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Madison paper mill’s planned closure pushes 214 employees into the doldrums

Madison paper mill’s planned closure pushes 214 employees into the doldrums

The planned closure of the Madison Paper Industries has pushed the papermaking mill’s more than two hundred employees into the doldrums.

The Madison paper mill, which is a subsidiary of UPM-Kymmene Inc., declared on Monday that it will stop operating in May 2016 and lay off all of its 214 employees. The company blamed dwindling demand for the glossy magazine paper that it has been producing for decades.

13 new Maine Drug Enforcement Agents sworn into office to tackle drug epidemic

13 new Maine Drug Enforcement Agents sworn into office to tackle drug epidemic

More than a dozen Maine Drug Enforcement Agents have been sworn into office, bringing the total number of agents at the state drug agency to its highest level in 25 years.

Sworn in on Monday at the Maine Department of Public Safety, the new agents will work with seven of the state drug agency’s regional task force offices. The increase in the force is expected to help tackle the drug epidemic more efficiently.

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Bangor CSA Fair to bring local farmers and consumers together

Bangor CSA Fair to bring local farmers and consumers together

Non-profit Food & Medicine has teamed up with the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association to host the 7th Annual Bangor Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair.

The CSA Fair, which will feature local farmers, live music as well as several activities for kids, aims to promote eating food grown by local farmers and encourage consumers to pre-purchase a season’s worth of fresh farm produce like fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, and dairy products.

Four-clawed lobster Clawdette put on display at Maine State Aquarium

Four-clawed lobster Clawdette put on display at Maine State Aquarium

A rare four-clawed lobster that was recently acquired by a Maine seafood wholesaler has been put on display at the Maine State Aquarium, which is run by the state Department of Marine Resources.

Meet Clawdette, a female lobster, was found among Ready Seafood Co.’s latest shipment. It has more meet than any typical lobster, but the wholesaler decided to give it to the Maine State Aquarium, rather than selling it to be steamed with butter.

Maine’s unemployment rate slips to 3.8% in January

Maine’s unemployment rate slips to 3.8% in January

The rate of unemployment in Maine slipped by 0.2 per cent month-on-month and 1.1 per cent year-on-year in January this year, data released by the state Department of Labor showed.

According to fresh data, Maine’s jobless rate came down to 3.8 per cent in January 2016, from 4.0 per cent in December and 4.9 per cent in January 2015. The January jobless rate is the lowest rate in the last 15 years, contributing to the state’s tight labor market that is essentially at full employment level.

Maine emerges as key battleground in escalating solar debate

Maine emerges as key battleground in escalating solar debate

Solar panel installations in the United States have increased more than ten-times in the last five years, thanks to consumers growing interest in green energy. Now some states that have cold and foggy climate, such as Maine, are also emerging as key battleground in the solar debate.

The policy called ‘net metering,’ which requires utilities to pay their customers for additional solar energy generated by their rooftop panels, is partly responsible for the growing number of solar panels across the nation.

Maine reinventing scientific research to deal with ‘wicked problems’

Maine reinventing scientific research to deal with ‘wicked problems’

Scientific research plays a crucial role in finding solutions to various issues. But as these researches are based on facts, these can't help solve difficulties referred to as "wicked problems."

Problems like poverty, racism, pollution, failing school systems, income inequality and elder abuse are referred to as wicked problems, and it is just impossible to find a concrete solution to these problems through scientific research.

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