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Former Paris elementary school to be turned into senior affordable housing

Norway Saving Bank has donated $20,000 towards a $3.1 million Avesta Housing initiative to turn a former school in downtown Paris into affordable housing.

Maine Medical Center's community benefit? $260M in FY 2017

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For the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2017, Maine Medical Center provided $260.2 million in total community benefit, an increase of more than $24.5 million over the previous fiscal year.

Tri for a Cure raises nearly $2M to help fight cancer in Maine

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Sunday's Tri for a Cure event in South Portland raised nearly $2 million to help fight cancer in Maine, the Maine Cancer Foundation said on Monday. Some 1,136 women participated, ranging in age from...

Maine Seacoast Mission boat needs repairs

Fundraising is underway for extensive repairs of the Bar Harbor-based Maine Seacoast Mission's boat Sunbeam V.

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

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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.

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