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2022 Maine Independence Day Fireworks Displays

It looks as though this 4th of July will be the first truly normal Independence Day celebration since July of 2019. For the most part, there are no real restrictions this year. Of course, things have changed in the last few years. Some municipalities that have done fireworks in the...
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Maine Commercial Fishermen Will Receive Money in The Mail From Mills

An article posted by WABI, notified commercial Maine fisherman that you'll be receiving money from the state. This goes for aqua culturists, dealers, and processors, as well. The reason behind this new reimbursement is because of the Mills Administration. They released a statement announcing Thursday that they will reimburse Maine fisherman for the cost they paid on their 2022 licenses. This is coming from federal funding.
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Augusta Family Needs Help Finding Their Missing Cockatiel

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AUGUSTA, ME

‘Titanic’ Returns To Theaters For 25th Anniversary

When you think of the romance genre, what's the first film that comes to mind? There’s a pretty good chance you immediately thought of Titanic. If so, you’re in luck. For the film’s 25th anniversary, James Cameron is bringing the movie back to theaters across the country for a wide release. Not only that, but the movie will be presented in 3D 4K resolution, with an increased frame rate to reduce the usual eye strain that can come with the 3D format.
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FDA Orders Removal of All Juul E-Cigs From U.S. Market

The FDA has said farewell to Juul product sales in the United States. Thursday morning, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Juul electronic cigarettes and vaping devices must be pulled from the market in the United States. According to KWQC, the FDA examined an application from Juul to keep...
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Waterville Burger King Restaurant Closes Permanently

Over the last few years, we have seen way too many business close their doors for good. This seems especially true for hospitality businesses, like restaurants. Well, it appears that Central Maine has lost another one. According to the KJ, the Burger King restaurant on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville,...
WATERVILLE, ME

Great White Shark Spotted Near Popular Maine Beach

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of shark sightings off the coast of Maine. In fact, in 2020, we were all shocked by the first fatal shark attack in Maine in many years. It appears the sharks are back again this summer. According to the...
HARPSWELL, ME

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Is Now On Streaming

The doctor will see you now. (Or you can see the Doctor now. Whatever.) Today’s the day: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is finally on streaming. The 28th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proved hugely popular with audiences, grossing $405 million in the United States and more than $943 million worldwide. At present, it’s the number one film of the year worldwide, although Top Gun: Maverick looks like it may pass it in the next week weeks.
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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ Is In Production in Greece

There may not be a less likely franchise in the history of movies than My Big Fat Greek Wedding. A low-budget independent romantic comedy, the film became a massive word-of-mouth hit in the spring and summer of 2002, and wound up grossing $241 million in the U.S. alone. Its writer and lead actress, Nia Vardalos, then spun the film off into a television series, My Big Fat Greek Life, which lasted for a single season on CBS and then into a direct sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, in 2016. While not quite as wildly popular as the original, the sequel still grossed way more than its budget.
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Summer Heat Hits Maine & New Hampshire This Weekend

After a mild winter and a fairly cool spring, it looks like we're going to get some real summer with this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, much of Northern New England will come close to hitting 90 degrees on Saturday. It will be nearly as hot on Sunday.
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Alan Jackson Is Going Into the Whiskey Business

Alan Jackson is venturing into the liquor business. The country music icon announced his signature whiskey, Silverbelly Whiskey, on Tuesday (June 22). Created in partnership with Silver Screen Bottling Co. & DSP-KY-10, the whiskey is named after Jackson's trademark cowboy hats, which feature the off-white color "silverbelly." His whiskey is available in 750ml bottles that are 91 proof and contain 45.5 percent alcohol by volume.
TENNESSEE STATE

Blake Shelton Is Getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Shelton is getting his very own star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. The honor finds Shelton's name joining the countless stars who are already commemorated there, including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and many others. The Hollywood Walk of Fame class of...
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Late Night Weed Burning Leads To Rockland, Maine Fire

According to a report in the KJ, a little late night (or erly morning) weed burning led to a fire in downtown Rockland. But, we're not talking about marijuana (or pot, or grass, or the devli's lettuce, or... well, you get the idea). The person was trying to get rid of the pest plant kind of weeds.
ROCKLAND, ME