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Can You Legally Bury a Dead Person in Your Backyard in Maine?

A weird story happened in Maine a few years ago that got us thinking about dead people, and where we put them. 72-year-old Carolyn Farnell died in her home in East Baldwin. She was, according to authorities, buried in her backyard by her 43-year-old son, Shawn Farnell. No foul play is suspected. It seemed Carolyn was in poor health and her son was simply carrying out her final wishes.
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Do You Remember These Classic Rides That Used to Be at Funtown in Saco?

Funtown in Saco has been a Maine summer staple since 1967. The space on Route 1 started as a drive-in, and then one-by-one added a mini-golf course, a go-cart track, batting cages, and an archery range. In 1967, Funtown opened with rides like the Zipper and the infamous Luv Machine. The iconic Astrosphere was added in 1976. Here are other classic rides from Funtown's past.
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New Hampshire stymies Vermont, captures shutout win in Shrine Bowl

CASTLETON – An exhausted defense, up against a driving opponent and soaring temperatures, New Hampshire needed to dial up a play. The Granite State limited Vermont’s attack, but with under a minute left in regulation New Hampshire’s back was up against its own end zone. Enter Lebanon’s...

Westbrook’s Chick-fil-A Drive-Thru Doesn’t Have a Drive Up Window!

Chick-fil-A in Westbrook is a different kind of fast food company and the first of its kind in Maine. When Chick-fil-A came to Rock Row in Westbrook, it was a big deal. It was Maine's second location, but the only one in Southern Maine (the other is in Bangor). It's always, always busy - except Sundays and that's because they are closed.

Looking for something to do this weekend in Maine?

It's August in Maine, and with that comes many kinds of activities going on. Whether you are looking for a craft fair, a road race, some live music, or something else, I've put together some events you might like to check out this weekend. The weather looks to be nice for outdoor activities, with warm and sunny weather. Make sure you stay hydrated and don't forget to put on sunscreen before heading out the door to enjoy the weekend activities. I've included activities for all ages and varied interests, along with some free events and some with an admission fee. If you know of an event that I didn't mention, please feel free to mention it in the comments section with the location, time, and any admission fees. Now get out and enjoy the weekend. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Buxton is Celebrating Turning 250 With a ‘Humdinger’ of a Parade

Turning 250 only happens once and Buxton is pulling out all the stops starting on Friday, August 5, and wrapping up on Sunday, August 7. The fun starts Friday at Tory Hill’s Weymouth Park at 5 p.m.with food trucks and a bunch of stuff for the kids. The Time Pilots band will put on a free concert from 6-9 p.m. I love the Time Pilots so much that, they played at my wedding! This will draw a big ol' crowd.

Six questions on UNH football team as it seeks bounce-back season under Rick Santos

DURHAM – They reported to camp on Monday afternoon, started getting their helmets that afternoon and hit the practice field for the first time Wednesday morning. Four weeks from Thursday night – on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in Wildcat Stadium – the University of New Hampshire plays host to new Colonial Athletic Association member Monmouth University in its opening football game of the 2022 season, the first under new head coach Rick Santos, a former star quarterback for the Wildcats.