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$15.5K funding will aid Somerset County tourism, economic development

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The Somerset Cultural Planning Committee won two grants totaling $15,500 to craft a tourism plan and boost economic and community development in Somerset County.

The Bambino scrapbooks: Portland's HistoryIT digitizes Ruth's storied career

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Babe Ruth: Legendary Boston Red Sox pitcher, record-setting New York Yankees outfielder, American icon — prolific scrapbook model? Thanks to the Portland-based HistoryIT, digital versions of...

Portland’s 3fish Gallery closing after 19 years

3fish Gallery, a commercial art gallery that has been a fixture of Portland’s art scene since 1997, will be closing after its final show on Thanksgiving weekend.

Artist foundation purchases former Portland museum property for $245K

Laurie Schreiber |

The repository of works by the New York City abstract artist Leo Rabkin has found a home at 13 Brown St. in Portland. The Museum of African Art and Culture sold the 1,129-square-foot retail condo to...

Haines named new president, CEO of Waterville Creates!

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Waterville Creates! — a collaborate nonprofit that works hand-in-hand with area artists, cultural institutions and supporters of the arts to make the Kennebec County city an arts and culture...

Startup & Create Week hitting the road with national event series

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Maine Startup & Create Week, the annual celebration of all things entrepreneurial, will be taking its show on the road with a series of events across the country.

Duo including MaineToday owner purchasing Vermont newspapers

Reade Brower, the principal owner of MaineToday Media, and Chip Harris, co-founder of the North Haverhill, N.H.-based Upper Valley Press Inc., have entered into an agreement to purchase a pair of...

Historic theater in Ogunquit has new development director

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Dan Breen, a key fundraiser at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Middlebury College, is the new director of development for The Ogunquit Playhouse.

IDEXX founder's donation will let Portland Museum of Art realize sculpture park

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A year-round, free outdoor sculpture garden is coming to the Portland Museum of Art in 2017.

Mainebiz Women to Watch alumni: Checking in on past winners

Lori Valigra |

Mainebiz's annual Women to Watch has become a who's who of female business leaders across the state. We've decided to take a look back at some of our previous honorees to see where they are today.

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