• A Taste of the Valley

    A Taste of the Valley / Eye on Industry

  • Alternative Fuels

    Alternative Fuels / Feature Story

  • Ice Time

    Ice Time / College Sports

  • Leaders at Camp

    Leaders at Camp / Talk of The Towns

  • Monuments and Memorials

    Monuments and Memorials / Feature Story

  • The Beauty of Maine's Wilderness

    The Beauty of Maine's Wilderness / Piece of Maine: Millinocket

Features

Features
Alternative Fuels

The average price per gallon of gas today is $2.43 higher than it was two decades ago. Rising prices, along with new technology, are changing the way we fuel our cars in the 21st century.
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Features
Monuments and Memorials

Statues and plaques commemorating people and historical places are all around us, sometimes hidden in plain view. We take a look at some of these hidden and not-so-hidden treasures from Camden to Presque Isle. 
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A Piece of Maine
The Beauty of Maine’s Wilderness

Millinocket is located in one of the most beautiful spots in the state. Gateway to the Maine woods, Millinocket has extensive four season outdoor activities and a prolific art scene. More importantly, Millinocket is a community that works together to overcome challenges and preserve their bond with the area.
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Features
Follow the Music

Music lovers have many opportunities to indulge their passion in the Queen City area.
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Features
Changing Lives Through Volunteering

Volunteers at three area hospitals are changing lives as they donate their skills and time.
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A Piece of Maine
The Hub and Heart of Sebasticook

Newport considers itself situated in the middle of all things Maine because it is located at the intersections of all the region’s major highways. The old Maine saying of “You can’t get there from here,” doesn’t apply to Newport.
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Health

Health
Cancer Fighting Foods

The meals we eat on a daily basis may help to prevent cancer.
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Health
In Praise of Bread

If gluten is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
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Metro Health
A Victory for Veterans

Thanks to Cary Medical Center, veterans in The County no longer have to travel to Augusta for health care services.
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Metro Wellness
If I knew then what I know now: Let’s Talk About Anxiety

Anxiety can be isolating but sufferers of this condition need to realize they are not alone.
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Food

Food File
Sports Junkie

If you live in Aroostook County and love sports, then you probably recognize Rene Cloukey. He trades his camera and microphone for kitchen utensils to share a recipe that is a sure-fire winner.
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Kitchen Confidential
Norumbega Inn

Chef Phil Crispo traveled the world before setting down in Camden at the Norumbega Inn.
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Food File
The Iron Chef

Creativity is this Belfast businessman’s recipe for success.
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Kitchen Confidential
Farm to Table at Aragosta

Devin Finigan’s childhood was filled with gardening and great food. Her love of Deer Isle prompted this Vermonter’s move to Maine, and her farm to table restaurant was created. 
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Business

Business
A Taste of The Valley

If you’ve never tried a ploye, now is the time. And Bouchard Family Farms in Fort Kent makes it easy with their ready-made mixes.
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Movers and Shakers
The Way They Get By

Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet immortalized the troop greeters in Maine with their film, The Way We Get By, and in the process jumpstarted a successful filmmaking career.
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Eye on Industry
Mad for Madder Root

These handprinted tea towels, napkins, and bags are produced right in Old Town using organic products and sustainable practices.
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Sports

High School Sports
Pony Pride

Stephanie Smith, a star athlete at Foxcroft Academy in the 1980s, returns home to lead the Ponies to victory on the field hockey field.
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College Sports
Ice Time

The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team ended last year on a high note. This season is picking up right where the Lady Bears left off—with success.
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Movers & Shakers
Small Town Girl Making a Global Impact

Amy Cotton credits her grandmother for her love of nursing. Cotton has garnered expertise far and wide, and puts what she has learned into practice right here at home.
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College Sports
An Inspiring Owl

A Fort Fairfield boy is signed to the UMPI men’s basketball team.
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Metro Sports
Going for Gold

Emily Tenney plans ahead. She knows where she will be in 2020 and just what she will be doing.
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Savvy Seniors

Savvy Seniors
Time to Make Our Voices Heard

Having candidate confusion? AARP Maine is asking the questions seniors need to know.
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Savvy Seniors
In Sickness and In Health, and For Love

Caregiving for an aging or ill loved one is challenging but it can also be rewarding. Almost everyone has been or will be a caregiver at some point in their lives.
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Woods & Waters

Woods and Water
The Wind Energy Machine

I witnessed first hand the underbelly of the wind energy machine, and how they intimidate ordinance committee members and manipulate small towns strapped for money.
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Last Word

Last Word
Risking Life and Limb for a Morning Jolt

It appears that everyone is tired. And their answer is caffeine.
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Last Word
Health is What You Make It

From doughnuts to exercise, is there a happy medium when it comes to getting healthy?
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Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero
A Little Effort, Huge Reward

Kamryn Commeau, Charleston, 5th grader and volunteer.
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Unsung Hero
The Play’s the Thing

Dawn Huntt of Dexter is a member of several boards of directors, a community theater actress, and a musician.
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