UMaine in the News

Dill Comments on Invasive Fruit Fly

Jim Dill, a UMaine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, was quoted in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network radio story about an Asian fruit fly which has been found in five monitoring locations in Maine. Dill said the pest could decimate Maine’s $190 million blueberry harvest. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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UMaine Researcher Noted in Story on Welfare Study

A Bangor Daily News report on a study about childless adults on MaineCare included a mention of Sandra Butler, a UMaine social work professor who interviewed seven participants for the study, which found more than 40 percent of childless adults covered through MaineCare are older than 45 and many have serious medical conditions. The study […]

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Fried Column Addresses Health Security

An opinion column in a recent edition of the Bangor Daily News by UMaine political science professor Amy Fried discusses the personal and economic consequences of reducing the state budget by reducing health care insurance coverage for Maine residents. Untreated illnesses sap strength and limit lives, Fried writes, and doesn’t save money in the long […]

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Manev Column Links Entrepreneurship, Business Skill

A recent column in the Bangor Daily News by Ivan Manev, dean of the Maine Business School, discusses the importance of access to sound business and marketing expertise to entrepreneurs trying to move forward with new ideas or inventions. Evaluating entrepreneurial opportunity is critical to the entrepreneurial process, he says. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Dill Comments in Channel 8 Report on Fruit Fly Threat

Comments by Jim Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and pest management specialist, are included in a story by Channel 8 (WMTW) in Portland on the discovery of an Asian fruit fly that has recently been identified in Maine. Soft-skinned fruit like blueberries and raspberries, and possibly vegetables, are most at risk regardless of […]

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Kaye Interviewed for TV 7 Report on Elderly, Legal Needs

Len Kaye, professor of social work and director of the UMaine Center on Aging, was interviewed for a Channel 7 (WVII) evening news report Jan. 6 about a recent study by the center on the legal needs of Maine’s older adults. Kaye said older people continue to need legal advice on health insurance and social […]

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UMaine in Story on Energy Prospecting Firm

The Bangor Daily News has a story about a Portland-based firm that helps companies and institutions, including UMaine, as was noted in the story, find the lowest electricity and natural gas bids. The company, Competitive Energy Services, helps its clients figure out when to buy their electricity and natural gas commodities, who to buy it […]

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Press Herald Report on LePage Includes Brewer Comments

UMaine political scientist Mark Brewer was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald report about Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s first year in office. Brewer said despite all the controversy in the past year, LePage has been incredibly effective on issues such as tax cuts, health insurance reforms and welfare reforms. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Blueberry Expert in Boston Globe

In a story about an Asian fruit fly that has made its way to Maine, the Boston Globe included quotes from UMaine Cooperative Extension blueberry expert David Yarborough. He told the Globe the pest lays its eggs in soft blueberries, which destroys the fruit, and can devastate a berry crop. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Yarborough Interviewed for Asian Fruit Fly Report

University of Maine Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist David Yarborough was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News report on a new pest, the spotted-wing Asian fruit fly or Drosophila melanogaster, which has been identified for the first time in Maine. It poses a new threat to Maine cranberry and blueberry crops. Yarborough says growers must consider […]

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