Maine college guarantees jobs

"Thomas College in Waterville, Maine is trying to help students land that first job. The liberal arts school guarantees a job to students who are able to keep a certain GPA, among other requirements, within six months of graduating; or else they can come back to Thomas and take classes for free, or have the... Continue Reading →

The New York Times spends 36 hours in Portland

The New York Times has added Portland to its travel guide to Maine. "In recent years, this city on the coast of Maine has welcomed a wave of locavore restaurants, urban farms and galleries that feature local artists. Abandoned brick warehouses are being repurposed as eco-friendly boutiques. In the main square, a 19th-century building has... Continue Reading →

The Fire of 1947 (Bates College)

"In late October 1947, out-of-control fires in southern and coastal Maine burned 205,678 acres — equivalent to a mile-wide swath from Kittery to Fort Kent — leveling nine communities and destroying 1,000 houses. Sixteen deaths were attributed to the natural disaster, the worst in Maine history." The Fire of 1947 (Bates College)

Maine attraction: The midcoast (Financial Times)

"Maine is uncrowded and it's got an incredible natural resource base that hasn't been overrun," says Chris Lynch, founder and owner of Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty. ... That boost is in part due to its recent $35m federal award to upgrade 30 miles of railway track between Portland and the town, which, from 2012... Continue Reading →

The Transformation of Topsham (Down East Magazine)

"Topsham (population: 9,100), has been transformed. A small, attractive riverside village, effectively an extension of Brunswick's downtown on the opposite side of the Frank J. Wood Bridge, has been born. Contemporary New England-style commercial buildings have opened where a pair of rundown gas stations once stood. The Great Bowdoin Mill complex is a tidy mix... Continue Reading →

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