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AmeriCorps Attracts Young People to Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine –  A recent study of 388 AmeriCorps member exit surveys has shown that AmeriCorps attracts and retains young, well educated, civically minded members to the state of Maine, and that 55% of those AmeriCorps volunteers choose to stay in Maine to live and work beyond the time of their service. Sixty percent (155 [...]

Governor Paul LePage to Speak at Maine Wood Products Association Annual Meeting

HALLOWELL, Maine — The Maine Wood Products Association has announced that Maine Governor Paul LePage will address the Association during its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center. The daylong event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and include educational presentations on business [...]

State Employees’ annual appeal raises $300,000 for charity

AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Paul LePage and Commissioner Anne Head, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation joined state employees at the State house on Friday to announce the results of a three month campaign to raise funds across Maine. The Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal (MSECCA) announced that 1,200 state employees have pledged $300,000 [...]

Maine State Archives host book signing Dec. 13 in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine – In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Secretary of State Charlie Summers, through the Maine State Archives, will be hosting a book signing by Maine author Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Maine State Archives Search Room. Her latest book,  Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally, is [...]

Milk inspection

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Farm Bureau supports the efforts of the Maine Department of Agriculture to ensure that all dairy farmers in the state are licensed and inspected. Maine Farm Bureau does support the sale of raw milk as long as the producer is licensed and the milk is inspected. “For us, it’s a [...]

OCCUPY AUGUSTA Calls for Black Friday Strike and Boycott

AUGUSTA, Maine — Occupy Augusta calls for a Black Friday Strike and Boycott, a general strike and boycott to shut down the 1%, on Friday,  Nov. 25, in Capitol Park. They will be asking that nothing is bought or sold in the state of Maine unless it was made in the state of Maine, Nothing [...]

First Lady LePage Fundraising Event for Operation Tribute

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage is hosting a fundraising event to benefit Operation Tribute from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Blaine House. Founded in 2007 in Gorham, Maine, Operation Tribute is a non-profit organization that recognizes the sacrifice made by the children of Maine’s military families by providing [...]

Nov. 8-15 proclaimed Maine Recycles Week

AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Paul LePage proclaimed November 8-15 as Maine recycles Week. During the week, citizens, businesses, municipalities, schools, and students are urged to do their part to raise public awareness about recycling and to promote purchasing products made from recycled materials. The Governor’s proclamation heralds 25 years of recycling success by Maine people, [...]