Nell Gluckman

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UMaine System faces $90 million deficit by 2020 under current funding plan

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 17, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
Last year, the system projected it would be $69 million in debt by 2019. Though cuts have since been made on all campuses, the system’s financial challenges continue to grow.
Univeristy of Maine System board of trustees Vice Chairman Gregory G. Johnson picks up his things as students take over a meeting on Monday at USM in Portland.

Protesting USM students, faculty interrupt trustees meeting in Portland

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 17, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
More than 100 University of Southern Maine students, alumni and faculty entered a University of Maine System board of trustees meeting on Monday while chanting “Invest in USM” and “Stop the cuts” and carrying signs with slogans such as “Reject austerity.” The trustees had just taken a …
A black bear sculpture stands guard in front of the south entrance to the University of Maine's Memorial Gym on the Orono campus.

UMaine System’s fiscal problems, proposed graduate school to be addressed at trustees meeting

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 14, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine System’s financial troubles will be front and center at a board of trustees meeting in Portland on Sunday and Monday. In addition to a financial update, the trustees will hear a presentation that makes a case for a new graduate school in Portland. …
Over 40 employers and training providers were present at a job fair organized for the millworkers who will be laid off from the Bucksport Verso Paper mill in a couple of weeks. The event was held at the Orland Consolidated School Thursday afternoon.

UM-Augusta offers accelerated bachelor’s degree to millworkers affected by Verso closure

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 13, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
ORLAND | Ahead of the imminent closure of Verso’s paper mill in Bucksport, the University of Maine at Augusta announced a plan that could help some laid-off workers get on the path to a new career faster. UM-Augusta will work with Verso workers who already have an associate degree …

Second virtual charter school approved in Maine

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 13, 2014, at 5:19 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Charter School Commission voted 6-1 to approve the state’s second virtual charter school on Thursday, giving the online school the go-ahead to begin negotiating the terms of a contract with the state. Called the Maine Virtual Academy, it will contract with the Virginia-based company K12 …
University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan

USM will consolidate departments, get new vice president for enrollment management

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 13, 2014, at 1:33 p.m.
PORTLAND | In an effort to centralize services, cut costs and attract and retain more students, University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan announced Thursday the consolidation of several departments and the creation of a new vice president for enrollment management position. “We have issues with recruiting and retention,” …
Joseph McDonnell, USM provost.

USM students in programs that have been cut worry about how they will complete their degrees

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 12, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
PORTLAND | In an effort to cut costs at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine System’s Board of Trustees voted to cut five academic programs and eliminate 50 faculty positions at the school this year. But 215 students are still listed as being in those programs …

After 45 years, program for nontraditional students at UMaine will close

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 11, 2014, at 8:10 a.m.
ORONO | After graduating from high school, Jason Seymour, 42, worked as an electrical motor mechanic in Bangor for 10 years, working on motors for the railroad system and at paper mills in the region, he said. In 2012, he was laid off and did not feel hopeful about …
U.S. Rep.-elect Bruce Poliquin greets supporters prior to holding a press conference at Oakland House of Pizza on Wednesday. Poliquin won a race over Emily Cain to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

No spoilers: Poliquin cruises to congressional victory over Cain, Richardson

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 05, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
BANGOR | Even as a few precincts were still reporting on Wednesday, Republican Bruce Poliquin began looking ahead after handily winning the race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat over Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain and independent Blaine Richardson. Poliquin said he plans to do everything he can to …
Bruce Poliquin speaks to supporters at his election night celebration at Dysart's in Bangor Tuesday evening.

Poliquin wins 2nd District race, Cain concedes

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 05, 2014, at 1:12 a.m.
BANGOR | Republican Bruce Poliquin is projected by the Bangor Daily News to have defeated Democrat Emily Cain in the race to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Independent Blaine Richardson was a distant third. Cain called Poliquin to concede early Wednesday, according to Matt Hutson, Poliquin’s campaign manager. On …
Bruce Poliquin is greated by supporters at his election night celebration at Dysart's on Broadway in Bangor Tuesday evening.

Poliquin holds lead over Cain in 2nd District race

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 04, 2014, at 8:02 p.m.
BANGOR | Republican Bruce Poliquin held a narrow lead over Democrat Emily Cain in the race to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District late Tuesday night. Independent Blaine Richardson was a distant third. All three candidates held their election parties in Bangor. Poliquin gathered with supporters at Dysart’s on Broadway. …
University of Maine students move into campus Friday to start the 2014 school year.

Report: University of Maine System enrollment down, while Orono and Fort Kent campuses buck trend

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 03, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
BANGOR | University of Maine System enrollment is down 2.5 percent overall from last year, but it is up slightly at the state’s flagship campus, according to the system’s recently released enrollment report. The University of Maine’s enrollment is now 11,286, up 0.3 percent from this time last year. …

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen from sunken Cushing boat

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 02, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
ROCKLAND | The search for two people who were aboard a fishing boat that sank on Saturday afternoon ended Sunday, according to a statement from the Coast Guard. One person who had been aboard the vessel, called No Limits, was found alive in a life raft by a Coast …
Firefighters work to douse the remaining pockets of flames at the scene of a fatal fire on Saturday on Noyes Street in Portland .

Cause of fire that killed 5 in Portland still under investigation

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 02, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
A fire that broke out in a two unit residence on Noyes Street early Saturday morning left five people dead and a sixth fighting for his life with severe burns. The cause of the fire was still under investigation on Sunday morning, officials said. The bodies of …
Maine Game Warden Kris MacCabe speaks out on behalf of the Maine Warden Service in opposition of Question 1, a referendum to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps in bear hunting in Maine, in a video produced and posted by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Sept. 2, 2014.

Ethics complaint filed against No on 1 campaign

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 01, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
AUGUSTA | An ethics complaint has been filed against the the principal committee that opposes the ban on bear baiting, according to Jonathan Wayne, executive director of Maine’s Ethics Commission. The complaint alleges that the committee, called the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, should have included time that Maine Department …

2 stabbed, taken to hospital after fight in Brewer

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 01, 2014, at 5:52 p.m.
Two people were stabbed during a fight that broke out early Saturday morning on State Street in Brewer, Sgt. Nelson Feero of the Brewer Police Department said. Police were called to the scene at 2:40 a.m., he said. When the officers got there, they found a large …
Golda, a pet cockatiel, was reunited with her owner, Bangor resident Jayne Branscombe, on Saturday morning. The bird had been found by Greg Canders about a mile from its home on Friday night.

Pet cockatiel that fled on Halloween reunited with owner in Bangor

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 01, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Jayne Branscombe did not think she would see her pet cockatiel ever again. The small yellow bird, whose name is Golda, was outside of her cage on Friday afternoon when Branscombe’s husband, Jack Branscombe, walked into their Howard Street home. Jack Branscombe is Golda’s favorite, according to …
Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria (center) speaks to the media Saturday confirming five people died in a structure fire on Noyes Street earlier in the day. Police Chief Michael Sauschuck (left) and Mayor Michael Brennan stand on either side.

5 dead, 1 in critical condition in Portland fire

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 01, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
Five people have died and another is in critical condition as a result of a fire that broke out at 20 Noyes St. on Saturday morning, according to Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria. Seven people who had been in the building escaped, he said. That includes the …
Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate at the CBS 13 television studios in Portland in mid-October.

Where candidates in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race stand on key issues

By Nell Gluckman on Nov. 01, 2014, at 5:56 a.m.
To see more details on these and other candidates’ positions, use our interactive Find Your Ballot feature at http://maineelections.bangordailynews.com/ballot/ BANGOR | The polls in the race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District show a close contest between Democratic candidate Sen. Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin. Cain, 34, has served in the Legislature …
Rebecca Wyke

University of Maine System will pursue a plan to give central office more control of budgets

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 31, 2014, at 8:09 p.m.
BANGOR | A panel of University of Maine System trustees gave administrators the go-ahead to pursue a plan that would give central administration more control of the individual budgets of the seven campuses. The plan, which is currently being created by Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Rebecca Wyke, …
 
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