AUGUSTA – The Maine Office of Tourism received two 2014 Mercury awards during the U.S. Travel Association's annual ESTO conference in August. The National Council of State Tourism Directors recognized Maine for excellence and creative accomplishment in the Digital Campaign and Travel Website categories.
LIMESTONE - The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone has acquired a new dormitory off campus on Church Street in Limestone. Originally used as an elderly care facility, the new building brings a much needed relief to the growing number of students that are currently enrolled at MSSM.
AUGUSTA – Sunday, Sept. 28, is World Rabies Day, and the State of Maine reminds Mainers about ways to protect themselves and their pets from rabies infection. This year, health professionals have joined together to plan the eighth annual World Rabies Day, with educational events across the state during the month of September.
PORTLAND - Following the lead of Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Bishop Robert P. Deeley has officially joined Twitter - @BishopDeeley. The bishop’s tweets will include reflections on prayer and scripture; tales, pictures and videos from his travels around Maine; quotes from his homilies; and responses to questions from followers.
MAINE - Maine drivers are nearly 20 percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Maine the coming year are 1 out of 150, below the national odds of 1 in 169.
AUGUSTA – Maine’s Education Commissioner is asking the public and a panel of parents, educators and business leaders to inform improvements that the MDOE plans to make to the state’s learning standards for mathematics and English language arts.
"Opportunity presents themselves every day - to everyone. You just have to be alert and ready to act." - Marc Ostrofsky
Last month, the quiet little town of Grand Isle watched as Frenchie's Store closed its doors. The store had been open at the Main street location (under different ownership) since decades before I was born. I remember seeing photos of the store with horses tied outside and wooden sidewalks crossing it's doorstep.
FORT KENT – The 2014 Lion’s Club golf scramble featured a field of 17 three-person teams despite cold weather conditions on Saturday, Sept. 13. The best ball scramble had first, second, and third-place prizes for both gross and net winners.
LIMESTONE - The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone is ranked as the 11th best school in America, according to the 2014 Newsweek ranking. The ranking is based on methodology from Newsweek that weighs last year’s enrollment, graduation rate, weighted SAT composite scores, changes in student enrollment in 9-12 grade levels, and the counselor-to-student ratio.
DORA- This little lady's name is Dora. She is a petite girl who was alone until PAWS found her. Since then, she has received her distemper and rabies vaccinations, been cleared of any parasites, and given some needed dental work. She had already been spayed.
MADAWASKA – On Sept. 19, students from the Madawaska Middle and High School will join teachers and members of the public to walk, run or jog the Madawaska Mile in preparation for the students’ annual Presidential Fitness Challenge.