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It's July, but Halloween candy is already showing up in Maine
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Goodbye Summer? Halloween Candy Already Showing Up In Maine Stores

I went to Shaw's in Augusta to get some lunch today (JULY 19) and a display in the middle of the floor at the front of the store caught my eye. From a distance, I couldn't believe what I was seeing, but as I got closer, it was confirmed. It was a huge display of HALLOWEEN CANDY IN JULY!

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Maine Is One Of The Most Energy Expensive States

Source: WalletHub
WalletHub.com has complied their list of the most energy expensive states in the country. In the United States, energy costs eats up between 5 and 22 percent of families' total after-tax income. WalletHub looked at the total monthly energy bills in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. They based their rankings by constructing a special formula that accounts for the following residential energy types: electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil. 

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Five Guys Burgers And Fries Is Coming To Augusta

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to Journal Square in Augusta. Work is set to start soon in the remaining space at Journal Square. The goal is for the restaurant to open by mid-fall of this year.

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Maine Gas Prices Are Lower This Week

It's true, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Gas prices in Maine have been slowly dropping over the past couple of weeks. According the the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine are three cents per gallon lower this week, for a statewide average of $2.29 per gallon.

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Justin Sullivan,Getty Images
Justin Sullivan,Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop This Week

According to the price-monitoring website, GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine dipped by just over one cent per gallon this week for a statewide average of $2.32 per gallon. Nationally, gas prices were down three cents per gallon for an average of $2.26 per gallon.

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Paul Fleet, Thinkstock
Paul Fleet, Thinkstock

Maine Gas Prices Steady This Week

According to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine stayed even this week, with a statewide average of $2.347. Nationally, gas prices were down just over five cents per gallon this week, for an average of $2.284 per gallon.

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Simones' Hot Dog Stand dot com

Simones’ Hot Dog Stand Gets Honored With Hot Dog Crosswalks

Simones' Hot Dog Stand in Lewiston is part of my family history and a large part of the history in Lewiston. My grandfather started the restaurant in Lewiston in 1908 and it's still going strong 108 years later.

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First Lady Ann LePage Takes a Summer Job As a Waitress

According to the Maine Department of Labor, more than 10,000 seasonal employees are hired in Maine every year to work at restaurants and bars. And First Lady Ann LePage is no different.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop As Summer Starts

Some good news for the start of the summer travel season, gas prices in Maine and nationally have dropped. According to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine were down just over 3 cents per gallon this week. The statewide average in Maine is now at $2.34 per gallon.

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Maine Gas Prices Now Below The National Average

Maine's gas prices were slightly higher this week, less than a half cent per gallon, for a statewide average of $2.377 per gallon. However, gas prices national were up just over two cents per gallon for a national average of $2.389 per gallon. This is the first time in many months that Maine's gas prices are below the national average.

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