Tribe hopes to build bottled water plant
INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine - Tucked in the nation’s northeastern corner, the Passamaquoddy tribe’s ancestral land remains as it was centuries ago: Rugged and teeming with natural beauty and wildlife. Snow-covered in winter, springtime warmth reveals a rolling landscape, lakes and ponds — and dozens of bubbling springs.
But there is an ugly reality inside this idyllic community: Joblessness is rampant, making it hard for residents to feed their families. The tribe also needs more money to bolster public safety and other tribal services.
Who exactly is this Cíntia Miranda?
It’s interesting to be an immigrant in Central Maine. While I’ve been labeled “alien” for most of my life (and I kind of like that exotic name), people seem to be more intrigued by my Brazilian nationality here in Bangor than anyone ever was in Boston (other than my Boston-native husband and his family, of course!).
I think most people envision Brazilians as exotic people who love to party during Carnaval like it’s 1999, wear tiny swimwear (well, some do, but not all Brazilians), and roam the Amazon Jungle swinging on tree vines like Tarzan and Jane. I’ve also had people ask me if we had elephants in the village where I came from.
Gilman Electrical Supply provides funding to launch 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on space missions at Challenger Learning Center of Maine
BANGOR - Middle school students from Ellsworth, Medway and Newport are transforming into astronauts and mission control specialists at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine in Bangor, thanks to the generous support of Gilman Electrical Supply.
"These students have the opportunity to apply their skills in science, technology, engineering and math by flying space science missions," said Jennifer Therrien, education director and center coordinator at Challenger. "While they are at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine they will engage in hands-on learning that complements their in-class work and provides activities that are not possible in the classroom." In addition to meeting State science standards they will be required to solve problems, communicate effectively, make good decisions and work as a team to achieve success.
Husson University to host 41st Annual Frank M. Carter Tax Institute
BANGOR – Husson University announced recently that it will host the 41st Annual Frank M. Carter Tax Institute on its campus in Bangor at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on Dec. 6, 2013. This annual event, co-sponsored by Husson University, the Penobscot County Bar Association and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants, is designed to provide tax practitioners with the most current information available about the tax and legislative changes affecting their practices and their clients in the upcoming year. The day provides a chance for continuing education credits, as attendees can earn eight hours of CPE and seven hours of CLE, including one hour of ethics credit.
“We’ve got a great line-up of financial thought leaders with expertise at both the federal and state levels. We anticipate a dynamic educational event,” said Nancy Forster-Holt, Ph.D., executive director of entrepreneurship and executive development at Husson University.
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