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2014-08-20 12:27:43

New Radio Station a Platform for Organization and Supporters to Express Appreciation for Veterans, Their Families and the Military Community ELLSWORTH and COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit organization best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 900 other locations nationwide -- with a mission to Remember, Honor and Teach about the service and sacrifices of our...

2014-08-19 23:01:26

Peter J. Drews, D.D.S., of Drews Dental Services, was recently sworn in as the new vice president of the MDA. Lewiston, ME (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Drews Dental Services is proud to announce the recent election of Peter J. Drews, D.D.S., to vice president of the Maine Dental Association (MDA). After serving on the Executive Board of the MDA for three years, Dr. Drews has now been sworn in to his new position. Dr. Drews is looking forward to serving his term as vice president and being a...

NSF Invests In Science And Engineering Infrastructure In Six Jurisdictions Across The Nation
2014-08-07 03:26:08

National Science Foundation Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will each receive $20 million for strategically aligned innovative research Six jurisdictions have received Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The $20 million awards will bolster science and engineering academic research infrastructure in...

2014-08-05 23:01:10

A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program in Maine. The multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by UMaine, in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine, will use the state's 3,500-mile coastline as a living laboratory to study physical oceanography, biophysical, biogeochemical, socioeconomic and policy interactions that have local, bioregional,...

2014-07-31 23:19:42

The Husson University School of Nursing received a grant of over $753,000 as part of the Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) program available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will help support a course designed to increase understanding and communication between aspiring healthcare professionals in different disciplines as well as a state-wide consortium on interprofessional education. Bangor, Maine (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Husson University School of...

2014-07-31 12:32:49

New System Will Serve 26 Public Safety Answering Points PORTLAND, Maine, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications has completed the installation of a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) system in Maine. Maine now has a statewide NG9-1-1 system with a modern Internet Protocol (IP)-based network capable of meeting current and future public safety needs. The completion of the installation makes Maine one of the first states in the nation to deploy a NG9-1-1 system based on...

2014-07-29 16:22:28

MENTOR, Ohio, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas Natural Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGAS) ("Gas Natural" or the "Company"), a holding company operating local natural gas utility companies serving approximately 73,000 customers in seven states, today announced that the utility regulators in Maine and North Carolina have agreed not to seek a change in the Company's current market-based rate structures in those states. Mr. Gregory J. Osborne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gas Natural,...

2014-07-28 23:05:48

Piper Shores has been awarded a prestigious A- credit rating from Fitch Ratings, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Scarborough, MAINE (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Piper Shores has been awarded a prestigious A- credit rating from Fitch Ratings, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rating places Piper Shores in the top 5...

New England cottontail
2014-07-25 03:00:21

Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station, University of New Hampshire Scientists Use DNA Analysis to Prevent Extinction of Only Native Rabbit in New Hampshire and Maine Scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine’s only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found that in the last decade, cottontail populations in northern New England have become more isolated and seen a 50 percent contraction...

2014-07-24 12:21:30

Large selection of truck models available at Auburn-area Chevy dealership AUBURN, Maine, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Available at Emerson Chevrolet Buick, the 2014 Chevy Silverado is dedicated to delivering hard-working results for local Maine drivers. The power and fuel economy of Silverado's engine suite alone is an undeniable testament to the automaker's efforts in this regard. Also pertinent is the pickup's distinction as 2014 North American Truck of the Year. Having...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.