Latest Orono Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.