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2014-06-17 08:24:51

Innovative in-ground designs for better security, durability and omni-directional sound quality GARDINER, Maine, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High-performance speaker manufacturer NEAR, a division of Bogen Communications, Inc. ("NEAR") announced the introduction of innovative in-ground outdoor loudspeakers ideally suited for luxury residential installations. In designing these new products NEAR placed special emphasis on security, long-lasting appearance and outstanding sound...

2014-06-16 08:33:42

Dr. John All, Director of the American Climber Science Program, plans to leave June 23, just weeks after a near-deadly fall in the Himalayas. YARMOUTH, Maine, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few weeks following his harrowing rescue in the Himalayas, Dr. John All, director of the American Climber Science Program (ACSP), will be leading a team of 20 students and scientists on an expedition to Peru to examine changing climate conditions and the impact of human land use in the...

2014-06-12 12:29:53

Dumping Bait in the Woods Habituates Bears to Humans and Grows Their Population PORTLAND, Maine, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is calling on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to put an end to bear baiting - an unsporting practice where piles of rotting meat, pizza and stale pastries lure bears in for an easy trophy kill - to prevent future human and bear conflicts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117490 Daryl Dejoy, director of...

2014-06-10 23:01:32

Findings from the study, which investigates incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, will contribute to better management of this valuable commercial fishery. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 A University of New England (UNE) researcher and two co-investigators have been awarded a $1.6 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, the nation’s highest-valued single species commercial fishery. The...

2014-06-09 23:11:02

Maine career school has long history of successfully training those who served. Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 As a Veteran’s Administration (VA) GI Bill approved career school with programs in the medical, IT, HVAC/R and Commercial Driving , Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) employs many instructors who can relate to and help support students with current or past military service. NTI’s staff and instructors understand the special circumstances and needs of veterans. In...

2014-06-09 20:21:21

UNITY, Maine, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with sustainability science as central to salvaging a livable planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116295 In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, the climate scientist whose vision helped ignite the divestment movement for fossil fuels investments...

2014-06-04 16:26:09

LEWISTON, Maine, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Maine Medical Center and Central Maine Orthopaedics, who came together to establish The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine five years ago, have developed the state's first hip fracture program focused on helping patients recover sooner. "A hip fracture is one of the most common injuries that threaten our aging population. It can mean the beginning of the end for an elderly person -- a critical moment that turns a life...

2014-06-03 23:17:53

Success of commercial trial launches University of Maine and Cerealus into leadership role in Nanotechnology for Paper Grades. Waterville, ME (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Cerealus, working with the University of Maine Process Development Center continues to be a leader in innovative technologies for Paper and Forestry research. Utilizing Cerealus’ unique starch encapsulation technology and UMaine’s proprietary developments, the collaborative effort enabled a novel bio-based cellulose...

2014-06-02 23:04:24

Whether it’s a Jack and Coke in Bar Harbor or a martini in Portland, Pine State Trading will handle the distribution of all the spirits in the state of Maine for the next ten years. They’ll manage the mountain of orders and sales data with help from Ai2, a leader in mobile sales applications for distributors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Mobile sales solution provider Ai2 today announced an expanded relationship with Pine State Trading of Augusta, Maine. The distributor of...

2014-05-30 16:25:42

ATLANTA, May 30, 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 of all sizes that June 30, 2014 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans as a result of excessive precipitation on May 8 through Sept. 25, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The loans are available...


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.