More students than ever are participating in Portland High School’s internship program despite its alternate format
Portland, Maine: While the coronavirus pandemic caused many of Portland High’s regular partners to be unable to offer internships, some organizations got creative in offering safe internship opportunities for PHS students.
Benchmark Real Estate owner donates $100 to Portland Buy Local for every 2020 sale
Portland, Maine - Benchmark Real Estate owner Tom Landry is known for giving back. His company donates 10% of profits each year to support local charities and runs several charity events of its own. In 2020, he’s tied his and his team’s success with giving back. For all 2020 sales, he’s donating $100 to Portland Buy Local and another $100 to the nonprofit of his clients’ choosing. He recently delivered the first half of his team’s installment to Portland Buy Local, totally $4,000. Meaning another $4,000 has been delivered to area nonprofits.
Union, Maine, September 7, 2020 – Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery has just released Maine Cranberry Apple Hard Cider. Hard Cider is having resurgence in popularity as a drink that both wine and beer enthusiasts enjoy.
Corporate and Philanthropic Leaders Donate More than a Quarter-million Dollars to Launch Racial Justice Fund in Maine
Hallowell, ME – Corporations and philanthropic leaders across Maine have joined forces to raise $270,000 to combat racial injustice and inequity throughout the state through the Racial Justice Fund of the Maine Justice Foundation. These corporate FOUNDERS and civic leaders are as follows:
PORTLAND, Maine; BOSTON, Mass.; and WESTPORT, Conn. (August 17, 2020) – Verrill has joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a nationwide coalition of law firms focused on combating racial injustice.
Through first two seasons, McNicholas leads franchise in multiple categories
PORTLAND, ME – July 6, 2020 – The Maine Mariners announced their third re-signing for the 2020-21 season on Monday, bringing back forward Michael McNicholas. Through the first two seasons of the Mariners existence, McNicholas is the franchise leader in points, assists, and games played.
City Makes $500,000 in CARES Act Funds Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19
PORTLAND, Maine -- In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lost their employment income as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed to alleviate financial pressure on renter households and provide economic security to rental property owners.
Mariners retain rights to seven as free agency begins
PORTLAND, ME – July 1, 2020 – The Mariners issued qualifying offers to seven players for the June 30th deadline, completing the ECHL rights protection process for 2020-21. The unrestricted free agency period begins today. The seven players issued qualifying offers by the Mariners are:
PORTLAND — The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund at the Maine Community Foundation has awarded 31 grants totaling $157,500 to nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged, underserved, and/or vulnerable communities in Maine.
Mariners use jersey auctions and t-shirt sales to help local community
PORTLAND, ME – June 30, 2020 – The Maine Mariners announced on Wednesday that they have raised $3700 for local COVID-19 relief efforts, a dollar figure that will continue to be added to. So far, funds have been raised through a pair of exclusive jersey auctions and a t-shirt sale.