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UMaine welcomes largest incoming class

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The University of New England isn’t the only Maine school celebrating a record number of incoming students — the University of Maine also welcomed its largest incoming class this week.

Bangor laments the loss of Little League ‘World Series’

Local officials and business leaders in Bangor say the decision by Little League International to no longer hold the Senior League World Series at Mansfield Stadium is the loss of a major economic...

Northern Maine Medical Center paying $125K over drug-handling

Fort Kent-based Northern Maine Medical Center has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle allegations of its handling, documentation and destruction of drugs.

And then there was one: Bangor Howard Johnson restaurant closing

The upcoming closure of a Bangor Howard Johnson restaurant location in a few weeks will leave only one of the eateries in the country — a far cry from the more than 800 Howard Johnsons that...

$290K in fed grants to support, create 160 jobs

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Five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $290,000 in grant funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant program to assist in economic development, and the...

It's official: Obama designates north woods national monument

On the eve of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument became a reality on Wednesday when President Barack Obama signed it into law.

Unlikely combo of tech, clothing comes to Fort Kent

Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk — some combinations are just meant to be, while others take a little explaining to truly make sense, like a new consumer electronics repair and...

UMaine, Twin Rivers Paper 'cross-pollinate' R&D

James McCarthy |

Twin Rivers Paper Co., a specialty paper company that announced in June it will invest $12 million to upgrade its Madawaska paper mill, is moving its research and development operations from Montreal...

UMaine scientists use tech to see-the-unseen in potential aquaculture sites

Lori Valigra |

Realtors will tell you buying property is all about “location, location, location.” The same is true for finding the best site for aquaculture, though varying conditions largely invisible...

16-year Penobscot River Restoration Project reaches the finish line

James McCarthy |

For the first time since the 1800s, nearly 1,000 miles of habitat along the Penobscot River are accessible to Atlantic salmon and 10 other fish species that spend part of their lives at sea but...