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New USDA Loan Program Helps Maine Nonprofit Invest in Community

Back in 1973 the residents of the small coastal town of Damariscotta, Maine, built a recreational center. The structure was basic, more like an airplane hangar than a wellness center. At the time, it was more than enough to create a community hub.   At end of the 1980s, the center was purchased by the YMCA and now operates as the Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA, serving 22,000 residents of 10 rural Maine communities. The economy there faces challenges […]