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AUGUSTA Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap recently announced the launch of an extension to The Parent's Supervised Driving Program, a new mobile app titled RoadReady. The app, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, is designed to augment the program in its mission to address a need to improve roadway safety and teen driving behaviors. RoadReady is currently available on the App Store at no charge and will be made available to Android users in 2014.

'It's a great feeling to be arming parents and teens with a technologically advanced, free toolkit that encourages their participation in the teen driver education process,' said Secretary Dunlap. 'Not only are we providing parents of permitted teens with a guide to assist them through the state-required 70 hours of supervised driving, but this new mobile app RoadReady will help parents to track the actual time they spent behind the wheel with their teen.'

AUGUSTA Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced that customers are now able to access the new and improved Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) online service, developed through a partnership between the Department and the Information Resource of Maine (InforME). 

Enhancements to the filing service for all users include:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:35

UMaine Extension to host Robotics Expo

Written by PR

FALMOUTH -- University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a Robotics Expo for youth ages 5-18 on Oct. 19 at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

Activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall for youth participating in and interested in participating in a 4-H robotics program. Taking part in robotics helps children and teens develop science, engineering and technological skills.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 18:58

Incubator Without Walls combines online classes

Written by PA

BANGOR - MaineStream Finance is offering the Incubator Without Walls (IWW) course, which helps individuals start or expand businesses with five or fewer employees. The course stresses that good management, effective marketing and financial controls lead to increased profits, and that business planning leads to business growth, profits and personal satisfaction. 

The Incubator Without Walls (IWW) course will offer some of its classes online. The first class will be held in a classroom setting on Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor. The initial class will provide an opportunity to meet the instructor and others taking the course and provide the schedule and needed information to participate in the online classes. 'By offering some of the classes online, it will save travel time and expense for participants, hopefully allowing greater participation of those for whom time and travel may be a barrier to participation,' said James Macomber, microenterprise consultant, MaineStream Finance.

PORTLAND - Following its summer forum on Maine's new energy policy, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) is teaming up with the Maine State Bar Association's Environmental & Energy Law Section and regulatory, environmental, business and legal leaders to recap major environmental initiatives in the first session of the 126th Legislature. Panelists will examine the LePage administration's initiatives to interpret, implement and comply with new environmental laws and share their thoughts on issues being teed up for 2014. Topics may include recycling, mining, wind siting & permitting, consumer products and toxic chemicals, climate change, petroleum transportation and many other issues. 

The forum will be held on Sept. 26, with a networking breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m. and the environmental panel starting at 8 a.m. For more information, please visit www.e2tech.org.

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