Maine Insights

Maine teachers learn to integrate ocean science in the classroom at Bigelow Laboratory

Nine high school teachers and one junior high school teacher from across Maine spent a week at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in July learning about ocean sciences so they could integrate what was learned into their classrooms this fall. This was the fourth time Bigelow Laboratory invited teachers in for what has become an annual Keller-Bigelow Laboratory Orders Of Magnitude (BLOOM) Teachers workshop.

House passes Bipartisan Veterans Affairs Legislation with Michaud Provisions

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan VA conference report that Rep. Mike Michaud helped finalize over the weekend. Michaud, who serves as Ranking Member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, worked with Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to reach the bipartisan deal that addresses the immediate problems plaguing the VA system.

Issue 41: Maine’s Creative Economy moves forward without LePage

Summer Issue 4. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Summer Issue 4. Photo by Ramona du Houx


POLITICS:

Hope is on the horizon for Maine’s small businesses and healthcare

Front Street Shipyard has enhanced Belfast's creative economy. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Front Street Shipyard has enhanced Belfast’s creative economy. Photo by Ramona du Houx

EDITORIAL

Congressman Mike Michaud: His passion to help people and his economic policies

Mike Michaud helped secure funds for UMaine's first in the Americas floating wind turbine project, VoltunUS.</p />
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Nouveau Cirque Theater comes to Maine setting the stage for a transformation in New England shows

A narrative dance theatre performance in Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo performed at Bowdoin College. Photo by Ramona du Houx

A narrative dance theatre performance in Harrison Bergeron Escapes from the Zoo performed at Bowdoin College.

Waterville’s potential as Maine’s art hub grows with Common Street Arts

Rachel McDonald,  Common Street Arts program manager, explains CSA workshops. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Rachel McDonald, Common Street Arts program manager, explains CSA workshops. Photo by Ramona du Houx

Maine becomes first east coast state to study, plan, and prepare for ocean acidification

Ocean acidification, in Maine, could dramatically hurt fisherman's livelihoods. photo by Ramona du Houx

Ocean acidification, in Maine, could dramatically hurt fisherman’s livelihoods. photo by Ramona du Houx

Neil Rolde’s new book: Real Political Tales- Short Stories by a Veteran Politician

Author/politician, Neil Rolde talks about his new book. photo by Ramona du Houx

Author/politician, Neil Rolde talks about his new book. photo by Ramona du Houx

The Largest Microbrewer of Japanese sake is in Kittery, Maine

SAKE

Blue Current Brewery, LLC, of Kittery, is the first microbrewer and manufacturer of sake east of Texas and the largest microbrewer of the Japanese rice wine in the nation.