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Alfond Foundation, FAME award debt relief to 23 STEM professionals

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The Harold Alfond Foundation and the Finance Authority of Maine announced 23 newest Alfond Leader award recipients, who've collectively qualified to receive about $670,000 in student loan debt relief.

L.L.Bean pledges $1M to The Trust for Public Land to create more parks

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L.L.Bean is putting some serious philanthropic cash in support of its “Be An Outsider” branding initiative by pledging to give $1 million to The Trust for Public Land to create more...

Bar Harbor Historical Society faces tight deadline to buy Seacoast Mission building

The Bar Harbor Historical Society announced it has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement with the Maine Seacoast Mission to buy its headquarters.

Sanford-based Patco helps out with playground

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Waban, a Sanford community organization that supports adults and children with special needs, got a hand from Patco Construction with design and installation of a new playground at its Fraser-Ford...

Waterville Creates! announces merger with two cultural organizations

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Waterville Creates! announced today it plans to join forces with two of central Maine's leading arts institutions, the Maine Film Center and the Waterville Opera House, through a formal merger...

Redevelopment of shuttered Millinocket mill gets $5.3M boost

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Developers of the former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket will get federal aid to implement infrastructure improvements that will help them establish an industrial park.

Tale of two coasts: Report details economic disparities in coastal communities

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A new report from the Island Institute reveals that 10 Maine coastal communities with lowest incomes are in downeast Washington County while the 10 communities with highest incomes are in Cumberland,...

Lobstermen fear 2019 bait crisis due to herring quota cuts

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Herring and lobster fishermen alike expressed concern that quota cuts and vessel restrictions in the herring fishery approved this week by the New England Fishery Management Council will hurt...

LifeFlight of Maine a step closer to replacing aging helicopters

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Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution has donated $10,000 to LifeFlight of Maine in support of the emergency transport nonprofit’s fundraising campaign to purchase two new helicopters.

Cupola goes up on new MSSPA horse arena

The $2 million project at the Windham-based horse rehabilitation organization is expected to be completed by the end of October.