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White Potato One Step Closer to Being in WIC Program

| December 11, 2014

We all know that there’s an abundance of potatoes grown in Aroostook County, but for years it’s been excluded from a government program that supports pregnant mothers and children. But as News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos reports, that could potentially change soon… A win for the white potato. The vegetable is now one step closer […]

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Maine Wins Grant to Expand Preschool Programs

| December 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Department of Education is receiving $14.8 million to expand public preschool access in 10 counties. The department will pass 95 percent of the funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to 13 school districts with high percentages of low-income students to establish or expand preschool programs. All told, […]

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Utilities Join Forces for 300-Mile Power Cable in Maine

| December 10, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A utility and a transmission company are joining forces to try to make a 300-mile power cable tapping Maine wind power and Canadian hydropower a reality. The Maine Green Line proposed by National Grid and Anbaric Transmission would be buried on land in Maine and then run across the ocean floor […]

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Christmas Tree Safety Tips

| December 9, 2014

It’s the holiday season and many people have already put up their Christmas trees. But what is meant to be a time of joy could quickly turn into a fire disaster, if you do not care for your tree properly. News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos has some Christmas Tree Safety tips… It’s the most wonderful […]

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Two People Displaced in Waterboro Home Fire

| December 9, 2014

Photo courtesy: Waterboro Fire Department WATERBORO, Maine (AP) – A Waterboro home has been heavily damaged in a fire that took hours to put out in part because firefighters’ hoses froze in the cold weather.┬áThe Portland Press Herald reports that the fire started Sunday night at the three-story residential building and took more than 3 […]

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