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A talk on stopping dirty tar sands oil to be held Feb. 9

PORTLAND, Maine — The Natural Resources Council of¬† Maine and Sierra Club Maine have teamed up to bring national experts to Portland to discuss the environmental and safety risks of this proposed project, which would reverse the flow of existing pipelines to bring dangerous tar sands crude through our state. The talk, “Stop Dirty Tar [...]

Maine Innkeepers Association Launches Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser with 50% off Room Rates

FREEPORT, Maine — Innkeepers all over the state of Maine will once again cut their rates by 50% in May to support ‚ÄúHospitality for Habitat‚ÄĚ, an annual Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) program designed to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, announced MEIA Executive Director, Greg Dugal. This year participating Innkeepers will reduce their room rates [...]

SKOWHEGAN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES $15,400 GRANT

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The Skowhegan Free Public Library recently received a $15,400 grant from the Belvedere Historical Preservation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support Project 2012 to restore and renovate the historical library building. Located in the center of town on Elm Street, the library is listed on the National Registry of Historic [...]

2012 Republican campaign kickoff begins Feb. 11

PORTLAND, Maine — The 2012 Republican campaign season kickoff will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Portland Regency, located at 20 Milk St. Special guests for the evening will include Governor Paul LePage, Senator Susan Collins, and Speaker of the House Robert Nutting, among others. Guest speakers begin at 6:30 p.m. [...]

Phoenix Studio Reunites with the Old Port Tavern in ‘A Sea of Love’

PORTLAND, Maine — The Phoenix Studio Reunites with the Old Port Tavern in ‘A Sea of Love’. Phoenix Studio, the largest stained glass art studio in Portland since 1976, reunited with the historical Mariner‚Äôs Church building when commissioned to design a stained glass window for the Old Port Tavern. The owners of the Old Port [...]

SMCC offers free weatherization classes to help ease LIHEAP cuts beginning Jan. 24

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) offers free weatherization classes to help ease the burden of LIHEAP cuts and spikes in heating oil prices. The classes, offered through SMCC’s Continuing Studies Department, will offer two workshop dates, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. [...]

Event for Farmers and Community Partners who Support Farmers

FREEPORT, Maine — Farmland Trust is partnering with the Opportunity Alliance to share resources and information of use to local farmers who are marketing to low-income consumers. The event is designed to inform both farmers and community partners who operate farmers markets about federal nutrition programs. It will feature two simultaneous workshops, ‚ÄúFarmers Markets: Adding [...]

2012 republican campaign season kick off begins Feb. 11

PORTLAND, Maine — The 2012 Republican campaign season kick off will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the¬† Portland Regency, 20 Milk¬† St. Guest speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m with the announcement of presidential straw poll results beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call Michelle at 622-6247 or [...]