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NORAD Tracks When Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

| December 24, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are getting ready to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his fabled Christmas Eve flight. Technology and social media have become key to the annual effort, and NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.5 million Facebook “likes.” NORAD volunteers will […]

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Plan ahead when budgeting for the holidays

| December 24, 2014

With only a few days left until Christmas, eager shoppers rush to stores to pick up that last gift for that special someone. But if they’re not careful, those Christmas gifts will land them in the red. “It’s great that these people opened the gifts up and they’re very happy, but then the gift you left […]

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A Sit Down With Santa

| December 22, 2014

He’s one of the hardest guests to book, but somehow Aroostook Centre Mall Manager Patti Crooks managed to land Santa Claus for a few visits this season. I had a chance to sit down with the jolly old elf for an exclusive 1-on-1. “I had to ask him about 11 months ago if he would help […]

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Kids gather at the Francis Malcolm Institute for Christmas crafts

| December 3, 2014

The Francis Malcolm Institute was filled with the smell of balsam fir and singing! A local school group gathered for the annual holiday wreath program. “We offer this for community service and for allowing everyone to come and have a Christmas celebration kind of a thing so they can make their own decorations and then they […]

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Planes Finally Get off the Ground on Christmas Eve, Passengers Relieved

| December 24, 2013

It’s just after seven in the morning on Christmas Eve, and the Northern Maine Regional Airport is filling up fast. Many of these travelers of course headed to see family and friends for the holidays…but many didn’t get there as early as they had planned. “We couldn’t get out yesterday morning…so the afternoon flight, they […]

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