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A $133,333 grant from the KeyBank Foundation will support creating and expanding access to safe, clean, affordable housing for seniors, enhanced resident services and improving existing Avesta properties.
Goodwill Northern New England's Job Connection program, which began in Portland in 2015, had helped hundreds of job seekers
Construction is underway on the 179,000-square-foot Maine Veterans' Homes senior residence in Augusta. Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield and joint venture partner VJS Construction Services of Pewaukee, Wisc., broke ground in April on the 138-bed four-
My Place Teen Center, a Westbrook nonprofit offering after-school programming and meals year round for at-risk youths aged 10-18, will announce later today its plans to launch a $6.5 million capital campaign to open a second teen center in Biddeford
Four Portland-area Hannaford supermarkets have donated a total of $20,000 to area nonprofits, as part of its ongoing store re
ELLSWORTH — Libraries in seven of Maine's counties have been awarded grants to help bolster their collections from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust, through the Maine Comm
Maine will receive $2.8 million in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Maine’s two U.S. senators announced on Monday.
As the new Hartley Block at 155 Lisbon St. in Lewiston nears completion, Maine artists and artisans will have a chance to be part of makers' space that could be included in the ground-floor commercial area.
There’s no ambiguity in the sales pitch that Live+Work in Maine makes to people working in other states who might be thinking about finding a job in Maine.
The historic Rumford Point Congregational Church steeple and bell tower, a landmark in Hanover at the bend in the Androscoggin River 10 miles west of Rumford since 1864, is getting a facelift.
IDEXX Laboratories Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ayers and his wife, Helaine, have established a foundation that will support conservation of the estimated 40 species of wild cats around the world.
Hannaford Supermarkets and Infinity Federal Credit Union will be recognized for their work with Maine’s immigrant communities by ProsperityME: The Center for Financial Education.
The Maine Justice Foundation said Sanford-based SIS Bank has signed on as a prime partner in a program to fund six providers of legal aid in the state.
Mechanics' Hall, the historic Portland arts venue in the middle of renovations, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Annie Leahy as the organization's inaugural executive director starting April 22.
MaineCanDo, a professional network formed to prevent future #MeToo incidents in Maine workplaces, is seeking 200 more responses to its survey of sexual harassment and workplace culture.
The TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank's charitable arm, has awarded a $5,000 grant to Easterseals to support care coordination and emergency assistance to veterans in Maine.
Sen. Nathan Libby, D-Lewiston, is sponsoring a bill, LD 149, that would ask voters to approve a $250 million bond issue to ease student debt. Under Libby’s proposal, if voters approved, the $250 million bond would fund a program administered by the Finance Authority of Maine to help pay off student loan debt for individuals who agree to live and work in Maine for five years. It also would reimburse employers that make student loan debt payments on behalf of their employees who agree to live and work in Maine for five years.
Andrea Cianchette Maker, a partner at Pierce Atwood, testified in support of the bill on behalf of Acadia Insurance and IDEXX Laboratories. Citing figures from the Project on Student Debt, Maker noted the average student loan indebtedness for Mainers is $31,364, which is 10th highest in the nation. In total, she said, Mainers owe more than $6 billion in student debt.
“If enacted, LD 149 could be a game-changer for our state,” Maker wrote. “It will significantly help Maine attract and retain a desperately needed future workforce by helping our workers get out from under college debt in an expedited manner. After that debt is paid, they will be fully engaged in Maine's economy and in a much better position to invest in their futures here in Maine, from buying a first home to raising a family.”
At its May 9 public hearing, the bill received support from Behavioral Health Community Collaborative, Maine Association of Realtors, Maine State Employees Association, AARP Maine, Finance Authority of Maine, Maine Tourism Association, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and a number of individuals who shared personal stories about how their student debt adversely affects their lives.
Of the 27 people testifying at the hearing, only a few opposed Libby’s bill outright — essentially saying the state’s resources are not unlimited and the bond would divert funding from other essential needs.
The fiscal statement attached to the bill indicates a 10-year $250 million bond would require another $65.3 million to pay off at a 4.75% interest rate, for a total cost of $315.3 million.