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Trostel’s early education research cited in Press Herald editorial

The Portland Press Herald editorial, “More needy children in Maine deserve quality early care,” cited a study by Philip Trostel, a University of Maine economist. Trostel’s study, “Path to a Better Future: The Fiscal Payoff of Investment in Early Childhood in Maine,” recommends full-time education for children from birth to age 5, estimating that it […]

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Press Herald cites UMaine study in article on Maine Beer Box

A study released by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and conducted by the University of Maine School of Economics was cited in the Portland Press Herald article, “Maine Beer Box begins voyage to give local brews international exposure.” The custom-made shipping container filled with Maine craft beer is heading to Reykjavik, Iceland, where the beers will […]

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Seatrade Cruise News cites Bar Harbor economic impact study

An economic impact study conducted by the University of Maine was mentioned in a Seatrade Cruise News article about two Bar Harbor ballot questions regarding the passenger ship business. One measure would limit the size of ships coming alongside the town, and would give voters the right to decide the daily passenger cap, according to […]

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UMaine researchers create U.S. community renewable energy website

A database of more than 6,000 community-based renewable energy projects nationwide developed by University of Maine researchers is now online. The website will aid those interested in pursuing group, shared, municipal or nonprofit energy projects to connect, learn from each other and develop. “Community energy is a growing movement in the U.S. and around the […]

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Gabe quoted in BDN article on Monson revitalization effort

Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “A wealthy group bought the heart of a poor Maine town to build an artist colony.” Since October, the nonprofit Libra Foundation has spent $750,000 buying property in Monson, and plans to spend as much as $10 […]

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Research finds technology, skilled workforce, energy important to economic development of U.S. cities

A highly skilled workforce, technology-using companies and energy-based resources are the most important factors supporting economic development in the United States, according to a University of Maine economist. Workforce skills and high-tech businesses are particularly key to the performance of the nation’s largest cities, says Todd Gabe, a professor in UMaine’s School of Economics. In […]

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Students, community enhance gardens at Old Town Elementary School

The grounds at Old Town Elementary School grew a bit lusher this spring when the University of Maine teamed up with members of the local community to build raised garden beds The garden expansion and improvement project was led by four UMaine sustainable agriculture seniors, Emma Sanchi, Gradeigh Cameron, Ben Nelson, and Matt Derrah, for their capstone […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public, Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy Crandall, […]

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Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Trump’s fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine’s economy and health,” by Sharon Tisher and Harold Borns. Tisher is a lecturer in the University of Maine School of Economics and Honors College. Borns is a glacial and ice age geologist, UMaine professor emeritus of the […]

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