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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Augusta Fairpoint Workers Take To Streets For An Informational Picket

Driving into the radio station this morning, I saw some FairPoint Communication workers on the sidewalk on State street in Augusta. I stopped and talked a few minutes with the workers and they made it clear that they were not 'on strike', but they were doing an 'informational picket'.

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Enter Your Nominations For The ‘B98.5 Teacher of the Month’

Once again this school year, we will be presenting "The B98.5 Teacher of the Month" brought to you by: Maine Education Credit Union, serving Maine educators and anyone living or working in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Mental Health In Maine: ‘The Success Story Of My Friend Chuck’

Mental illness comes in many forms, from depression to psychosis,and unfortunately many people who need treatment do not get it. This is a true story of a friend of mine, Chuck Petrucelly.

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Brrrr...that's cold!
Brrrr...that's cold!

B98.5′s McCoy & Dyer take the ALS Ice Challenge

Randy and I were challenged, by my sister-in-law Justine Duplessis, to do the ALS Ice Challenge to raise awareness for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Well, really I was challenged  and when I’m presented with a dare, I take it and I bring Randy along kicking and screaming.  What a guy! 

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Destination Maine: Great Falls Balloon Festival

My hometown(s), Lewiston and Auburn are playing host for the 22nd annual Great Falls Balloon Festival. The event is today through Sunday at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston and Festival Plaza in Auburn and up in the skies above the twin cities!

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Thinkstock

Augusta Eliminates School Crossing Guards

With the start of school just weeks away, the city of Augusta has eliminated school crossing guards.

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Rick Diamond- Getty Images Entertainment
Rick Diamond- Getty Images Entertainment

Joe Nichols Joins the B98.5 Morning Buzz! [INTERVIEW]

Country star Joe Nichols recently took some time to call the B98.5 Morning Buzz from the road. He discussed his upcoming visit to Bangor on Aug. 30 with Lady Antebellum and Billy Currington as well as a surprising rap song he covers in concert!

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Made In Maine Expo: Be Beautiful with Herbal Care for Skin and Spirit

The Made In Maine Expo right around the corner. The Made in Maine Expo, which is being brought to you by HS Builders, is coming to the Colby College field house in Waterville on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9a to 4p! There will Maine-made clothing, art, maple syrup, baskets, food, shoes, dishware, collectables, quilts…really, the list goes on and on! If it’s made in Maine, it will be there, like Mountain Mama.

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From Maine Made Furniture website memfc.com
From Maine Made Furniture website memfc.com

Made In Maine Expo: Beautiful ‘Maine Made Furniture’ Will Spiff Up Your Home

The Made In Maine Expo right around the corner. The Made in Maine Expo, which is being brought to you by HS Builders, is coming to the Colby College field house in Waterville on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9a to 4p! There will Maine-made clothing, art, maple syrup, baskets, food, shoes, dishware, collectables, quilts, the list goes on and on! If it’s made in Maine, it will be there.

But check this out…Maine Made Furniture

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Getty Images, Photo by David McNew
Getty Images, Photo by David McNew

Save The Skowhegan Drive-In

The Red Barn Cares Foundation is producing a series of fund raisers to help the Skowhegan Drive-In, if the drive-in can't raise the money to go digital, they will have to close at the end of this season. With the help of Stephen King, archival copies of his films Christine, Pet Sematary and The Shining will play Friday, August 1 and Saturday,August 2 at the Skowhegan Drive-In for a Stephen King Movie Marathon. Go here for ticket information. Get your Friday night tickets here and get your Saturday night tickets here.

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