Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring? 

As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing and snowmobiling and sledding and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks and roofs they’ll need to clear.

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100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

Chinese dietary principles stress the importance of eating according to the seasons, as well as our individual constitutions. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some tips for a beneficial diet for the winter season. Read more ...

 

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Do you take your cell phone to bed with you? If you do, you not only risk losing sleep, it may be affecting your health. Read more ...

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You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

No matter how old you are, good things begin to happen immediately when you quit smoking. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some helpful tips. Read more ...

Economic Analyst suggests school consolidation


MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A consultant letter to the town of Millinocket said that if officials don't consolidate their schools, the community is putting another nail in the town's coffin.

A Virginia economic development firm offered free services to help refocus Millinocket's future and associated visited in late October and early November. The company sent a letter to the town and CZB Associates said Millinocket needs to increase taxes, beautify downtown, seek grants promote public land and tourism. It also said the town has to consolidate their schools.

Open letter to Millinocket could push national park


MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An open letter from CZB Associates blatantly states that Millinocket's reluctance to embrace its inherent status as a gateway to the natural beauty of the Katahdin Region has held the community back financially.

The proposal for a national park has sparked fierce opposition and controversy over the years. Arguments against it include possible detriments to the area's logging industry and those opposed said it could be a waste of resources and time for something that won't create jobs or bring in revenue to the area. But supporters of the plan said now is the time to seriously consider the proposal after this letter was released, but that the region is running out of time to argue over options.