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A student fidgets on a &quotwobble stool" inside Susan Chase's classroom at the Piscataquis Community Secondary School in Guilford.

These Maine classrooms encourage fidgeting to improve learning

“Historically, parents and teachers, if they see somebody fidgeting, the natural reaction is to tell them.”
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SARAH SMILEY

Retiring from the military isn’t as easy as it sounds

A friend asked my husband, “And what will you do when you get out of the military?” His response: “I don’t know.”

Shareholders OK FairPoint’s $1.5 billion sale to Illinois company

FairPoint has at least 660 employees in Maine.
OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image.

Maine’s new opiate limits could be targeted in lawsuit

Two midcoast men who suffer from chronic pain informed state officials on Tuesday that they intend to sue over a new law that limits opiate prescriptions.
The University of Maine at Machias  has entered into a partnership with the University of Maine in an effort to turn around the declining enrollment at the state's smallest university.  The partnership will bring more opportunities to the students at both campuses.

Struggling Machias university to become regional campus for UMaine

The partnership is in response to a prolonged decline in enrollment and financial security at the Machias university.
Stored Solar, which operates biomass generators in West Enfield and Jonesboro, said it has settled a problem with loggers who claim they had not been paid since early February for products delivered to the generators.

Biomass company says it paid aggrieved loggers, wants to rework subsidy

Biomass generator Stored Solar said it’s settled an “invoicing dispute” with loggers who claimed they were not being paid.
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Maine DAR Members Gather for 119th State Conference

Eastern Maine Community College students Emily Kennedy (left) and Emily Howland pull baked cheese crisps off parchment paper in the kitchen of the Rangeley Cafe.
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Inside the culinary program transforming Maine’s dining scene

EMCC’s culinary program has developed into a reliable supplier of talented, ambitious chefs for the area’s burgeoning food scene.
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E2Tech Spring Networking Reception with Cleantech Open Northeast

Small Maine communities reclaim their say over wind projects

A total of 39 Unorganized Territory communities have taken back the ability to nix wind power projects they don’t like.

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