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Dog Sled Rides At Viles Arboretum In Augusta

When you think dog sledding, you probably think of Alaska or maybe Aroostook County. However, you and your family can experience dog sledding right here in Augusta on Sunday, January 27th at the Viles Arboretum on Hospital Street in Augusta.

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Graeme Robertson,Getty Images

Augusta Set to Consider Sex Offender Restrictions

Augusta is set to consider a rule that would restrict some sex offenders from living in areas where there are  kids, like schools and parks. The rule would prohibit registered sex offenders who have committed acts against children under the age of 14 from living within 750 feet of public and private schools and any municipal property, including parks, where children tend to gather.

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Augusta Apartment Fire Has Left 14 Homeless

Thank goodness nobody was injured, still 14 people are reported homeless after yesterday's apartment building blaze on Sewall Street in Augusta.

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Renee Helps the Augusta Salvation Army ‘Meat’ Their Need

The Augusta Salvation Army is doing distribution this week and for the food baskets they need meat. They have been looking for hams and turkeys. The type of thing you would buy as the center piece of your holiday meal. Simply by stopping by the grocery store, picking up something fitting and dropping it off to them you can really help out.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The Augusta City Council Votes to Ban Smoking at School Bus Stops

It will now be illegal to light up a cigarette while waiting for your kids to get on a bus in Augusta. That was the outcome of a vote Thursday night from the Augusta City Council. City Councilor Dan Emery proposed the change after he received an email from parents of two children affected by an adult smoking at their bus stop.

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Photo By Andy Capwell

Augusta Orthodontics Holiday Light Display is an Augusta Tradition

Dr. Darryl Zeleniak and Karen Zeleniak have had their practice in Augusta for just over 20 years, and Dr. Zee's holiday lights display has become an Augusta tradition! About 10,000 red, white and blue lights shimmer and dance, all in tune, to holiday classics performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller and others.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

Gardiner + Augusta Will Be Open Dec. 29 to Issue Marriage Licenses

Augusta and Gardiner will each open for three hours to issue marriage licenses Saturday, December 29. They are not normally open on weekends, but this is a special case. December 29 is the first day same-sex couples in Maine can get married.

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Law Evening Standard Getty Images

CVS in Augusta Robbed for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Well, the number of pharmacy robberies in now at 53 for the Pine Tree State. The CVS pharmacy on Capital Street in Augusta was robbed of drugs for the second time this month and for the third time this year. It’s the second time in three days an Augusta drug store had been hit.

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Christmas At Old Fort Western and Downtown Augusta Tree Lighting

This Saturday, Christmas fills the air in Downtown Augusta. The annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration will feature plenty of events on Saturday in downtown Augusta, including Christmas at Old Fort Western. The family will enjoy a reading of The Night Before Christmas, caroling, hot chocolate and mulled cider will be served.

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Surveillance Camera, Augusta Police Department
Surveillance Camera, Augusta Police Department

Another Drug Store Robbery in Augusta, Maine

Yet another drug store robbery in Augusta. Around 11:00 am Saturday, Nov. 17 a man with a painted face walked into the 'CVS Pharmacy' on Capitol Street and robbed the store of painkillers.

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