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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • DRA Invites Applicants for Its Oyster Gardening Program
    The 2018 program will begin in early April with a series of evening classes on oyster biology, the estuarine environment, water quality, biosecurity, oyster husbandry and related topics
  • Unity College’s annual Environmental Career Fair connects environmental employers with students and other job seekers. This year, over 100 different companies and organizations from across New England will take part in the career . . .
  • Forbes Media CEO to Speak at February 6 Pen Bay Chamber Breakfast
    Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Com- merce will host Mike Perlis as featured speaker at the Chamber’s Business Breakfast at Samoset Resort in Rockport on Tuesday, February 6. Registration, with coffee and networking, opens at 7 a.m. . . .
  • Maine’s Hire-A-Vet Campaign is offering Military Culture 202, a no-cost training seminar to help employers recruit and retain veterans for their workforce. A panel of employers, including Idexx, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) . . .
  • Job Corps offers a no-cost training program for young women and men, ages 16 to 24, interested in jump-starting their careers. Participants can choose from several career opportunities, including Health Care, Culinary Arts, Business . . .
  • Part-time bus drivers and substitute teachers are needed at many area schools. There will be a Substitute Teacher Training and Bus Driver Information Night on Tuesday, January 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional . . .
  • The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is requesting proposals to develop potential marine aquaculture projects in the U.S. Atlantic coast region. NOAA Fisheries, through the commission, is making $450,000 available . . .
  • Coastal Healthcare Alliance Votes in Favor of Unification Under MaineHealth
    On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees of Coastal Healthcare Alliance — which includes Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and their affiliated health care services — voted 13 to 6 in . . .
  • Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition (MCRC) is seeking partners to establish a residential recovery facility in Knox County. According to MCRC, a local facility is necessary to help the neediest individuals who require intensive support to . . .
  • The Attorney General’s Office is recruiting volunteer mediators for the Consumer Mediation Service, with the next training scheduled for Monday to Wednesday, January 29 to 31, in Augusta. For more than 30 years . . .
  • Shellfish Dealers Can Promote Product with Maine Quality Mark
    Maine shellfish dealers can now promote their product with the red, white and blue State of Maine Quality trademark, used for decades to identify other Maine agricultural and natural resource products, thanks to a recent rule . . .
  • Belfast Farmers’ Market Moves Indoors November 3 —
    Belfast Farmers’ Market is moving indoors to its winter location in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue in Belfast, on Friday, November 3. The market runs every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round . . .
  • Maine home prices have been rising steadily over the past five years, and September statistics showed double-digit gains. According to the Maine Association of Realtors, the median sales price (MSP) for existing, single-family homes . . .
  • Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) has been awarded a $6,000 grant to strengthen the workforce, business development and governance skills of cooperative members and workers in the midcoast area, through a training program . . .
  • In the wake of the Equifax hacking of millions of Americans’ personal data, the office of Maine’s Attorney General has posted a credit freeze fact sheet on its website, www.maine.gov/ag/. The fact sheet includes the following contact . . .
  • The new U.S. Community Energy Website (USCEW) makes publicly available on the internet a database, developed by University of Maine researchers, of over 6,000 community-based renewable energy projects across the United States. . . .
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