Articles by Jamison Cocklin


Obama suggests tying higher education funding to colleges’ performance

on Feb. 13, 2012, at 12:10 a.m.
Ron Richardson of Sebec, an employee of the Sargent Corporation, uses a compactor to grade the outside of the soon-to-be-completed Advanced Nanocomposites in Renewable Energy Laboratory at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, May 13, 2011. Once completed later this summer, the laboratory will boast the longest wind testing floor in the U.S. The large black panels on the south side of the building (seen in the background of the photo) are air solar collectors to help heat the interior of the building during the cold months.

LePage administration questions feasibility of offshore wind power

By Jamison Cocklin on May 31, 2011, at 9:36 p.m.
Senator Susan Collins asks a question of the staff at the Eastern Maine Development Center in Bangor during a visit on Wednesday.

Collins urges jump-start to job growth in Maine

By Jamison Cocklin on April 27, 2011, at 6:20 p.m.
Surrounded by Maine workers and fellow labor representatives, Pat Carleton (left), President of the United Steel Workers Maine Labor Council, addresses the media during Friday morning's press conference in Bangor. Workers announced their invitation to President Obama and Senators Snowe and Collins to Millinocket and East Millinocket before making further decisions on free trade agreements. Next to him were U.S.W. international  representative Duane Lugdon (standing) and Maine Labor Council District 3 officer Gary McGrane (kneeling).

Mill workers invite Obama to see effects of ‘free trade’

By Jamison Cocklin on April 22, 2011, at 8:52 p.m.

Several communitywide events slated for Earth Day

By Jamison Cocklin on April 20, 2011, at 5:41 p.m.

Motorcyclist injured in collision with truck on Broadway

By Jamison Cocklin on April 15, 2011, at 10:27 p.m.

Eastern Maine Community College inaugurates its sixth president

By Jamison Cocklin on April 15, 2011, at 5:56 p.m.
Jeff Savage of the Savage & Sons Gourmet Coffee dumps some raw coffee beans into the roaster at his home in Bangor.  Savage started the business in November of last year and currently produces three kinds of fresh roasted coffee.

Success is brewing for Bangor native’s gourmet coffee company

By Jamison Cocklin on April 14, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.
Margaret has been chosen by the National Geographic Society to be as a Grosvenor Scholar and to join an Arctic expedition this summer

Bangor High geography teacher will travel to Arctic this summer

By Jamison Cocklin on April 11, 2011, at 6:25 p.m.
Mark Martin (center), instructor at the Home Builders Institute on the Penobscot Job Corp campus draws a sketch on a saw horse to show his students the next step in laying out a building in the parking lot of the center on Thursday.

Local Job Corps program prepares students for a better future

By Jamison Cocklin on April 08, 2011, at 9 p.m.
George Manlove (lower left) and other members of the Star Riding and Touring Association joined other volunteers in the parking lot of Manna Inc. Friday morning to load boxes of food and personal care items into vehicles for local distribution. Feed the Children brought a semi tractor trailer filled with food and other essentials to help 400 area families.

Manna distributes care packages for 400 needy families

By Jamison Cocklin on April 08, 2011, at 3:21 p.m.

Hampden woman arrested on probation violation

By Jamison Cocklin on April 06, 2011, at 10:23 p.m.

Gift card, Craigslist employment scams reported

By Jamison Cocklin on April 06, 2011, at 8:54 p.m.
The police are asking the public for help in identifying the armed robbery suspect shown in two obscured photos taken from surveillance cameras inside the Big Apple convenience store on State Street in Bangor. The robbery took place early Monday when a man described as “possibly Hispanic or of Middle Eastern heritage with very dark eyebrows and hair” took off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police release surveillance photos of Big Apple robbery suspect

By Jamison Cocklin on April 06, 2011, at 7:47 p.m.
Food and Medicine board secretary and University of Maine student  Jennifer Zabko joined several other speakers for the " We Are One Rally for Human Dignity" at the University of Maine's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Memorial Plaza Monday afternoon, April 4, 2011. The event also marked the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination in 1968 in Memphis,TN where he was supporting sanitation workers. The participants at Monday's rally focused on worker rights and human dignity.

Students, workers gather in Orono to oppose budget cuts

By Jamison Cocklin on April 04, 2011, at 8:06 p.m.

UM student body president is removed from office

By Jamison Cocklin on April 04, 2011, at 7:55 p.m.
Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue (right)  moderated a teleconference with Habib Dagher (video screen,center), former  Maine D.O.T. Commisioner  David Cole (video screen, left) and Advanced Infrastructure Technologies President and C.E.O.  Brit Svoboda (video screen, right). The three were waylaid at an airport Friday morning as they made their way back from Washington D.C. where Thursday night Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Wood Composites Center, picked up the prestigious Pankow Award from the American Society for Civil Engineering

Bridge-in-a-Backpack technology wins prestigious engineering award

By Jamison Cocklin on April 01, 2011, at 5:53 p.m.

Scholarships available to study in China this summer

By Jamison Cocklin on April 01, 2011, at 5:45 p.m.
Admininstrative office Dave Lavway (left), and biological science technician Ben LeGasse, right, in a greenhouse at the New England Plant, Soil, and Water Research Laboratory in Orono on Wednesday. Due to a recent cut in federal funding, the USDA laboratory is slated for closure.

Families affected by UM lab closure express disappointment

By Jamison Cocklin on March 30, 2011, at 8:02 p.m.

Budget cuts in D.C. threaten closure of lab in Orono

By Jamison Cocklin on March 28, 2011, at 8:29 p.m.