Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Property Tax and Rent Refund
“Circuit Breaker” Program
Application and Instructions for Refunds of:
Property Tax Assessed in 2008
Rent Paid during 2008
REFUNDS UP TO $1,600!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
The Literary Map of Maine is a partnership between the Maine Sunday Telegram and several library and humanities groups in Maine.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
- GreenCollarBlog.org is a list of job boards "that focus on social or environmental responsibility." The listings (some with annotations) cover general green jobs and jobs in specific industries such as solar energy and green building.
- Green Careers Guide provides job seekers a go-to resource for green careers within the wind, solar, and geothermal industries. They're linked by the Department of Energy.
- Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides links to social services, fuel assistance and other sites that might be helpful for the unemployed and low income families.
- JoblessJoe.com approaches being unemployed from the visceral street level. It provides a positive and supportive community for people out of work. Highly recommended.
- Another highly useful site is HelpIWasLaidOff.com. It is packed with useful tips and strategies for your job search or interview.
- CareerOneStop.org has Maine (or any other state) employment resources that touch on unemployment benefits, job search, training, health insurance and foreclosures.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
The Maine State Library has assembled the following resources to help Mainers weather the severe economic climate in which we find ourselves:
Whether it is called a recession or a depression, all of us are now facing an economic downturn that can be simply described as tough times. How we respond and what we need to make it through these tough times will differ from person to person; family to family.
More information on any or all of these topics can be found at your local public library.
The following links by category are designed to help you find the information or contacts needed to help. These links are primarily designed to lead you to official support services in Maine. Descriptions of the web sites are primarily from the organization's own words.
For small business start-up
- Community Outreach:
For organizations which provide a variety of services
- Credit Counseling:
For assistance on financial planning and debt management
- Crisis Counseling:
For crisis hotlines
- Education and Job Training:
For higher education providers and financial aid
For job search information
- Food Assistance:
For food pantries and supplemental food assistance
- Health Care and Insurance:
For providers of health care or health insurance
- Home Heating/Utilities:
For aid on home heating assistance
For help on home ownership and repair
- Legal Assistance:
For help on legal matters
- Personal Safety:
For help on personal and family safety issues
Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
To read about Martin Luther King's visit to Bowdoin, the history of the speech and to find the link to Dr. King's speech, visit:
Monday, January 12, 2009
Midcoast Senior College Winter Wisdom Series
Morrell Meeting Room
12:15 ---- 1:45 PM
Free and Open to the Public*
“Energy at the Root of it All” (January 14)
In a mere 40 minutes, the Sun delivers enough energy to Earth to cover all of humanity's needs. Why then do we put the planet's health, the economy and our grandchildren's future in jeopardy by burning, in a short 300 years, a fossil fuel inheritance that took 150 million years to accumulate? We can do better and we have what it takes. Paul Kando, a chemical engineer by training, has been in the forefront of energy research since the first oil crisis of the 1970s. In 2007 he became a Maine certified residential energy auditor and is actively engaged in consulting, teaching, conducting energy audits.
“Looking Back on an Extraordinary Election – A Panel Discussion” (January 21)
Twenty-four hours after the presidential inauguration, we will hear from three panelists who will look back on the 2008 election, the heightened activity during the presidential transition, and President Obama’s inaugural address. Two of our panelists are regular Midcoast Senior College faculty members – historian Jack Thompson and political scientist Howard Whitcomb. They will be joined by Michael Franz, an Assistant Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, whose research specializations are in the fields of campaign finance and political advertising. There will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience.
"Geographies of Hope: Nature and the Modern American City" (January 28)
Why do Americans see cities and nature as opposites, and have they always considered them at odds? These issues are important because the rise of the city and the ascendancy of what became environmentalism intertwine in modern American history. Using Seattle, a city that came of age as the nation became green-minded and urban, as a departure point, we will explore how diverse Americans over the past one hundred years have fought to build cities that are sustainable for human beings and the natural world they depend upon. Matthew Klingle is an Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College.
“Strategic Vision: The Recurring Deficit in American Foreign Policy”
Fred Hill, a Bowdoin graduate, served as a reporter, foreign correspondent and editorial writer for The Baltimore Sun from 1965-1985. During his tenure at the Sun he covered political corruption in Maryland and Watergate After a brief stint on Capitol Hill as a foreign policy advisor to Senator Charles Mathias, Jr. (R., MD), he moved to the Department of State where he would remain for two decades before retiring to Arrowsic. At the State Department he was Director, Office of Special Programs, which organized policy planning exercises and roundtable discussions for senior officials on a wide range of security, political, economic and global issues. He writes a monthly column on foreign affairs for the Bangor Daily News. With a brand new administration in Washington, DC, he will assess the state of American foreign policy.
“Longfellow Days Lecture: The Translator’s Art” (February 18)
Translation may seem to be a straightforward practice. It is, in fact, a subtle art, requiring sophistication, technical facility, eloquence and cultural sensitivity. Our speakers, all translators and translatees, include faculty members from the German and French departments at Bowdoin and Bates Colleges and at Bowdoin’s McKeen Center for the Common Good. They are Helen Cafferty, Janice Jaffe, Alexandre Dauge-Roth, Katherine Dauge-Roth, and Otto Emersleben. This lecture is being co-sponsored with Longfellow Days 2009.
*The overwhelming success of our Winter Wisdom presentations has brought the problem of overcrowding. Space is limited, so come early for our 12:15 pm starting time. First come, first seated.
Snow “make-up” date, February 11th.
For more information please call 442.7349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org