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The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known as Rhode Island) is geographically the smallest state in the United States, and the state with the longest official name. Rhode (pronounced "Road") Island is part of the New England region, and was one of the thirteen original American colonies that declared independence against British rule to begin the American Revolution.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Project Achieves Net-Zero Energy Use Status; Maine's Greenest Building Showcases State's Commitment to Sustainable Design

BOOTHBAY, Maine, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center, a LEED Platinum certified facility located in Boothbay, Maine, has achieved confirmation of Net-Zero Energy status after a year of operation. The Education Center is recognized as one of only a handful of Net-Zero, non-residential buildings in New England, and is the second commercial LEED Platinum building in Maine.

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DiaperShops.com Reveals Findings of 2nd Annual Cloth Diapering Pulse Survey

SOUTH PARIS, Maine, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online cloth diapering retailer and resource, DiaperShops.com, today reveals the findings from its 2nd annual highly-anticipated cloth diapering pulse survey. The survey set out to understand the usage habits, brand preferences and traits that cloth diapering families share. It also set out to provide statistically relevant cloth diapering stats for the industry to reference.

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Pelletco Offers Groundbreaking Heating Cost Reduction Program to Northeast Schools

Wood Pellet Boilers on Metered Heat Yield Significant Savings Over Fossil Fuel Budgets:
"Cut Fuel Costs ... Not Teacher Jobs"


ORONO, Maine, May 7, 2012 -- Not too long ago, the need to trim school budgets would place sport teams or art programs at risk. Unfortunately today, headlines more often report that teacher jobs are now the victim of drastic cost-cutting measures, often citing rising fossil fuel costs which can destroy even the most responsibly managed school budget.

In a groundbreaking, first-of-its kind program, Maine-grown Pelletco, a leader in patented biomass fuel technology, is offering a limited number of school districts across the Northeast the opportunity to reduce heating expenditures for this coming school year - a savings that could very well mean saving teacher jobs, with NO INCREMENTAL EXPENDITURE.

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Critical Alert Systems Acquires Intego Systems, Leading Provider of Nurse Call and Workflow Solutions to the Healthcare Industry

Acquisition positions both companies for growth as critical messaging providers


WESTBROOK, Maine, Feb. 21, 2012 -- Critical Alert Systems today announced the acquisition of Intego Systems, which has been a leading innovator in nurse call systems since its founding in 1983. Critical Alert Systems provides critical messaging services through its subsidiaries to more than 300 healthcare facilities in the northeast and southcentral United States. Wedbush Capital Partners, a majority investor in Critical Alert Systems, introduced the companies.

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Comedian Bob Marley to Appear at Thomas College

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, comedian Bob Marley will perform at Thomas College in the Laurette Ayotte Auditorium.  Prior to the show, a VIP reception for all ticket holders will be held at 5:45 p.m. with Bob in the newly constructed Student Commons Function Room.  Guests will be able to mingle with Bob, receive a complimentary signed CD by the artist, and enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

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Vets First Choice Acquires VetCentric to Form Nation's Largest Online Veterinary Partner Pharmacy and Marketing Services Provider

Focus on Quality, Selection and the Client Online Experience Offers Practices Proven Results, Strongest Competitive Edge


PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 17, 2012 -- Vets First Choice announced today that it has acquired Maryland-based online veterinary pharmacy VetCentric. The combined independent company becomes the nation's largest online veterinary partner pharmacy and marketing services provider, serving more than 6,000 veterinary practices and over 25 million pet owners.

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