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Maine energy savings program to pay $50 for recycled appliances

PORTLAND, Maine — Efficiency Maine launches refrigerator/freezer recycling program that will pay¬† a $50 rebate for outdated appliances. Efficiency Maine’s new program encourages Mainers using older, extra refrigerators or freezers to consider the many benefits of recycling them. The program offers to pick up the old units at homes, at no cost, in addition to [...]

New England Communications achieves Avaya Connect Gold Certification

PORTLAND, Maine — New England Communications announced today that it has been named a Gold-certified Channel Partner by Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration solutions and services. The Avaya Connect Gold certification demonstrates that the New England Communications (NEC) team has developed comprehensive skills to help small and large size businesses transform [...]

Free Leg Screenings at Vein Healthcare Center

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Vein Healthcare Center will be giving free leg screenings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, located at 100 Foden Road, Suite 307. Patient visits will include a venous exam of both legs, an overview of treatment options, and an opportunity to have questions answered by Dr. Cindy [...]

Campaign Raises Over $62,000 for Woodard & Curran Foundation

PORTLAND, Maine — Woodard & Curran’s recent employee outreach campaign raised over $62,000 for the firm’s Foundation, a 501(c)3 established in late 2010 to empower local and global solutions for a healthier world. The Foundation directs donations to causes incorporating environmental, health, civic, and educational causes. In October it issued a $5,000 grant to Engineers [...]

Tom and Kate Chappell Protect Two Kennebunk Farms

KENNEBUNK, Maine –¬† Green business entrepreneur Tom Chappell and his wife Kate have recently added another item to their long list of significant community contributions, by donating agricultural easements on two farm properties they own in Kennebunk. Their actions will ensure that 154 acres of beautiful and productive farmland will remain forever available for farming. [...]

Maine’s version of the Biggest loser kicks off Jan. 1

PORTLAND, Maine — The 4th annual Dr. Lou Jacobs’ Weight Loss Challenge, Maine’s version of The Biggest Loser, will kick off with a weigh-in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, at his office, located at 138 St. John St.¬† Dr. Jacobs expects over 300 participants this year, which would mean a jackpot [...]

Maine Farmland Trust Protects Saco Farm

SACO, Maine — In 1810, Rufus Fogg established a dairy farm on land bordering the Saco River. The farm operated continuously as a dairy until the late 1960s, and to this day remains in the hands of the same family and continues to yield an important agricultural product-hay. The current owner, Roland Fogg, grew up [...]

Myrick family Christmas meal hosted on Christmas Day

PORTLAND, Maine — The Myrick family and friends will welcome any homeless veterans or persons in need of a hot Christmas Dinner beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the Boys and Girls Club. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 899-8909 or email mistamyrick23@yahoo.com.