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Local Financial Experts present "Hot Tips" for Year-End

November 9, 2017

The St. George Business Alliance (SGBA) invites its members and local business owners to attend the organization’s monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, November 14, featuring a panel of three local financial experts—Jodie Heal of Heal Accounting Solutions, South Thomaston; Judy Brogden of Edward Jones, Rockport; and Matt Weaver, CTFA, First Advisors, Rockland—who will discuss financial “hot topics” to help individuals and business owners with year-end financial planning and decision making. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the St. George Town Office, 3 School Street, Tenants Harbor. More...

New England's Leading Solar Company Converts to Employee Ownership

November 9, 2017

ReVision Energy, a regional solar company that specializes in the design, installation and service of systems that reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon pollution, has converted to 100% ESOP ownership. The company's three co-founders chose the ESOP option after a rigorous three-year exploration of various strategies to ensure ReVision Energy's long-term economic and environmental sustainability. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine Welcomes Two New Program Managers

November 9, 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBS MM) is pleased to welcome Rebecca Neville and Ted Fournier as program managers to coordinate and professionally support 1-to-1 youth mentoring programs in the Midcoast region and Penobscot County. More...

Sarah Ruef-Lindquist Takes Part in Panel Discussion at Maine Planned Giving Council Meeting

November 8, 2017

Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA, a financial planner at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden, recently participated in a panel discussion at the Maine Planned Giving Council's conference held in South Portland attended by approximately 150 professionals involved in the gift planning industry. More...

Georges River Land Trust Introduces New Executive Director

November 8, 2017

The Georges River Land Trust is thrilled to announce their new Executive Director, Meg Rasmussen. After an exhaustive, deliberate and thoughtful search, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee are pleased to have found a candidate with the experience and enthusiasm to lead the organization. More...

Easement in Lincolnville now held by Coastal Mountains Land Trust

November 8, 2017

After ten years of stewarding the conservation easement on the Dickerson-Redfield-Lipmanowicz property in Lincolnville, the Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) has assigned the easement to Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT). More...

Ride the Amtrak Downeaster with Santa - December 2 and 3

November 8, 2017

Ride with Santa and start a NEW family tradition this holiday season! Mr. Claus will travel along with Amtrak Downeaster Train 691and Train 696 on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd to extend special greetings to our passengers!

These Downeaster trains will be decked out in holiday style to welcome our special guest and create magical holiday moments for our riders. FMI: http://amtrakdowneaster.com/ridewithsanta More...

IRS Statement on 2018 Filing Season Start Date

November 8, 2017

The IRS has not yet announced a date that it will begin accepting individual tax returns for the 2018 tax filing season. At the present time, the IRS is continuing to update its programming and processing systems for 2018. In addition, the IRS continues to closely monitor potential legislation that could affect the 2018 tax season, including a number of “extender” tax provisions that expired at the end of 2016 that could potentially be renewed for tax year 2017 by Congress. More...

Eaton Peabody Receives Top Tier Rankings in Bangor and Portland

November 8, 2017

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.

The Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody achieved top tier rankings in both metropolitan Bangor and Portland, Maine: Tier 1 Rankings in Bangor for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Trusts and Estates Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Tier 1 Rankings in Portland for Employee Benefits (ERISA), Real Estate Law, and Construction Law. More...

Rockland Festival of Lights to Illuminate Thanksgiving Weekend

November 8, 2017

The annual Festival of Lights celebration in downtown Rockland is on schedule to kick off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving weekend, November 24-26. This year’s major sponsor for Festival of Lights is the Island Institute. More...