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Midcoast charity recovers after embezzlement case

A year after discovering its former leader had embezzled millions of dollars, the United Mid-Coast Charities in Camden is distributing 60% more money to local nonprofits than it did the year before.

Women to Watch: Kristen Miale, Good Shepherd Food Bank

Lori Valigra |

Kristen Miale points excitedly to the small stack of boxed Backyard Farms tomatoes left in the refrigerator case at day's end, noting that in the morning the boxes of...

Feds give $1M to three Maine museums

The Portland Museum of Art and two other Maine museums have received a total of nearly $1 million in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Portland nonprofit buys downtown building for $1.4M to protect artist spaces

Dylan Martin |

Portland arts nonprofit SPACE Gallery has purchased the downtown building where it has been a tenant for 13 years — a move that secures a permanent home for the nonprofit and the dozens of...

Maine Community Foundation names former attorney general as CEO

The Maine Community Foundation has named Steven Rowe, a former Maine attorney general, as its next CEO and president.

How to make social responsibility part of your business

Christine Williams |

Incorporating social responsibility into small businesses is not just about being altruistic — it's smart business. Many companies, such as Los Angeles-based Toms Shoes and New York...

Maine nonprofits leader to retire

The Maine Association of Nonprofits announced Friday that Executive Director Scott Schnapp plans to retire within the next year after serving the group for 14 years.

CEI's Ron Phillips to step down in 2016

Ron Phillips, CEO and president of Coastal Enterprises Inc., is planning to retire next year, nearly 40 years after he founded the nonprofit.

Ex-Camden charity head pleads guilty in fraud case

Rockport businessman Russell "Rusty" Brace has pleaded guilty to three felony counts related to his $4.6 million embezzlement from the Midcoast charity he led for 17...

Good Shepherd breaks ground on $1M expansion

Peter Van Allen |

Good Shepherd Food Bank will break ground Wednesday on a $1 million warehouse and distribution center in Auburn.The Auburn...