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Marshmallow Peeps Turning 60 This Year

Marshmallow Peeps, the Easter treat, is turning 60 years old this year.  The Peep was invented by the Rodda Candy Company in 1953, a year later it was bought by the current owner, Just Born. Bob Born, the owner, liked the way the Peeps looked, so he bought the company in 1954. Born had a machine made that would mass produce the Peeps and trademarked the name.

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Getty Images/Mark Renders

Maine Gas Prices Fall 2 Cents Per Gallon

Maine gas prices dropped two cents per gallon this past to an average of $3.78 per gallon, that's according to the price monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com. While that is good news, Maine's average price per gallon is still 14 cents higher per gallon than the national average.

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Spencer Pratt / Getty Images

Flowers Foods Inc. One Step Closer to Buying Biddeford Hostess Plant

 

Hostess filed for bankruptcy in January 2012 and this past November they shut down all of their operations. Including the Biddeford plant which employed 400 people. There is potential good news for those workers, Flowers Foods Inc., a Georgia based company, placed a bid of $360 million for five of Hostess' bread brands, including Wonder and Nature's Pride. The bid also included 38 warehouses and 20 bakeries.

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Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Fall By 2 Cents Per Gallon

After what seemed like an endless climb in gas prices, they actually fell 2 cents this week in Maine, according to the price monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com. The average price per gallon in Maine is now $3.80. How does that compare with New England and the rest of the country?

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell Taking On His Tax Return

They say you never forget how to ride a bike, and that you never forget your first love. Then why does it seem I always forget how to do my taxes every year? I finally made my way to the Federal Building right down the street from the radio station, and grabbed as many tax booklets and forms as I could. I knew that I'd make some mistakes and I am never sure which form I'll need to use!

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The FBI Raides the Scooter Store Headquarters in Texas for Medicare Fraud

The FBI raided the Scooter Store headquarters in Texas as the company is under investigation for illegally making hundreds of millions of dollars off the federal government and Medicare. Workers were told to leave the building immediately, but some were called back for interviews and most employees didn’t have any idea what was going on, they were handed a flyer telling them to contact the FBI for further information.

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Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce New Home In Walmart

The grand opening was held yesterday for the new home for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce in its new office in front of the Walmart store in Farmington. Walmart manager Greg Patterson told the Lewsiton Sun-Journal that he approached the corporation's home office last year with the idea of renting the small office space, accessible only from outside the store, to the chamber.

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Sequestration Could Mean Hundreds Of Job Cuts At BIW

The sequestration date of March 1st is just a week away with no signs from Washington of a deal being made. If no deal is reached that would mean $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. According to the Bangor Daily News, BIW President Jeffrey Geiger said in a press conference on Thursday,

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TSA Claims $531,000 in Left Behind Change

The TSA or Transportation Security Administration, the agency that runs the security checkpoints at airports; announced that in 2012 airline passengers left behind $531,000 in change, at those checkpoints.

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Country Star Luke Bryan is a New Spokesman for Cabela’s Outfitters

Country star Luke Bryan is featured in a 30-second commercial for Cabela’s called ‘In My Nature’.

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