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.
Hart scored 10 goals in solid rookie campaign
PORTLAND, ME – June 29, 2020 – Last August, Ted Hart signed his first professional contract with his “hometown” team, hoping to become the first Maine-born player to suit up in a regular season game for the Mariners. Although he didn’t make his ECHL debut until November, the Cumberland native played in 48 of the Mariners’ 62 games in 2019-20, enjoying a productive rookie season. On Monday, the Mariners announced the re-signing of Hart, making him the second player on the 2020-21 roster.
Mariners first re-signing was co-leader in goals in 2019-20
PORTLAND, ME – June 22, 2020 – The Mariners announced their first player signing for 2020-21 on Monday, bringing back forward Dillan Fox for his third season in Maine. Fox had a breakout season in 2019-20, tying for the team lead in goals and reaching the AHL for the first time in his career.
(Portland, ME) June 19, 2020 - United Way of Greater Portland individual giving group Brick & Beam Society announced investments of $26,500 to support summer-focused programs and projects that target early childhood learning and STEM programming for children in pre-school through 8th grade. Programs were selected based on their level of impact, sustainability, being replicable, and for taking innovative, holistic, and collaborative approaches to learning.
Richmond, Ky., June 18, 2020 — James Mangini, RLLD, will join the Association for Linen Management (ALM) Board of Directors at the end of June. Mangini has been a long time member of ALM, and succeeds Rich Bott, RLLD, CLLM, as president-elect as Bott moves into the role of president. Mangini has over 15 years of experience in the industry as the director of linen services for Maine’s largest medical center, Maine Medical Center Linen Services.
PORTLAND, Maine – Coffee By Design has extended the deadline for applications for its Rebel Blend Fund Grant. The Rebel Blend Fund has awarded art grants to projects in Maine for 22 years. Since its launch, Coffee By Design has contributed over $95,000 to Maine non-profits arts organizations.
Step two of rights protection includes a list of 17 players
PORTLAND, ME – June 16, 2020 – The Maine Mariners released their season-ending roster for 2019-20 on Tuesday, protecting the rights of 17 players between now and July 1st. The season-ending roster is the second phase in the three step process of protecting players’ rights, the first being the initial protected list, and the final being qualifying offers.