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Dexter man accused of burglarizing 92-year-old man’s home

DEXTER, Maine — A local man was arrested on Monday after allegedly stealing a cash box from an elderly man. Joshua Lancaster, 33, of Dexter is charged with Class C burglary and violating conditions of release, a Class E misdemeanor, Dexter police Chief Kevin Wintle said on Wednesday. Lancaster allegedly …

184 apartments to be built in Maine

The Maine State Housing Authority says 184 new affordable-rental apartments will be built in six Maine cities.

Pittsfield apartments in poor condition

PITTSFIELD – For those Pittsfield residents who remember the deplorable conditions of a Hartland Avenue home a decade ago – a house that not only was home to a Pittsfield man but also housed chickens, a donkey and mounds of debris – officials are saying that an apartment house on …

Rainwater floods Lewiston apartments

LEWISTON – Dozens of residents were driven from their homes Thursday when water poured into their apartments after heavy rains. Residents said the early morning rains somehow backed up in the building’s drainage system and emptied into the apartments. In some cases, water poured into the apartments through light sockets. …

Gunshots reported at Portland apartments

No injuries were reported and the suspects were said to have left the scene after gunshots were heard at the Lafayette Apartments in Portland on Friday afternoon March 15, 2013.

Bangor business, apartments destroyed

BANGOR – Flames shot over the trees Thursday evening as a Hammond Street apartment building and a nearby office building were destroyed by fire. Tenants of the 1380 Hammond St. four-unit apartment building, many of them barefoot, stood in the middle of the street behind firetrucks and watched in disbelief …

Fire damages Bar Harbor apartments

BAR HARBOR, Maine — An early morning fire damaged two apartments in Bar Harbor and filled several others with smoke on Saturday. The fire was reported in a unit on Compass Harbor Lane at 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Assistant Fire Chief Matt Bartlett of the Bar Harbor Fire Department said the …
Firefighters stand on the roof of an Ellsworth hair salon on Wednesday as they work to extinguish a fire that broke out in an attached apartment. Ellsworth fire Chief Jon Marshall said no one was home at the time and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire had not been determined as of Wednesday evening. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BILL TROTTER

Ellsworth fire damages pair of apartments

Two families were displaced Wednesday evening after a fire significantly damaged one apartment and resulted in water damage to another, according to a local official.

Former laundry site to become apartments

BANGOR – A former dry cleaning business that was the subject of an environmental cleanup will be given a new life, thanks in part to a redevelopment agreement between the city and a local couple well-known for saving buildings considered beyond repair. Robert and Suzanne Kelly of House Revivers are …

Apartments to be renovated with grant money in Rockland

ROCKLAND – Up to a dozen apartments around the city will be upgraded with some $300,000 in grant funding announced Thursday. The money is coming in the form of a Community Development Block Grant. The money is supposed to be used to rehabilitate multiunit housing. Rodney Lynch, community development director, …

Veazie man to manage apartments in Orono

ORONO – Five apartment buildings, including one of the town’s well-known “party houses,” have come under new management by a Veazie man who hopes to purchase them later this summer. Late this spring, Mark Hunter took over management of the buildings at 100 North Main St., 23 Park St., 54 …

Bank begins foreclosure against apartments

BUCKSPORT – A Boston bank has begun foreclosure proceedings against Bucksport Apartments and its owner, New York City developer Aaron Gleich. Although negotiations have been under way to settle the dispute, Eastern Bank in April filed a complaint in Hancock County Superior Court to foreclose on the mortgage, claiming that …

Apartments, businesses destroyed in Liberty fire

LIBERTY – The town’s assistant fire chief was on his way home from work late Wednesday afternoon when he heard the fire call – to his own apartment. Assistant Chief Tobey Kress, 37, was among the people renting six units at Sunrise Apartments on Route 3, the former Lake St. …

Calif. company purchases Bucksport Apartments

BUCKSPORT – Bucksport Apartments has a new owner. Eastern Bank of Boston, which took over ownership of the apartment complex after foreclosing on the property in February, sold the property this week to Knox View LLC, a real estate company from Hercules, Calif. Knox View was the second-highest bidder in …
MARKET SQUARE COMMONS ? Solar panels on the roof of the new 28-unit apartment building in downtown Houlton are among the many energy-saving features that also include wood pellet boilers. (Houlton Pioneer Times Photo/Elna Seabrooks)

New apartments for seniors open in Houlton

A little more than a year after construction crews broke ground on the project, a $2.5 million, three-story apartment complex is now open in the historic downtown.

Old Berwick High School to become apartments

BERWICK, Maine — Selectmen voted 3-2 Wednesday night to sign a 75-year lease with Bateman Partners to renovate the Old Berwick High School into affordable housing units. Selectmen Marcia Elton, Chairman James Ramsey and Vice-Chairman Joe Chambers voted in favor of signing the lease, while Selectmen Bob Crichton and Eleanor …

NH developers want to convert Maine mill to apartments

SANFORD, Maine — A New Hampshire development company has proposed converting a former Maine textile mill into an apartment building.   Brady Sullivan Properties of Manchester, N.H., which has done similar projects in New England, has proposed the project to the planning board in Sanford.   Councilor Bradford Littlefield tells …

Houlton breaks ground on $2.5M apartments

HOULTON, Maine — Although the process has taken longer than anticipated, town officials and others connected to a $2.5 million, three-story apartment complex were excited to break ground Thursday on Market Square Commons.

10 homeless in Lewiston after fire at apartments

LEWISTON – Investigators are seeking the cause of an early morning fire that drove 10 people from a three-story apartment building in Lewiston. No one was critically injured in the fire Wednesday at the six-unit structure on Wood Street, but one woman who jumped from the top floor was treated …

Apartments’ owner faces fire safety charges

BANGOR – State fire inves-tigators on Monday filed crimi-nal charges against the owner of a Bangor apartment building that burned last week. An investigator said that the alarm system and smoke detec-tors weren’t working inside the 16-unit apartment building on 74-76 Court St. and that in some cases emergency exits …