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Winter Safety Augusta Fire Department,
Winter Safety Augusta Fire Department,

Winter Safety Tips from Augusta Fire Department

I had a chance to talk to Lt. Jason Mills from the Augusta Fire Department about winter safety. Yes, he from AFD, but this is good advice for all of us no matter where we live in Maine.  Bottom a little extra cautious and think about what could happen!

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The First IQ Test for Dogs


British scientists have come with what is believed to be the first IQ test for dogs. They have devised a series of obstacles to find the intelligence in border collies.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Two Maine Colleges On List Of Great Value Colleges With Beautiful Campuses

The website is a resource to find inexpensive colleges and universities. They put together a list of the '35 Great Value Colleges With Beautiful Campuses.'

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Elementary School Stops Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Bruce Vento Elementary School, in St. Paul, has decided to stop celebrating Valentine’s Day along with other “dominant holidays” including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Do You Think Cursive Lessons Should Be Required In School? [POLL]

Many schools across America are removing cursive writing classes from their curriculum.

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High School Student in 1966 Predicts What 2016 Will Be Like

In 1966, Margaret Thorne, a member of the Junior Historian Club of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, published some predictions for the year 2016 in her local paper. She made these predictions 50 years ago.

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Listening to Star Wars Soundtrack Helps Doctors in Colonoscopies


Here's a tie-in to Star Wars that is, to say the least, unusual. In Australia, doctors claim that listening to the Star Wars soundtrack, leads to better colonoscopies.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Word of the Year: ‘ISM’


Merriam-Webster Dictionary has picked their ‘word of the year’, and like Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, it’s not a word. Merriam-Webster picked a suffix as their word of the year: 'ism'

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Rectal Thermometers Still the Best

I have notice a lot of people getting a cold this time of year, it happens every year of course. There are so many different ways of taking your temperature from putting a thermometer in your mouth to putting one in your ear to wiping one across your forehead. All o.k. but not the best.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  I have 6 kids...4 who are actively on some form of social media.  I talk to my kids daily about what they've been up to and I check their phones to see if what they tell me is the truth.  But, even though I hope I can trust them...I still have to have my guard up.  Watching these videos absolutely petrifies me.  

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