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.
It turns out that hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states, including Maine, have public pensions. The reason for this is they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards. So somewhere along the line, lawmakers gave them access (decades ago) on the justification that they serve governments and the public. OH in in some cases it is not just the pensions, it is healthcare too!
For me, it is the dialing of a rotary phone. I used to love that sound. Remember? My cell phone has a retro feel because it rings like that old rotary phones. However, there are many more sounds we may never hear again.
This has a few levels to tug at your heart. There is a high school senior who learns his dad is ill and odds are will not be alive to see him graduate high school. There are the school staff and students who make an early graduation ceremony happen so the dad can see his son graduate
The idea of ticks is gross enough, but the fact they are not just gross they can make you very sick, is very scary to me. Now I read that Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported. What?
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, ACS CAN, is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy group. They feel some of the important decisions about cancer are made outside of medical offices. Where are they made? They are made by our lawmakers on the local, state and federal levers. ACS CAN also works to empower the individual to part of pushing back against cancer and have their voices heard.
More tissues for me! Imagine you are packing up to go to your wedding, you put the dress in the car and before you return with the rest of your items, someone one steals YOUR WEDDING DRESS! When the bride called to report the theft of the $6000 dress to police, she ended up being rescued by the 911 operator
Here is a unique educational opportunity. There is a plan to open a circus-performance college in Portland. The Circus Conservatory of America would offer a Bachelor degree in circus arts. No, it’s not 'clown college', it’s a lot more.
Some days it IS just about finishing what you started that makes you a winner. This runner was favored to win this race. During the race he was injured. Instead of just stopping, he limped along with his Dad at his side and finished, making him a winner in everyone’s eyes
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