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1 hr ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Crucial school year for controversial Common Core standards in Maine

As students head back to school, WMTW News 8 has been taking a closer look at Common Core education standards and how those standards are being implemented.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Return of the rock: What's behind Maine's rise as northern New England's music mecca

Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews perform "Two Step" at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor in this June 2014 file photo.

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Related Topix: Waterfront (Boston, MA), Bangor, ME, Pop/Rock, Dave Matthews

9 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

UMaine Extension serves up 'Dining with Diabetes Down East' in Lubec

University of Maine Cooperative Extension's free Dining with Diabetes Down East series starts Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Healthways Regional Medical Center at Lubec.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Lubec, ME, University of Maine, Life, Food, Nutrition, Milbridge, ME

15 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Trekkers Hosts Cultural Exchange

Trekkers, a youth-mentoring organization in Midcoast Maine, recently hosted their ninth annual "From the 'Hood to the Woods" expedition at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, ME, Tenants Harbor, ME, Port-Clyde, ME

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangor Daily News

New Hampshire resident stricken by potentially deadly mosquito illness EEE treated in Maine

A New Hampshire resident has been hospitalized in Maine with Eastern equine encephalitis, a potentially deadly disease carried by mosquitoes, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bangor Daily News

University of Maine at Machias president to step down; fourth leader in system to leave in 2014

University of Maine at Machias President Cynthia Huggins will retire at the end of 2014, University of Maine System James Page announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Machias, ME, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Augusta, National University, University of Maine

Bangor Daily News

Paul Doiron to speak as part of the Maine Writers Talk Aboutseries at the Belfast Free Library

On Tuesday September 9th at 6:30 pm the Maine Writers Talk Abouta series at the Belfast Free Library wraps up with a presentation by award winning author Paul Doiron titled "North Woods Lawmen."

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Weekly Packet

Peninsula farms featured in book

Unique Maine Farms, a book by Maine writer, photographer and certified teacher Mary Quinn Doyle includes 11 stories that focus on farms or agricultural endeavors that are located in the Penobscot Bay area, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, East-Blue-Hill, ME, Deer-Isle, ME, Penobscot, ME, Bucksport, ME

Bangor Daily News

"Maine Hello" kicks-off on the UMaine Campus

Tomorrow, first-year dormitories across the University of Maine campus in Orono will open their doors to welcome the Class of 2018 in the college's annual tradition known as the "Maine Hello."

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Related Topix: University of Maine, Orono, ME

Bangor Daily News

Cheers! Maine drinks more than any other state

According to a recent study commissioned by Blowfish , Maine imbibes more alcohol than any other state in the country.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Waite, ME

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Herald Gazette

Roger Dale Brown: Painting Maine

Plein-air artist Roger Dale Brown brings his signature style to Haynes Galleries in a midsummer show showcasing larger and smaller works in "Roger Dale Brown: Painting Maine."

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Thomaston, ME

Bangor Daily News

LePage becomes subject of second partisan book; pro-Cutler court...

Call it the year of the political thrillers in Maine, though how thrilled you are probably depends on your political persuasion.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage

USA Today

Bill Clinton to stump in Maine for governor candidate

Bill Clinton is headed to Maine to help Democrat Mike Michaud, who is locked in a three-way race for governor.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage

State of Maine

Maine DEP sends over $400,000 to communities for cleaning or closing their landfills

Over $400,000 in reimbursement checks have been sent to 11 municipalities for landfill closure and cleanup costs bringing the total to $863,000 since January 2013.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage

Herald Gazette

Maine Media Women reboots

After several special meetings held in spring and early summer, Maine Media Women has redefined its mission and established a new informal format for its monthly meetings.

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Related Topix: Arts, Graphic Design

CBS Atlanta

Us Open Scene: Rubin's excellent summer vacation

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Paul LePage, Immigration Reform

SeacoastOnline

3 groups apply to open Maine charter schools

Three groups, including a virtual charter school that is applying for the third time, have filed papers to open charter schools in Maine.

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Lowell Sun

Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn't get away with money, jewelry or other valuables.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Herald Gazette

Tick Borne Illness talk with Megan Kelley August 27, 6:30 PM at the Rockport Public LIbrary

Megan Kelley is the local Field Epidemiologist for the Maine CDC, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health

Bangor Daily News

MPX listed as a 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine

MPX, a custom billing and payment solutions provider, was recently named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine.

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