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A Bill to Increase Dental Care in Rural Areas of Maine Has Been Approved

| April 18, 2014
A Bill to Increase Dental Care in Rural Areas of Maine Has Been Approved

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Senate has approved a bill supporters say will increase access to dental care in rural areas of Maine.  The Portland Press Herald reports that the bill that creates a new type of dental provider, known as a “mid-level dental therapist,” has been already won approval in the House. It now […]

$50 million in Bond Proposals Approved

| April 18, 2014
$50 million in Bond Proposals Approved

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Roughly $50 million in bond proposals that would support small businesses and water infrastructure projects has been approved by the Legislature. The House and Senate approved the six bond proposals on Thursday as they wrapped up their work for the short session. Among the approved measures is a $12 million proposal […]

Lawmakers Approve Final Attempt to Expand Medicaid Coverage

| April 18, 2014
Lawmakers Approve Final Attempt to Expand Medicaid Coverage

 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A final attempt to expand Medicaid coverage has been approved by lawmakers.  Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid for one year to more than 70,000 low-income residents, while seeking a waiver from the federal government. With a waiver, the state could use the funds to cover roughly 55,000 […]

Woodland Students Win State Handwriting Awards

| April 18, 2014
Woodland Students Win State Handwriting Awards

In this age when everybody texts and types, the lost art of handwriting isn’t lost on some students at the Woodland Consolidated School. The school boasts SEVEN out of 8 state winners this year. Shawn Cunningham reports. 00:00 Woodland (track 1) Here’s something you don’t see that much anymore, kids practicing their penmanship. And all […]

Medical Monday 4.14.14: TAMC Launches News Lymphedema Clinic

| April 18, 2014
Medical Monday 4.14.14: TAMC Launches News Lymphedema Clinic

A local hospital is seeing success with its new lymphedema clinic. As Shawn Cunningham reports, the clinic’s patient load is growing thanks to positive word of mouth and a STEP in the right direction. Its this week’s Medical Monday. For eight years, lymphedema has kept Laura Pike from pretty much living a free mobile life. […]

Economics For Success Put On By Junior Achievement of Aroostook County

| April 18, 2014
Economics For Success Put On By Junior Achievement of Aroostook County

Community leaders were interacting with Mars Hill youth today. The Junior Achievement of Aroostook County put on a special workshop to help youngsters narrow down their career goals. As Shawn Cunningham reports, DECIDING WHAT YOU WANT TO BE, is just the beginning of being grown up. 00:00 Mars Hill (track 1) They’re only seventh graders, […]

Flood Safety Remains Priority…Urges Residents Use Caution and Common Sense

| April 18, 2014
Flood Safety Remains Priority…Urges Residents Use Caution and Common Sense

Water has receded a bit in Fort Fairfield, but officials say they’re still eyeing the river. Most importantly they’re warning folks to use caution and common sense in staying safe until the potential for flooding is no longer a threat. Shawn Cunningham reports. 00:00 Fort Fairfield (track 1) The water has gone down a bit […]

Flood Anniversary Retrospective Part Two: Businesses Remember The Disaster

| April 18, 2014
Flood Anniversary Retrospective Part Two: Businesses Remember The Disaster

We continue our look back at the 1994 ice jam flooding of Fort Fairfield. It’s the 20th anniversary of that flooding disaster. Shawn Cunningham reports on the impact the disaster had on local businesses. (ARCHIVED FOOTAGE FROM JON GULLIVER’S 1994 PACKAGE) “Its a scene that won’t soon be forgotten in Fort Fairfield…” Twenty years later, […]

A Drop In Snowmobile Registrations Could Result In Less Trails Next Season

| April 18, 2014
A Drop In Snowmobile Registrations Could Result In Less Trails Next Season

One of the big economic drivers in Aroostook County is snowmobiling.  Registration numbers for the state aren’t in yet, but the numbers are down, and this could have a significant impact on next season. About 80 to 90 thousand snowmobile registrations for the season in Maine used to be typical. In the last three years, Caribou […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/18/2014

| April 18, 2014
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/18/2014

Maine’s Democratic-led Legislature has approved roughly $50 million in bond proposals yesterday.  The Director of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency, Darren Woods, will be joining us here on set to tell us about the flood concerns, road closures and more. It’s been 20 years since the devastating flooding that occurred in Fort Fairfield in 1994. […]