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2008-10-08 15:00:31

Democrat Emily Ann Cain Age: 28 Hometown: Orono Address: 103 Forest Ave. Education: Ed.M. (higher education), Harvard University, 2004; B.M.E. (vocal music education), University of Maine, 2002; Lawrence High School (N.J.), 1998 Family: Married to the Hon. Daniel B. Williams Occupation: Coordinator of Advancement, part time, Honors College, UMaine; doctoral student in higher education, part time, UMaine; co-owner, Emerald Group, LLC (apartments-condominiums) Experience: Since...

2008-10-06 15:00:14

By ABIGAIL CURTIS; OF THE NEWS STAFF ORONO -The Craigslist post seems like catnip for college students: $600 a month, great condition, three-bedroom home near UMaine. By the way, utilities are included. Too bad the Glenwood Street ranch house is already inhabited by several University of Maine football players who have no plans to move out. But that detail isn't stopping some enterprising Craigslist scammers, who are looking to make a buck off the fake Internet ad. Craigslist is a Web...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

ORONO - Environmental science and the performing arts will come together in a daylong event Saturday at the University of Maine. "The University of Maine Initiative for Facing Environmental Challenges: A Day of Cultural and Environmental Awareness" will feature UM faculty and staff in musical and dance performances, poetry recitations and discussions related to environmental issues. The day will start at 10 a.m. in Minsky Recital Hall. Clarinetist Beth Weimann, associate professor of...

2008-09-29 14:40:57

ORONO - A University of Maine effort to understand why students tend to struggle through physics classes, and what can be done about it, recently received a $337,214 grant from the National Science Foundation. All told, the research, which is being done as a three-part study in collaboration with UMaine's department of physics and astronomy, Arizona State Polytechnic University and California State University- Fullerton, has received just under $500,000 in funding. The goal of the study...

2008-08-26 15:00:39

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF ORONO - Dave Thompson paused for a moment after slogging through part of an old logging road flooded by a hardworking beaver family and the summer's seemingly nonstop rain. The precipitation had let up a bit again, if only briefly. But it was long enough to hear the birds chirping away in an expansive bog that is practically in the backyards of tens of thousands of Bangor- area residents, yet noticed by very few. "It's pretty quiet," said Thompson, a...

2008-07-30 12:00:31

By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 30--BANGOR, Maine -- The Houlton couple arrested Monday on drug charges on Interstate 95 by Orono police have been released from the Penobscot County Jail on $5,000 unsecured bail apiece. Oliver Cromwell, 33, and his wife, Carol Cromwell, 33, appeared Tuesday in 3rd District Court, charged with possession of heroin, a Class C crime. Brigitte Dupont, 39, of Houlton, the woman who was driving the Cromwells' 1990 Ford Mustang, was released...

2008-07-02 15:00:42

A regional high school with students from Orono and Old Town and the involvement of the University of Maine has been talked about for at least 60 years. A group of mostly retired school officials and businesspeople has revived the idea. It is past time for this idea to get a much closer look. The group, headed by well-known Old Town businessman Ralph Leonard, whose father was the superintendent of schools for Orono and Old Town, sees a state resolve supporting the creation of regional high...

2008-06-25 15:03:01

ORONO - The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is creating a Web site to distribute research-based information on saving money through energy conservation and alternative energy sources. The Web address is www.extension.eumaine.edu/energy. Visitors will be able to access publications and resources for homeowners, drivers, farmers, and business owners, as well as a schedule of programs and workshops. The site will also include energy-saving tips for small businesses and farms,...

2008-06-25 15:02:00

ORONO - The town has scheduled a public health forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the council chambers at 59 Main St., to discuss public health initiatives and related matters. A facilitator will be present, along with a panel of medical and service providers. There should be ample time for questions and answers. A list of panel participants and a complete agenda will be available Friday, June 27, at the town offices or at www.orono.org. For more information or to suggest specific...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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