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2014-09-03 12:25:17

With thousands of updated roads, exit numbers, and recreational information, the new edition is an essential offline companion for road trips, local travel and outdoor recreation YARMOUTH, Maine, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLorme, the U.S. recreational atlas leader since 1976, is now shipping the newly revised Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer to retailers throughout the country. Just in time for autumn travel, the improved Iowa edition includes thousands of updated roads and a new...

2014-09-02 23:04:27

MeCC, Inc. - Harpswell, Maine, Can a small Maine fishing village of less than 4,000 people keep a federally abandoned surplus Maine lighthouse ownership within the town? Maybe it can by using Kickstarter and with everyone's help. Bidding now exceeds $240,000. Harpswell, Maine USA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 This little fishing village in Maine has a BIG lighthouse challenge! Can a small town of less than 4,000 people in Maine help keep a federally abandoned surplus Maine lighthouse...

2014-08-26 23:02:44

President of The Bennett Law Firm to Serve as Special Advisor to American Bar Association Committee Portland, Maine (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Peter Bennett has been appointed Special Advisor to the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on the American Judicial System. The appointment was made by ABA President William C. Hubbard following the creation of the new committee by the ABA House of Delegates. The committee focuses on protecting fair and impartial courts, improving the...

2014-08-26 12:28:38

WESTBROOK, Maine, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, an international leader in pet healthcare, has officially taken occupancy of its new $35 million Synergy Center; a fitting cause for celebration during the company's 30(th) anniversary year. The Westbrook, Maine headquarters campus now offers more than 750,000 square feet of office and laboratory space, plus an international food court and wellness center, all "Under One Roof." As a whole, it is the heart of...

2014-08-21 23:08:46

Tom's of Maine Natural Product will be included in all BaliniSports Orders. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The worlds of personal care and yoga are coming together to offer customers an exciting chance to grab free products. BaliniSports will be shipping free samples of all-natural deodorant from Tom's of Maine with all qualifying purchases for a limited time. “The marriage between all-natural deodorant and our environmentally friendly yoga apparel is simply perfect,” said Ada Hung,...

2014-08-21 16:25:44

AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Republican attacks on U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud's efforts in 2002 to protect jobs at Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket, Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The latest Republican attack on gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Mike Michaud is so full of lies and...

2014-08-21 08:21:24

Emerson Chevrolet Buick welcomes new midsize sedan models AUBURN, Maine, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Though Chevrolet could have used any phrase to describe its newest midsize sedan model, the automaker chose "practical meets premium" as the primary descriptor for the 2015 Chevy Malibu. Available now at Emerson Chevrolet Buick, new Malibu models have arrived in Maine to show local drivers that practical and premium qualities can come together in a midsize package courtesy of...

2014-08-20 23:10:24

UMPI partners with StraighterLine to offer students nationwide another affordable degree option. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The University of Maine at Presque Isle has partnered with StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable, flexible and transferrable online college courses, to give students across the nation another affordable pathway to its 30 liberal arts and professional degree programs. The University strives to be the region’s premier learning institution and is...

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...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'