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Some U Maine Students To Be Tuition Free

Under a new program, first year Maine students could be tuition free. Those who qualify for the need-based federal Pell grant will be eligible for elimination of out of pocket tuition and fees across four campuses in the University of Maine system...

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Bugs Bugs Bugs And More Bugs Return To The Maine State Museum

September 12th, bugs will flood the Maine State Museum in Augusta.  This is a fascinating exhibit that is free to attend.  Even if you suffer from some form of bug-phobia, it's worth attending.  I did last year and conquered my spider fear and held a tarantula...and lived to talk about it.  

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Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri

Some 4th of July Facts You May Not Have Known

With the 4th of July on Thursday here are a few things you may not have known about our national holiday:

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Maine Law Enforcement Ramps Bike Safety

 

Starting today, law enforcement will crack down on people who don’t obey laws meant to protect cyclists and pedestrians. Nearly 500 people are stuck annually in the state, and the number of fatalities has doubled since 2012. With tourist season in full swing, the timing of the 'blitz' is designed for maximum impact.

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Attention Class Of 2018 – Thomas College Wants To Know Are You Considering Becoming A Teacher?

Thomas College has a great event for juniors entering their senior year, who are interested in pursuing a career in education.  This all day event takes place right at the college and it helps if you register for the event.

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NBC’S TODAY Show Visits Winthrop To Discuss Cannabis & Addiction

It's a great honor to know Cathy & Glenn Lewis.  Such a wonderful couple with massive hearts for their community.  The Lewis' own Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary & Learning Center in Winthrop.  The two have fought to educate the community and healthcare providers about medical marijuana.  Their hard work is paying off, as they had NBC's TODAY show visit them this week.

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Things To Celebrate In May!

Of course, there's the obvious days like: May 4th (Star Wars), Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) & Mother's Day (May 14th).  There are a lot of other recognition and observances happening in the month of May.  Some that might have special meaning to you and some that are just plain funny.  Here is a list of things to celebrate in the 5th month of the year:

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Starbucks Unicorn Drink Comes With A FAT Price

So, they make a cute pretty drink...and now everyone is off the 'New Year's Resolution, Summer's coming and I need a hot bod diet' as they rush out to Starbucks for a drink named after a mythical creature.  'They' (whoever they are) say not to drink your calories...well, check this out.  

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NSFW: Next Time You’re Booted Off A Plane – Here Are Some Defense Techniques To Try

United Airlines has certainly been the center of attention this past week, following the forced eviction of a passenger.  Overbooked, and no volunteers to give up their seats...a random selection was made which resulted in a passenger being dragged off the plane by police.  Didn't take long for someone to come up with some great suggestions on how to defend yourself, should you be in a similar situation.

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Facebook/Augusta Police Department

Is The Augusta School Department Considering A Time Change?

As a parent who has children that attend the Augusta schools, I was so excited to receive this survey in my email from the school department.  Last week, I mentioned that some changes need to be made to the calendar and also the time of day school starts.  I know I've heard other parents talking about it, which is why I brought the subject up on air.  

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