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Special Ceremony at Old Fort Western on Memorial Day

Old Fort Western in Augusta will open for the 2016 season on May 28 & 29 from 11 to 4. On Memorial Day, May 30 they will be open from 10 to 4.

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Photo: Dynamic Graphics

Maine Census Shows Slow Population Growth

The latest numbers from the US census estimates shows that Maine's population grew at a very small rate from 2010 to 2015. How small? Maine only added 967 residents in that five year span. In fact, Maine actually lost population from 2014 to 2015.

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Google Street View

Another Truck Smashes Into Augusta Railroad Bridge

Another week, another trucker with no sense of measurement.

This morning (May 17), a tractor-trailer smashed into the low railroad bridge on Water Street in Augusta, marking the second time this month a truck has hit the bridge.

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Togus VA to Hold VA2K For Homeless Vets

 

Susie Wittington who works for Togas VA was my guest host on the Morning Buzz while Sarah Dyer was on medical leave and she told me about a great event coming to Togas. It’s a VA2K for the Homeless Veteran Program.

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The Maine Army National Guard is Getting New Headquarters in Augusta

The Maine Army National Guard is getting new headquarters in Augusta with an expected completion date of the fall of 2017.

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Augusta Police Looking For Help In Counterfeiting Case

The Augusta Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect or suspects who attempted to pass counterfeit money at a local gas station on April 3.

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Some Different Views Of Augusta’s Old Fort Western

Augusta's Old Fort Western is a familiar sight for anyone from the area. America's oldest surviving wooden fort, it has sat on the bank of the Kennebec River since 1754.

But now, thanks to a quick look on Instagram, we are able to get some cool and different looks at one of Augusta's oldest landmarks.

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The Top Ten Family Friendly Neighborhoods In Augusta-Waterville

The website Neighborhood Scout has ranked twenty-two neighborhoods in the Augusta and Waterville area on being 'family friendly'. They used six metrics in their study. There were excellent public schools, safety from crime, owner-occupied single family homes, families with children and adults with college degrees. Let's look at their rankings.

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Google Street View
Google Street View

Augusta’s Hartford Fire Station is in Need of Some Updates

Augusta’s Hartford Fire Station is in need of some updates and it’s going to take money. The 96 year old fire station wants to make sure it is operational for years to come.

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XtremerX, Thinkstock

Traffic Alert: Mount Vernon Road Construction Starts On Monday

The end is in sight. The final phase of the road construction work on Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta is scheduled to start on Monday, April 4th. The project is slated to be complete by June 21st.

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