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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. [...]

CLYNK GIVES MONEY TO HANNAFORD EMPLOYEES TO DONATE TO THEIR FAVORITE CAUSES

GARDINER, Maine — CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, has given money to three Hannaford Supermarkets to donate to any cause they wish. CLYNK self-serve kiosks are located in 46 Hannaford stores across Maine. During two weeks this past November, stores competed to sign up the most [...]

Help for local families by local families

WINSLOW, Maine — Sullivan Wealth Management sponsored the 2nd annual Heart Strings of Hope Dinner and Dessert Auction at the Winslow VFW on Nov. 18. The charity was organized to help local families experiencing economic or illness based hardships. Four families will receive help due in part to the donations from Linda Greatorex, who catered [...]

Maine’s OBC Law

STATEWIDE, Maine — The State of Maine enacted a law in January 2009 that allowed adult adoptees the right to their Original Birth Certificates. Back in 1953, Maine’s law stated that Original Birth Certificates, which has the birth parent(s) names, is one that is sealed upon adoption. Since Maine’s law was passed, approximately 1000 people [...]

Food Bank seeks to raise $200,000 during Virtual Holiday Food Drive

AUBURN, Maine — The Good Shepherd Food Bank has set a goal of $200,000 for a 2011 Virtual Holiday Food Drive, taking place on its website at feedingmaine.org. Hannaford Supermarkets has generously kicked off this campaign with a $50,000 gift, and the Food Bank is asking people throughout Maine to do their part in reaching [...]

Tips to Help Your Great American Smokeout Last Longer Than One Day

STATEWIDE, Maine — The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 17, by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – [...]

UMaine to receive red tide research funding

STATEWIDE, Maine — Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $574,028 to scientists at the University of Maine for a three year project to investigate methods that would provide early warning detection of harmful algal blooms, also known as red tides, in the Gulf of Maine. Research will be [...]