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 ...

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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.

Millinocket residents see potential in region





MILLINOCKET, Maine
(NEWS CENTER) -- Most of the Millinocket hadn't heard about the letter a consulting company sent to the town that said it needs to re-examine the possibility of a national park in order to revive its economy.

"As far as I'm concerned, our attitude is good towards people, people coming here," said John Dicentes, who has lived in Millinocket for 76 years.

Dicentes said he talks to talks to hikers that come through Millinocket and tells them to move there if they are looking for a place to raise a family or start a business.

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Plum Creek Wilderness Race

“Canine Athletes run to Moosehead in February”

The ninth annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015 over forested mountain trails maintained by our partners in this race, Plum Creek Timberlands and Appalachian Mountain Club.  One of only three long-distance races in New England, the Wilderness Race will begin and end in the town of Greenville and offers mushers and their canine athletes a chance to compete in a 66 mile race that will start at 9am at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville.  A 30-mile race is also held, and fun activities will be provided by AMC and Greenville Recreation for spectators and families throughout the day at Leisure Life Resort. This event is free to the public.

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

The workplace, all by itself, causes a lot of people a lot of stress. In fact, in the United States, work is at the top of the list of things that stress us out.

But sometimes, it’s what may have happened outside of work that adds to the stress people feel at work — especially if someone witnessed or was involved in a traumatic event. Learn how even a seemingly minor trauma can cause post-traumatic stress and how it can affect on-the-job performance ...

A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

Johnny Somma was bright-eyed and full of life but when he was about 18 months old, something changed. Six months later his parents got the devastating news that he had autism. Today Johnny is four and one-half. Even with the challenges of autism the family has many blessings. Diane Atwood tells their story ...