Kennebec Journal sells Augusta building

Posted Dec. 01, 2010, at 3:53 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Today Media’s newspaper in Augusta is selling its building to a counseling agency that has been looking for new quarters in the capital city.

The Kennebec Journal reports Wednesday its building near Interstate 95 is being sold to Crisis & Counseling, a mental health and substance abuse agency. The Kennebec Journal is looking for a new home and is to vacate its cur-rent building by mid-March. A sale price was not disclosed.

Editor and publisher Anthony Ronzio says the newspaper is moving to smaller quarters because printing operations have been consolidated at the Maine Today Media plant in South Portland.

The newspaper building sale is expected to pave the way for expansion of Kennebec County courts after Crisis & Counseling leaves its present quarters.