MPBN Faces Up to Ten Layoffs 

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is cutting up to ten jobs. MPBN’s president blames automatic federal budget cuts, state funding cuts, and lower than expected public donations.He says the network faces about a $400,000 deficit through the end of the fiscal year.Most of the layoffs will be come from a video production unit. The network’s weekly news program “Maine Watch” will also be put on hold through the summer.