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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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Cianbro Manager: East-West Highway Is ‘Going To Happen’

Darryl Brown of Cianbro Construction Company was speaking recently at the Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce business breakfast at the University Of Maine at Farmington. According to the Lewiston Sun-Journal, Brown told the audience that the Maine east-west highway has 'been talked about since 1937, but it's going to happen.'

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Rumford NewPage Paper Mill Laying Off Workers

Officials at the NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford announced yesterday that about 45 workers will be laid off. The layoffs will begin at the end of the month and continue through April.

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Last Year’s Mild Winter Hurting Those Who Receive Heating Assistance

Last year was a mild winter, this winter has been colder and has seen much more snow. This in turn has meant spending more to heat our homes. Families in central Maine that rely on heating assistance are receiving less assistance than last year, due in part to, the mild winter we had last year.

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Men and Women Fly Differently and Airlines are Taking Notice

More and more women are traveling for business reason these days and airlines are beginning to see a difference in the flying habits of men and women. Men still outnumber women as a customer base for airlines, but the gap is closing

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More Cruise Ship Passengers Coming To Maine In 2013

Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon to Water Down Their Whiskey

Maker’s Mark whiskey, which is made in Loretto, Kentucky, and has been a favorite bourbon for nearly 60 years, announced this week they would begin to water-down their whiskey in order to meet demand.  

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Augusta School Board Considering Natural Gas For Cony High School

The Augusta Board of Education will be holding a board meeting this Wednesday. They will consider joining with the city of Augusta in a lease-puchase proposal, to spend up to $732,000 for upgrades in the school's energy efficiency. Upgrades would include a new gas boiler that would run on propane until natural gas becomes available. That would heat Cony High School and the technical center buildings.

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Maine Gas Prices Up More Than 4 Cents This Week

Just as the daylight has been getting longer, gas prices keep getting higher. According to a price monitoring website Maine Gas Prices, the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine rose more than four cents in the past week to $3.76

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