one of which he was living in. Police say eight seasonal homes had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake. They say ...

Portside Real Estate acquires Yarmouth realty office

12/05/2017 Portside recently opened a headquarters in Falmouth, as reported by the Mainebiz Real Estate Insider in September, and, in addition to the Yarmouth site, has an office in Portland. The firm was founded by 2012 and is owned by Dava Davin. "Maine buyers and ...

Maine Voices: Tax bill serves wealthy at a cost to the rest of us

12/01/2017 It also wasn’t written for those of us with children — the moms of Maine and of America — who urgently need ... our economy or the moms of America — it’s for Wall Street executives and real estate moguls. It will hurt the rest of us and hurt ...

This Stunning Farmhouse-Style Inn On The Coast of Maine Is Now For Sale

12/03/2017 Maine's picture-perfect Inn at Sunrise Point is on the market, and for $3.9 million dollars (oof!), it can be your new home. The swoon-worthy 12-room bed and breakfast overlooking Penobscot Bay is up for grabs for the first time in a decade. Located in ...

Tiny homes, big problems: Where can you park your home-on-wheels?

11/30/2017 Maine is one of the several states currently considering adopting ... a licensed builder and real estate agent — has launched a tiny house construction firm, Wildwood Tiny Homes. Smith is hoping to get the appendix approved in the state of ...

16 True RD Lincolnville, ME 04849

11/28/2017 That dream came true for me in 2006 when I moved to Maine with my husband ... Alex most recently worked with one of Mid-coast's largest real estate agencies where, in just three years, she became one of the top grossing agents. “I am thrilled to be ...

Maine to release moth-eating flies to control invasive pest

11/29/2017 The flies are not attracted to humans or human homes. The forest service says flies have been released in five other locations in coastal Maine since 2013. They also have been released in Massachusetts.

73 Legrand DR Camden, ME 04843

11/28/2017 That dream came true for me in 2006 when I moved to Maine with my husband ... Alex most recently worked with one of Mid-coast's largest real estate agencies where, in just three years, she became one of the top grossing agents. “I am thrilled to be ...

In a quiet neighborhood of fine homes, here’s a perfect option for a family

11/26/2017 It’s a woodsy enclave of fine homes, privately sited on large lots – this property ... off U.S. Route 22/County Road close to both the Scarborough and Gorham lines, is very handy to the Maine Mall area and major roadways. The west-facing home ...

Home sales were up in Maine in October

11/21/2017 The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family existing homes increased by a little more than 8 percent in October 2017 compared to a year earlier. The association says prices also climbed nearly 6.5 percent to a median sales price of $ ...

FEMA teams assess damage in Maine

11/16/2017 PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Seven teams of FEMA ... individual assistance from the federal government because of the lack of widespread damage to homes. If the President denies the request, the state and local governments would likely be on the ...

Crafts Fair to raise money for Maine’s neediest

11/18/2017 The H.O.M.E. Crafts Fair featuring home-made goods from Maine was held all day Saturday at the First Congregational ... even helping with construction of homes for those in need." First Congregational Church member Libby Craig said the fair, located ...

Maine lawmakers to weigh in on reducing power outages

11/13/2017 The Maine Legislature plans to consider aggressive tree cutting, underground power lines and other measures in response to a storm that left some homes and businesses in the dark for up to 10 days. The Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology ...

Maine PUC approves increase in CMP electric rates

11/08/2017 The PUC accepted competitive, 12-month bids that will result in a new standard offer price of 7.921 cents/kWh, which is an 18 percent increase in the state’s default rate for electricity supply to homes in Central Maine Power’s service area.

Maine utilities restoring power to last of storm victims

11/07/2017 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Crews are restoring power to the last of the customers left in the dark by a powerful fall storm more than a week ago. The storm peaked in the early morning of Oct. 30, leaving nearly a half million homes and businesses without ...

Voters turn down measure to make Portland first Maine city to cap rents

11/08/2017 Portland would have been the only community in Maine to have some form of rent control, which has been adopted by more than 100 communities across the United States. Roughly 60 percent of the city’s 66,500 residents are renters. Brit Vitalius ...

Thousands still lack power in Maine a week after storm

11/06/2017 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 7,000 customers still lack power in Maine a week after a powerful storm ripped through the state. About 6,700 of the homes and businesses that don't have power on Monday midmorning are customers of Central Maine Power.

Newry real estate broker partners with global vacation firm

11/03/2017 NEWRY — Mountain Real Estate Co., formed in this western Maine community four years ago, has partnered with Portland, Ore.-based Vacasa, a vacation rental management company. The partnership, finalized Sept. 26, allowed Vacasa to add MREC's 31 short-term ...