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Sanford Burning: A Native’s Perspective

It's not everyday you look at your phone and realize your town's on fire. Yet, this was the case last Friday as I scrolled Facebook after returning home.

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Only 26 Weeks Until Winter…Top 5 Things To Look Forward To

Today marks the first day of summer, and also marks the longest day of the year. While this is great for lovers of hot weather, it's also easy to forget this is a GREAT day for those who prefer winter. For the first time, the days are getting shorter, and we're that much closer to the following:

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Netflix Has Changed TV Habits AGAIN

Make no mistake, Netflix has changed the way we consume media. Ten years ago, we were going to Blockbuster less often, and ordering DVD's for mail delivery. Then, as streaming popularized, we weren't even leaving the house to find our favorite (or impulse choice) movies. A few years later, and their original programming forever changed the game. Upon the launch of House Of Cards, I thought "wait, all 13 episodes AT ONCE??" "pffft, that's dumb AND WILL NEVER WORK." Remind me never to never place bets for you.

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Wedding Season Is Here – How Much Should You Spend On A Gift?

This really surprised me when I read it.  I didn't actually think there was a set 'price' on how much I should spend on a wedding gift...and my oh my, thank goodness I don't get invited to many weddings.  Because, if this is true...I'm not getting you anything!

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Do You Sleep In Your Jammies Or Your Birthday Suit?

I came across an article on Littlethings.com about the benefits of sleepin in the buff.  Sans clothes.  In your birthday suit.  NAKED!  I read the benefits...and even though some seem legit, I can't bring myself to do it.

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S–T Happens! A Dyer Rant About The New Amish Community

I need to say first and foremost...I welcome anyone who wants to come to Maine.  Anyone should have the opportunity to explore their horizon, raise their family where they wish.  If you live in the Windsor, Whitefield, Jefferson area...you have seen that there is a new small community of Amish that have relocated to that area.

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Maine Records 2 Cases of Powassan Encephalitis Caused by Ticks

We have to stop meeting like this, you know to chat about ticks, but new stuff keeps popping we need to talk about. Today it is Powassan Encephalitis.

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“Welcome To My Back Road?” How Flo Rida And Sam Hunt Made The Same Song

Over the last half dozen years, country and pop have crossed paths more than the previous 15 years combined. Whether it was Florida Georgia Line bringing in Nelly, and later Jason Derulo, or Lady Gaga or Steven Tyler courting the country market, the music pot is stirring faster than ever. For the most part, a lot of people listen to everything.

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Memorial Day And Beyond – Yard Sale Etiquette

This weekend will kick off yard sale season.  Everyone is out looking for deals.  One man's junk is another man's treasure (sometimes).  But there are a lot of things that come to mind when I think about going to garage sales.  So, take some of these etiquette rules into consideration...

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Future Of The Penny In Doubt
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Does The Penny Need To Go? 2017 Edition [POLL]

While certainly not the first time it's been brought up, the debate seems to be unresolved (and won't be here either). Should we do away with the penny?

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