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Programs available to help neighbors stay warm this winter

It’s no secret that Maine winters can be cold, though fortunately last weekend’s frigid temperatures are the exception not the norm. I know that heating a home at this time of year can be a challenge, and for too many Mainers, finding a home is also difficult. Implementing...

Frigid temps cause pipes to burst, damaging classrooms at Maine school

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — A Maine elementary school will be closed all week after extremely cold weather caused a break in its sprinkler system. Several areas in Boothbay Region Elementary are dealing with water damage after the break over the weekend. Officials checked into the school remotely on Thursday...

Fierce Debate Breaks Out on Maine Twitter About Heat Settings

For whatever reason, there are usually two debates that break out every single year when it comes to Mainers and their thermostats. The first happens as the fall weather slowly creeps into a winter chill and the great debate on how long Mainers wait to turn the heat on starts dominating social media feeds.

2 Mainers win Grammy awards

Two Mainers were awarded on music's biggest stage on Sunday. Portland-based audio engineering master Bob Ludwig won his 13th Grammy for Best Historical Album for remastering the 20th anniversary reissue of Wilco’s album “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.”. Dave Gutter, a longtime Maine musician and front man for Rustic Overtones,...

Innovate for Maine Fellows Program to double cohort size in 2023

A Maine program that matches college students with growing companies for paid internships is ramping up in 2023, thanks to additional state funding. The Innovate for Maine Fellows Program at the Foster Center for Innovation at the University of Maine in Orono is looking to double the cohort size this year to around 50 fellows.

8-Year-Old Maine Plunges into Frigid Water All For Charity

Get ready to become inspired but on young Mainer who did something remarkable and very very cold. According to WGME, 8-Year-Old Ava Doughty was attending her 3rd grade class as she was visited by the Windham Clothes Closet and Food Pantry. After this visit, she decided she needed to do...

Here Are The 10 Absolute Best Places To Stay In Maine

While trips outside the country have increased over the last few years, we still believe exploring our very own backyard is one of the best ways to discover new things about ourselves. Maine is certainly one of the most fantastic places to get to know oneself. With ocean views over the sea, incredible forests, and mountains it’s no wonder people flock here. With so much to do, planning the sights and activities to enjoy is easy. But looking for accommodations can cause a bit more stress. To help make that element easier, we’ve compiled a list of great vacation rentals in Maine. The bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, guest rooms, inns, and other Maine hotels are lovely. But, there’s nothing like the personal touch that comes with a real home. Forgo the continental breakfast and on-site restaurant for some of these incredible spots.

The 2022 Top 10 Hottest Real Estate Towns in Maine

Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions, or personal experiences. There aren't enough homes in Maine to go around. Mainebiz published Maine's Hottest Towns top 10 rankings. The information comes from Maine Life Real Estate in...

As teacher departures rise, solutions could be a year or more away

While districts hold out for solutions, they face the daunting task of filling positions that no one seemingly wants. Photo by Ryan David Brown. It’s no secret the education field was burdened during the pandemic, with schools nationwide facing teacher workforce shortages. Now, the 2022-23 academic year is halfway done, and Maine school districts are struggling to fill the same gaps they were months ago.

Newsworthy people and performances for Feb. 6, 2023

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate company in Portland, hired Charlie Richardson as a real estate agent in Damariscotta. New England Cancer Specialists in Scarborough hired Dan Rausch as an oncologist. S&B Financial Services in Saco hired Sandy Bailey as a senior financial advisor. Bailey was...

Sangerville struggling to determine fate of century-old town hall building

SANGERVILLE — Some of Sangerville’s 1,300 residents say their historic town hall, built in 1901 and known for its striking stained glass windows, captures the town’s character and should be saved. The town leaders, who until recently housed the municipal office in the building, just want a less costly and more efficient space.

4 Amazing Pizza Places in Maine

If you live in Maine and you live eating pizza from time to time, here is a list of four amazing pizza places that you should try because all of them are known for serving absolutely delicious food, made with fresh ingredients only.