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WABI-TV5 and The CW are returning to the Dish Network

Community Broadcasting Service - licensee of Bangor, Maine CBS affiliate WABI-TV and CW affiliate WABI-DT2 - and satellite television service DISH Network have come to an agreement for retransmission of the station’s signal to DISH subscribers.  

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Category: Local News, Television
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Maine High School Wins $100,000 Grant

Derek Pierce, principal of Portland's Casco Bay High School, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Lawrence O’Toole Award, a $100,000 grant awarded annually to a school, community organization or district to advance student-centered approaches to learning for all students.

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Category: Local News
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Want To Help Support This Sweet Little Girl?

Evelyn Noel Adams was born May 11th.  She was born premature, at only 27 weeks.  Weighing 1lb 14oz, she has already gone through more things than a 4 1/2 month should.  She was in the NICU for 138 days and just recently came home.  Life has gotten hard on her family and any little bit helps.

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Category: Community, Local News
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Down This Week

You probably have noticed that gas prices were down at your local gas station over this past week. Your eyes have not deceived you, according to the price-monitoring website gasbuddy.com, the average cost for a gallon of gas in Maine was down 3.3 cents per gallon this past week.

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Red Barn Cares Facebook page
Red Barn Cares Facebook page

Red Barn Cares Foundation Announces Awardees 2014-2015

I was so very excited to see this on Facebook…The Red Barn Cares Foundation has named the people and groups that will benefit from their efforts….and here is it….Congratulations to all!!   Check out the list right here! 

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Category: Community, Local News
Bee Teacher of the Month

Congratulations Mrs. Roberge – the B98.5 Teacher of the Month!

Congratulations to our first 2014-2015 Bee Teacher of the Month!! Fourth grade math teacher, from St. John Catholic School in Winslow, Mrs. Rachel Roberge! 

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Cool Idea from Maine Men can Help with Lowering Heating Cost

It is an idea that is so simplistic and perfect. They are called Hot Tubes! It is a narrow tube that hangs from the ceiling that help funnel the warm that that rises to the ceiling back down to the ground level.  To make it even hotter, it was created and will start manufactured in Maine.

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Photo: msad54.org
Photo: msad54.org

Maine’s Teacher of the Year from Skowhegan Area Middle School

Special Education Teacher Jennifer Dorman has been named Maine's Teacher of the Year. Dorman, who teaches English and language arts, has taught at Skowhegan Area Middle School since 2009.

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Courtesy of WCSH and WLBZ
Courtesy of WCSH and WLBZ

Maine Hall of Fame Sportscaster Bruce Glasier Passes Away

I grew up watching Bruce Glasier on WCSH channel 6. Bruce's style doing the sports report was a mixture of dry humor, information and a humbleness. Bruce was a cornerstone with WCSH for 35 years, doing the sportscast from 1977 until he retired in 2012.

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Mainers For Fair Bear Hunting Suing Maine IFW

The group in favor of a referendum on this November's ballot to ban baiting, trapping and using dogs to hunt bears in Maine has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife alleging the agency is illegally using public money to oppose the referendum.

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