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Kathryn A. Foster

Plan to convert UMaine-Farmington to natural gas falls through

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 31, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
BANGOR | A plan to convert the heating system at the University of Maine at Farmington was thwarted recently, when Summit Natural Gas informed the university the company could not commit to providing natural gas by 2016. UMF had been given approval by the University of Maine System’s Board …
Charles Fourcloud

Former finance director for Passamaquoddy sentenced to 18 months for stealing $20,000 from tribe

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 28, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
BANGOR | The man who was charged with stealing $20,000 from the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point while he worked as their finance director was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday at U.S. District Court. He also was ordered to pay $22,571 to the tribe. Charles Fourcloud, …
David Flanagan, interim president at USM

USM faculty reduction will result in cuts at Muskie School, elimination of language programs

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 28, 2014, at 5:37 a.m.
PORTLAND | The loss of 50 faculty positions at the University of Southern Maine will affect more than just the two programs the University of Maine System board of trustees voted to eliminate last week. If a plan presented by University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan and Provost …

Latest poll confirms Poliquin and Cain are neck and neck

on Oct. 27, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
A UNH poll, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald, shows Poliquin with a 1 point lead over Cain in the race to replace Michaud in the 2nd Congressional District.
Bruce Poliquin, who is running to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District, knocked on doors on a recent Saturday morning. He told Bangor residents he met that he wants to create a better climate for business in Maine.

Stark choice: Emily Cain, Bruce Poliquin race to win in 2nd District

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 25, 2014, at 6:42 a.m.
HOLDEN | Between campaign events earlier this month, Bruce Poliquin, the Republican candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, and his campaign manager, Matthew Hutson, stopped at Pat’s Pizza here for lunch. The restaurant was nearly empty, but Poliquin nevertheless jumped up to introduce himself to everyone he saw. “My …
Daniel Bahun, a second-year student at the University of Southern Maine who is majoring in French, said he was standing outside Sullivan Gym as hundreds entered the building to attend a board of trustees meeting to "fight for the French program and my education here." The board voted to cut undergraduate French and graduate applied medical sciences.

Trustees cut French and applied medical sciences at USM

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 24, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
PORTLAND | Before a crowd of more than 100 people, many wearing purple “Invest in USM” stickers and holding signs with phrases such as “stop the cuts,” the University of Maine System’s board of trustees voted Friday to cut two academic programs from the curriculum — undergraduate French and …
Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (from left), Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin and independent Blaine Richardson square off during the 2nd Congressional District debate on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the CBS 13 television studios in Portland. The three candidates for the 2nd District faced off in the last debate of the election Thursday night, Oct. 23.

Cain, Poliquin defend their records in final debate of heated 2nd District race

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 23, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
PORTLAND | During the final debate of this election season, the three candidates competing for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat were taken to task on the claims they have made and attacks they have leveled at each other. Democratic nominee Emily Cain was asked by the moderator, WCSH-TV …

WMTW says Emily Cain will skip debate because independent Blaine Richardson was not invited

on Oct. 23, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Emily Cain has pulled out of the final debate because the independent candidate, Blaine Richardson, was not invited.
Yellow Light Breen (center) of Bangor Savings Bank speaks at a press conference in Portland on Thursday. Breen is flanked by Chris Hall (left) of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Meredith Jones (right) of the Maine Community Foundation as Educate Maine released its "Education Indicators for Maine" report.

Report: Maine made little progress to improve education in past year

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 23, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
PORTLAND | Educate Maine, a coalition of business leaders and educators, released a report Thursday that showed little progress has been made to improve the education landscape in Maine in the past year. The group is calling on business leaders throughout the state to increase their support of Maine’s …

CD2 candidates debate abortion, jobs and Obamacare

on Oct. 22, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
Bruce Poliquin, Emily Cain and Blaine Richardson, all candidates hoping to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, participated in their third debate in Presque Isle on Tuesday night.
David Flanagan

USM trustees back cuts as 24 targeted faculty members agree to retire

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 22, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
PORTLAND | A proposal to cut two programs at the University of Southern Maine — undergraduate French and graduate applied medical sciences — moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday. Members of the board of trustees’ academic and students affairs committee voted to approve the program cuts at …

Cain’s campaign releases internal poll results after NRCC pulls back on TV ad buy

on Oct. 20, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
Internal polling data released by Emily Cain’s campaign puts Cain ahead of Bruce Poliquin. But when campaigns release this kind of data, it should be taken with a fairly large grain of salt.
Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

Under crush of negative ads, undecided voters in Maine’s 2nd District appear key to election

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 18, 2014, at 5:35 a.m.
MILBRIDGE | The first thing that comes to Don Terrell’s mind when asked about Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election, a tight race that has heated up over the past two weeks, is the series of attack ads on his television. “Everything’s so negative,” said Terrell, a Steuben resident, while …

Cook Political Report changes forecast of CD2 election from “leans Democratic” to “toss up”

on Oct. 17, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
  The Cook Political Report, which analyzes federal and gubernatorial elections, is now calling Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race a toss up. A week ago, the newsletter still had the race leaning in the Democrats’ favor, but said at the time that it was “on the brink of joining the Toss Up …

In 2nd CD2 debate, candidates trade personal and policy attacks

on Oct. 16, 2014, at 11:06 p.m.
Some of the negative campaign ads that voters in the 2nd Congressional District have been treated to over the past few weeks came to life at an MPBN debate on Thursday night, particularly when candidates were asked to direct questions at their opponents. Emily Cain, the Democratic candidate from Orono, asked …

A coalition of Republicans announces support for Emily Cain

on Oct. 16, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
Emily Cain’s campaign announced on Thursday that a group of Maine Republicans have come out in support of the Democratic state senator who is running to represent  Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. For the most part, there are no huge surprises on the list, with a number of supporters coming from …
Ryan Low, vice president for administration and finance at the University of Maine.

University of Maine to cut $7 million from budget

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 16, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.
ORONO | University of Maine departments must identify $7 million in budget cuts, although top campus administrators are pledging to tighten belts without eliminating academic programs. The announcement of the cuts to the Orono campus’s $242.2 million budget was made at a faculty and staff assembly Thursday morning and …

Abortion, climate change and other questions for CD2 candidates

on Oct. 14, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
Here’s a rundown of how the candidates answer the lightening round questions during Tuesday night’s debate.
University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan

Students, faculty speak out against program cuts, 50 faculty layoffs at USM

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 14, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
PORTLAND | Faculty and students are fighting back one week after University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan announced a plan that would cut $6 million from the school’s budget by eliminating 50 faculty positions. His plan, which is the first phase of an attempt to cut $16 million …
Democratic candidate Emily Cain, a state senator from Orono, and former state treasurer Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, are locked in a race that is much closer than many predicted.

Cain, Poliquin, Richardson to square off in 2nd Congressional District debate Tuesday

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 14, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
PORTLAND | The candidates who are vying to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District will appear together for the first time at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a debate hosted by the Bangor Daily News and CBS 13 at the television station’s Portland studio. Democratic candidate Emily Cain, a state senator …
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