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NEA awards $827K to Maine arts groups

Rep. Chellie Pingree announced Wednesday that the Maine Arts Commission would receive a $720,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant and that several Portland-area arts groups would...

Franklin Community Health lands $2M grant

An affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network announced Wednesday that it will receive a $2 million grant over three years from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and...

Report warns of serious health care worker shortage

A report released Tuesday by the Maine Department of Labor concludes that the state could face a serious shortage of health care professionals in dentistry and psychology in the coming...

For textbooks, SMCC entrepreneur aims to buck 'the book racket'

TINA FISCHER |

SoPoBooks.com allows students to buy and sell used books to each other, with no service charge, at better prices than other retailers...

University of Maine to cut $9.7M

The University of Maine plans to tap $5.3 million in reserves and eliminate vacant faculty positions in order to make up its portion of $36 million in cuts across the state...

Maine students score lower in standardized tests

Standardized test scores for Maine elementary and middle school students dropped in most areas of the state, according to results of the latest New England Common Assessment...

Multinational co. to support Maine's first virtual school

A multinational publishing giant will provide key resources to Maine’s first virtual public school, a plan that some educators called worrisome because it could lessen local control...

UMaine System faces steep cuts, layoffs

The University of Maine System faces a $36 million budget gap that Chancellor James Page said could prompt elimination of up to 165 positions.

SMCC composites lab benefits manufacturers

James McCarthy |

Andy Schoenberg, director of the new composites lab at Brunswick Landing, recalls the day a visiting Amtrak representative casually mentioned a problem that literally has been a pain in...

Details emerge for plan to replenish rainy day fund

Gov. Paul LePage plans to use unspent education funds and savings in an account for state employees’ health insurance to restore the state’s rainy day fund, according to...

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