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Tax Increases Take Affect Today

You might notice the cost of your cup of coffee this morning was slightly higher. It's all due to the sales tax increase that takes affect starting today in Maine, it goes from 5% to 5.5%. The meals and lodging tax will increase from 7% to 8%.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Down 7 Cents A Gallon This Week

Maine gas prices are falling faster than the autumn leaves from the trees. Maine gas prices dropped another seven cents a gallon this week, according to the price-monitoring website, MaineGasPrices.com.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Dropping

Gasoline prices in Maine have now fallen for a second week in a row. According to the price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com, the average gallon of gas in Maine is down to $3.66. That's down 6 cents in the past week.

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L.L.Bean Has best Spring Season In Years, Gives Back To Employees

 

L.L.Bean in Freeport had its best spring sales since 2008. Sales were increased 3 percent, including online, catalog and in-store sales. Spring sales are from March to August. The nearly 5,000 full and part-time employees will share in the company's success.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Hot Soda Comes to Japan

Canned hot tea and canned hot coffee are popular in Japan and the latest ‘hot’ canned item that is all the rage is ‘soda’. It is the first soda to be served hot not cold. Drinking warm soda may not sound good to us but in Japan they like hot things in a can. The first soda to be served this way will be Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale which Coca Cola has spent four years developing.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop Slightly This Week

With a barrel of oil hovering around $110 and tensions being very high in the middle east, gas prices managed to drop by about one penny per gallon in Maine this past week. According to the price-monitoring website, MaineGasPrices.com, the average gallon of gas in Maine is at $3.72.

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Source:Facebook

New Dunkin’ Donuts Opening In Farmingdale

A new Dunkin' Donuts will be opening this fall on Maine Avenue in Farmingale. The restaurant is due to open between mid-October to early November.

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Sharon Tools
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Unusual Adult Education Classes in Central Maine

I'm always looking at the Adult Education flyers for ways to broaden my horizons. They have classes for fitness, computer knowledge and crafts.

But this one caught my eye.

AND raised my eyebrows.

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Source: Unitedfitness247.com
Source: Unitedfitness247.com

Workout With Andy Capwell At United Fitness 24/7 In Augusta And Save With Seize The Deal

You probably have driven past it a million times and wondered what it looked like inside. I am talking about the United Fitness 24/7 gym on Riverside Drive in Augusta, near the intersection of the new bridge and route 201.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

General Mills Monster Cereals Back This Halloween

General Mills has announced their monster cereals will be back for Halloween. Year round you can find monster cereals like ‘Frankenberry’,’ BooBerry’ and ‘Count Chocula’, but they are bringing back ‘Frute Brute’ and ‘Fruity Yummy Mummy’.

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