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University of Maine at Augusta’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Workforce Development Program Takes Off 

July 18, 2024

University of Maine at Augusta’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Workforce Development Program Takes Off  Until now, Maine has been one of only three states without a program, and aviation...

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Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library Receives the John Cotton Dana Award from the American Library Association

June 26, 2024

Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library Receives the  John Cotton Dana Award from the American Library Association    $10,000 Award Recognizes Library Strategic Communication and Public Relations...

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Bowdoin International Music Festival Announces Event Lineup for 60th Anniversary Season

May 15, 2024

Bowdoin International Music Festival Announces Event Lineup for 60th Anniversary SeasonThis year’s Festival brings musicians from around the world to celebrate 60 years of chamber music in Brunswick...

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Bowdoin International Music Festival Announces Event Lineup for 60th Anniversary Season

May 7, 2024

    Bowdoin International Music Festival Announces Event Lineup for 60th Anniversary Season This year’s Festival brings musicians from around the world to celebrate 60 years of chamber music in...

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Grand Opening! The Holy Donut Sets Date to Sweeten Brunswick with New Location.

May 7, 2024

Grand Opening! The Holy Donut Sets Date to Sweeten Brunswick with New Location. Brunswick, Maine – [May 7, 2024] – The Holy Donut, a cherished local and family-owned business known across the...

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Maine Nonprofits Celebrate Passage of Blanket Sales Tax Exemption in Supplemental Budget

May 3, 2024
Maine Nonprofits Celebrate Passage of Blanket Sales Tax Exemption in Supplemental Budget PORTLAND - Last week, through the supplemental budget, Governor Janet Mills signed into law a blanket sales tax exemption for 501(c)(3) nonprofits operating in Maine. Of the 47 states with sales tax, Maine has been among only 17 — and the only one in New England — without a blanket exemption for 501(c)(3)nonprofits, according to a report released by Maine Revenue Services (MRS). MRS estimates this newly enacted policy could benefit more than 5,000 charitable nonprofits across the state, and that when fully enacted (starting January 1, 2025), Maine nonprofits will be able to redirect as much as $10 million annually to their community missions. Read more...

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Announces Honor a Frontline Hero Contest

May 3, 2024
  Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust today announced the Honor a Frontline Hero Contest, a campaign that gives community members the opportunity to nominate a frontline hero who they feel deserves recognition for their impact in the community. The Bank will accept nominations throughout the month of May 2024, and one nominee will be selected in June to receive $1,000 cash and a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit organization of their choice. Eligible nominees must be currently employed in one of the following categories: teachers or professors; firefighters; federal/state or local law enforcement; medical providers; nurses, EMTs; and active or former military personnel. Nominees must be a resident of Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont. Read more...

Library Journal’s Class of 2024 Movers & Shakers highlights 50 individuals helping move library work forward, including Hazel Onsrud of Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine

May 3, 2024
Library Journal’s Class of 2024 Movers & Shakers highlights 50 individuals helping move library work forward, including Hazel Onsrud of Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine May 1, 2024 – Brunswick, ME - Library Journal (LJ) today announced recipients of the 2024 Movers & Shakers awards—a vibrant cohort of Advocates, Community Builders, Change Agents, Innovators, Educators, and Ban Battlers from all corners of the field. Hazel Onsrud, Adult Services Librarian at Curtis Memorial Library, has been selected as a 2024 Mover & Shaker in the Educators category. Read more...

Free Four-Week Class to Build a Business Website is Open to Bath and Brunswick Business Owners

May 3, 2024
Free Four-Week Class to Build a Business Website is Open to Bath and Brunswick Business Owners New Ventures Maine Grow Your Business Online Main Street Bath Cohort Starts May 13 BATH, Maine—May 2, 2024—New Ventures Maine (NVME) in partnership with Empower by GoDaddy and Main Street Bath has opened registration for the Grow Your Business Online Main Street Bath cohort for Spring 2024. The goal of the class is for participants to build or update their business website. This free four-week class is open to business owners in Bath and Brunswick to attend in person or online. Class topics will include:• How to build or update a website• Getting found – SEO• Reaching your customers through social media and email marketing• How to build an online store• Branding• Creating content for your site Empower by GoDaddy covers the cost of programming (valued at over $3,000) as well as free products. For more information, contact Alicia LaFosse at alicia.lafosse@maine.edu or (207)-621-7457. Read more...

BATH HOUSING TO RECEIVE $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS

April 12, 2024

BATH HOUSING TO RECEIVE $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS Funding Enables 520 Centre Street Phase II Housing Project to Move ForwardBATH—Bath Housing Development Corporation is slated to receive $4...

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