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Renee Nelson

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.
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

Fun With Maps! The U.S.-Canadian Border Has Some Interesting Twists and Turns

I love this. There are 8,000 markers that define the border between the sister nations of Canada and the United States, establishing the 'no touching zone'. ( MOM, Canada is touching me again!!)  This video will explain a lot of the 'whys' of all of that. 

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Category: History, Travel Tags:
Pool, Getty Images
Pool, Getty Images

Domestic Violence: Why Does She Stay? [AUDIO]

For anyone who has been lucky enough to not experience domestic or family violence I think the question is so easy to ask, 'Why does she stay'? The reality of why someone stays in an unhealthy situation is as varied as the situations.  Sunday mornings all this year we will take a look a violence in our homes and families.  The week the question was 'why does she stay?'  Here are answers from two central Maine women.

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Susan Schiff Faludi, Getty Images
Susan Schiff Faludi, Getty Images

Franklin County Sheriff’s Has a New Anonymous Tip Line to Fight Crime

The Franklin County Sheriffs hope their new anonymous tip line will bring an increase in information and help fight crime and under age drinking. According to the KJ, the tip line is anonymous; tipsters can notify officials of crime and give them something to investigate.

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Category: Community, Local News
Scattering CJ Facebook page
Scattering CJ Facebook page

Scattering CJ: Renee’s Talk With Hallie Twomey, CJ’s Mom

Do you ever meet someone you just HAVE to hug? I did. Her name is Hallie Twomey. That good-looking young man pictured is her son, CJ. Hallie is the Auburn woman and CJ committed suicide in April of 2010.  As part of her 'journey' the 'Scatter CJ' movement developed.

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Category: Community, Family, Lifestyle
Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images

‘University Based Retirement Community?’ What A Great Idea!

I know a fair amount about retirement living. I had great interest in the retirement community my mother had chosen. It made me think about such matters for my own future. I have to admit, the communities I know about are wonderful. If it were not for that age limit, I would consider moving now! But, alas, I am still too young!

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