Nell Gluckman

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Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as U.S. Sen. Angus King endorses her during a Wednesday press conference on the front steps of Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono.

King endorses Cain, stresses bipartisanship

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 01, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
ORONO | At an event to announce his endorsement of state Sen. Emily Cain in her bid to win Maine’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, independent U.S. Sen. Angus King re-enforced the Democratic candidate’s message that she can work across the aisle to get things …
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U.S. Sen. Angus King reinforces Emily Cain’s bipartisanship message

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.
Independent Senator Angus King endorsed Democrat Emily Cain on Wednesday in her race to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. King reinforced Cain’s ability to work across the aisle — something she’s been pushing since at least the primary.

Maine elementary school receives national award for increasing student achievement

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 30, 2014, at 8:41 p.m.
BANGOR | Turner Elementary School in Androscoggin County was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for academic excellence and “progress closing achievement gaps,” a statement released by the federal agency on Tuesday said. Turner Elementary, with about 200 students in grades four through six, was one of 337 …
Teachers escort children through the halls of Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. It is much more difficult to be a teacher in Maine than in most other states, according to an analysis by WalletHub.

Financial website ranks Maine among worst states to be a teacher

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 30, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
BANGOR | It is much more difficult to be a teacher in Maine than in most other states, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a website that calls itself a “personal finance social network.” Wallethub ranks Maine the ninth-worst state for teachers out of the 50 states and the …
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Are the tides turning in Poliquin’s favor?

on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12 p.m.
A series of events this week and last appears to be putting Bruce Poliquin ahead of his opponent for the 2nd Congressional District seat, Emily Cain.
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Rebecca Wyke

University of Maine System office seeks more control over campus budgets

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 26, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
BANGOR | The way budgets are created for the seven campuses in the University of Maine System may look very different next year. A plan that gives the University of Maine System office more power over the individual campus budgets will be voted on by the board of trustees …
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Why is the University of Maine System in a state of financial crisis?

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 26, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine System is facing a $69 million budget shortfall by fiscal year 2019. Chancellor James Page has said the system will balance its budget during the next four years through cuts and by increasing enrollment. Despite assurances from at least four of the seven …
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Deer Isle - Stonington High School students Bryce Limeburner (left), Morgan Shepard (center) and Kasi Billings work on their senior projects during their Senior Exhibition class Wednesday morning in Deer Isle. The students are part of Project Launch.

‘A whole different universe compared to high school’: Deer Isle-Stonington program aims to boost college retention

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 26, 2014, at 7:25 a.m.
ORONO | For 19-year-old Hayden Ciomei, high school was a breeze. He studied for tests the night before and aced them. The Stonington resident knew from a young age he would follow in the footsteps of his siblings and go to college. But the odds of obtaining a degree …
Lawrence Barrett

Eastern Maine Community College getting better at improving students’ performance in math

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 24, 2014, at 6 p.m.
BANGOR | Eastern Maine Community College was added to a list of community colleges that “have shown significant commitment to improving student success and closing achievement gaps,” the nonprofit group Achieving the Dream announced Wednesday. EMCC joins a group of 79 colleges that Achieving the Dream, which supports community …
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Poliquin gains endorsement from pro-business group

on Sept. 24, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
GOP candidate Bruce Poliquin, who is hoping to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business.
Sen. Rebecca Millett co-hosted the Community Schools Forum on Tuesday at the Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

Lawmaker pushes for more partnerships between Maine schools, community organizations

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 23, 2014, at 6:14 p.m.
BANGOR | Nearly 70 percent of all children under age 6 in Maine live in households where both parents work, Rita Furlow of the Maine Children’s Alliance told a room full of teachers, school administrators, lawmakers and other education officials on Tuesday. She also presented census data showing that …
Jeff Mills, president and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation

UMaine alumnus gives $2 million for scholarships, political science professorship

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 23, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
ORONO | Thanks to a $2 million gift from an alumnus, the University of Maine will establish a new endowed scholarship fund and will be able to further support a political science professorship. The gift came from John Nickerson, who earned a degree in political science from UMaine in …
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Boehner’s fundraiser for Poliquin will take place south of 2nd Congressional District

on Sept. 23, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.
Speak John Boehner will come to Maine to fund raise for Bruce Poliquin, the GOP candidate for the 2nd Congressional District. Interested voters will have to travel to Portland, however, to attend the event.
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The W.T. Grant building at the corner of Hammond and Central streets in Bangor.  The University of Maine System has been using the top floors as office space since 2005.

UMaine System targets Bangor office for closure, trustees vote to cut USM programs

By Nell Gluckman and Nick McCrea on Sept. 22, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
FORT KENT | The University of Maine System has targeted its office in downtown Bangor for closure, an official said Monday during a board of trustees meeting at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. The proposal to close the office at 16 Central St. was made by UMS …
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Warren Caruso

Support for education sought from Bangor-area candidates

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 21, 2014, at 6:06 a.m.
The associations representing school boards and superintendents have a clear message for the candidates running for state office: “There has to be a game-changing decision to put education on the front line.” That is what Bangor School Committee Chairman Warren Caruso told lawmakers and candidates from the …
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Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis reflects on a proposal for a private street name in Wiscasset to be called "Redskin's Drive."

Maine tribal leaders oppose use of demeaning moniker by Wiscasset, NFL

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 19, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
INDIAN ISLAND | Kirk Francis, chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation, thought Maine’s effort to get rid of monikers such as “redskins,” “Indians” and “warriors” ended six months ago, after years of what he called “productive effort” by all involved. During an interview in March, Francis singled out the …
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Anne Lichtenwalner, the director of the University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory, looks at a tissue sample from moose muscle on Thursday at her office at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine’s Cooperative Extension asks voters for $8 million to research pests

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 18, 2014, at 7:36 p.m.
Editor’s note: This is one of a series of articles examining the bond questions that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Maine. Question 2 reads: Do you favor an $8,000,000 bond issue to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth in natural resources-based industries and monitor human health threats …
Maine State senator Emily Cain at the FUSION lunch on Wednesday in Bangor.

Emily Cain says she’s the negotiator who should be sent to Washington

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
BANGOR | Emily Cain, the Democratic candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat, told a group of young professionals Wednesday that her ability to work across the aisle to get things done is one of the most important reasons voters should send her to Washington. “Most of my time …
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John Boehner will campaign with Bruce Poliquin

on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be heading to Maine next week to campaign with Bruce Poliquin, Matt Hudson, Poliquin’s campaign manager, said Wednesday. Poliquin is in a close race for the 2nd Congressional District seat against Emily Cain, a state senator from Orono. The AP first reported this development, saying Boehner will host …
Kirk Francis

Penobscot Indian Nation chief re-elected

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 15, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.
INDIAN ISLAND | Kirk Francis, 45, was re-elected chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation over the weekend, according to election results sent to the Bangor Daily News on Monday. Francis, who has been chief for eight years, was re-elected with 313 votes, defeating former chief Barry Dana, who had …
 
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