‘She helped me build myself back up’: Organization assisting women in need breaks ground on new, expanded facility
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 13, 2014, at 8:21 p.m.
ARGYLE | At a small clearing in the woods about 15 miles north of Old Town, a group of Penobscot Indian Nation dignitaries and community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a building that they hope someday will provide support to local women in need. The building is …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 13, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
ORONO | Gov. Paul LePage shared two ideas for programs he said would reduce student debt and would encourage graduates to stay in Maine during a campaign stop at the University of Maine on Monday afternoon. Under one idea the governor spoke about, companies that employ Maine graduates would …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 13, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will make a campaign stop at the University of Maine’s Fogler Library to speak with college students from across the state at 1 p.m. on Monday, according to his communications director, Alex Willette. Lee Jackson, a UMaine student and member of the Regional School …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 12, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s vice president for enrollment management, whose work recruiting students, particularly from out of state, was considered “foundational” to the university’s five-year plan, no longer works at UMaine, a spokesperson confirmed last week. The vice president, Jimmy Jung, was hired by the university in …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 11, 2014, at 11:11 p.m.
A Messalonskee High School student has died and 22 others were injured when a Jeep pulling a hay wagon lost control, sending the wagon carrying passengers careening down a hill at Harvest Hill Farms on Saturday night, police say. Cassidy Charette, 17, of Oakland was on …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 11, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
A woman was found dead in the kitchen of a home on Main Street on Saturday morning, Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a statement. Police are calling the death suspicious and have launched an investigation. The woman, identified by police as 57-year-old …
STATE & CAPITOL
on Oct. 10, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
The Cook Political Report, which analyzes federal and gubernatorial elections, said Maine’s 2nd Congressional District still leans to the left, despite findings in the most recent public poll that suggested otherwise. The poll, which was commissioned by the Portland Press Herald, showed Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin with a 10 point …
STATE & CAPITOL
on Oct. 09, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
Emily Cain’s campaign announced their third quarter fundraising totals and drew some spending from at least two outside groups this week. They sited and unlikely source who praised Cain’s leadership ability.
STATE & CAPITOL
on Oct. 09, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
The Maine GOP has filed an FEC complaint against 2nd Congressional District candidate Emily Cain because of a TV ad that does not have a complete disclaimer written out at the bottom of the screen. Cain’s campaign is going to correct the ad.
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 08, 2014, at 7:35 p.m.
BANGOR | Bruce Poliquin, the Republican candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat, told a young professionals’ group Wednesday that, if elected, he would work to reduce government spending and to lower taxes, which he said will allow for more job creation. “I believe we need to learn not …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 07, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
The Brewer School Department’s superintendent, Jay McIntire, has informed the school committee that he will be looking for another job this year. “Searches for superintendents typically take months and can be quite costly, so to improve the chances that the school committee can find a leader who …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 06, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
PORTLAND | The University of Southern Maine has a plan to cut 50 faculty positions and two programs in an effort to eliminate $6 million from its budget, according to a statement sent out by administrators Monday. These cuts are the first phase in a yearlong effort to eliminate …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 03, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
First lady Michelle Obama had a clear message for supporters of gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud attending a rally at the University of Maine on Friday: Get out to vote and bring like-minded people with you. “Barack won because of record numbers of women and minorities and young …
CAMPAIGN 2014 | POLL QUESTION
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 03, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
First lady Michelle Obama will be in Maine Friday afternoon to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud. The event will be held at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts. Obama and Michaud will be joined by Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, …
By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 02, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
Jennifer Dorman, a Skowhegan Area Middle School special education teacher, was named the 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year by the state Department of Education and the nonprofit organization Educate Maine. Department of Education Commissioner Jim Rier made the announcement on Thursday at an all-school assembly that …
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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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.
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 …
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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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.