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Environment Maine to deliver 17,000 messages from Mainers on the North Woods

AUGUSTA, Maine — Environmental Maine will hold a news conference to announce that it is delivering 17,000 messages from citizens across the state urging lawmakers to protect the Maine’s North Woods at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Welcome Center, Maine State House.The postcards, petition signatures, letters, and emails ask lawmakers to reject proposals [...]

Spruce Run Sponsors Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Events

AUGUSTA, Maine — Spruce Run Association—the domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot County— is announcing that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Spruce Run is sponsoring events and partnering with local schools and organizations to raise awareness about this serious issue. Governor LePage will be signing a proclamation for the month at [...]

Wadw receives MAITC 2012 Teacher of the Year

AUGUSTA, Maine — Erik Wade, Hope Elementary School science and mathematics teacher, has been named the 2012 Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Teacher of the Year. Wade, a firm believer i learning through doing, received the award for his work with students in developing a school-wide composting program and integrating a garden and greenhouse  [...]

New Version of Anti-Bullying Bill Passes Education Committee

AUGUSTA, Maine — Members of the Education Committee today voted to pass a revised version of the anti-bullying bill, LD 1237, by a vote of 13 to 0 (unanimous). “All Maine children deserve to be safe at school. This bill provides meaningful guidelines that will help prevent bullying,” said Ned McCann, Vice President of the [...]

Family Energy Nights series to be held in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance will host a Family Energy Nights series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Cony Middle School. The series is an informal energy education program targeting middle-school aged students and their families. The program invites families to experience hands-on learning about sources of energy, efficiency [...]

MEA Reacts to Commissioner Bowen’s Draft Strategic Plan

AUGUSTA, Maine — Stephen Bowen, Maine’s Commissioner of Education, released a 20-point plan to transform K-12 public schools in the state. In many respects, the plan is bold and ambitious. The plan addresses a wide array of topics and, in most cases, establishes ambitious deadlines to achieve the intended result. “This plan constitutes the largest [...]

9th Annual nonprofit Day Hall of flags exhibit to be held Feb. 2

AUGUSTA, Maine — Operation Breaking Stereotypes, a cultural exchange program between students in Maine, New York, and Massachusetts, will join the Maine Association of Nonprofits at the Maine Nonprofit Day at the State House. The 9th Annual Nonprofit Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Hall of [...]

Secretary of State announces winners of Native American Essay Contest

AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Charlie Summers has announced the names of the winners in the 2011-2012 Maine Native American History and Culture Essay Contest  and congratulates them on their accomplishment. Maeve Dow earned first place honors and Taylor Kashmer won in the second place category. Both students are in the eight grade from [...]

Woodcock to address SWOAM annual meeting

AUGUSTA, Maine — Chandler Woodcock, commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will be among the featured speakers at the 37th annual meeting of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Augusta Civic Center. Other speakers will include Jeff Currier, Jessica Leahy, [...]

DEP seeks nomonations for Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with Governor Paul LePage is relaunching a recognition program to spotlight the state’s stewards of sustainability. Nominations are now open for the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, which will honor businesses in four workforce size categories, nonprofits and public entities for going beyond standard [...]