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A Poll Show That 6 In 10 Of Us In Maine Know Someone Who Has Used Heroin Or Abused Painkillers

A shocking new poll reveals that 6 in 10 Mainers say that they know someone who has either used heroin or abused prescribed opiate painkillers within the past five years. I on the other hand right here in the Bangor area I know 4 people within my group of friends affected by opiates including three that have had that person pass away.

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Be Mosquito And Tick Free Naturally This Summer

I love summers in Maine for everything but the bugs. Seriously, who doesn’t hate being chewed by mosquitos, pursued by horse flies or perhaps now finds themselves like me officially creeped out by ticks. Well according to these household hacks these concoctions can last up to 6 hours without all the chemicals.

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Should Drive-In Movie Patrons Be Banned From Smoking? [POLL]

Patrons of a Western Maine Drive-In Movie Theater are upset because the state's Attorney General has said that they can no longer smoke in their cars. Do you agree with this policy?

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Warm Weather Is Here! Let’s Eat Fresh From A Local Farmers Market

Whenever the weather warms my mind turns to gardening. I love flowers and vegetables but I find in my small shady yard not many veggies like to grow and those that do I find I can't eat as many as they want to produce.  Add to that I am not really the canning type.  So how do I get my freshest spring and summer produce? Why Farmer's Markets of course.

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3rd Annual Penobscot Music Festival Sunday in Brewer

Eight local bands will gather in Brewer this Sunday in a concert to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

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Two Maine Men Break Powerlifting Records

Two men from Bristol, Maine broke RAW American Powerlifting Federation Maine records at the Maine state championship in Westbrook. Sixty powerlifters competed at the event last weekend and two Maine men broke some state records.

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BO Detecting App Is Strange Yet Wonderful

Seriously who hasn't either breathed into their own hand to see if the garlic in your pizza has laid waste to your appeal or even worse spent the day hiking and feeling self-conscious at the BBQ that followed wondering if you'd played a little too hard...

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Bottled Water Craze Outpaces Recycling Efforts
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Maine Ranked 6th Greenest State

Maine received high marks for percent of energy consumption from renewable sources and water quality putting vacationland in the top 10 Greenest states. 

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Science Proves Walking In The Maine Woods Makes You Smarter

I found this on Facebook today and it had a ring of truth to it and a butt load of scientific proof to back it up. The story started with when in 2011, the Finish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’ and a valuable on at that.

Now when I think of quiet and restorative time my mind goes right into the Maine woods. So what about the quiet makes you smarter you ask to the point that an entire country has makes it their brand?

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Hancock County Resident Tests Positive For Zika Virus

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday announced the first confirmed case of the Zika virus in the state.

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