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Thursday | Herald Gazette

District hires superintendent, Oceanside principal

The board also appointed Renee Thompson as the principal of Oceanside High School East.

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Related Topix: University of Maine, Maine, Waldo County, ME, Unity, ME, Belfast, ME

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

USM President steps down for new position

Theodora Kalikow is leaving USM to become acting vice chancellor of the University of Maine System.

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Bangor Daily News

USM president will leave post, take job in the system office

University of Southern Maine business and economics major Laine Geistwalker protests deep cuts proposed by President Theo Kalikow on March 24 in Portland.

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Related Topix: Maine, Bangor, ME, University of Maine

Sat Jul 05, 2014

SeacoastOnline

USM grad student comes upon historic artifact at Jewett House

The black and white photograph featured a familiar face that had apparently been on a library wall in the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick for years until a University of Southern Maine graduate student discovered the valuable artifact.

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Related Topix: South Berwick, ME, Boston University, World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Two Maine colleges make 'most expensive' list

New statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show two Maine higher education institutions rank among the most expensive public schools for in-state students.

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Related Topix: Maine Maritime Academy

Nashua Telegraph

Jennifer Arno Wing joins Applewild School

Applewild School in Fitchburg announces the appointment of Jennifer Arno Wing as director of Admission and Financial Aid.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Northeastern University

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Sun Journal

Collins, Bellows battle over endorsements in U.S. Senate race

The early support that Republican Sen. Susan Collins has received from national groups that typically back liberal candidates signals the uphill battle Democrat Shenna Bellows faces in unseating the popular incumbent, political observers say.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Maine Government, Gay/Lesbian

Sunherald.com

Maine grad student: picture of poet a rare find

University of Southern Maine student Robin Whitham Acker identified the photograph of the British poet laureate on a library wall at the Sarah Orne Jewett House.

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Related Topix: South Berwick, ME

Mon Jun 30, 2014

SF Signal

[Guest Post] Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Mur Lafferty on Limitations for the Supernatural

Insightful, witty, and passionate, Mur Lafferty is a pioneer in podcasting and an exciting new voice in urban fantasy.

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Arts, Popular Fiction, Durham, NC, Weird

SeacoastOnline

Town Manager Dana Lee details projects

Dana Lee plans to be of Eliot for the foreseeable future. Lee, 53, is the town's first town manager and, since starting in February, is weaving himself into the fabric of town.

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Related Topix: Eliot, ME, Falmouth, ME, Mechanic Falls, ME, Poland, ME, Buckfield, ME

Bangor Daily News

UMaine System panel approves $2.5 million in cuts at USM, OKs $11 million heating plant at UMF

A University of Maine System panel approved the final $2.5 million in cuts at the University of Southern Maine and tabled discussion about a building that USM President Theodora Kalikow recommended be sold.

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Related Topix: University of Maine at Farmington, Bangor, ME, Freeport, ME

Sat Jun 28, 2014

SeacoastOnline

USM proposes selling historic Freeport house

University of Southern Maine officials want to sell the John Calvin Stevens-designed Stone House in Freeport in an effort to cut costs at a time the entire state university system is dealing with budget struggles.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Congratulations, graduate! And now about repaying your debt

Editor's note: In this monthly series, the authors introduce you to people who are apt to be your neighbors, are struggling to make ends meet and have been affected by specific state policies.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Bangor Daily News

'We're a throwaway society': Reining in Maine's...

Mark Draper, the solid waste director at Tri-Community Recycling and Sanitary Landfill in the Aroostook county region spoke Thursday about the importance of waste management education and the need for a region-based policy for a state as diverse as Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, Aroostook County, ME, Portland, ME, Jay, ME

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

#USMFuture raises more than $2,800 in first day of #NoMoreNice campaign

On Wednesday morning members and supporters of the #USMFuture group held a rally on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland to help spread awareness for their #NoMoreNice campaign.

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Related Topix: Maine

WMTW-TV Auburn

Program cuts subject of USM student protest

Students from the University of Southern Maine protest the possible elimination of a number of programs as part of potential budget cuts at the university's Portland campus.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, Lewiston, ME

Herald Gazette

Hill joins The First

Hill recently served as assistant vice president, branch manager at Key Bank in Camden Square.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

USM puts historic real estate up for sale

The school is selling the historic Stone House in Freeport as budget cuts continue to take their toll.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Freeport, ME, Portland, ME

KSL-TV

USM proposes selling historic Freeport house

University of Southern Maine officials want to sell the John Calvin Stevens-designed Stone House in Freeport in an effort to cut costs at a time the entire state university system is dealing with budget struggles.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Openly gay governor candidate leads pride parade

A Democratic candidate who reluctantly came out of the closet last year found himself serving as the grand marshal of Maine's biggest gay pride parade and festival Saturday and urged activists to continue fighting to eliminate discrimination and promote equality.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Transgender

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