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Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers will finish their legislative session with a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income people under the federal health care law. House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick is introducing a measure Thursday under which the state would apply for […]

Former Maine State Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

Former Maine State Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A former Maine State Police chief has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old relative. A lawyer for Andrew Demers Jr. entered the not guilty pleas to charges of unlawful sexual contact and gross sexual assault in Cumberland County Court on Wednesday. The 73-year-old Demers, of New […]

A University of Maine System Administrator’s Raise is Raising Some Eyebrows

A University of Maine System Administrator’s Raise is Raising Some Eyebrows

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -At a time when faculty and programs are being cut, a top University of Maine System administrator’s $40,000 raise is being questioned.  Rebecca Wyke, vice chancellor for finance and administration for the seven-campus system, had her pay bumped in January to $205,000, from $165,000. The entire system is facing a $36 million […]

Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine is now facing more than $7 million in federal fines, that’s according to Gov. Paul LePage.  The fines are because Maine isn’t meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.  Thursday, LePage said Maine needed an overall work participation rate of 47.5 percent and 87.5 percent for two-parent families in the Temporary […]

Sports

Marathoners Prepare For Boston

Marathoners Prepare For Boston

  Several local runners will be competing in the Boston marathon next monday.  David Goodrich and Chris Rines of Houlton and Kimberley Wright of Mapleton will all be entered in the event for the first time. Goodrich:” I’m excited nervous I considered it privelage when my friend called and asked if I wanted to run.  […]

Fort Kent Youngster Gets Jersey Off A Player’s Back

Fort Kent Youngster Gets Jersey Off A Player’s Back

A St John Valley youngster had the thrill of a lifetime on Saturday at TD Garden. 11 year old Aidan Sirois of Fort Kent and a sixth grader at the Madawaska Elementary School was   selected to take the ice and receive a jersey off a players back.   Aidan Sirois is all smiles as he […]

UMaine Fires Men’s Basketball Coach

UMaine Fires Men’s Basketball Coach

  ORONO, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine says it is buying out the contract of its longtime men’s basketball coach and looking for a replacement. President Paul Ferguson says the university decided to replace Head Coach Ted Woodward after evaluating the program over several weeks. Woodard will be paid $113,800 over 13 months […]

Caribou Track Team Practices On the Track

Caribou Track Team Practices On the Track

The Caribou track team enjoying the nice weather. Members of the team able to get in some workouts on the track thanks to the efforts of volunteers who cleared the track and the tennis courts of snow three times over the last two months.   Alden:” We finally got to get out here. We are […]

Your Health

Medical Monday 4.7.14: Cary Medical Wins Breast Cancer Health Award

Medical Monday 4.7.14: Cary Medical Wins Breast Cancer Health Award

A local healthcare site is getting some national recognition for their efforts in treating breast cancer patients. Its this week’s Medical Monday with Shawn Cunningham. Its been a year since opening, and already Cary Medical’s Women’s Imaging Center has gotten notice and an accolade not only from patients, but the national healthcare community. The site […]

Medical Monday 3.31.14: County Students Become Doctors for the Day

Medical Monday 3.31.14: County Students Become Doctors for the Day

The healthcare industry is becoming more diversified. New positions are being created in a field that’s continually evolving, all with one goal in mind. Dolling out the best qualitative care to patients. But healthcare practitioners say what’s needed even more are bright young minds willing to commit themselves to healthcare careers. That’s where a unique, […]

Medical Monday: Importance of Getting Eye Exams

Medical Monday: Importance of Getting Eye Exams

One of the most overlooked preventative health measure IS getting a routine eye exam. It’s a health checkup that can provide your doctor with the information to help you have clear vision and diagnose potential eye problems early on. Shawn Cunningham takes a look in this week’s Medical Monday. Its important to have an annual […]

Medical Monday 3.24.14: Fort Kent Man Shares Road to Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical Monday 3.24.14: Fort Kent Man Shares Road to Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury

More than a million incidents of traumatic brain injury occur in the U.S. every year. Brain injuries are quite common, and if left untreated unfortunately can be quite DEADLY. One Fort Kent man has survived a traumatic brain injury and is sharing his story in hopes of spreading awareness. Its this week’s Medical Monday with […]

Angie's List

Dishwasher Secrets

Dishwasher Secrets

Dishwashers are supposed to make life easier, but in kitchens across the country, they’re a point of frustration. Many households fight over how to properly load them. Should you pre-rinse the dishes or not? Should you put bowls on the top or bottom? In this week’s Angie’s List report, we unveil the four secrets to […]

How to Stay on a Budget for Your Wedding

How to Stay on a Budget for Your Wedding

The dress, cake, flowers, and invitations… When you add it all up – including the honeymoon, the average wedding costs almost $30,000! In today’s Angie’s List report, how to pull off your big day without breaking the bank. Brian Blume and Jill Zook will walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’ this November. Brian […]

Angie’s List – Car Rentals

Angie’s List – Car Rentals

Families are dreaming of spring break getaways. You’ve spent a lot of time planning your perfect vacation – from booking the hotel to researching restaurants. But there’s one thing you may have overlooked. In this week’s Angie’s List report, how to save money on your car rental. Megan McCain and her family are flying to […]

Angie’s List – Home Inspections

Angie’s List – Home Inspections

Most folks know when you’re buying a home it’s a good idea to get a home inspection. But were you also aware of the importance of taking a final walk-through before closing? In this week’s Angie’s List report, how both can benefit you, the buyer. Bob Hintze/Home Inspector: “A lot of the decision to buy […]

Open Kitchen

Cornmeal Pound Cake with Strawberries

Cornmeal Pound Cake with Strawberries

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT  Cornmeal Pound Cake with Strawberries Garnished with fresh strawberries and lots of whipped cream, this is a delicious dessert that you can make any night of the week. Ingredients   Makes one 9-inch cake   1½ cups all-purpose flour     1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for the strawberries […]

Orange and Almond Stuffed French Toast

Orange and Almond Stuffed French Toast

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT  Orange and Almond-Stuffed French Toast Filled with a delicious orange and almond-flavored cream cheese stuffing, this French toast is sure to become a family favorite. Ingredients   Serves 4   8 ounces cream cheese, softened     3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, plus more for garnish     2 Navel oranges, […]

Double Fudge Chocolate Cake

Double Fudge Chocolate Cake

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT Double Fudge Chocolate Cake Ingredients   Makes one 9-inch cake   3 cups all-purpose flour     3 cups granulated sugar     ½ cup cocoa powder, sifted     2 teaspoons baking soda       Kosher salt     1 cup vegetable shortening     3 cups milk […]

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT  Pad Thai Whether served mild or spicy, Pad Thai is a simple and healthy meal that everyone is sure to enjoy. Ingredients   Serves 4   8 ounces dried flat rice noodles     2 tablespoons soy sauce     2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed, plus lime wedges, for […]

FitSource

FitSource 04/11/2014

FitSource 04/11/2014

Our guest today is Kelly Marston.  She’s a trainer and fitness instructor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and she is here today to show us some lower back exercises.

FitSource 04/04/2014

FitSource 04/04/2014

Today we have Katie Buob from Live Well United in Presque Isle, and she’s showing us some upper back and shoulder therapy using a wall.

FitSource 03/28/2014

FitSource 03/28/2014

Our guest today is Adam Simoes from County Physical Therapy in Presque Isle, and he will be showing us the benefits of doing exercises with chairs.

FitSource 03/21/2014

FitSource 03/21/2014

Our guest this week is Kate Hanes.  She’s a trainer and nutritionist, and it looks like we’re focusing on nutrition today and will be showing us how to make a homemade protein shake.

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1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

| April 17, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ice jam flooding in Fort Fairfield. Shawn Cunningham begins a three night retrospective of the disaster that left many people displaced from their homes, many businesses in shambles and an entire county trying to figure out how to rebuild and move forward as a community. And that’s exactly […]

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Walking at Walmart

Walking at Walmart

| April 17, 2014

The only thing you need is a pair of tennis shoes and the mentality to start living a healthier lifestyle. “The Healthy Maine partnerships were looking at ways to incorporate regular exercise into most adults daily lives. And we all know that most days they should work out at least 30 minutes. So with the […]

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On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

| April 16, 2014

It was a chaotic day in Fort Fairfield to say the least. “I’ve never seen it this bad before..it’s a little scary,” said resident Caroline True. Residents were concerned as they looked at the flooding in their town early Wednesday afternoon. The bridge on route 1A has been closed since Tuesday evening due to moving […]

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