Piscataquis County

52 college students begin 12-week Maine government internships 

Fifty-two undergraduate and graduate college students have started working in state, municipal and county offices through the 2022 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.  Thirty-seven […]

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Many Maine rural youth want to stay rural, UMaine research says

Rural areas centered around the forest industry have faced uncertain economic times. Global competition, coupled with the decline of print media and national recessions, have decreased the demand for traditional paper and lumber products. While some forest-dependent communities have thrived in transitioning to focus on industries like nature-based tourism rather than manufacturing, others have stagnated […]

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UMaine Extension offers facts on Maine foods for May — fiddleheads, rhubarb 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and workshops to help consumers find, grow, use, preserve, and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Seasonal favorites for May include: Facts on Fiddleheads Facts on Edible Wild Greens in Maine Fruits for Health: Rhubarb   Spring Refrigerator Pickles  UMaine Extension educator Kathy Savoie demonstrates new techniques for […]

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UMaine releases assessment on the practices, impacts and safety of winter road salt

The University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recently released a report in collaboration with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) examining the practice of using road salt for winter travel safety in Maine, as well as its cost and environmental impacts. The report makes recommendations for […]

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Jonathan Rubin on what’s next for Maine’s greener transportation future

States have an important role to play in the transition to a greener transportation future. Every state is at a different place in its clean energy journey, though. A new report helps states figure out what’s next for each one — Maine included.    The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) recently released a report, “Methods […]

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University of Maine announces fall 2021 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 3,102 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2021 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,025 are from Maine, 1,009 are from 39 other states and 68 are from 25 countries other than the U.S. To be eligible for the Full-time Dean’s List, a student […]

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UMaine Extension hires dairy specialist Glenda Pereira

Glenda Pereira has been named assistant Extension professor and statewide dairy specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She also is an assistant professor of animal science with the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture. Pereira grew up on her family’s dairy farm in the Azores with 100 purebred registered Holsteins. She pursued her passion […]

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$57.5M to support UMaine Research included in draft Senate Appropriations bills 

The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills were officially released from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, October 18. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $57,537,000 in funding to support research and initiatives at the University of Maine and the University of Maine System.   Included in the bill is […]

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