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Maine Looking For Bee Counting Volunteers

The state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is searching for volunteers for bee counters. The will even train you on how to count bees.

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Country News: Nashville Stars Watch Predators Lose Stanley Cup

Nashville is in a state of morning today as the Nashville Predators lost the Stanley Cup finals to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens took game six 2-0 to win the series and many country stars were on hand to see the game. According to tasteofcountry.com dozens of artists including Faith Hill (who sang the national anthem), Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and more were tweeting in the final moments of the game.

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Remembering Adam West, the First Best Batman

My 18-month-old daughter is suddenly very into superheroes. Every night before bed we do story time; this week she’s become obsessed with a board book called My First Batman Book. Since she likes when I sing the words of her books to her, I naturally began singing the theme to the classic 1960s Batman as part of our nightly ritual. And she liked that so much that this morning, for the very first time, I showed her the old show’s opening credits.

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WATCH: Extremely Rare Albino Moose Caught On Video And It’s Stunning

Here in Maine, we've become comfortable with seeing moose in lakes, streams, our own backyards and on every other piece of clothing sold in the state...

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British Prime Minister Theresa May stands next to a candidate known as "Lord Buckethead" while waiting for election results last night. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
British Prime Minister Theresa May stands next to a candidate known as "Lord Buckethead" while waiting for election results last night. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Think US Politics Are Bad? Did You See Who Ran For Office In The UK?

For all of you out there who think the American political system is a bit of a mess with all the stories coming out of Washington lately, you can take comfort in knowing that at least all of our politicians are actual people.

That isn't the case in Great Britain. Consider the photo that accompanies this story, the woman in red is British Prime Minister Theresa May and while it looks like she is walking past a security camera on her way to hear the election results, she is walking side-by-side with an ACTUAL CANDIDATE, Lord Buckethead.,

We'll let that sink in for a minute....

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Fackbook Acquires WhatsApp For $16 Billion
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Phone Footage Catches Woman Talking And Driving With Unsecured Toddler

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Central Maine Spotlight: Winthrop

Each week, we take a look at one of the communities in our listening area.  This week, it's Winthrop!

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Volkswagen Holds Annual Press Conference
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The Vacationland VAG Fair Is Coming This Weekend. It’s Not What You Think

Ok...this took me a moment, but I can in fact confirm that the VAG Fair is coming this weekend to the Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick on Saturday and Sunday (June 10 & 11).  No judging on Saturday.  Judging starts at noon on Sunday.  Gates open at 9am both days.  Camping is available.  

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Maine Is One of a Handful of States That Ban This Invasive Practice

Retail shopping is a large part of Maine's summertime draw. Places like Freeport and Kittery rely on shopping surges at their retail outlets, and the Maine Mall is the state's year-round Mecca for the rainy day blues...

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Maine Ranks in the Top 15 Most Fun States in the U.S.! [VIDEO]

According to WalletHub, Maine is the 11th most fun state in the U.S.! When it comes to fun on a scale of 1= most fun and 25= average, here's where we ranked per capita...

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