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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.
photo by Jon James, photo-genius
photo by Jon James, photo-genius

The ‘Alfond Center For Heath’ Opens Nov 9: Info On Where & When To Go For Services

Movin' on up! It has been a long time coming, there has been a lot of planning and building and planning, but NOW is the time. The new hospital is opening this weekend!  So, what does this mean to you? Check out the details I found at MaineGeneral's website about the move.

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Renee's Tissue Time

Renee’s Tissue Time: Women Takes On Double Mastectomy With An OR Dance Party

This is Dr. Deborah Cohan. Before her November 5th double mastectomy she decided to have an little operating room dance party. Dr Cohan and her medical team threw a pre-op dance party in the operating room at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center at Mount Zion. 

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Category: Family, Health, Lifestyle

Election Day in Maine: Find Your Info On Where To Vote

Today is election in day in Maine.  There are five bond issues for voters, so those will be on everyone’s ballots.  If you community has any local races or issues you will find those on your ballot as well.  Not sure where you need to go to vote? Find your location here.  According to what I was reading at,  you are not registered to vote as of Election Day, you can register on Election Day and voteYou must register in person and must show ID and proof of where you live, but you can do it.  

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Renee and her thumbs

‘Kennebec Valley YMCA Lose It With The Y’ Starts Monday-You Will Love It!

I am kinda bumming I am not able to do it this round. But YOU still can get in. The Kennebec Valley YMCA has their next round of ‘Lose It With The Y’ that starts Monday November 4th with a initial meeting from 5-6pm their Alfond Gymnasium at the Augusta campus of the KVYMCA . Not a KVYMCA member, you can still take part!!  Being part of the team gets you full KVYMCA access.!

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What the heck

Mike Michaud is Gay: Today’s Big Story Should Be Such a Non-Issue

So today, all over the news is the news that gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud made the announcement he is gay. Excuse me while I yawn. This should be the biggest non-issue around. But from what I was reading Michaud, who is a six-term congressman for the state of Maine, felt he needed to address his sexuality to counter "whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls" that raised questions about his personal life. So he did, with an op-ed piece that was released today.

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Category: Lifestyle, Opinion
Renee's Tissue Time

13 Year Old Autistic Student Scores TD Because People Can Be Compassionate

OH you WILL need tissues for this story.  Zachary is a 13 year old student who is also autistic.  His Mom said he has played football with the same guys since he was a little kid. Well, at a recent game his teammates and their game opponents understood there is more to life than football and helped this magic moment become a reality.

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Category: Family, Lifestyle

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