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Milo school program keeps kids fed

It’s all too common for some Milo Elementary School pupils to complain about being hungry when school is not in session.
"We’re going to use the whole village to raise these kids."
- Dawn Russell, project co-coordinator

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Milo school program keeps kids fed

Source: Bangor Daily News, Sun April 19, 2009
It’s all too common for some Milo Elementary School pupils to complain about being hungry when school is not in session.

At 140, lobster sprung from Manhattan restaurant

Source: International Herald Tribune, Sat January 10, 2009
New York City, New York, USA - A new lease on life -- at 140?

First U.S. greenhouse cap-and-trade market opens

Source: ENN, Sat September 27, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - Ten states in the U.S. Northeast kicked off the country's first cap-and-trade market on greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, gaining accolades from environmentalists and many businesses but also eliciting concerns about how the states will spend the money the plan raises.

When a Jonesport woman’s sweet secret got out, a nation responded

Source: Bangor Daily News, Tue March 18, 2008
Jonesport, Maine, USA - Elizabeth Emerson has never had much use for the extravagant.

Solar car goes to London

Norridgewock, Maine, USA - A solar car built on Father Rasle Road will soon be puttering around an all-girls school campus in London, England.

New Proposal For Canada Lynx Habitat

Source: CBS News, Sun March 02, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - Federal wildlife managers have dramatically increased the amount of land they want to designate as critical habitat for the Canada lynx, a threatened species.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Maine Letter Carrier Named ‘Hero of the Year’ for Rescuing Elderly Apartment Fire Victim

Source: AOL News, Mon September 17, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - A Maine letter carrier who pulled an elderly woman in flames from her burning apartment building along his postal route, then alerted other residents to flee, was named today as National Hero of the Year by the 300,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers.

Family of 10 homeless no longer: Local businessman helps woman buy house, nearly lost

Source: Morning Sentinel, Sat September 01, 2007
Fairfield, Maine, USA - Nine children and their mother won't go homeless after all, thanks to the efforts of the community and local business owner Brent Burger.

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