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Susan Patten

I have been covering Maine people and stories of public interest for more than 25 years. With genuine interest, I provide news and public affairs information to the people of Maine utilizing both radio and online media platforms. My other passions include my family and music. I am the founder of The Gifts of Music and also volunteer for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.
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Ad Controversy [Poll]

Many people say America's National Anthem should be changed from the Star Spangled Banner to America the Beautiful, because so many people think America the Beautiful is a more fitting tribute. It's certainly a little easier to sing.

But last night's rendition of America The Beautiful at the Superbowl has created quite a buzz, and not all of it is positive.

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Photo, Rick Madden
Photo, Rick Madden

Eggy Smiles and New Opportunities [Video]

When I woke up this morning to realize that the listeners of Q106.5 had not only given, but pushed us well over this year's goal for the egg ride, I was ready and willing to do my part.

After a great breakfast at the Hungry Holllow 76'ERS Snowmobile Club in Levant all of the egg riders got dressed and loaded up with eggs.

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A police and fire escort accompany a 500.00 donation in change, for the Pine Tree Camp. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
A police and fire escort accompany a 500.00 donation in change, for the Pine Tree Camp. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Kids Helping Kids [VIDEO]

Some people may have thought there was some kind of terrible emergency today in Hermon when the Penbscot County Sheriff's Department and a Hermon fire truck rolled into Danforth's Market, but the kids of Hermon Elementary School knew what was up.

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Photo, Eric Fracis, Getty Images
Photo, Eric Fracis, Getty Images

Maine’s County Corrections System Under Review

The county jail system in Maine would be better served by operating as as a planned and coordinated system, with equitable distribution of costs as the Legislature envisioned back in 2008, as opposed to a "confederacy of temporary alliances."

That according to a commission report turned into the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety,

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Can Someone Please Pass the Paper Towels? [VIDEO]

And it better be that quicker, picker-upper sort of brand too, because Mainers take care of Mainers, and that inevitably means I'm going to be slathered up in eggs Saturday.

I'm okay with the sloppy and nasty idea though because it means we're putting your cash contributions to good use at the Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine.

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