York County

Wertheim interviewed for WMTW about community gardens in Maine

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) spoke to Frank Wertheim, associate professor of agriculture/horticulture at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County, about the proliferation of community gardens across Maine in recent years. Wertheim told WMTW that community gardens have been popular in urban areas for decades but have steadily expanded into small towns […]

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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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Meet the 2022 Outstanding Graduating Students

Twelve undergraduates have been named 2022 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Dominique DiSpirito, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Honors College, and the 2022 valedictorian. Her profile story is online. Short biographies of the other UMaine Outstanding Graduating Students follow: Tiana Bucknor Tiana Bucknor of Milton, Ontario, Canada is the […]

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Anna Lane: Outstanding Graduating Student

Anna Lane of York, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. She is a double-major in microbiology and biochemistry, and a UMaine Presidential Scholar and UMaine Flagship Award recipient. Her numerous scholarships include the 2021 Liuba De Siervo Merit Scholarship. This past year, Lane received a Frederick […]

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Ethan Mathieu: Outstanding Graduating Student

Ethan Mathieu of Sanford, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development. He is a secondary education major with a concentration in physical science. Mathieu is the recipient of the Edward and Barbara McManus Scholarship and the Hervey A. Hanscom Scholarship, and served as treasurer of the Student Maine […]

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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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