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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.
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A Brief Attempt at Flamenco Dancing Confirms Renee Has NO Rhythm

I was at KVCC for a class recently and was talking with a classmate. I discovered she had been a ballet dancer in Boston at one point. (Totally explains her graceful movements) But, she had also danced the flamenco! Then she tried to teach me some very basic moves. That is where it all went wrong, very wrong.

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Steve Eason,Getty Images

Maine Bars Will Be Able to Open at 6am This Sunday on St. Patrick’s Day

Gov. Paul LePage is signing the bill to allow bars to open and serve alcohol a few hours earlier when St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday. That is what happens this weekend. Sunday is March 17th and that is St. Paddy’s Day.

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Cate Gillon,Getty Images

Addressing Local Hunger Issues: No Easy Answers, But Communities Can Help

There was an interesting public forum this week on the University of Maine at Augusta campus. It was about hunger issues. Yes, there was some disagreement about the role of government in addressing hunger, but state and local communities can do a lot to help.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Bullying is an Issue for Adults as well as Kids

Bullying has been in the news a lot recently. It mostly seems to focus on kids. And, well it should, growing up can be hard enough. Add in bullying into the mix and it is so much harder. Until recently, I thought it was not an adult problem, except maybe as a parent as a child faced these issues. BUT, I am wrong. It can happen in the lives of adults. Let me tell you, it is super annoying and disheartening.

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Renee in the sled

Dog Sledding at Viles Arboretum in Augusta is ‘Paw-some’!

Viles Arboretum in Augusta is one of the most beautiful places on any day in any season. If you have not taken a nice afternoon to explore the beautiful grounds and planting and collection, you are missing something special. But this winter they have been offering dog sled rides on Sundays. I can tell you, it is "paw-some"!

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