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2010-10-13 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14: TELEPHONE MILESTONE Profile America -- Thursday, October 14th. A long-running part of the nation's communications technology passed into history this week in 1983 -- as the last hand-cranked telephone system in the...

2010-06-11 10:00:00

KENNEBUNK, Maine, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Protecting and restoring rivers and other waters is vital to the health of our country and communities. At River Network's recent annual National River Rally conference, a pioneering group of clean water heroes came together to collaborate on innovative new ways to protect the nation's water. In addition, this year's River Heroes Awards ceremony, sponsored by Tom's of Maine, celebrated six remarkable water protectors and the victories of their...

2009-10-19 09:00:00

FRYEBURG, Maine, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 Fryeburg Fair, concluded on October 11, Poland Spring won the Larry Kiesman Award for Best Educational Display. Fryeburg Fair President Roy Andrews, along with the fair's Board of Trustees, presented the award at the fairgrounds. The award recognizes Poland Spring for presenting the best educational booth in the fair's Natural Resources Pavilion. According to Poland Spring Natural Resource Manager, Mark Dubois, this year's display...

2009-07-14 14:45:00

The U.S. Postal Service said it has canceled plans to remove a small Maine town's sole outgoing mailbox due to protests from locals. The Postal Service said the Otisfield mailbox is listed as underused because only about six pieces of mail are dropped into it each day in the town of 1,560, WMTW-TV, Auburn, Maine, reported Tuesday. This is essentially the post office for the town of Otisfield, Town Clerk Sharon Matthews said. She said many residents are wary of putting outgoing mail into their...

2009-05-04 11:05:00

Investment will help create and maintain jobs in Maine. EAST FRYEBURG, Maine, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Poland Spring today announced that construction was commencing on its $2.1 million spring water station in East Fryeburg. The station is situated on a parcel of land set back from Route 302 and will add 55 acres to create 750 acres of publicly accessible land when construction is completed. The project represents the company's ongoing commitment to investing in the people and economy of Maine...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - A plan to develop a wind-power facility on mountains in remote Franklin County includes a two-part conservation agreement for other mountaintops in Oxford and Franklin counties. TransCanada Corp. will celebrate the deal with conservation groups and the state during a gathering at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Augusta Country Club on Route 202 in Manchester. The agreement includes an easement to protect 1,100 acres of ridgeline in the Boundary...

2008-10-08 15:00:18

BETHEL - Ben B. Conant, curator of the Paris Cape Historical Society, will be the featured speaker at the next lecture in the Bethel Historical Society's 2008 Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the meeting room of the Dr. Moses Mason House. Titled "Marketing Maine Apples," the presentation will focus on several apple growers primarily operating in western Maine under names that included the Oxford Bears Fruit Growers Association and the Indian Head Fruit Growers based in...

2008-10-02 15:01:04

By Eileen M. Adams RUMFORD - The fifth annual Family Fun Festival kicks off at Black Mountain at 8 a.m. Saturday with a pancake breakfast in the lodge, followed by activities throughout the day. Last year, more than 100 children and adults took part in trail runs, bicycle tours, race walks or kids walks, said Lisa Arsenault, manager of the Black Mountain lodge. New this year are biathlon demonstrations followed by a chance to compete in a biathlon run/shoot. Participants will run 5K,...

2008-10-02 15:00:36

BUCKFIELD - Michael Miclon and Mike Vayda of NotFar.org will present "Not Far from ... South Africa" Saturday, Oct. 11, at Oddfellow Theater as the first in a series of programs designed to help people get closer to the good being done worldwide. The goal is to also provide opportunities for people to get involved. NotFar.org is a nonprofit organization that helps humanitarian organizations around the world through creative communication. NotFar's goal is to help more people and to persuade...

2008-09-24 15:00:49

By Eileen M. Adams DIXFIELD - SAD 21 residents will have a chance to experience three open houses in one night when Dirigo High School, the new Dirigo Fitness Center and the relocated central district offices throw open their doors. The events run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Parents of high school students will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the gymnasium for a short assembly, then experience a shortened version of their child's daily class schedule. New this year is the location of some...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
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