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Home Depot To Add Hundreds Of Jobs In Maine

Some good news to report on the job front, Home Depot announced this week, that it is slated to add up to 450 seasonal jobs in its 11 Maine stores. Home Depot has stores in Maine in Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Ellsworth, Portland, Rockland, South Portland, Topsham, Waterville and Windham.

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35th Anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978: How Will it Compare to This Week’s Storm?

As we get ready for a major winter storm, with predictions of some areas getting up to two feet of snow and wind gusts over 50 mph, let's look back and compare what happened 35 years ago this week. It became known as the 'Blizzard of '78.'

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Proposed ‘Tan Ban’ for Maine Kids Under 18 Using Tanning Bed

Do you think kids should be banned from using tanning beds? Well, Maine could become the third state in the nation to prohibit such practices under the soon to be drafted legislation.

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6th Annual Flavors Of Freeport Coming in February

The 6th Annual Flavors of Freeport will be coming up on February 15th and 16th throughout Freeport Village. Events will include the Chef's Signature Series, Ice Bar and a Silent Art Auction to benefit the Freeport Community Services Food Pantry.

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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Gov. Paul LePage ‘State of the State’ Address Tonight

Gov. LePage will give his 2nd State of the State speech this evening, February 5th.  LePage, a Republican, will address the Democratic-majority joint session of the House and Senate with his speech about the accomplishments and his goals. The State of the State address is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Maine’s “Chickadee Check-Off” Program is in Danger

There is a chance that Maine's "Chickadee Check-Off" program could vanish from Maine tax forms unless Mainers support it. The tax form check-off has been part of the Maine tax form for 30 years. The money supports the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund.

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Shrimp Season Starts January 22 but Catch Limits are Way Down

The Maine shrimp season will get underway January 22 for trawlers and February 5 for fisherman who use traps. This year the catch limit has been greatly reduced by 74%. After scientists discovered the shrimp population may be at risk, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission set a catch limit at 1.38 million pounds, 26% of last year’s limit.

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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images

Maine’s ‘Rapid Renewal’ Makes Vehicle Registration a Snap

I have loved this service from the start and was very happy my community of Augusta is part of Rapid Renewal! Rapid Renewal lets Mainers to register vehicles online. Maine is up to 167 communities that take part in the program.

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Chip Sododevilla/Getty Images

Odd Maine Laws

As I was getting ready to do the morning show today, I came across some odd laws around the country. There's a law in New Jersey where drivers can be fined if a dog's head is hanging out of a car window. Another one in San Jose, California, where it's illegal for grocery stores to provide plastic bags. In Concord, MA you can't sell or distribute bottled water. That got me thinking about odd laws in Maine, here's a few that I found.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Home Sales Are Up in Maine + Nation

As a homeowner who bought her house a few weeks before the real estate market collapsed in 2008, this makes me very happy. Sales of existing single-family homes in Maine were up 23.6 % in November. Maine’s numbers were over the national! Home buyers were taking advantage of low interest rates and a large inventory of homes on the market.

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