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Artist commissions announced for Lewiston’s Hartley Block building

Staff |

The Portland-based developer of the Hartley Block building in downtown Lewiston will spice up the fašade with two mosaic-tile works of art commissioned this week.

Diversified Communications promotes Larkin to lead its U.S. division

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Mary Larkin, who has been part of the three-person leadership team for Diversified Communications' U.S. operations, has been promoted to president.

Waterville Castonguay Square redesign moves forward

Maureen Milliken |

While redevelopment of the Waterville's downtown has focused primarily on the buildings, one spot of green space is also part of the overall plan to revitalize the city's core.

John Ford film festival takes place in theaters, venues across the state

Maureen Milliken |

Independent theaters from Bar Harbor to Rockland, and other venues stretching to Lewiston will all play a part in an ambitious film festival celebrating Maine native John Ford.

The Telling Room chosen as 2019 TD Beach to Beacon 10K beneficiary

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The TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race has chosen The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center based in Portland that empowers youth through writing, as its 2019 race beneficiary.

A Look Back: MECA relocation helps revitalize downtown Portland

Downtown redevelopment was as much a part of the discussion in 1994 as it is now, if the first issue of Mainebiz is an indication.

Mills appoints Hannah Pingree as innovation director, urges Mainers to 'take the long view'

Maureen Milliken |

Gov. Janet Mills moved Thursday on one of the first changes she promised as governor with the appointment of Hannah Pingree, former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, to lead what will...

Maine craft brewers bullish on growth prospects in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Maine’s craft brewers are bullish on expected output growth over the next two years, with expectations of double-digit increases in both 2019 and 2020, says a new report.

A look back: A 1994 exhibition is a blockbuster for PMA

The Portland Museum of Art’s summer of 1994 exhibition, "Rodin," featuring the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, turned out to be a blockbuster.

Nonprofits pump $12B a year into Maine’s economy, report says

Nonprofit organizations in Maine contribute around $12 billion a year to the state’s economy and employ more than 98,000 people, says a report by the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

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