I am the News Director for the Townsquare Media/Augusta-Waterville stations and also the host of our public affairs show, "Issues," Sunday mornings! Make sure you come say "Hi" to me at one of our many live local broadcasts.
Congress did not act, so we are facing a federal government shutdown. The shutdown will close national parks (like Acadia in the fall)and museums and furlough hundreds of thousands of federal workers. BUT there are a number of government services that will see business as usual. Many are "essential" and others are funded through money not in the budget that Congress is fighting over.
Some of Maine's four legged public servants will be receiving bullet-proof vests. The vests do the same this for the K-9 officers as they do for the human officers, they help protect the body from bullets and knife stabs.
Best news ever!Spectrum Generations is pleased to announce that our current Meals on Wheels wait list is now at ZERO and they are is reinstating Meals on Wheels deliveries back to two days a week as of the beginning of fiscal year 2014 – October 1, 2013.
They made it happen by making sure everyone was working at peak levels within the program and then extensive fundraising and the generosity of the public.
Maine General CEO, Chuck Hays came into the studio to give us a ‘radio tour’ of the fancy new hospital. From the beautiful outdoor gardens and walkways (to be used for therapy) to the sofas that fold out into beds so family members can stay with sick loved ones, this place is magnificent! The Alfond Center for Healing is impressive. But you should see if for yourself. You can this afternoon (9/29) from 1-4pm with their open house!
What are each of the states worst at? Some of this may be a little less than scientific, but some of it is very fact based. Maine is the dumbest state bases on low SAT scores quoted in this story. Check out what the other states have going on in regards to what they are worst at!
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