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News Image: Jaylynn Tenney, 6, and her grandmother Angie Newhouse shop for candy in Scrummy Afters on Saturday on Water Street in downtown Hallowell

Small Business Saturday a big deal for shoppers in central Maine

Nov 25 2017

The mugs at the Holiday Pottery Shop caught the eye of Christina Juarez of Sidney, who was out shopping specifically to support small businesses on Saturday.

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Holiday shopping to help people in recovery

Nov 25 2017

Many holiday shoppers hit Portland's streets to get gifts Saturday.
At dozens of stores, some of the money customers spent went to Amistad, a non-profit recovery center in Portland for people struggling with drug use.

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Old Port stores to donate portion of sales made Saturday to peer community

Nov 25 2017

50 shops in Portland's Old Port will donate a portion of their sales on Saturday to Amistad Peer Support and Recovery as part of Shop for a Cause.

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Portland Press Herald Image: Mark Perry, a peer coach at Amistad, right, speaks with Billy, left, on Friday in Portland as he walks around downtown.

Maine officials unsettled by threat to block grants that help so many

April 24 2017

President Trump wants to eliminate a federal program that provides more than $16 million annually for initiatives in communities all over the state.

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