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Reception held by the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association

Outgoing president of the Maine Fulbrighters, Jane Knox, professor emrita of Bowdoin College, originally of Farmington, and incoming Fulbright president, Robert Lively, UMF professor emeritus

Outgoing president of the Maine Fulbrighters, Jane Knox, at center, a professor emrita of Bowdoin College and originally of Farmington, and incoming Fulbright president, Robert Lively, UMF dean emeritus, attend a reception with Kathryn Foster, UMF president, at left, with featured guest Sen. Angus King on Friday in Farmington.

FARMINGTON - U.S. Sen. Angus King, or "King of Maine" as he is known on Capitol Hill, stopped off to talk about the issues to a packed house at the University of Maine at Farmington on his way to ski at Sugarloaf on Friday afternoon.

Co-sponsored by UMF and the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association, King hit on 10 different important issues ranging from climate change to challenges abroad in the Middle East and Russian President Vladimir Putin. His speech was followed by a lively, sometimes heated, Q&A session as King defended his upcoming negative vote on the Alaskan pipeline, volatile events in the Gaza Strip in Israel, as well as other domestic and foreign affairs.

Outgoing president of the Maine Fulbrighters, Jane Knox, professor emerita of Bowdoin College, originally of Farmington, and incoming Fulbright president, Robert Lively, UMF dean emeritus passed the baton from one to the other at a reception for King held at the home of UMF president, Kathryn Foster.

Reception for Senator King, Fulbrighters, invited campus guests, and special community guests at President Kate Foster's home

A reception was heldĀ for Sen. King, Fulbrighters, invited campus guests, and special community guests at UMF President Kathryn Foster's home in Farmington. With King are: Lynne Eustis, assistant director of Enrollment Services and Exchange
Programs at UMF; Betty Leonard and Sue Crawford, board members.

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4 Responses »

  1. Hooray for Jane Knox, who wrote the grant for this fabulous King of Maine event!

  2. Maine alright. The king of wind power. The king of the millions of dollars that he made from the govt subsidy of so-called renewable energy. All of that beautiful electricity made in Maine and then pumped down to Connecticut. Electricity that is transmitted on the new corridor that CMP consumers were forced to finance. Now CMP is raising rates by at least one third and up to 50%. All of that electricity slides right past our homes on its way south......and we paid for it one way or another and get none...Go honor thy King

  3. maine ranks somewhere in the middle in terms of average electric bill rates. nothing else to complain about?

  4. Myopic! Love your humor.

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