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Director looks at 'Moneyball' as inspiration for PMA's future

James McCarthy |

Mark Bessire, director of the Portland Museum of Art, readily acknowledges it's a fair question to ask why the museum is engaged in a multi-year effort to reimagine itself when its...

Leadership change after 23 years at Maine Children's Home

Laurie Schreiber |

Recently, a woman in her 40s approached Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers' outgoing executive director, Sharon Abrams, to congratulate her on her imminent retirement. Abrams...

Skowhegan Main Street expands beyond downtown

The Skowhegan downtown revitalization organization is expanding its designated focus area to include all of the town, shifting its focus to economic development throughout the community.

Maine Preservation honors historic rehab and preservation projects

The Maine Preservation honored 16 historic preservation projects throughout the state at its annual awards ceremony last week, including the Press Hotel in Portland and the Mill at Dover-Foxcroft.

Maine organizations to receive $10 million in funding for rural health care facilities

Three Maine health care and community organizations are receiving nearly $10 million in federal loans for the expansion or construction of new facilities.

Arundel Barn Playhouse to be sold

The building housing the Arundel Barn Playhouse is in the process of being sold to owners that plan on creating a live music venue.

TD Bank helps Nature Conservancy buy 12,700 acres of forest

The Nature Conservancy in Maine has purchased more than 12,700 acres of forest land located next to the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford with the help of a grant from TD Bank.

South Berwick gets 28-unit, affordable housing project for seniors

Avesta Housing on Monday unveiled 28 new affordable apartments for seniors in downtown South Berwick.

Good Shepherd buys former BDN printing plant in Hampden

Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine plans to move its Brewer distribution center to the former Bangor Daily News printing plant in Hampden after purchasing the 40,000-square-foot building for an...

Portland documentary school, MECA continue partnership talks

Discussions about creating a partnership between the Maine College of Art and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which announced in June it would close this fall, have progressed.