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2014-09-29 08:39:13

Company acknowledged by the state of Maine for commitment to local community and greater industry PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, announced today that it was presented with the Governor's Award for Business Excellence. The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has acknowledged deserving companies with the award on an annual basis since 1991....

2014-09-25 23:00:48

Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton Maine has appointed Lauren O’Reilly to the key leadership position of Snowsports School Director. Bridgton ME, (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton Maine has appointed Lauren O’Reilly to the key leadership position of Snowsports School Director. O’Reilly has an extensive background in the ski industry. Having been the Technical Director and Jr. Program Manager at Attitash Bear Peak Resort she was active as a corporate...

2014-09-22 16:21:39

New truck models available in Auburn at Emerson Chevrolet Buick AUBURN, Maine, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Coming off a campaign in which its flagship pickup was recognized as 2014 North American Truck of the Year, Chevrolet reaffirms its commitment to local automotive excellence with 2015 Silverado 1500 models available now at Emerson Chevrolet Buick. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147527 Returning its suite of powerful engine...

2014-09-18 23:02:51

The Bennett Law Firm President will serve through the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting Portland, Maine (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Peter Bennett has been appointed a Board of Directors member of the Appellate Judges Education Institute and will serve through the 2015 Annual Meeting. Peter Bennett, immediate past chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, past chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and Trustee of the National Judicial...

2014-09-18 20:21:49

Motor City Native Joins Tom's of Maine to Restore and Energize Local Eight Mile Road Park KENNEBUNK, Maine, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer, songwriter and producer Mike Posner has teamed up with Tom's of Maine to invest in people and the planet in his hometown of Detroit and in communities around the country. Posner is participating in the annual "50 States for Good" community giving program as a judge, and as part of this year's campaign, is also helping to shine a spotlight...

2014-09-12 16:20:35

Maine Business Leaders and Governor Paul LePage unveil Theriault's "Maine Car" on September 12th PORTLAND and BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin Theriault, a 20-year-old rookie NASCAR driver from Fort Kent, Maine now racing for the JR Motorsports team has made history with the unveiling of an unprecedented public-private sponsored race car. Theriault alongside Maine Governor Paul LePage, and local banking and business executives together revealed the "Maine Car" for...

2014-09-09 23:01:14

The University of New England has received an NSF grant to implement a project- and research-oriented curriculum that will involve at least 29 courses and more than 1,600 students. Through the project, UNE undergraduates will work simultaneously on assessing, monitoring and modeling aspects of the Saco River estuary. Students will investigate urban, salt marsh, intertidal and open-water habitats and apply methods of ecology, physiology, molecular biology, botany, zoology, mathematics,...

2014-09-09 08:34:33

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations that Oct. 6 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Maine as a result of flooding, excessive heat/rain, lightning and high winds between April 1 and Oct. 31, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO...

2014-09-04 16:21:46

Falmouth-based company invests $10-$15 million in sustainable campus FALMOUTH, Maine, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TideSmart Global, an experiential marketing and media firm, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to initiate the construction of Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine. The building is part of a $10-$15 million investment TideSmart Global is making in its sustainable campus. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140904/143152 The Viridescent...

2014-09-03 20:23:43

MarketOptimizer.org adds new report "Epicast Report: Diabetic Macular Edema - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" to its store. DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Macular edema (ME) occurs due to the thickening and swelling (edema) of the macula, which is the area of the retina that is responsible for central vision. In ME, fluid and protein deposits collect on or under the macula of the eye, due to a breakdown in the blood-retinal barrier. The occurrence of ME is highly frequent in...


Latest Maine Reference Libraries

Acadia National Park
2013-03-04 09:12:06

Acadia National Park is located in the United States, in the state of Maine. It holds most of Mount Desert Island and the islands associated with it along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Created in 1919, this park is the oldest National Park that occurs east of the Mississippi River and was known as Lafayette National Park until 1929. The land encompassed by the park was originally inhabited by the Wabanaki people. When Samuel de Champlain saw the area in 1604, he described it as holding...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-03 16:05:23

Brunswick Maine, located in the Northeastern part of the United States, has a wide array of weather patterns from colder winters and mild summers due to the Atlantic Ocean impacts. Here is a look at what the climate is for the region during the year. Temperatures for Brunswick Maine: January and February are the coldest two months for the region with high temps in the 30’s and overnight lows dropping into the teens. In March the temps warm to the 40’s during the day and 20’s in the...

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2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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2007-10-29 10:56:38

The Maine Coon, known for its intelligence and playful nature is one of the oldest natural breeds of cat in North America. As one of the largest breeds of domestic cat, it is often called the "gentle giant". The North American Maine Coon originated in New England, where it was one of the few breeds of cat that survived the harsh New England winters. As only the strongest cats survived, the Maine Coon developed into a rugged, large cat with a thick coat and frame through natural selection....

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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