Androscoggin County

Growing houseplants in Maine with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has expanded and updated a series of bulletins about growing houseplants in Maine. “Tips for Growing Houseplants in Maine: Caring for Houseplants in Maine” provides guidelines for growing healthy indoor plants even during winter, creating new plants with cuttings, and using artificial light. Diagnosing common problems and controlling insects and […]

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35 college students begin 12-week Maine government internships

Thirty-five undergraduate and graduate college students are working in state, municipal and county offices through the 2021 Maine Government Summer Internship Program. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program that provides full-time, 12-week work experience to students who are Maine residents and scholars attending Maine colleges. Twenty-two interns […]

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2021 Innovate for Maine fellows outside the Foster Center for Innovation

University of Maine announces Innovate for Maine Fellows class of 2021

The Innovate for Maine Fellows of 2021 are kicking off their summer work experiences with Maine companies following completion of a week-long boot camp program designed to introduce them to innovation and entrepreneurship in the state. Twenty-three students representing seven colleges and universities will complete internships or projects for 25 Maine companies this summer as […]

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UMaine School of Nursing receives $1.7M grant to help diversify Maine workforce

Increasing the diversity of Maine’s workforce in nursing is the focus of a more than $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Maine School of Nursing, in partnership with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University. The four-year award by HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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A forest view in Maine

Family forest initiatives should consider place attachment, according to UMaine study 

Foresters working with family forest landowners should apply contemporary approaches, including place attachment theory and addressing landowner concerns regarding biophysical and social conditions on their woodlands to advance forest stewardship, according to two researchers in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.  Jessica Leahy, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry, and former […]

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Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey available

In response to questions from Maine’s agricultural producers on area wages, pay, and benefits, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association developed a survey for farmer owners with employees that went out statewide this past March. Responses were due by April 2. “Farmers had no way of knowing […]

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Focus on Real Aging in Maine photo contest winners to be announced June 4

The winners of a statewide photography contest held this spring to celebrate and promote positive, realistic images of the diverse aging experience in Maine will be announced June 4 in a Maine Gerontological Society Facebook Live event. Focus on Real Aging in Maine (FRAME) attracted 82 entries from amateur and professional photographers of people in […]

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Governor’s Office of Innovation, UMaine, DHHS launch Maine Drug Data Hub  

A new online drug data hub for Maine with the potential to improve care, inform policy and ultimately save lives is the latest impactful tool in response to the state’s opioid epidemic.  Maine Drug Data Hub, designed to maximize the collection of actionable data and evaluate the impact of interventions, was established through a partnership […]

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Franco American Programs publishes Beliveau biography

In partnership with the University of Maine Press, Franco American Programs has published “First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics, and Love,” by Douglas Rooks.  The book, which shares the life story of prominent Maine Supreme Court justice Albert Beliveau, is a rare biography of a first-generation French-Canadian descendant in the United States, provides perspective […]

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Weed-free garden preparation with UMaine, UNH Extensions

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners on garden preparation to deter weeds from 6–7:15 p.m. May 12. “Preparing Your Garden Site: Getting Ahead of Weeds” will cover practices such as tarping, deep tillage, double-digging, sheet mulching and raised beds. Nick Rowley, UNH […]

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