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Ham radio National Field Day keeps the airwaves active

Ham radio National Field Day keeps the airwaves active

| June 29, 2015

Ham radio’s main function is to serve as a fail-safe during a disaster that prevents other forms of communication. “When cell phones, land lines, and internet are down, we’re not,” said Ivan Shapiro,┬áPresident of the Aroostook Amateur Radio Association. Ham Radio is invaluable to emergency management, especially during disasters like the Earthquake in Haiti and […]

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Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

| June 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Critics say his decision to retreat to his office and issue a flurry of vetoes shows a lack of leadership and […]

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Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers

Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers

| June 27, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Farmers welcomed the rain after a dry spring but an abundance of it in June has saturated some crops, made fields too muddy for farm machinery and delayed the crucial first cutting of hay for livestock in some areas of Northern New England. Now they’re hoping a bout of rain-free days […]

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Madawaska board votes to not reappoint code enforcement officer

Madawaska board votes to not reappoint code enforcement officer

| June 25, 2015

After a two-hour emergency meeting Thursday, the town of Madawaska voted to not reappoint Bob Ouellet as the town’s Code Enforcement Officer. This comes after town manager Christine Therrien reappointed Ouellet to the post three weeks ago. Chairman of the board of selectpeople Brian Thibeault said the board voted 3-2 to not reappoint Oullet after […]

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Jury awards patient $500k after anesthesiologist mocked him

Jury awards patient $500k after anesthesiologist mocked him

| June 24, 2015

RESTON, Va. (AP) – From the moment he went under, the wisecracks began. A Virginia man was awarded $500,000 in court after being mocked about his masculinity and insulted by an anesthesiologist during a colonoscopy in 2013. The Washington Post reports the Fairfax County jury ordered 42-year-old Tiffany Ingham and her practice to pay the […]

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