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UMaine system committed to 20% locally sourced foods

The University of Maine system will be announcing their choice for a new food service vendor later this week. The new food service vendor will be providing food services to six of the seven...

Immigrants key 'to what Maine needs to solve its demographic challenges'

Lori Valigra |

The drive west along Forest Avenue from Woodford's Corner to Deering Junction takes you through some of Portland's most trafficked streets and intersections. It also takes you down blocks...

College cuts energy usage and costs

Unity College said an energy retrofit to one of its oldest buildings, the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, will save it both money and energy usage.

Looks like a better year, but chronic weaknesses need to be addressed

Peter Van Allen |

Every year, Mainebiz asks some of the state's leading economists to look to the coming year and offer their thoughts, worries and forecasts. We may be out of the recession, but there is plenty of...

WEX subsidiary fined $1.75 million for part in deceiving students with financial aid program

A subsidiary of South Portland-based WEX Inc. has been fined $1.75 million by financial regulators and ordered to pay restitution to customers for its role in deceiving college students about...

Gov. Paul LePage nominates cabinet-level positions

Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday several cabinet-level nominations, including commissioners for the departments of Education and Environmental Protection and adjutant general.

Maine ranks fifth nationally in quality Internet connections in schools

A new report places Maine fifth nationally in equipping its schools with quality Internet connections.

UMaine seeks to enroll more out-of-state students with offer of discounted tuition

The University of Maine is attempting to attract more students from other Northeastern states by allowing qualifying students to pay the same tuition and fees at the university in Orono as they would...

The Alfond Foundation’s $3.9 million grant boosts new UMaine ocean engineering lab

— By Mainebiz staff |

The grant from the foundation matches $9.98 million already raised through four grant competitions, as well as a Maine voter-approved bond.

UMaine innovation fellowship seeks college students and companies

The University of Maine is seeking college students for an innovation and entrepreneurship fellowship program that includes paid internships with companies.

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