April 12, 2013

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State child welfare officials were called in to take custody of the child. Hitchcock is in the Aroostook County jail.


Bowdoin professor receives a Guggenheim Fellowship

Michael Kolster, associate professor of art at Bowdoin College, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his photographic project “Take Me to the River,” a collection of unique glass-plate photographs that depict American rivers as amalgams of human and natural forces.

Kolster showed some of the work recently at Space Gallery in Portland.

The project began five years ago when Kolster began photographing the Androscoggin River in collaboration with associate professor of history and environmental studies Matthew Klingle.

Kolster later expanded the project to the James River in Virginia and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania.

With funding from the Guggenheim Foundation, he now plans to bring the project west, to the Teton River in Idaho and the Los Angeles River in southern California.

Collins glad Postal Service staying with 6-day delivery

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is applauding the Postal Service’s decision to delay implementing a five-day-a-week delivery schedule.

The Postal Service announced Wednesday that it would not scale back to five-day delivery in August as originally scheduled after Congress failed to include language allowing it to do so in spending legislation passed last month.

Collins said cutting mail delivery will only drive away customers, which will cause revenues to further decline and push the Postal Service into a “financial death spiral.”

She said it would also cause hardships for families and businesses that rely on six-day delivery for everyday needs.

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