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Monhegan Island home and studio built by Rockwell Kent joins historic network


The Monhegan Island home and studio built by painter Rockwell Kent is among four sites that have been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes...

Portland Museum of Art receives 'significant' gift of Winslow Homer paintings


The Portland Museum of Art received a major gift of works by the 19th century painter Winslow Homer donated by the Berger Collection Educational Trust.

Filling empty space quickly isn't new to Freeport

Even Freeport isn't immune from the pinch of the “Amazon effect,” one of the several reasons there may be some high-profile empty storefronts on Main Street. But those in the know say the...

Portland Media Center: New brand broadens traditional community TV mission

Renee Cordes |

Portland’s Community Television Network has been rebranded as the Portland Media Center, to reflect a widening range of activities.

Coworking spaces evolving into more than just a mainstay of the 'gig economy'

Maureen Milliken |

Coworking started as an attractive working environment for the self-employed, remote workers and startups. But newer co-working spaces in the Greater Portland region are expanding their focus to...

Yarmouth native launches Moonlite web app for fellow moonlighters

Renee Cordes |

A web-based application called Moonlite, based in Portland and developed by Chase Oliver, who grew up in Yarmouth, offers freelancers a one-stop shop to sign contracts, track time and expenses, bill...

Maine Food Insider: It's January in Maine, and everyone's talking pie

Maureen Milliken |

With Rockland's annual Pies on Parade Tour, National Pie Day and the Maine Grain Alliance sponsoring The Perfect Pie, a session with Tara Jensen, a North Carolina baker, Mainers are having lots of...

Historic Orono church converted into reception and performing arts space

An Orono couple has transformed the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Orono into Old St. Mary’s Reception Hall, a venue that includes space for musical and theatrical...

Grant from EMMC kickstarts museum exhibit aimed at kids

Renee Cordes |

Funded with $30,000 from Eastern Maine Medical Center and a donation from Dr. Marcus Wilkerson and Dr. Terrin Porter of Bangor Children's Dentistry, who also provided free labor, an educational...

$10M performance hall on Munjoy Hill awaits final OK

A proposed $10 million, 400-seat performance hall on Portland’s Munjoy Hill is up for final city approval Tuesday, five years after it was first presented.