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State budget panel approves $50 million package of jobs, water bonds

By Mario Moretto on April 16, 2014, at 10:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine voters could be asked to approve $50 million worth of bonds at the ballot box this November, if all the proposals by state leaders from both parties survive upcoming votes in the Legislature. The bonds package features six separate initiatives aimed at job creation, small-business support, …
RED ROVER (blog)

Overlanding

on April 16, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.
I’ve been searching a bunch of sites for overland set ups for my Rover. Here are a few things I’d like to be able to do. 1. I want to be able to comfortably sleep in the back 2. The windows should be covered so no one can see in …
AFTER THE COUCH (blog)

88 days to go

on April 16, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.
I hadn’t been running for two weeks. At about 26 weeks, I think the weight distribution changes started to become a problem and my left hip started hurting after running or walking long distances. I really wanted to run Race the Runways, a half marathon in Brunswick near and dear …
ON THE PLUS SIDE (blog)

Vegan Risotto with Non-Vegan Scallops

on April 16, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
With all the crazy fists full of rain and snow last night, I wanted to cook something cozy. What I wanted was pot roast and cheesy scalloped potatoes. What I cooked was an entirely vegan risotto with pescetarian scallops. Kind of the same letters so I thought I might trick …
From the community

New technology connects EMMC patients with interpreters

Bangor Daily News on April 16, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Last year, Eastern Maine Medical Center connected more than 500 patients with a free interpreter service, breaking down language barriers to ensure that patients and care providers were able to communicate effectively. In healthcare, every minute counts and a new service at EMMC uses technology to connect …
From the community
Broadreach to Host Third Annual Mid-Coast Mom Prom

Broadreach to Host Mid-Coast Mom Prom

By youthlinks on April 16, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: The Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-2200; broadreachmaine.org The third annual Mid-Coast Mom Prom is being hosted this year by Broadreach Family & Community Services on Saturday, May 10th from 7:30 – 11:30 pm at the …
From the community

USDA Farm Service Agency Tree Assistance Program signup

Bangor Daily News on April 16, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – USDA Maine State Farm Service Agency Executive Director Don Todd has announced that orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program beginning Tuesday, April 15. TAP was authorized by the Agricultural Act of …
Rep. Sara Gideon

Maine Legislature sends to ‘amenable’ LePage a bill to broaden access to overdose antidote

By Scott Thistle on April 16, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — After unanimous votes Wednesday in both chambers, the Maine Legislature sent Gov. Paul LePage a bill that broadens access to a medication meant to counter deadly overdoses of opiate-based drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin. Slight changes to the bill that originated in the Senate on Wednesday …
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

What should Maine do to draw more people here?

on April 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Fluid Imaging Technologies, which manufactures a first-of-its-kind imaging particle analyzer, has been growing — and fast. In addition to attracting lots of capital, it has doubled its number of employees in the past year.  But one thing has CEO Kent Peterson, and others across Maine, worried. How will the state address its …
From the community

Worshops for Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma

By Laurel Amabile on April 16, 2014, at 2:57 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Communities Creating a Path Toward Healing: Special Topics in Childhood Trauma, 4 Godfrey Drive , Orono, ME For more information: 207-874-1030 x244; commcc.org/our-programs/maine-childrens-trauma-response-initiative/ Contact: Laurel Amabile Phone: 207.874.1030 x281 Email: lamabile@commcc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event dates: May 1 thru June …
POLL QUESTION
Sen. Doug Thomas

Senate upholds LePage veto of solar energy bill

By Scott Thistle on April 16, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Senate on Wednesday pulled the blinds on a bill that would have allowed homeowners to receive a rebate for installing solar panels by sustaining Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the measure. LePage vetoed the bill, which also created a rebate program for low-income families that install, …
Wednesday's Sebasticook River rage by a mobile home on Water Street, where residents of a mobile home park were temporarily evacuated.

Rising waters, ice jams create dangerous conditions around Maine, claim one life

By Julia Bayly on April 16, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Runoff from melting snow, rain and ice jams created dangerous conditions around the state Wednesday as most of Maine remained under flood watches and warnings. A Caswell man died late Tuesday after being swept away in floodwaters when he stepped into an open culvert after moving …
From the community

SymQuest named as the only top-50 Managed Service Provider in northern New England by MSP Mentor for 2014

By Broadreach Public Relations on April 16, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Geneseo Broadreach Public Relations 207-619-7350 michaelg@broadreachpr.com SymQuest named as the only top-50 Managed Service Provider in northern New England by MSP Mentor for 2014 WESTBROOK, Maine and SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont (April 16, 2014) – MSP Mentor 501 Global Edition, the definitive review of information technology …
SOONER OR LIGHTER (blog)

Easter eating and staying on track!

on April 16, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
Easter is coming. The candies are shaped like eggs. Their normally brown wrappers have been transformed into flower-covered, beautiful pastels! They look even more tempting and delicious than normal. Jelly beans are in bowls everywhere you look. It easy to scoop up a few and eat them without so much …
Caribou native Spencer McElwain competes in the Flat Top 5K in Lamoine on March 29. McElwain will compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Caribou native Spencer McElwain hopeful for fast Boston Marathon debut

By Ernie Clark on April 16, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
Spencer McElwain was riding a bus headed back to Maine last April 15 when two bombs suddenly shook the 117th Boston Marathon’s historic foundation. An accomplished distance runner at Caribou High School and the University of Maine, McElwain had spent much of Patriots’ Day 2013 watching the marathon and following …

New poll shows Gov. LePage leading Michaud 39 to 37 — Cutler at 20

on April 16, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.
From the community

James McMurtry to Play at Blue Hill Fair August 30

By Rob Eaton on April 16, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.
The Blue Hill Fair is pleased to announce that James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards will be performing at the Blue Hill Fair on Saturday, August 30, at 7:30 PM. Performing on the Grandstand Stage, the show will be free with price of Admission to the Fair. ($9.00 for Adults; …

Maine company releases Baxter State Park mobile app

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 16, 2014, at 10:34 a.m.
On a topographic map of Maine, there’s green rectangle a bit north of the center, crowded with contour lines. Baxter State Park — a wild and bumpy place. More than 200,000 acres of old forests and towering mountains, majestic waterfalls and pristine ponds. And now, you can hold it in …
From the community
Union Hall is on the second floor of the CA Community Center.  It is a wonderful place for the Contra Dance Lessons.

Cherryfield Academy Community Center – Adding more events!

By Cheryl Brown on April 16, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
CA Community Center – Adding more events! As well as having our annual events such as the Easter Parade for the Children and the Upcoming Quilt Show & Craft Fair and other events through the year and having our rentals, new things are starting up! Beginners Contra Dance Lessons will …
From the community

Secretary of State warns Mainers of drivers license scam

Bangor Daily News on April 16, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Numerous Maine residents have contacted the Secretary of State’s Office regarding the website, www.Drivers-Licenses.org/Maine. Residents have used this website to attempt to renew their driver’s license online. After providing the website with personal information and being charged a fee, users receive information on how to renew their licenses …
 
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