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2011-02-14 10:23:00

FORT KENT, Maine, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After three successful days of competition in Presque Isle, this weekend biathlon fans from around the world were excited for four additional days of competition at the Maine Winter Sports Center's facility, the 10th Mountain Center, in Fort Kent, Maine. Athletes from over 24 nations competed in Northern Maine as the world watched; an estimated 120 million viewers tuned into the games from Europe. (Photo:...

2010-02-17 08:23:00

CARIBOU, Maine, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamwork can pay off when it comes to increasing environmental stewardship and energy efficiency. Administrators at the newly formed Eastern Aroostook Regional School Unit 39 are poised to launch $2.8 million in energy-saving infrastructure upgrades expected to save more than $250,000 annually, improve the learning and teaching environment, and reduce dependence on oil as an energy source. Created last year by Maine's school consolidation law, the...

2008-10-06 15:00:32

Democrat Richard C. Cleary Age: 40 Hometown: Houlton Address: 28 Market Square Education: Hodgdon High School; Purdue University; BS in political science with distinction, University of Maine, Orono; Western New England College School of Law, graduated cum laude, J.D. Family: Married; one child Occupation: Attorney, Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee Experience: Maine House of Representatives, 123rd Legislature, Business Research and Economic Development Committee, Maine Indian...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

By JESSICA BLOCH; OF THE NEWS STAFF There wasn't supposed to be a break in the evening's activities, but while a technician took a few minutes to get a computer back online, Cathie Pelletier had an opportunity to talk to her screenwriting class at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. "If you write your screenplay for yourself, good for you. You're a purist. And the first writing should be for yourself. You shouldn't worry about anyone meddling," Pelletier said to the group of students...

2008-09-26 15:00:38

By JEN LYNDS; OF THE NEWS STAFF HOULTON - Officials with the Maine Power Connection wrapped up a weeklong tour of Aroostook County on Thursday morning, addressing business leaders, legislators and community members about a proposal to build a new $625 million transmission line from central Maine to connect northern Maine to the New England electric grid. The project would bring wind turbine projects online and close a 25-mile gap between the Maine Public Service system lines in Houlton...

2008-09-09 15:00:41

PRESQUE ISLE - President Don Zillman and Dr. John Zaborney of the University of Maine at Presque Isle will offer a joint lecture in recognition of Constitution Day from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. The lecture will be held in the Campus Center and is open to the campus and the community. For information call 768-9452. (c) 2008 Bangor Daily News. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-27 15:00:43

BELFAST - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allocate $99,000 in Emergency Conservation Program funding to three Maine counties to help farmers and ranchers rehabilitate land damaged by last year's ice storms and other natural disasters. Aroostook County will receive $85,000, Lincoln County $5,000 and Waldo County $8,500, according to a press release from Dave Lavway, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Maine. "This funding will provide much-needed assistance to...

2008-08-26 15:01:06

HOULTON - Prescription drug return events are planned this fall in Aroostook County to coincide with the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. One collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Pine Tree Waste on Florence Avenue in Houlton. The drop-off is free and no pre-registration for the medications is required. All you have to do on the day of the event is bring medications in their original containers and pass them to volunteers who will give...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By JEN LYNDS; OF THE NEWS STAFF FRENCHVILLE - A $1 million environmental bond referendum that was approved in June has opened the door for two St. John Valley towns to receive an extra $50,000 in grant money. The money from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Small Community Grant Program will go to Frenchville and St. Agatha to address malfunctioning septic systems in their communities. During elections in June, Maine voters approved a $29,725,000 bond for natural...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News, Maine Aug. 6--FRENCHVILLE, Maine -- A $1 million environmental bond referendum that was approved in June has opened the door for two St. John Valley towns to receive an extra $50,000 in grant money. The money from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Small Community Grant Program will go to Frenchville and St. Agatha to address malfunctioning septic systems in their communities. During elections in June, Maine voters approved a...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.