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2 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn
Portland city councilors are expected to talk on Monday night about a lawsuit against the LePage administration directive that prohibits cities to provide general assistance to immigrants who cannot prove they're living in the United States legally. The city of Westbrook, along with the Maine Municipal Association, have also joined Portland in the lawsuit.
4 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn
The city is expecting eight ships to call port this week, meaning big bucks for area businesses. WMTW News 8's Jim Keithley reports.
5 hrs ago | The Free Press
Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and women and gender studies, demanded that the board of trustees meeting be moved back to USM so affected faculty could have a say on the elimination of their programs Kent Ryden, the director of the American and New England studies, spoke about how he thought the program fit the 'metropolitan university' vision perfectly, explaining that most museums in Maine have had students of that program intern, staff or run them. Megan LaSala, senior women and gender studies major and active voice among Students for #USMFuture, speaks out against the board of trustees meeting's change of location.
5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid. Buy Photo Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud shakes hands with reporters after he unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid.
8 hrs ago | Sun Journal
Southern Maine Community College and the University of New England are forming a partnership to allow students to transfer their credits. Leaders from both institutions are gathering Monday to sign 16 transfer agreements ensuring students can transfer seamlessly from Southern Maine Community College programs to programs at the University of New England.
12 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn
The York County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible abduction in Limerick, SMCC and UNE are announcing a new partnership today and world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss strategies against Isis. Here are the 8 things you need to know on this Monday, September 15th.
A problem with writing this review is that the book is not as it actually would be -- in publishable form. A label on the front cover states, "Advance uncorrected proof," and that makes it hard to imagine the ready- to-sell copy.
Portland is known as an eco-friendly city, and it was celebrated on Saturday in the inaugural Portland Green Festival. More than 50 vendors set up in Monument Square to educate about all things green.
I've been around the block -- as in 100 plus countries and seven continents -- from Antarctica to Zanzibar, and I'm here to share the best of my travels. Along the way I was managing editor of Travel Smart.
Straight up, over ice, or frozen, daiquiris are just as good now as when Hemingway drank them. Of course, like many classics, the daiquiri is easy to make and easy to get wrong.
STATEWIDE, Maine - The Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind is looking for people in the greater Portland and Augusta areas to take its pups into their hearts and homes for 14-16 months, teach basic skills and socialize these exceptional puppies. Puppy raisers receive ongoing local support every step of the way and free veterinary care.
David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently is a meteorology professor at Framingham State College and teaches a January Program at Colby College.
Kent Ryden, director of American and New England Studies program, speaks at a press conference on Friday calling for the September Board of Trustees meeting to be moved back to Portland. Buy Photo PORTLAND, Maine - A group that has protested budget cuts at the University of Southern Maine is calling on the University of Maine System's Board of Trustees to undo a site change and move its September meeting back to Portland.
PORTLAND POLICE ON HIGH ALERT THIS MORNING AFTER A RASH OF BURGLARIES IN THE CITY'S "WESTGATE" NEIGHBORHOOD. POLICE SAY THEY BELIEVE THE SAME PERSON IS ENTERING HOMES THROUGH UNLOCKED WINDOWS AND DOORS.
Several Maine communities held ceremonies to remember the fallen on the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the wars that followed. VO 13 YEARS LATER... WE REMEMBER THE LIVES LOST AND THE SACRIFICES FIRST RESPONDERS AND FAMILIES MADE ON SEPTEMBER 11-TH, 2001.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:09 pm
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