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It’s Just a Drill!

Most folks today have become familiar with the phrase, "If you see something, say something."

Today, if you live in certain areas of the state, you may see something, but officials say it's just a drill.

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Major Winter Stormleaves Wildlife Hungry

Maine Hunters for the Hungry Feed the State’s Food Insecure

Deer hunting season started this week and hunters are already stopping by tagging stations to register their trophies. Governor Paul LePage hopes Maine's hunters will keep a very special program in mind this year, to help share the wealth with the state's food insecure. The Maine Hunters for the Hungry program pairs up donated meat with those in need.

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I received my flu shot as part of Walgreen's Traveling Flu Shot program for area businesses. Photo, Townsquare Media
I received my flu shot as part of Walgreen's Traveling Flu Shot program for area businesses. Photo, Townsquare Media

Traveling Pharmacist Helps Businesses Prevent Spread of Flu

If you're a business owner you can probably address the issue of lost productivity when your workers go down from an illness.

Well, it's cold and flu season, and business owners in the greater Bangor region can help themselves and the greater community by making it easy for their employees to get their flu shots.

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A New Thrift Store is Coming to Bangor

It's a perfect model for success in a troubled economy, when a nonprofit organization makes the effort to create a for-profit business, with the returns from that business going directly back to the nonprofit entity serving community needs.

That's what Manna is doing in Bangor by opening The Home Thrift Store.

"It's going to blow you away with what you see when you come in through the door," says the ever-motivated Bill Rae.

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Flash Floods Brings Disruption Across Country

Fire and Explosion Levels Camp; Damages 5 Others

 

Fire crews from several communities responded to a call last night just before 6 o'clock on Highland Avenue in Dedham.

Fire Chief Craig Shane says fire fighters from Holden, Eddington, Lucerne and Orrington assisted the Dedham crew.

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Will They Be Armed? Maine’s Public Safety Commissioner Works on Report for Governor

They're asked to enforce the natural resources laws in Maine, as are the Marine Patrol and Game Wardens, the only difference is they're asked to do so today without the protection of a firearm.

A task force has been working for months to determine if Maine's Forest Rangers face danger on the job, that would justify the state going to the expense to equip and train them with guns.

The task force has completed its work and now it's up to the Commissioner of Public Safety to compile a report for Governor Paul LePage by December, based on their findings and opinions.

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The Spirit of Hope Kept Alive with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree

Last season, as many as 2 thousand children received Christmas gifts under their tree, restoring some hope, and the gift-giving spirit of the holiday.

That spirit can often be hard to come by for parents who struggle to pay for the basic necessities. When you're balancing seasonal expenses like heating fuel, warm winter clothing, and food, the thought of celebrating Christmas with the kids seems out of reach.

That's where the Salvation Army comes in, by coordinating the generosity of others, to benefit those most in need of compassion and support.

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Vehicle involved in crash in Smyrna, blamed on black ice.  Photo, Maine State Police
Vehicle involved in crash in Smyrna, blamed on black ice. Photo, Maine State Police

State Trooper and Others Injured; Black Ice to Blame

Motorists caught off guard by the conditions sustain injuries, as does the State Police Trooper sent to help.

State Police Trooper Jill Monahan was responding last night to the report of a car off the road in the Northbound lane of I95 in Smyrna.

As Trooper Monahan was talking with 19 year old Jayde McNich of Littleton, who was still sitting in her car after it had gone off the road because of black ice conditions, a pick up truck driven by 37 year old Eric Clark of Houlton lost control on the lack ice and skidded out of control into the rear of McNich's car.

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Copper Prices Feed Market For Scrap Metal

Maine Concerns: Maine’s Warranty Law+Preventing Copper Thefts

Every Sunday, Townsquare Media airs a public service program called "Maine Concerns." If you haven’t checked it out, you really should! We cover everything from local charitable organizations and their events, to health tips, and more.

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Photo-Darren McCollester,Getty Images
Photo-Darren McCollester,Getty Images

Pre-Paid Home Heating Deadline Nears

The deadline for Maine oil dealers, who offer pre-paid contracts for the heating season, to get their reports into the state is quickly approaching.

According to Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation reports are due by next Thursday

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