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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.
Photo, Getty Imgaes, Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers
Photo, Getty Imgaes, Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers

Holocaust Remembrance Day; The Senseless Persecution Still a Problem

You were forced to register and wear an identifying badge.

You were ripped away from your homes, herded like cattle into box cars, and sent away to concentration camps.

In those camps you were starved, beaten, humiliated, shot, and gassed to death because you were Jewish.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

Dear Visitors from “Away” Please Leave Your Camp Firewood at Home

It's a common practice that state officials are hoping to nip in the bud in order to protect the state's trees, specifically the Ash species.

It’s right on our doorstep and it’s a destructive little creature called the Emerald Ash Borer. Acadia National Park Biologist Judy Hazen-Connery says they’re hosting a workshop next week that will be very helpful in identifying the insect which has already been found in New Hampshire.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

Maine’s Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel Releases Information [Full Report]

There were 26 homicides in Maine in 2013, and according to the Department of Public Safety, 12 of them were domestic violence related.

Back in 1997, the state legislature mandated the creation of the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel, and it's been required to review the homicide cases involving domestic violence in order to prepare recommendations for change.

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Don’t Try This At Home! [Video]

I love wildlife and nature and I'm blessed with a backyard that's frequently visited by deer, turkey, fox, turtles, tons of birds, and those cunnin' little chipmunks and squirrels.

I also spend a lot of money annually on seed for the birds and cracked corn when the ducks and ducklings arrive.

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Bangor Man Faces Charges in Trenton Hit and Run

A Bangor man faces several charges after leaving the scene of a crash in Trenton that caused a lot of disruption.

The crash was reported shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday and the Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the scene on Route 3 to discover a Jeep and a broken utility pole, but no driver.

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[UPDATE] Hit & Run Crash Causes Power Disruption in Hancock County

A lot of people are without power this morning as the result of a hit and run crash in Hancock County.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s department has the Jeep that crashed into a utility pole this morning on Route 3 in Trenton but the driver wasn't in the vehicle.

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Bangor Federal Credit Union Fundraising Committee, Photo, Bangor FCU
Bangor Federal Credit Union Fundraising Committee, Photo, Bangor FCU

Ending Hunger Checks Help Those in Need

Thanks to the creativity and hard work of federal credit union employees in Maine several area nonprofit food pantries and shelters get big checks to help them re-stock.

14 nonprofits serving Penobscot County received checks today, each totaling over 1-thousand dollars.

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