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  1. UMaine to freeze tuition for fourth year straightRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Free Press

    The University of Maine System board of trustees has voted once again to freeze in-state tuition for the fourth year in a row leaving students, faculty and staff wondering what this means for the future of USM. According to Dan Demeritt, the UMaine system director of public affairs, students can expect Maine's college tuition to be one of the most affordable in New England.

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  2. Bayside Village sends students unsolicited suite offersRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Free Press

    If you're a USM student you recently received an email from Bayside Village comparing the costs of their apartments to the dorms on campus. Some of you may even have received an email confirming your tour of the apartment complex that you didnt even schedule.

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  3. Sustainability & ME: What you need to know about Co-OpsRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Free Press

    A Cooperative business is a business that works for everyone. A cooperative is a business or organization that is owned and used for the benefit of the individuals that are using its services.

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  4. Stories of Maine's fallen soldiers immortalized through stonesRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Free Press

    Volunteers marched 8 miles through the streets of Portland last week, carrying stones bearing the names of fallen soldiers from Maine, before securing them in a wooden case in the Abromson center. The march, and subsequent ceremony were part of The Summit Project , a national organization that honors Maine's fallen soldiers by engraving their names on family-picked stones, and hiking with them all across the state.

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  5. Top Five: Coziest places in PortlandRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Free Press

    Nothing beats the frigid winter blues like a big mug of steaming coffee. With numerous places in Portland to help fix your coffee cravings, the best place to go is somewhere cozy and warm.

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  6. Top Five: Alternative Valentine's Day Dates in PortlandRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | The Free Press

    Time to pull out your mom's old pumps and rummage through thrift shops for a pair of legwarmers - and leather pants, if you so choose. Grab your significant other or friends and come dance away at Port City Music Hall with The Awesome, presenting "80 Shades of Awesome."

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  7. Local shopping supports local familiesRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Free Press

    Local shopping around the holidays can be a fun way to buy unique gifts for the people in your life. With big name franchises seemingly taking the stage, Portland residents believe that shopping local is more important than ever this time of year.

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  8. Muskie school attempts reorganization after cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Free Press

    The Muskie School of Public Service recently celebrated it's 100th anniversary at USM but is going to be faced with setbacks as some of its faculty have been retrenched this semester. "There won't be a program anymore to teach these students, due to retrenchment and retirement," said Carolyn Ball, a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Muskie School.

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  9. Community members show support to Noyes St. victims through fundraisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Free Press

    From donation based yoga classes, to student run bake sales and concerts, many fundraising efforts have sprung up in Portland to help the affected families of the Noyes St. fire pay for funeral costs and to provide assistance to the two survivors who lost their possessions. While the investigation regarding the exact cause of the fire is still ongoing, several grieving community members and philanthropists said that funeral costs are very expensive and money should be raised to help the devastated families of the victims.

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  10. Hookah smoking becoming quite the fad for young adultsRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Free Press

    Hookah smoking has become quite a fad for young adults. Located on 367 Fore Street, The Purple Caterpillar hookah bar attracts young adults from all around Portland.

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  11. Five dead and one critically injured in a house fire near USMRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Free Press

    A fire engulfed a two family home on 20 Noyes St. last Saturday, killing five people and severely injuring another, who is now in an intensive burn center in Boston. According to President David Flanagan, seven tenants did escape the structure, one of which was USM student Nick Marcketta.

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  12. Longfellow's Haunted House Tours In PortlandRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | The Free Press

    Everyone has been enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather and foliage pictures on Instagram this fall. However, October cannot end without getting into the Halloween spirit.

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