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Sharon and Chad Victims of Mean Prank

It happened on the way home from my band Sharon Buck & Dixon Road's gig at Moose Alley in Rangeley on Saturday night.

And it wasn't funny.

The police didn't think so either.

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Jamie Squire, Getty Images
Jamie Squire, Getty Images

Snow Storm Heading Towards Maine

Just after CMP and work crews from out of state have restored the vast majority of power to the over 123,000 customers that had lost it to the ice storm last weekend, more heavy, wet snow is heading towards Maine.

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Photo from The Red Barn facebook page
Photo from The Red Barn facebook page

The Red Barn Restaurant Thanks Line Men And Tree Workers With Free Meal

The Ice Storm of 2013 resulted into over 100,000 CMP and Bangor Hydro customers to be without power, many for more than a few days. Work crews from CMP and Bangor Hydro and many work crews from out of state have been working around the clock to restore the power.

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Ice Storm of 2013

Latest Info On Power Outages + More Snow Possible This Weekend

Thousands of Mainers are still without power. Check in for the latest Ice Storm of 2013 and list of emergency shelters:

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Andy Manis, Getty Images
Andy Manis, Getty Images

Thank You To The Line Crews + Support Staff Working To Get Power Back On

As I was walking ShadowDog Christmas Eve around 6pm, I heard voices and look over to a near-by parking lot, it was five of the bucket trucks working the Augusta area regrouping and talking to dispatch. Late tonight, a friend of mine who works for CMP as ‘essential personal’ will be coming to my house to catch a few hours of sleep after working part of Christmas Day. 

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Andy Manis, Getty Images
Andy Manis, Getty Images

CMP Currently Has 226 Outages As Of 3am Dec 23

CMP gets big credit from me on ice storm related stuff. They learned many lessons in the Ice Storm of 98. As of about 3am Dec 23,  CMP was reporting a total of 226 outages in their total service area. CMP does a great job of letting us know where the outages are. Check out the CMP Outage Information page right here.

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by Merry Tracy-St. Pierre
by Merry Tracy-St. Pierre

About 7,000 People Without Power in the Heat

I have been lucky, other that a little dip in my power here and there, no problems.  But I just check the Central Maine Power Company website and WOW a lot of Mainers are without power today.   Most of those without power right now are in Somerset and Kennebec county.  

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Ross Land, Getty Images
Ross Land, Getty Images

New Study Finds “Smart Meters” are Safe, but Still Critics Have Questions

The new independent study found that radio frequency emissions from Central Maine Power’s Smart Meters have levels of exposure that are lower that what the Federal Communications Commission say are safe! But, that is of little comfort to those who have concerns over the smart meters' safety concerns.

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