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The Composites Research Engineering Laboratory that had been located at TechPlace, Brunswick Landing’s technology accelerator, has a new home at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
The University of Maine System's trustees unanimously adopted a spending plan for fiscal year 2020 that includes a 2.5% inflation-based adjustment to in-state tuition based on the consumer price index.
Portland is the sixth-best city in the United States for summer jobs while Lewiston is No.
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor received an award of nearly $18 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, for the renewal of a grant to strengthen
Bowdoin College announced a $450,000 gift to the Brunswick School Department to fund construction of a “discovery classroom” at the future Kate Furbish Elementary School.
Maine Community College System President David Daigler announced today that Barbara Finkelstein, president of York County Community College, will retire on June 30.
Six Maranacook Community High School students in Readfield will receive associate degrees from Thomas College this Saturday, a little more than four weeks before their high school graduation next month.
The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill introduced by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, that seeks to attract and retain recently graduated doctors in Maine.
A team of University of Maine students won two awards at the 2019 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition in California.
Finance Authority of Maine is hosting the “Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference” on May 10 at the Augusta Civic Center.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle celebrated the forthcoming construction of its four-season Teaching and Research Greenhouse with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday.
Maine gets high marks for its work on the environment, safety and forest growth, but is struggling in workforce, education, transportation infrastructure and health care, according to the
With the cost of tuition, room and board tipping past $250,000 for a bachelor’s degree — two or three times the cost of 25 years ago — higher education might be considered one of Maine’s growth industries.
The focus on training students for the state’s industrial economy had been a workable model in the decades after the war and, by 1994, when York County Vocational-Technical Institute opened, there were seven campuses in the state. That’s the year
Chancellor James Page and the presidents of Maine’s public universities announced today that almost 25% of Maine students in the University of Maine System this spring are attending college free of tuition and fee expenses.
A bill that seeks to establish a “Green New Deal for Maine” has been endorsed by the Maine AFL-CIO, a statewide federation of 160 local unions representing 40,000 workers.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”