Articles by Jessica Bloch
By Jessica Bloch on April 19, 2010, at 11:12 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine engineers and developers learned last week they have received a patent for the Modular Ballistic Protection System, in which 4-by-8-foot panels made from a …
By Jessica Bloch on April 16, 2010, at 9:10 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Friday was a regular school day for students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, but the location and lessons were altogether different.
By Jessica Bloch on April 15, 2010, at 6:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A few fingerprints were visible on the glassy surface of the dark screen until Luke LaBree hit the "on" button of his new iPad and the screen came to life.
By Jessica Bloch on April 14, 2010, at 9:59 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine bachelor’s degree programs in French, Spanish and music may not be eliminated after all, according to the final report of a working group which tried to trim …
By Jessica Bloch on April 11, 2010, at 9:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Coloring, reading and sticking one’s hands into finger paint might seem like nothing but fun to a young child, but those kinds of activities are important in helping stimulate brain activity at a key age of development. Penquis, a local social service agency, and several other local …
By Jessica Bloch on April 11, 2010, at 7:32 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — The woman walked into a room Sunday at the Morgan Hill Event Center and rolled up the sleeve on her right arm to display a tattoo with an image of a man. Behind the woman, a group …
By Jessica Bloch on April 10, 2010, at 4:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The power of social networking and the Internet has reached the Hike for the Homeless — and for the better, several organizers of the 15th annual event said Saturday morning.
By Jessica Bloch on April 10, 2010, at 1:50 p.m.
NEWBURGH, Maine — The first selectman broke the news to stunned residents Saturday morning during the annual town meeting that apparently the former deputy town treasurer has said that she took $147,000 in funds from 2007 to 2009.
By Jessica Bloch on April 09, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine this spring has stepped up its use of faculty members to attract more students to the state’s flagship public university. UM Provost Susan E. Hunter said …
By Jessica Bloch on April 08, 2010, at 7:55 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A group attempting to prioritize the University of Maine's academic programs and budget is putting off making its final recommendations until next week.
By Jessica Bloch on April 06, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine System should look into developing interdisciplinary majors, encouraging international cross-cultural studies and finding new ways to teach nursing in order …
By Jessica Bloch on April 05, 2010, at 5:34 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine campus on a recent March morning was foggy and damp. There were puddles in the parking lots. The ground was still soft from the rains of last month. It’s …
By Jessica Bloch on April 04, 2010, at 8:38 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Fariba Dayhim still hasn't settled on what she plans to do with the former St. Mary Catholic Church.
By Jessica Bloch on March 31, 2010, at 10:39 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It wasn’t so long ago that high school graduates in some towns could be assured of a job at the local mill or factory.
By Jessica Bloch on March 31, 2010, at 8:01 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A walrus tusk with possibly ancient origins found in 2008 near the Stillwater River will be on display Friday to the public for the first time.
By Jessica Bloch on March 31, 2010, at 6:15 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A group of University of Maine art education students were looking earlier this semester for a cause around which they could base a class project.
By Jessica Bloch on March 30, 2010, at 9:37 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is facing a projected $5.9 million shortfall in the budget for the next school year, part of which will be addressed through staff reductions including eight …
By Jessica Bloch on March 29, 2010, at 9:14 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — More than 200 concerned University of Maine students and faculty members questioned the school’s academic administrators during a public forum Monday about an academic …
By Jessica Bloch on March 27, 2010, at 3:26 p.m.
There can’t be many people who grew up or live in midcoast Maine who haven’t a clue that the fishing and maritime industries built up and then changed their towns and cities.
By Jessica Bloch on March 26, 2010, at 10:43 p.m.
In a town with beautiful homes and charming neighborhoods, there are certain sections of Main Road North that are quite dull in comparison.