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Tuesday, 22 December 2015 13:10

Bangor Public Library extends closure another week

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BANGOR Things don't always go as planned. Because of construction problems, the reopening of the Bangor Public Library has been set back a week. The Library will on reopen on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

'This project has proven to be an interesting experience, for both the staff who continue to work among the noise, dust and chaos, as well as the construction crews who have overcome a number of delays.' says Barbara McDade, Library director. 'Because of the numerous issues encountered, we have decided to delay opening to the public by one week.'

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 13:04

Inn Along the Way purchases site in Damariscotta

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DAMARISCOTTA - A different model of elder community is coming to Maine. Thanks to many generous donations, on Dec. 15 the nonprofit organization Inn Along the Way was able to purchase the historic Chapman farm on Main Street in Damariscotta from the family that has owned the land for nine generations. In the months and years to come, the property will become home to an interdependent community of elders and caregivers, as well as a destination point offering lodging, dining and other activities to the general public.

The Chapman farm consists of 38 acres of rolling fields and a pond. Area residents may be most familiar with the farm's white farmhouse and huge red hay barn and milking shed, which are visible from Main Street. People will also remember the farm as the site of the Miles Memorial Hospital Rummage Sale for many years. When asked why the family decided to sell the farm to the nonprofit, family member John Gallagher said, 'David Chapman had the opportunity to sell the property many times in the past for much greater sums, but David thought of his community as his home and could not see any outside commercial enterprise improving his community by developing his land. The family felt that Inn Along the Way will better this community, and that is what David and Madeline would have wanted were they still here.'

Monday, 07 December 2015 18:40

Unity College reopens wet lab

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Unique facility supports marine biology, other programs at America's Environmental College

UNITY A key facility in Unity College's marine biology curriculum will become operational again this week with the help of students.

Monday, 07 December 2015 18:38

Holiday Craft Fair

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BELFAST - Support local crafters, buy the most unique gifts this season and support Cold Comfort Theater at the same time! Come to the first annual Holiday Craft Fair this Dec. 13 from 9 to 3 p.m. at Belfast Area High School. Stop on by and enjoy a bake sale, 50-50 raffle and no door fee!

For more information on this and other events by Cold Comfort, find them Facebook, email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the newly redesigned website at

BANGOR - The Bangor YMCA and Leadbetter's Super Stop are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $5,000 worth of gas from Leadbetter's and Shell! For only $20 per ticket, each person will be buying a chance to win one of five prizes donated by local businesses:

Grand Prize: $5,000 worth of gas from Leadbetter's

FORT KENT The University of Maine at Fort Kent Presidential Search Committee has selected four finalists and announced the candidates will be visiting the campus in December to meet with students, staff, faculty and community members. The four finalists were chosen among 46 candidates who responded to a search process that included a national solicitation of candidates, an initial screening, background check and offsite interviews of several candidates with the search committee.

The search committee, which consists of representatives from the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, the community, the Board of Visitors and a designee of the chancellor, began its national search for a new leader over the summer. Throughout the process input was sought from the campuses and broader communities to help shape the direction of the search.

Monday, 23 November 2015 15:00

Pratt & Whitney gives $100,000 to College of Engineering

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ORONO - The University of Maine College of Engineering has received a boost to its Mechanical Engineering Technology program with a gift of $100,000 from Pratt & Whitney's North Berwick facility.

The contribution will go to the School of Engineering Technology program with a focus on training the next generation of mechanical engineers in Maine for careers in the manufacturing industry.

Monday, 23 November 2015 14:59

Maine Eater Awards name EMCC graduate Chef of the Year

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BANGOR and CASTINE, ME Kara van Emmerik, chef de cuisine of Dudley's Refresher in Castine, has been named Maine's Chef of the Year in the 2015 Eater Awards.

Eater is a food and nightlife blog of digital media company Vox Media Inc.

Monday, 23 November 2015 14:58

Scratchpad Accelerator announces Demo Day

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BANGOR The Scratchpad Accelerator, a pilot program of the University of Maine in collaboration with the Maine Technology Institute, has announced it will hold a Demo Day to showcase four of Maine's prestigious startup companies.

The event, the first of its kind north of Boston, will display cutting-edge developments underway at each company from 47 p.m. Dec. 11 at Seasons Restaurant in Bangor. The event is open to the public and will include networking, food and a cash bar. Registration is online at

Monday, 09 November 2015 19:15

Experience Maritime Maine to hold stakeholder meeting

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STONINGTONExperience Maritime Maine (EMM) will hold its second bi-annual stakeholder meeting on Nov. 12, from 1 p.m. to 3p.m. at the Penobscot East Resource Center in Stonington. This meeting will offer a special tour of the Penobscot East Resource Center at noon, as well as a presentation from featured guest speaker Chris Fogg, Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Tourism Association. Anyone interested in heritage tourism development and promoting the maritime assets of the region is invited to attend.

EMM is a multi-regional initiative whose mission is to celebrate the rich heritage, culture, and dramatic natural beauty of Maine's coast through collaborative promotion of an array of experiences. The program was developed by a number of member organizations from across the state (who now form the Advisory Group), including the Downeast Lobstermen's Association, Abbe Museum, Maine Office of Tourism, Maine Midcoast Chamber, and more.

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