National Weather Service Predicts ‘Toasty’ Spring for Maine
Go ahead and blame it on El Niño. This winter in Maine has been anything but ordinary with total snowfall amounts for entire months barely cracking double digits. If that wasn't enough, Maine saw just as many severe rain and wind storms as the state saw significant snowstorms. We...
Birthday cards requested for World War II veterans turning 101, 103, 105 years old
MAINE, USA — Three World War II veterans from Maine are celebrating some major milestone birthdays this March, and Mainers can send them each a card. On Thursday, friend and Navy veteran, Joy Asuncion, asked for a little help on Facebook to honor the Maine veterans. Armand Martin, U.S....
Check Out 15 of the Biggest Earthquakes Ever Recorded in Maine
A couple Maine quakes stand out in my mind. I remember as a child of the 70's, waking up one night to my mother and grandparents up and about in the house, and I could hear a loud rumble coming from somewhere. I asked what was going on and was told we'd had a tiny earthquake. Being 4 or 5 years old, I assumed the worst despite my mom trying to assure me it was no big deal. When you're only point of reference is TV, you assume the worst.
Here’s When Maine can Expect the Last Frost this Spring
This winter hasn't been too bad, but I'm done with it. Mainers always get antsy when spring weather starts to come around. At the end of February, we always start to get glimpses into what the latter part of the year has in store. Historically, we've even had record warmth in late winter. But there's nothing quite like being able to ditch our coats and just dive headlong into summer.
This Maine City Has Been Named One of the Happiest in the Nation
The latest happiness report is out, and Portland has passed with flying colors. Wallethub.com, a personal finance website, recently published its annual report on the happiest cities in America. Maine's largest city was rather far up on the list. Portland came in as the 17th happiest city in America, and...
Powerful cold front to bring strong winds and a wild temperature drop to Maine
PORTLAND (WGME)--- A powerful cold front will hit Maine with a blast of strong winds, heavy rain, and rapidly falling temperatures. A flash freeze is possible Wednesday night as temperatures plunge around 25 degrees in about 6 hours. Drizzle, rain, and breezy winds will continue through the day on Wednesday,...
Warm Weather Ruins a Maine Favorite Event: Sled Dog Race
The winter of 2023-2024 had been mild, leading some to celebrate an early spring, and others to hold onto winter for dear life. Unfortunately, it is the latter half for many folks in the state of Maine. The 2024 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races, scheduled for this week in...
These Maine Schools Are Closed April 8 for Total Eclipse of the Sun
Some Maine schools will close for the day or have early dismissal to celebrate the total eclipse of the sun in April. According to WMTW, there is a 115-mile-wide path of totality that crosses northern New England, with a major chunk right here in Maine. It's a pretty big deal to see a total eclipse of the sun. The last time it happened in Maine was 1963, and the next time it will happen in Maine will be in 2079!
Has Your Three or Four-Year-Old Washer or Dryer Gone Belly-Up? Maine Has Help!
Who knew that Maine has what amounts to, basically, an extended warranty on some appliances? I didn’t!. Do you think the manufacturer is going to tell you that this exists? Likely not. According to WGME’s I-Team, the “implied warranty” has a few minor caveats:. The item...
Shoppers Are About to Notice a Huge Change at Maine Hannaford Stores
If you have been to one of your local Maine Hannaford stores in recent days, you may have already noticed the change that has taken place in the store. While it could be argued that the change is subtle, I would say that there's no way you'll spend more than 3 minutes inside without noticing it.
Maine’s ‘Peacock Tax’ Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature
Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2024 – A cable franchising bill in Maine opposed by Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications based on numerous concerns – including a streaming tax – has become law. The law took effect on Feb. 18 without the signature of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills....
Army personnel file shows Maine reservist who killed 18 people received glowing reviews
An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing increasingly worried about his mental health.The annual evaluation from April 2023 indicated Robert Card, 40, of Bowdoin, was “a consummate professional” who “excelled as a squad leader” and whose mentoring of troops “among the best,” according to the documents released under an open records request. Six months later, Card killed 18 people in a mass shooting before killing himself. The personnel files also show that Card had received some mental health-related training...
Donald Trump leads Joe Biden in early Maine poll
AUGUSTA, Maine (BDN) -- Former President Donald Trump led President Joe Biden in an early poll of Maine voters released on Monday that showed an electorate looking unhappy with their likely choices ahead of the November election. It was a striking result in the first public poll of 2024 pitting...
Maine Will Have the Second Highest Electric Bills in the Country This Year
New data shows that in 2024, Maine is projected to have the second-highest electric bills in the country. Only Hawaii will pay more for electricity in 2024. The study was done by Texas Electricity Ratings. They analyzed state-by-state Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) data to predict the annual electricity bill across the country. By comparing consumer costs between November 2022 and 2023, an annual increase was calculated for each state, determining a total bill for each household. Here are the top five electric bills in the country.
Maine Produced Late Night TV Talk Show Coming to Westbrook
If you've ever wanted to see a late-night talk show in person but didn't want to travel to New York City or Hollywood, here's your chance. The Nite Show with Danny Cashman is returning to the Westbrook Performing Arts Center on March 29. The Nite Show first went on the...
Unique Restaurant in Maine Named Best Place for French Fries
With how much Mainers love their potatoes, and how much our economy is based on 'taters' and tourists, this should be no surprise. But, what are potatoes? Well, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), potatoes are good sources of vitamin C and potassium. Therefore, potatoes are more like vegetables than grains, which is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid groups potatoes with vegetables. So confirmed, potatoes are a vegetable.
New Bank Scam Targeting The Elderly to Turn Over Cash Has Hit Maine
It's another day and another scam here in the state of Maine. Why? Why can't people just leave well enough alone and not target the state's most vulnerable population and try to scam them out of their hard-earned, and oftentimes, limited income? Because people are useless losers, that's why. AKA, people suck.
One of the Oldest Colleges in America is Right Here in Maine
Did you know one of America's longest running universities can be found right here in Maine?. In fact, this college is so old that it actually used to be in Massachusetts. That's right, the university is actually older than Maine by a wide margin. Of course, I'm talking about the...
Prediction for Maine, New Hampshire, Was Horribly Wrong
Is winter over in New England? Probably not. But here's an even better question to ask when it comes down to it. Outside of one storm that brought around one foot of snow to most Northern New England areas -- has winter even really shown up to Maine or New Hampshire?
MaineCare Updates Pharmacy Claims Processing Guidelines for Local Pharmacies and Members
MaineCare has revised its guidelines for pharmacies on processing pharmacy claims. After a communication on February 23, 2024, pharmacies can now give MaineCare members a 30-day supply of prescriptions and process claims normally. The Department has confirmed that all valid claims will be paid when the system is operational again. Details on the payment process will be released soon.