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Portland Symphony announces four finalists to be orchestra's next director

The Portland Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday there are four finalists under consideration for the position of music director, replacing Robert Moody, who will step down after the 2017-18 season.

Report: Nonprofits mean $11B a year to Maine economy

Renee Cordes |

One out of six Maine workers is employed in the nonprofit sector, nearly 14 times those working in agriculture (including fishing) and three times as many as in construction, according to a report...

Colby College art museum receives $100 million gift

Peter and Paula Lunder, philanthropists with long ties to Colby College, have made another $100 million gift to the college’s museum of art.

3D light show to mark Portland Museum of Art's reopening

James McCarthy |

It was standing-room only in the Portland Museum of Art's Great Hall Friday morning as invited business and civic leaders got a preview of the museum's $2.7 million upgrade featuring a...

Foundation's grant boosts Johnson Hall fundraising campaign

Jane's Trust Foundation, a Boston-based philanthropic trust, has given $75,000 in capital support for the Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center renovation project in downtown Gardiner.

Bank donates $30K to Colonial Theatre restoration


Skowhegan Savings Bank will donate $30,000 toward the restoration of the historic Colonial Theatre in Augusta.

HistoryIT hires Emily Cain as chief strategy officer


HistoryIT, a digital history pioneer based in Portland, announced today it has hired Emily Cain as its first chief strategy officer.

Top Gun, African style: A chat with Don Gooding

Lori Valigra |

Don Gooding has been anything but idle since he left the helm of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development last March. One of his latest ventures will use elements of MCED's Top Gun...

Augusta has two new businesses

A yoga studio and a tax-services office have opened in Augusta, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

#beerfriday Maine gets some love in WSJ beer story

Josh Christie, a Portland beer writer and co-owner of the planned Print: A Bookstore, is cited in a Wall Street Journal story about the growth of craft beer.