Saturday Scoreboard

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Men’s Track & Field:  The men’s track & field team won the Indoor State Championship for the first time since 2012 at USM.

Nordic Skiing: Results from the University of Vermont Winter Carnival here.

Men’s Squash: Wesleyan 6, Bowdoin 3; Middlebury 8, Bowdoin 1.

Women’s Squash: Bowdoin 5, Colby 4; Amherst 6, Bowdoin 3.

Men’s Ice Hockey: The men’s ice hockey team continued its winning streak after knocking off nationally ranked Hamilton in a 6-2 final.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The Hamilton women’s ice hockey team forced a series split with a 4-1 win over host Bowdoin Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team used a dominant second quarter to pull away from Middlebury in a 63-46 win in Morrell Gym.

Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team dropped a 86-71 decision to Hamilton at Scott Field House.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.

The Seven States Struggling More Than Others (Washington Post)

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Data released recently from the Philadelphia Fed indicates that seven states saw their economies contract during the last three months of 2015. Read The Washington Post article to see if yours is one of them.

Bowdoin Releases Annual Economic Impact Study

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On the heels of many transitions within the Town of Brunswick and Bowdoin College – from developments at the former Navy base and the consolidation of the area’s hospitals, to a new president at the college – comes the yearly assessment of how Bowdoin fits into the economic landscape.

The College’s Economic Impact study, which is updated annually each fall, showed Bowdoin to be the seventh-largest private employer in Cumberland County and the 25th largest in Maine, with a total payroll of nearly $70 million for the year ending June 30, 2015. Read more.

Among Businesses, a Niche Market Grows for Hand-Painted Signs (The Atlantic)

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In an age of mass-produced and standardized products, companies are trying to attract customers through personalized, hand-crafted messages. The demand for hand-painted signs among businesses, for instance, has helped visual artists like Stephen Smolinski find full-time work in making signs for creative-seeking businesses.

“People want [their small businesses] to be individual, to stand out,” says Jeffrey Sincich, owner of sign making business J&S Signs. Read the article.