Maine Reports Gradual Change in Leaf Color in the North

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There is a hint of color in northern Maine as The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports low 10 – 30%  color change and very low leaf drop. 

“We are right on target for a glorious fall foliage season, said Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator for Maine. “With the low leaf drop we anticipate that the northern part of the state will soon be a tapestry of beautiful colors,” she added.

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Brunswick tenants in a rush to relocate


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Brunswick Fire Department notified residents at 9 Dunning Street Wednesday morning that they had until midnight to move out.

Citing numerous life and fire concerns, the department has deemed the building to be "uninhabitable."

The department's concerns include: egress obstructions, insufficient secondary means of escape from within a unit, and ongoing concerns with proper smoke and carbon monoxide detection.

Tenants said they were happy living in the building, and had no idea there were safety concerns.

"It was a complete shock to everybody in the building," said tenant Bud Moody. "No one saw this coming at all."

But according to Deputy Chief Jeff Emerson, the property owner has known about the safety concerns for nearly a year.

Brunswick data center expands the "cloud"


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When you hear about "the cloud," it's probably not referring to the fluffy white puffs in the sky. "Cloud" is the name for the invisible digital network that stores computer data. Part of the cloud is all over the United States, and it's getting a little bit bigger in Maine.

Oxford Networks, a Maine-based telecommunications company, showed off its new secure data center Tuesday. It's located in the former Navy wing headquarters building at Brunswick Landing.

Octoberfest is coming!


BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce will be holding an Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Topsham Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located just off of the Coastal Connector (Route 196) in Topsham.

Listen and dance to four Maine bands performing on the Fairgrounds new performance stage and concert lawn. Backlash, Vinyl Tap, Maine singer-songwriter Amy Allen and Kilcollins will be performing. There will be craft beer, wine craft vendors and more.

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Coming Soon! Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 through December 7!

 

 

Medicare Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, is the one time each year that Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to take a look at what plans are being offered for the next calendar year and make a change to a different plan if they want too.  For folks who have Medicare and a Medicare prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, this short window time is your opportunity to find out what plans are being offered next year.

Public wins access to Bailey Island beach



BAILEY ISLAND, Maine


(NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Superior Court ruled in favor of the public Monday in a battle over public access of a Harpswell beach.

Justice Nancy Mills said that the public had a prescriptive easement over Cedar Beach Road on Bailey Island to access a beach that families had been enjoying for more than nine generations. The court ruled against the road's current owner, Betsy Atkins of Coral Gables, Florida.

The dispute began over the beach began in 2011, when the owners of the road blocked beach access after failing to convince the Town of Harpswell to pay easement rights.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Have you looked at your food bill lately?  Let’s face it: food prices are not going down. Whether you buy food at a local market, grocery store or your favorite “super center,” planning a healthy meal for one or a family while keeping to a budget is challenging. While we all have preferences, keeping an open mind and varying our diets makes affording nutritious food easier. You might even surprise yourself by trying something out of ordinary that is absolutely delicious, easy to prepare and cost-effective. Read more ...