Monthly Archives: March 2014

Layoffs in Maine – NYTimes.com

Layoffs in Maine – NYTimes.com
It was inevitable that there would also be a degradation in quality — and some friends have asked me to draw attention to an ugly example at the University of Southern Maine, which is laying off a number of faculty, including tenured professors, and …
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UMaine Adopts State Tick Lab
Researchers at the University of Maine are working to determine which ticks are dangerous to humans. The insects can carry potentially life threatening illnesses, such as Lyme disease. Recently, the cooperative extension program adopted the state's …
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Facebook, Biogen, Cal-Maine are stocks to watch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Biotech stocks and Internet names like Facebook Inc. could see active trade in Monday's session after the past week's drubbing. Cal-Maine Foods Inc. and UTi Worldwide Inc. also will get attention as they report quarterly …
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Maine casino proposals fail in Legislature

Maine casino proposals fail in Legislature
AUGUSTA, Maine — The hopes of Maine's American Indian Tribes and horse racing industry to build casinos died in the Legislature on Thursday as lawmakers insisted that the state must fashion a regulatory process before approving any new slot machines.
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Judge rejects plea deal, sends Maine man who shot dog with 100 BBs to jail for
Next story: Maine Senate deals fatal blow to 6 gaming bills ». Judge rejects plea deal, sends Maine man who shot dog with 100 BBs to jail for 8 months. Print this Print · E-mail this Email · Facebook this Share · Tweet this Tweet · Lady, a young black …
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No. 5 Southern Maine gets two shutouts in sweep of Rhode Island College
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sophomore Tyler Leavitt earned his second career shutout hurling a five-hitter in the first game as the fifth-ranked University of Southern Maine Huskies swept a Little East Conference doubleheader from the Rhode Island College …
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Maine Animal Sanctuary Receives Emergency Grant After Fatal Fire

Maine Animal Sanctuary Receives Emergency Grant After Fatal Fire
The Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton, Maine, will receive an emergency grant of $ 2,500 from The Humane Society of the United States. The grant will assist in rebuilding efforts after a fire claimed the lives of 16 cats and destroyed the sanctuary's new …
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Maine Senate nixes bills to change wind power laws
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has rejected two bills to change the state's wind energy laws aimed at ensuring projects benefit the state economically and don't hinder the beauty of the state's natural resources. The Democratic-led Senate …
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Maine to receive .4 million in federal fish and wildlife funding
WASHINGTON — The state of Maine will receive $ 11.4 million in federal funds that are distributed to the states for fish and wildlife conservation and recreational uses each year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday. In all, the USFWS …
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Maine student scores drop on reading and math exams
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine students in grades three through eight scored lower on the state's reading and math exams in 2013 than they did the year before. The tests were taken by nearly all students last October and are used to satisfy state and federal …
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Great-great-grandson of Hiram Maxim, machine gun inventor, wins Maine
BANGOR, Maine — Nine years ago, Dimitri Maxim's mother, Lefki Michael-Maxim, had a kidney transplant. Since the operation, she has had four biopsies to determine whether her body was rejecting the new kidney, she said. Each time, a piece of the organ …
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Maine man charged with possessing child pornography
David J. Pollard, 53, of 7 Charles St. in Sanford, Maine, was charged with 15 counts of possessing photos and videos of children performing sexual acts. A grand jury handed up the indictments March 20. Pollard is scheduled to appear for an arraignment …
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"America Needs A Raise" bus rolls into Maine
PORTLAND, Me. – As the America Needs a Raise bus pulled into Portland for its second stop on a ten state tour, Mayor Michael Brennan stood at City Hall, flanked by local business owner Anne Rand and minimum wage earner Tabitha Weyland, to welcome …
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Mother of actor Patrick Dempsey dies in Maine
dealsaver. LEWISTON, Maine — Amanda Dempsey, who inspired her son, actor Patrick Dempsey, to help create a cancer support organization at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, has died at age 79. Peter Chalke, CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, …
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New CCA interim director announced

New CCA interim director announced
As a UMaine music student during the late '80s and early '90s, he spent a good amount of time inside what used to be known as the Maine Center for the Arts — now the Collins Center for the Arts. He now leads it. On March 10, Williams was appointed to …
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Battle lines form in Maine fight over marijuana
YORK, Maine — In the upcoming battle to legalize marijuana in Maine, the opposition has no money and little experience against the efforts of the Marijuana Policy Project, which has been gearing up for this fight for years. Smart Approaches to …
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Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Filmmakers from across the world are heading to Maine for a week of screenings and independent films and documentaries about the Jewish experience. The Maine Jewish Film Festival begins Saturday and extends through the …
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Maine's new elver rules will delay season start until April
Last modified March 18, 2014, at 6:49 p.m.. ELLSWORTH, Maine — New rules for the elver fishery that were overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the Legislature will result in a delay of at least two weeks to the start of the season, according to state …
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Experts say cold winter likely won't kill Maine's ticks

Experts say cold winter likely won't kill Maine's ticks
On the cusp of spring, temperatures are still dipping below zero and snow covers the state of Maine. This long, drawn-out winter is taking its toll on many Maine residents — in the form of Vitamin D deficiencies, cabin fever and seasonal depression …
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Crosley Duckmann's strong defense helps Maine reach boys hockey state semis
BENSENVILLE — Junior defenseman Crosley Duckmann was selected to the all-state team this year and his play helped propel Maine to the varsity combined division state semifinals. “The kid can do anything he wants from a defensive position,” Maine …
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Maine chefs locked out of James Beard Awards this year

Maine chefs locked out of James Beard Awards this year
The James Beard Foundation Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Chicago and surprisingly no Maine chefs or restaurants rose to the top. New York City, Boston and Chicago, the city of broad shoulders or the “third coast” as Mayor Rahm …
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Maine schools prepare for new, more rigorous tests that will be used next year
BANGOR, Maine — The standardized tests Maine students take each year to measure what they've learned are about to get tougher. Next year, as part of a national effort to raise standards, students will take the exams on a computer and will have to …
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Anglers taking advantage of continued cold weather in Maine
By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Special to the BDN. Posted March 19, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.. AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists are preparing reports that may help anglers in the weeks ahead.
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