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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Software developers in Maine cash in on the app phenomenon



Owners of Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have downloaded more than three billion applications in the year and a half since the company’s online store launched. That’s more than five and a half million “apps” a day, promising anything from warming up your chilly hands to helping you file your taxes at the tap of a finger. 


And, as with just about anything associated with Apple these days, there’s money to be made. This fact has not escaped software developers, the brains behind those handy dandy apps. 

 http://www.mainebiz.biz/news45971.html

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brunswick Naval Air Station will soon have new name

Geez.....


This is what happens when the government or polititians in particluar are in charge of naming something.


This Naval Station could have been a premier location for business, education, technology and entertainment.....but you can forget it now.


Pretty lame.


Here ya go...........

Brunswick Naval Air Station will soon have new name


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Senator Olympia Snowe says she is pleased to hear that the Brunswick Naval Air Station will receive the civilian name Brunswick Landing: Maine's Center for Innovation.
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority picked the name from 77 suggestings.  They arrived at "Brunswick Landing" thanks to the help of students at Brunswick High School.  The MRRA then added "Maine's Center for Innovation."  The name change won't go into effect until the base is officially closed next year.

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=115572&catid=2

 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pen Bay Healthcare Cuts Jobs Increases Rates





It's hardly a surprise.


the problem is these guys couldn't make money in the boom. Now that we're in a depression they slash jobs and ramp up the fees. Typical stupidity.


Hey...not to mention most people dread going to Pen Bay. It's a chop shop. No one smiles. It's government health care at it's best! So I guess they'll fit right in.


Oh well........


By Stephen Betts
Rockport — Pen Bay Healthcare has laid off 15 employees, reduced hours for 20 more workers, and eliminated vacant positions in an effort to deal with the lingering national recession.

The Pen Bay Healthcare Board of Trustees adopted a $139 million budget for 2010-2011 at its March 22 meeting. The budget covers the period from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.

"This budget reflects the reality that organizations like Pen Bay are facing due to the continued impact of the national recession on health care," said Pen Bay Healthcare President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Hitchings.

http://knox.villagesoup.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Home For Sale --- 99 Cobb Road Camden ME $150,000

A few doors down from where we lived on Cobb Road.


This is a beautiful road. Its an easy walk or bike ride to Camden.


$150k is a little steep in my opinion.....especially for a ranch house, in a depression, with no land. 


But it's not horrible.


Here ya go............







Year Built: 1978
Square Footage: sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): .24
Rooms: 6; Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1
 
Meticulously cared for 3 bedroom home with back deck overlooking a wonderful backyard with mature gardens. Full basement, newly renovated bathroom and a full heating seasons worth of dry-split firewood.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Brownville plan for megaresort given extension

The forum posts (below) are much better than the article.


Enjoy.


Marc Charles



BROWNVILLE, Maine — Now that an auction of more than 3,000 acres in Brownville has been postponed, a developer said Monday he is moving ahead as fast as possible to develop a portion of the property into a megaresort called The Reserve at Norton Pond.

Jim Dennehy, president of WHG Development LLC of California, told Brownville Planning Board members Monday night by conference call that the economy has made the process difficult and lengthier, but he still is forging ahead.

“I’ve never seen it as tough as it is today,” Dennehy said, but “things are starting to loosen up.”
Great Oak Capital LLC had placed the property owned by WHG in the Schoodic and Ebeemee lakes region up for public sale on March 3 for breach of mortgage conditions, but the sale was postponed after negotiations with Dennehy.

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/139666.html


Forum Posts:

4 comments on this item
Mr. Dennehy has been stringing along Brownville residents with his grand vision and hard to deliver on promises...but thus far has failed to deliver on any. Deadline after deadline pass, extension after extension are given. This is a waste of Brownville's time, if he was interested he would have acted upon his promises by now. The land was even placed up for auction! Come on! I know Brownville is looking for something to support economical growth, as we have little in our small community to offer any gainful employment, but this holds no future. Mr Dennehy has nothing invested thus far and is not going to invest anything other than promises he wont act on. Continue to lead on our fair town Mr. Dennehy.

I'd rather have Mr. Dennehy keep trying to do something than have Roxanne get a hold of it. Rumor has it she was at the auction.

Perhaps we have gone back to an earlier time in our history.
Does the term " Dog and Pony show" mean anything to you all.

A megaresort-in Brownville? Has this genius ever BEEN to Brownville?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Maine Lobster Festival August 4 - August 8, 2010 Harbor Park Rockland Maine

You should check it out if you come to Maine next summer.


I've been to the stupid thing 12-15 times.


The "old world" Maine is gone....and it's overpriced...and "locals" don't really go.


But it's still fun....and the food is ok...but pricey.


Entertainment is always low budget...and 20 years past performers prime.


But.......it's worth it....and kids love it.


http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/