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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from October 27, 2013

October 27, 2013

Owners pampering pets with organic food

‘People are trying to eat healthier, less processed, simpler foods, and I think they are applying that logic when they’re making pet food decisions,” says Freshpet’s president and co-founder, Scott Morris

October 27, 2013

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October 27, 2013

On the Move



October 27, 2013

BuzzFeed expanding in a serious way

The popular website will add hard news coverage and other language versions, as well as original videos.

October 27, 2013

Funeral directors getting creative

There’s a definite change in the way people are being buried – or not buried – these days.

October 27, 2013

Big county, big ambitions for wind in Maine Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Aroostook County becomes a major hub for wind power development.

October 27, 2013

Charles Lawton: Management experiencing ‘skills gap’ of its own

It’s a part of the problem that hasn’t been given sufficient attention.