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Unity College Reports Historic Enrollment and Fundraising Success

By Mark Tardif on Sept. 20, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
Unity, Maine – September, 2014 – The historic success of Unity College may come down to two words: sustainability science. As the first college in the nation to adopt sustainability science as a framework for teaching and learning, Unity College has successfully conveyed a strong message of educating for 21st …

Governor LePage Should Go Back to School

on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:10 p.m.
Governor LePage should go back to school. If he did, he would learn that slinging provocative statements about without bothering to cite any evidence at all would earn him failing grades in our schools in Maine. We have higher standards than that. Seth Koenig, of the Bangor Daily News, reports …
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Sought-after Speaker, Dr. Susan Linn, to Give Talk in Freeport on The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood

By Deeda Burgess on Sept. 19, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, Maine For more information: 2078653900; FREEPORT: On Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m., Dr. Susan Linn, Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will …
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Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training

By roanne austin on Sept. 19, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. …
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The Limestone Manor was recently painted during Community Service Day on September 13.   Front L-R: Austin Goodwin, Tyler Simmons, and Samuel Carignan

MSSM Aquires New Off Campus Dormitory

By Maine School of of Science and Mathematics on Sept. 19, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
LIMESTONE, Maine — The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone acquired a new dormitory off campus on 6 Church Street in Limestone. Originally used as an elderly care facility, the new building brings a much needed relief to the growing number of students that are currently enrolled at …
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‘A Quaker approach to academic study’ at COA

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 19, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Location: McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-801-5623; BAR HARBOR, Maine — A College of the Atlantic professor will examine how The Quaker Institute for the Future has been experimenting …
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Lynne McKenney Lydick portraying the Angel of the Battlefield: Clara Barton

Follow the Cannon: A Reading of Clara Barton’s Civil War Letters

By nextgentheatre on Sept. 18, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Between Friends Art Center-Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St, Brewer, Maine For more information: (207) 989-7100; Clara H. Barton (1821-1912)founder of the Red Cross, earned her nickname “Angel of the Battlefield” by courageously bringing supplies to the front lines …
Maine Connections Academy Principal Karl Francis and Gov. Paul LePage smile for photos together at the academy's open house in South Portland on Thursday morning.

‘One size does not fit all’: LePage lauds state’s first virtual school

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 18, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday celebrated the opening of the state’s first virtual charter school, saying Maine Connections Academy represents a new opportunity to reach students for whom traditional schools don’t work. He also used the forum to criticize traditional public school systems in the state, …
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Kennebunk-area school district won’t put building renovations on November ballot after cost discrepancy emerges

By Jennifer Feals, York County Coast Star on Sept. 18, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
KENNEBUNK, Maine — Proposed building renovations will not go to voters in November, RSU 21 officials decided earlier this week, after an $8 million gap in construction figures surfaced. The district had been moving forward with the goal of bringing a $58.6 million renovation project for Kennebunk High School, Mildred …
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Best friends Chandler Dobson and Washburn Gauvin Scholar post signs at the Washburn Recreation Center

Washburn Gearing up for Heidi’s Hope

By April Flagg on Sept. 18, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
Washburn, Wade and Perham will be crawling with kids in mid-October when students from Washburn District High and Middle School participate in the first-ever Heidi’s Hope Serve-a-Thon. Seven community projects are planned for the dozens of students who have signed up. The students will be collecting sponsorships and then giving …
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Chalk It Up, Fort Kent!

By Casey Faulkingham on Sept. 18, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: SEARS , 204 W. Main Street, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7395; Event details… WHERE SEARS WHEN Friday September 19 TIME 1:00 PM Chalk It Up, Fort Kent! is an annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event currently in its …
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By Lee McCartin on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., Newport, Maine For more information: 207-368-5074; The Newport Cultural Center, The Hartland Library, and the Pittsfield Library are pleased to welcome Maine best selling author, Kate Flora. Kate will be discussing her two …
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Scan Your Photographs Day at the Southwest Harbor Public Library

By swhplibrary on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
Bring 1 to 5 old photographs to the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, October 4 from 10:00am – 1:00pm to have them scanned that day. Go home with digital copies for you and all your family. The Library will provide free scanning, scanning advice and techniques to help you …
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UMaine Extension Discusses Nutrition Concerns for Older Americans

By Tara Wood on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Calais Free Library, 9 Union Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-255-3345 University of Maine Cooperative Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will give a free presentation on nutrition concerns for older Americans Thursday, Oct. 23, 10-11 a.m., at …
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Jeff Kline kicks off fall 2014 SPArC series, Sept. 25, at SJC

By David Svenson on Sept. 17, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Saint Joseph's College, Harold Alfond Hall, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, Maine For more information: 207-893-7723; Hosted by Saint Joseph’s Art Department, the fall 2014 Speakers, Performers, Artists, and Culture (SPArC) lecture series begins on September 25 when film …
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SJC students explore Maine coast during Environmental Science Semester

By David Svenson on Sept. 17, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
Right now, during the fall 2014 semester, a group of SJC students are taking the entire semester to immerse themselves in Maine’s coastal environment during the College’s first-ever Environmental Science Semester. Led by professors Dr. Johan Erikson and Dr. Greg Teegarden, sophomore and junior marine and environmental science students have …
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Saint Joseph’s College selected to participate in honored White Coat Ceremony

By David Svenson on Sept. 17, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s College’s Department of Nursing has been selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to receive funding to pilot a White Coat Ceremony. “We are very excited and honored to be selected to participate in the national pilot White …
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Maine National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
EVANSTON, Illinois — The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To …
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Talking Books and Books by Mail

By judy horten on Sept. 17, 2014, at 4:41 p.m.
Jim Roy from the Maine State Library will provide information about free large print books mailed directly to people who are visually impaired and the federal Talking Books Program. The Talking Books Program provides free books on special media machines to people who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or …
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Lecture: An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America. Speaker: Nicholas Bunker

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 17, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland , Maine 04101 For more information: 207-774-1822; Speaker: Nicholas Bunker Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and its origins will be discussed by its …
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