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Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • 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 ...
  • The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is accepting proposals for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG). Through the SCBG program, DACF anticipates ...
  • United Midcoast Charities (UMC) recently announced its 2020 grant application cycle, which includes a number of updates from past years. The application period is open now; the deadline is 5 p.m. on March 31. All applications ...
  • A tractor safety course will be held on Wednesdays, April 8 through 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway (Route 17). A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held on Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m....
  • Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will offer a workshop, Advanced Training in Sediment and Erosion Control for Certified Contractors: Best Management ...
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Certification Services (MCS) is currently accepting applications for organic certification for the 2020 growing season. Applications will be accepted through June 30 for ...
  • The Island Institute has published a new study, the “Edible Seaweed Market Analysis,” that describes the growth potential for Maine’s edible seaweed market over the next 15 years. More than 95 percent of edible seaweed products ...
  • New Ventures Maine will offer My Money Works, a free four-week class for individuals and couples of all ages and incomes, beginning Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Lincoln County YMCA. The class aims to give...
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