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Alfond program will ease loan burden for STEM professionals who stay in Maine

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The Harold Alfond Foundation announced Tuesday a new statewide student loan repayment program called Alfond Leaders, which is designed to provide student loan debt relief for Maine residents who are...

Collins joins King in opposing Trump's EPA nominee

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced Wednesday that she will oppose the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to become administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Report: Nonprofits mean $11B a year to Maine economy

Renee Cordes |

One out of six Maine workers is employed in the nonprofit sector, nearly 14 times those working in agriculture (including fishing) and three times as many as in construction, according to a report...

Colby College art museum receives $100 million gift

Peter and Paula Lunder, philanthropists with long ties to Colby College, have made another $100 million gift to the college’s museum of art.

3D light show to mark Portland Museum of Art's reopening

James McCarthy |

It was standing-room only in the Portland Museum of Art's Great Hall Friday morning as invited business and civic leaders got a preview of the museum's $2.7 million upgrade featuring a...

Avesta Housing reports affordable housing crunch

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Demand for affordable housing is outpacing the ability of Portland-based Avesta Housing to help households find and move into apartments they can afford in southern Maine and New Hampshire.

Foundation's grant boosts Johnson Hall fundraising campaign

Jane's Trust Foundation, a Boston-based philanthropic trust, has given $75,000 in capital support for the Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center renovation project in downtown Gardiner.

Fourth happiest state? It's Maine

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A national report analyzing five metrics for each of the 50 states puts Maine as the fourth-highest state overall for well-being.

Growth spurs The Morrison Center's expansion in Wells

Laurie Schreiber |

Demand for the services of The Morrison Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people of all ages with disabilities, has prompted the expansion of its facilities in Wells.

MMC joins with Preble Street to provide health care for homeless

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Maine Medical Center and Preble Street have joined forces to ensure the most vulnerable underserved people in Portland have access to quality, barrier-free health care.

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