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Maine employers see larger 'skills gap,' report says

A new report on the so-called "skills gap" in Maine’s workforce found that employers see it as a larger issue than the state’s higher education...

Maine gets $104K to boost rural health, education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a total of $104,692 in grants to two Maine organizations to boost health care and education in rural areas.

Orono startup a top pick in global contest

High Touch Courses, an Orono-based online education company, has trounced more than 550 companies across the world for the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week after being named one of...

Towns eye tax relief due to revaluations of mills

Madison selectmen have scheduled a meeting on Nov. 24 with Skowhegan selectmen to discuss the possibility of pursuing legislation seeking tax relief from the state to help both...

USM faculty cuts to have ripple effects

The University of Southern Maine’s plan to cut 50 faculty positions will spur the end of the school’s languages program and a restructuring of two graduate...

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USM plans to cut 50 faculty positions, 2 programs

The University of Southern Maine is planning to cut 50 faculty positions and two academic programs in attempt to reduce its current $16 million budget gap.

UMF awarded $20M college-readiness grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Maine at Farmington a $20 million, seven-year grant to help at-risk middle and high school students prepare for and be...

New structure, final job cuts set by EMHS

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems said Wednesday that it has finalized the new structure for its information systems department as well as employee cuts in an effort to decrease costs by...

UMaine System cuts programs, seeks more funds

The University of Maine System’s board of trustees has voted to slash three academic programs at the University of Southern Maine and seek more state funding.