Paul Koenig

Paul Koenig

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Latest Articles by Paul Koenig

April 17, 2014

Gardiner proposes tax increase

Gardiner City Manager Scott Morelli presented a recommended budget to councilors Wednesday night with an 8 percent tax hike.

April 14, 2014

Gardiner city staff to recommend ways to close budget shortfall

Gardiner City Council is scheduled to hear a budget presentation from city staff at its Wednesday night meeting.

April 13, 2014

Kennebec Savings Bank changing structure

The Augusta bank’s changes will make it better prepared for a financial crisis and to give it more flexibility in the future.

April 8, 2014

Gardiner launches program to attract businesses to downtown

The program will offer financial incentives to established businesses looking to open a location downtown.

April 8, 2014

Medical marijuana facility proposal delayed in Gardiner

The Gardiner Planning Board had been expected to review a proposal for a medical marijuana growing facility this week, but the applicant hasn’t resubmitted his proposal yet after withdrawing it last month.

April 7, 2014

Longtime Augusta Seafood owners selling business

The North Belfast Avenue store has been operated by the Benedict family since the mid-1970s, but Bob Benedict said he’s hoping to retire by the end of the year.

April 6, 2014

Project to forecast Maine lobster season seeking NASA funding

A research proposal from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences aims to use Earth-system data to predict the movements of species along the Maine coast.

April 3, 2014

Report: Optimistic projections lead to Gardiner ambulance shortfall

Consultants hired by the city to review its ambulance fund recommended fixes, including reducing billing delays and collecting more aggressively.

April 2, 2014

Solar power advocates rally against Central Maine Power’s rate proposal

About two dozen demonstrators believe CMP’s proposed rate changes will discourage individuals from investing in renewable energy sources such as solar power.

April 1, 2014

Consultant to present report on Gardiner ambulance service Wednesday

The city of Gardiner hired an outside consultant to review its regional ambulance and rescue service after discovering that revenues for the fund appeared lower than expected.