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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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‘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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HarrisonStringer, Getty Images

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot is Thursday, Oct 31st

Tuesday November 5th is an election day in Maine. So, if you were planning voting by absentee ballot you better get going on that. We have until Thursday, Oct 31 to request an absentee ballot. That also includes requests to vote in the presence of the municipal clerk.

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