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Six Authors To Appear At Machias History Symposium At UMM

By Val Atwood on Sept. 16, 2014, at 7:13 a.m.
The Machias Historical Society as a part of its continuing program of presenting interesting and varied topics of a historical nature will hold its Seventh Annual History Symposium beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 27th in Room 102 of the Science Building, University of Maine at Machias. The topic …
Rebecca Wyke

University of Maine System will ask for more state funding to maintain tuition freeze

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 15, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — For the first time in three years, the University of Maine System plans to ask the state for an increase in the amount of funding the seven-campus network receives from taxpayers. Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, the system will ask for $182.2 million for fiscal …
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Financial Abuse of Seniors

By judy horten on Sept. 15, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Camden National Bank, 56 Main St., Orono, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; Bank manager, Taylor Black presents. Refreshments served. Free. Call Gateway Seniors at 889-3031 to register. Sponsor: Gateway Seniors Without Walls This post was contributed by a community …
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Hannah Eglinton at temple in Chiang Mai.

Portland student spends month in Thailand helping elephants

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Hannah Eglinton, 16, of Portland spent a month during the summer in Thailand helping elephants and learning about Thai culture. Traveling with the Boston-based Loop Abroad, Hannah was part of a small team that spent a week working directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary, a …
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High School Equivalency Test Available at WCCC

By wccc on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
CALAIS _ Tess Ftorek, Washington County Community College’s dean emeritus and former student support services counselor, encourages anyone who may be thinking about getting their high school equivalency test to do it now. For those students who did not graduate from high school, HiSET (formerly known as GED) was designed …
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What is Palliative Care? and Why is it Critical for Seniors to Understand This Important Option?

By judy horten on Sept. 15, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Old Town Library, 46 Middle St., Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-889-3031; Dr. Sulfana Alkhunaizi of St. Joseph’s Hospital will explain. Register at the Old Town Library, phone 827-3972 or call Gateway Seniors Without Walls at 889-3031. Free. …
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Students prepare a meal using food gleaned from the waste stream Sunday as part of the Peach House Café.

COA Peach House Café turns food waste into gourmet social occasion

By Bob Mentzinger on Sept. 15, 2014, at 10:08 a.m.
Student gleaners turn ‘waste’ into a gourmet social occasion BAR HARBOR, MAINE — A group of College of the Atlantic students is restarting a program to divert food scraps from the compost heap and bring them to the dinner table, turning “waste” into nutrition in a festive social atmosphere. The …
Swedish exchange student Klara Vestman makes raggmunkar -- potato pancakes -- for her host family at their Holden home.

‘Every day is a new discovery’: John Bapst, Swedish students swap homes

By Natalie Feulner on Sept. 15, 2014, at 5:44 a.m.
Klara Vestman, 18, of Umea, Sweden, has on her phone a list of things she wants to experience during her 10 weeks living in Maine. It includes eating lobster and a Fluffernutter sandwich, watching “American” football, seeing a movie in a theater and attending a hockey game. She checked off …

New University of Maine president talks about her goals

By Ashley Conti on Sept. 14, 2014, at 5:35 a.m.
Recently appointed University of Maine President Susan Hunter talks about her goals for the university.
The University of Maine president Susan Hunter poses for a photo Tuesday at UMaine in Orono.

UMaine president talks about future of state’s land grant university

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 14, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is in the midst of a transition. There is a new president, a relatively new provost and a new lead financial officer at a time when millions of dollars are being cut from the budget. UMaine President Sue Hunter, who was appointed in …
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Maine schools will ask military families to self-identify so students can get support

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 13, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Students at public schools across the state have been asked to identify whether one or both of their parents are in the military. School districts will report to the Maine Department of Education in October. Parents who fill out the questionnaire will help school districts ensure that …
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The Pulps!

By Nancy Walker on Sept. 12, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. …
Meaghan LaSala, #USMFuture organizer and a senior student at USM, speaks at a press conference on Friday calling for the September Board of Trustees meeting to be moved back to Portland.

USM group calls on system trustees to move meeting back to Portland

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 12, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A group that has protested budget cuts at the University of Southern Maine is calling on the University of Maine System’s Board of Trustees to undo a site change and move its September meeting back to Portland. The trustees meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 21 and …
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The Frye Mountain Heritage Tour for 2014 will occur on Sept. 28. Get your reservations in!

Annual Frye Mountain Heritage Tour on Sept. 28

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 12, 2014, at 11:33 a.m.
MONTVILLE, Maine – For the sixth year, thanks to the generosity of local horse teamsters and the hard work of members and friends, the Montville Historical Society is offering horse-drawn wagon tours of the abandoned settlement on Frye Mountain. The tours are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. Each ride aboard …
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Local Professionals Speak at CMA Conference

By Joanne Fortin on Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
Fort Kent ~ On August 21 and 22, as part of the World Acadian Congress events, the Nursing Department of the Universite de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston (UMCE) in partnership with the Nursing faculty of the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) and the Nursing Department of the Universite du …
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Senior Companion Volunteers and the Senior Companion Advisory Board members attend a Sept. 4 recognition event at the Maine Sea Coast Mission in Cherryfield.

UMaine Extension Senior Companion Volunteers Recognized

By Tara Wood on Sept. 12, 2014, at 8:01 a.m.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Senior Companion Program recently recognized 21 volunteers for their service to Washington County residents. The Senior Companion Program is a volunteer opportunity for those ages 55 and older to visit homebound adults. Volunteers provide companionship and do activities to combat loneliness and increase independence. For …

Unity College professor leading consortium awarded $2.9 million National Science Foundation grant

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 11, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton of Unity College said this week she is thrilled that the National Science Foundation has shown its support of the new collaboration she is leading that aims to help connect the disciplines of biology and mathematics. Last month, the foundation awarded a five-year, …
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Royal Governor William Shirley

Lecture: William Shirley: the Man, the Politician, and the Military Strategist.

By Sarah Sugden on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow, Maine For more information: 207-872-1978; Speaker Patricia Violette, Executive Director of the Shirley-Eustis House Museum and Carriage House Learning Center (Boston, MA). Violette, a former Curator and Interim Executive Director of Fort …
Brunswick Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski

‘We will never get the amount we spend, ever’: Charter school tuition saps Brunswick budget

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The number of students who have left Brunswick public schools for charter schools has nearly doubled since last year, placing a growing financial burden on the school department, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said Wednesday. Perzanoski told the School Board that 47 Brunswick students were attending three of the …
Watson Arena at Bowdoin College, where Brunswick High School holds what may be the area's most expensive commencement ceremonies.

Brunswick officials trimming high school graduation costs to fit under $10,000 cap

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Brunswick School Department may be close to finding a way to hold high school graduation at Bowdoin College’s Sidney J. Watson Arena without breaching a $10,000 spending cap. If it does, it could eliminate the need for this year’s graduating class to raise money to cover …
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