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SMCC's Construction Institute steps up to meet Maine contractors' workforce needs


Southern Maine Community College awarded certificates Jan. 10 to the first students to complete the Construction Institute program, designed to address unmet needs in the state's...

In a tight labor market, contractors strategize to meet demand

Laurie Schreiber |

Landry/French Construction is gearing up for the start of construction of the first phase of Portland Foreside. The major mixed-use development, at the 10-acre former Portland Co. complex...

St. Joseph's College calls off partnership with Cate Street-backed company

St. Joseph's College has ended its partnership with Organic Nutrition Inc. to develop a hydroponic greenhouse on the college's Standish campus.

Video highlights logging as an 'exciting industry' for young job-seekers


The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine has launched a promotional video to publicize the state's year-old program that provides much-needed trained loggers for the state's $8.5 billion forest...

Tax-credit bill for rural lawyers set for public hearing in Augusta

Renee Cordes |

A bill that would give tax credits to lawyers practicing in underserved parts of Maine is scheduled to get its first public hearing at the State House in Augusta on Jan. 22.

UMaine Law students gain immigration law experience at federal detention center in Laredo


Students from the University of Maine School of Law are getting hands-on immigration law experience at a federal detention center in Laredo, Texas, where they are providing volunteer assistance to...

Husson trustees OK $3M 'wellness learning center'


Husson University's board of trustees approved the construction of a new 7,100-square-foot, $3 million wellness learning center on the institution's Bangor campus. The new facility addresses a...

Maine Maritime Academy to build $2.5M firefighting training facility

Maine Maritime Academy plans to build a new $2.5 million shipboard firefighting training facility on land it owns in Penobscot.

New MCCS training program to help BIW fill critical jobs


The Maine Community College System will train up to 90 skilled workers for Bath Iron Works, helping the shipbuilder fill critical jobs.

Veteran conservationist joins Schoodic Institute as president and CEO


Schoodic Institute, a nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park, named Don Kent as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Mark Berry, who was the Schoodic Institute's leader for three years.