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Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Maine Department of Labor recently released unemployment claims data for the week of March 15 through 21. There were 21,459 initial claims filed that week, compared with 634 initial claims the previous week. The data can be ...
  • The Maine Department of Labor urges those filing unemployment insurance (UI) claims and calling the department with questions to do so online. The unemployment insurance program is experiencing high volumes of claims and ...
  • Maine single-family existing home values increased in February, as did the number of sales, which increased by 5.75 percent compared to February 2019. According to Maine Listings, the median sales price (MSP) for the ...
  • Maine dairy farmers are in urgent need of help with routine chores. Dairy cows need to be fed and milked daily, and there are multiple other essential tasks. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, University of Maine Cooperative ...
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization, and L.L.Bean, one of the state’s largest companies, are working together to support food banks during the current health crisis. Good Shepherd is changing ...
  • The Maine Community Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to assist COVID-19 response efforts across the state. The foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (COVID-19 Fund) ...
  • Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa, in a news release, encourages those who have recently lost their employment to consider their health insurance coverage options as soon as possible. Cioppa reminds the public ...
  • The Belfast Farmers’ Market, which was held indoors this winter, moved outdoors to Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, on March 20. The market will be open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Honoring the market’s commitment to ...
  • Coastal Opportunities Appoints New Executive Director —
    Coastal Opportunities, based in Camden, has selected Clifford B. Winn (shown) as the organization’s new executive director. Coastal Opportunities assists adults in the midcoast with developmental disabilities. Winn will ...
  • A new online Maine farm product and pick-up directory is now available. The directory provides information on available local farm products and alternative pickup options developed by farmers statewide to accommodate ...
  • United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has launched a new fund and is taking other steps in response to the coronavirus crisis in the midcoast. UMC’s Rapid Response Fund will support local nonprofits that are meeting the immediate ...
  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax preparation and assistance service, has suspended tax preparation services at all sites until further notice. The action is due to concerns about the spread ...
  • The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has created a new website that provides COVID-19 information and resources to agriculture and food businesses. The site will feature regular updates from the Maine ...
  • West Bay Rotary has canceled weekly meetings and all service projects through May 15. The organization’s next two fundraising events — eWaste+ and the Duck Derby, have been postponed, with the intent to reschedule them ...
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine, has developed a website of COVID-19 information and support for Maine farmers. It includes a Maine farmer survey ...
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Maine small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19)....
  • In order to follow the Maine Center for Disease Control’s guidance on social distancing due to COVID-19, Maine Department of Labor CareerCenter services will be temporarily available only online and by phone. The quality ...
  • Maine Department of Labor will implement new flexible unemployment insurance (UI) measures that will benefit both workers and businesses thanks to emergency legislation from Gov. Janet Mills that was enacted by the ...
  • Extension Offers Farm Tractor Safety Courses
    University of Maine Cooper- ative Extension will offer multi-session tractor safety courses in five locations starting April 6. Courses are designed for adults and youth at least 14 years of age and are required for 14- and 15-year-olds ...
  • The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has opened registration for grower participation in the annual Open Farm Day, which will be held Sunday, July 26. The deadline to register and be included in promotions ...
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