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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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Wind and Fire are Never a Good Mix [Video]

Once the snow disappears here in Maine we'll be watching for signs of fire danger until the green grasses replace the dead and combustible materials on the ground.

Also in the Spring, although not quite as common in Maine, the tumultuous weather can kick up tornadoes.

Any fire fighter can tell you that fire and wind are not a good combination when it comes to fire containment.

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Photo, Maine Public Safety
Photo, Maine Public Safety

Child Dead and Couple is Charged with Making Meth

A child is dead and a couple is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a bizarre case out of Washington County.

Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says 39-year-old Alan Richardson and 30-year-old Tabitha Osnoe of Danforth were arrested Saturday after fire investigators found evidence of a "one-pot" methamphetamine lab in their home.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia.com
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia.com

Where Law Enforcement and Treatment Meet in Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ [Video]

Crime, sex, and drugs, but the only rock 'n' roll in these women's lives is the time they've wasted going in and out of the corrections system in Maine, all because of their addiction to drugs.

"Most of them never start out intending to become addicts and criminals," states Kennebec County Sheriff Randal Liberty.

Sheriff Liberty oversees a drug rehabilitation program inside the jail and it's showing great success in dropping the county jail's recidivism rate, not to mention the fact it's saving lives and potentially breaking a terrible cycle of family dysfunction and substance abuse in Maine.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia

When Music Heals and Inspires [Video]

Sarah Robinson may not have known cancer was creeping in to her body when she did, if it had not been for her drumming.

There was a feeling that just wasn't right in her arm and hand, and after a gig with the family band, Sarah got that feeling checked out, and it turned into a brain cancer diagnosis.

It was during her treatment that Sarah realized other people in Maine enduring cancer treatment were spending far too much time and expense on the road.

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Bank Robbery in Corinth

Penobscot County Sheriff's deputies and State Police are scouring the Corinth and Hudson area at this hour after a reported bank robbery.

The robbery was reported just after 9 this morning at the Camden National Bank Branch on Main Street in Corinth.

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They May Not Feel Shame but They Sure Can Have Fun [Video]

This is hilarious and I can completely relate with what the dog's thinking.

As many of you know, I have a German Shepherd named Coda, and he's not allowed on our bed.

When he was younger though he tested his luck and got caught, although we didn't use the video camera like this dog owner did, Coda knew he was being watched.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia

Bill to Arm Maine’s Forest Rangers Moves Forward

Officers in every other branch of natural resources law enforcement in Maine are trained annually and armed.

They carry to protect themselves, and others as they go about enforcing Maine's laws.

Forest Rangers enforce Maine's laws too, and even though their jurisdiction is the state's timberland, they're often investigating serious crimes such as theft and arson.

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Dead Man Identified by Police as Bangor Resident

Bangor Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a man's death and now they're reaching out to the public for more information.

During last week's major snow storm, police received a report on a person lying on the ground in front of the Walmart sign on Stillwater Avenue.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

Maine’s Turning Grey and That Requires Action [Full Report]

In the next two decades one in four Mainers will be over the age of 65.

That means the state faces a lot of challenges and opportunities as it relates to providing services and supports capable of meeting the needs of Maine's seniors.

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