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County Connection at the University of Maine

| March 4, 2015
County Connection at the University of Maine

The University of Maine Women’s basketball team has ties to the County. Of course Parise Rossignol of Van Buren is on the squad and former Wisdom High School standout Tracy Guerrette who played for the Bears is now on the sidelines with the team. Guerrette:”I am the Director of Basketball Operation and my duties include […]

Let’s Go! Aroostook Receives $50,000 Grant

| March 4, 2015
Let’s Go! Aroostook Receives $50,000 Grant

Childhood obesity has been a major public heath concern for decades. But fortunately there’s a statewide initiative that works to combat it. And now the Let’s Go Aroostook here in the County is receiving a significant grant that will allow the program to reach more sites and provide more resources for existing sites. News Source […]

Smoking Series Part Three With Shawn Cunningham

| March 4, 2015
Smoking Series Part Three With Shawn Cunningham

All week, Shawn Cunningham’s been looking at the dangers of smoking and local resources to help people commit to quit. More than seventy percent of people who smoke say they want to quit. Every year millions of smokers give quitting a try. One Connor man wishes he had quit a lot sooner and he’s sharing […]

Smoking Series Part Two

| March 4, 2015
Smoking Series Part Two

Shawn Cunningham began a weeklong look at the dangers of smoking and local resources available to help people quit. In part two of her series, Shawn examines the reasons why quitting can be difficult the first time around…and actually it might up to seven attempts before commitment to quit can finally stick. Every puff you take […]

Medical Monday 3.2.15: Smoking Series Part One

| March 4, 2015
Medical Monday 3.2.15: Smoking Series Part One

Its one of the hardest habits to quit, and can have one of the most adverse affects on the body…including death. The American Lung Association reports smoking-related diseases claim an estimated 443 thousand American lives each year. Although its hard, healthcare practitioners say its never too late to quit. Tonight, Shawn Cunningham starts a five […]

MSSM Students Compete Well At State Robotics Championships…Proceed On To World Finals

| March 4, 2015
MSSM Students Compete Well At State Robotics Championships…Proceed On To World Finals

Some county youth are saying Domo Arigato Mr.Roboto, after successfully competing in a state robotics championship.Shawn Cunningham reports on their success. Limestone Oliver Adams and Drew Emond come after school several times a week to participate in this robotics clubs. Its one of the more popular activities at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, […]

Fairpoint Losses

| March 4, 2015
Fairpoint Losses

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Representatives for FairPoint Communications say a lengthy strike and bad weather caused the company’s $43.6 million in losses in the final three months of 2014. The North Carolina-based company operates the largest landline telephone network in northern New England. It made $6.1 million in the same quarter in 2013. The Portland […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 03.04.2015

| March 4, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 03.04.2015

Eliminating tax on military pensions will attract veterans to the state

| March 4, 2015
Eliminating tax on military pensions will attract veterans to the state

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Governor Paul LePage says eliminating the tax on military pensions is vital to attract veterans to Maine. LePage joined dozens of veterans at the Statehouse yesterday to highlight the need to exempt military pensions from the state income tax, which would benefit about 8,000 Maine veterans. He says 22 other states […]

Cold February Temperatures Break Records in Caribou

| March 4, 2015
Cold February Temperatures Break Records in Caribou

February, a month that is usually a bit milder than January, but that wasn’t the case this year. “February in Caribou was exceptionally cold. So cold in fact that it was the coldest February on record and records go back to 1939,” says Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Caribou, Todd Foisy. The […]