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Food businesses trending away from single-use plastic items

Laurie Schreiber |

Increasing numbers of Maine food businesses and lodgings are putting themselves in the forefront of national and international trends to switch out from petroleum-based items like straws, to-go...

Maine Community Foundation offers grants for broadband access

Staff |

The Maine Community Foundation has launched a grant program that will provide awards of up to $15,000 for Maine communities and nonprofit organizations to increase broadband internet access.

Aroostook thrift store chain boosts Angel Flight NE operations

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A donation of $3,100 from the Cubby Thriftstores chain in northern Maine to Angel Flight Northeast will help the latter continue its services."I...

New building is a step into future for 146-year-old horse protection organization

Maureen Milliken |

The 15,540-square-foot horse arena going up at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is the 124-acre Windham-based organization's first capital project in 40 years.

Goodwill Northern New England selects CEO to succeed Roosevelt

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Richard J. Cantz has been named president and CEO of Goodwill Northern New England, succeeding Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as head of the nonprofit social enterprise that serves Maine, New Hampshire and...

Portland treatment center closing due to funding caps, low state reimbursement

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Serenity House, a 16-bed residential treatment center in Portland, ended its program Friday due to fiscal challenges that it says include insufficient state reimbursements.

Millinocket Housing Initiative making progress

Maureen Milliken |

The Northern Forest Council has already bought six houses and multi-family buildings and renovated and rented out three in a program aimed at helping the town's downtown revitalization.

MDI Biological Lab President Kevin Strange awarded $12M grant

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The MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange has been awarded a five-year, $12 million National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute raises over $22M to support its work

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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute successfully completed its five-year Campaign for the Gulf of Maine, raising $22.8 million to support its research and educational activities.

Downeast Institute completing $6.6 million expansion

The nonprofit Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education is weeks away from completion of a $6.6 million expansion.