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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

March 2014

5%

March 2013

5.8%

Source: Maine Department of Labor

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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

Funeral directors getting creative

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

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

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.