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Painting Your Thumb Red Could Stop Distracted Driving [VIDEO]

Could painting your thumbnail red really stop you from texting and driving? It worked for the man who created this YouTube video. The idea is actually pretty creative. Turn your thumb into a big ol' STOP sign!

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Surprise in the Sky Over Maine

Look!

It's a bird! It's a plane!

Well maybe not, but it certainly has the attention of a lot of folks on Facebook.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

Wardens Urge You to Slow Down on Trails

It's been a busy weekend full of injuries and Maine Game Wardens say people on their snowmobiles need to slow down.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

It’s an Epidemic That Can Be Stopped

Last week Governor Paul LePage ended his State of the State speech by calling on state lawmakers and citizens to recognize there's a serious epidemic in Maine and it's drug addiction.

One woman in particular was pleased the Governor addressed the issue and agrees with beefing up law enforcement, but, she cautions that's only part of the solution for reversing the powerful grip the disease has on those who struggle to regain control of their lives.

The problem can in fact be reversed, but it will take time, a multifaceted approach, and the commitment from citizens to prioritize financial resources.

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Yeah It’s Cool but What Are the Possible Implications? [Video]

I've always been a fan of the science fiction genre, but lately it seems the fiction is melding more and more with reality.

Take robots as an example.

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Come Swing with Us and Support Music Education

Yeah, the weather stinks right now but you have a chance to shake off the effects of cabin fever and come swing with us, while supporting music education.

Thursday night, the Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden will come to life with the sounds of live music and all the proceeds from the event will help the school build a sound-proof room for music students in the school.

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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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Cow Moose in Pinedale

A Wildlife Rodeo of Sorts in Northern Maine

Tired of your desk job?

Want to lead a life of adventure?

You should think about becoming a moose "mugger" like the guys currently flying in northern Maine, on the hunt for moose.

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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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New Report: Half Of Recent College Graduates Under- Or Unemployed

The College of the Atlantic Partners International Students With Host Families

A program through the College of the Atlantic matches up its international students with local families for a mutually beneficial partnership. Unlike other such programs, COA’s students will live on campus and just spend time with their host families.

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