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2014-06-27 23:09:16

Spurwink is pleased to announce it has met the 10% private sector match requirement ($1.2 million) to become an official grantee of the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Spurwink is pleased to announce it has met the 10% private sector match requirement ($1.2 million) to become an official grantee of the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program. In November 2013, the state’s leading...

2008-10-07 15:00:36

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - Former Maine Gov. Angus King told a crowd of listeners at the Bangor Public Library on Monday that he has never been more scared or concerned about the future. "That's why I'm supporting Barack Obama," he said to sustained applause at an "Energy Solutions" forum, the first of three to be held this week in Maine featuring Maine's former independent governor. "People don't have a full grasp of how serious the problems we're facing are." King...

2008-09-12 15:00:26

By Terry Karkos ROXBURY - The Planning Board agreed Thursday to consider a proposed zoning change to allow wind towers on town hills. The ordinance change would create a mountain district comprising portions of Record Hill, Flathead Mountain, Mine Notch, Partridge Peak and North and South Twin mountains at or above an elevation of 1,500 feet. The project is proposed by Independence Wind LLC principals Robert Gardiner and former Gov. Angus King. The amendment would clarify an earlier...

2008-07-07 09:00:55

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 7--Former Gov. Angus King is calling it a "catastrophe" and perhaps "the most serious crisis ever to face the state of Maine." U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe warned recently that parts of Maine could "become uninhabitable" for some people this winter as the price of heating oil climbs ever higher. Other Maine leaders are only slightly less gloomy, calling the coming heating season a "crisis" requiring immediate action from homeowners, state...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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