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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:21 am

Orono town council strikes down moratorium, for now

After months of debate and public comment, the Orono Town Council decided to postpone talks of a moratorium on student homes at last Monday’s council committee meeting. The proposal, which was brought forth shortly after the …

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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:21 am

Police Beat for Nov. 24, 2014

11/24
 
10:18 p.m. – It’s a Natty pahty
 
University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers responded to a Resident Assistant complaint of underage drinking on the second floor of Kennebec Hall. When officers arrived to the dorm in …

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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:20 am

Student Senate conducts committee elections, nominations

A new policy on laundry funds and a possible cut in additional funding for hardline student political groups were the hot topics at the Nov. 18 meeting of UMSG Inc.’s General Student Senate, with senators also …

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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:19 am

Student Government to bar student political groups from additional funding

At last Tuesday’s meeting of UMaine Student Government Inc.’s (UMSG) General Student Senate (GSS), Vice President Trey Stewart put forward an idea for discussion that would result in hard line student political groups losing the ability …

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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:19 am

UMS adopts new sexual assault policy

The University of Maine System board of trustees approved a new sexual assault policy on Nov. 17, which redefines consent and requires all University faculty, staff, and students to complete a sexual assault training test.
The new …

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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:18 am

UMaine business students manage $2.3 million on new terminals

A group of undergraduate students on campus are getting direct experience in money management by handling a portion of the University’s money, approximately $2.3 million.
SPIFFY (Student Portfolio Investment Fund) handles a portion of the University of …

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Monday, November 24th, 2014, 8:17 am

UMaine in the process of filling VP of enrollment management position

The University of Maine has begun a nationwide search for a new vice president of enrollment management. The position is currently vacant in the wake of the last vice president’s departure from the University. Prospective candidates …

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Monday, November 17th, 2014, 12:12 am

Tax credit for businesses in downtown Orono aims to encourage economic development

In the hopes of encouraging further economic development in Orono’s downtown, the town council decided on Monday to pass a new credit enhancement policy for businesses in the town’s downtown transit-oriented tax increment financing (TIF) district. …

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Monday, November 17th, 2014, 12:11 am

UMS creates campus-wide faculty subteams to explore possible budget cuts

The last 12 months have not been kind to the University of Maine System (UMS).
Without changes, the UMS faces a projected $69 million deficit by 2019. In the most recent budget, approved in May, officials cut …

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Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 10:56 pm

Local business owners bring new microbrewery to downtown Orono

The Orono Brewing Company's newly installed beer stills will be fully functioning for the brewery's opening in late December.

Local entrepreneurs Abe Furth, Heather Furth and Mark Horton are in the final stages of opening their newest venture — the Orono Brewing Company and Draft Room. The team plans on brewing their first four batches …

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