Archive for December, 2016

Snow In The Maine Weather Forecast It Spells Money For The Economy.

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Snow is a four letter word but the winters in Maine without it are long, dreary and put a sag in the local economy. Snow piling up means groomed sled trails, down hill skiing as lift ticket sales pick up. The shovel operators that clear the porch and house roof, the guy who angles the […]

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Maine’s The Fourth Lowest Crime State, Less People Part Of It.

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Crime, what causes it? Hard times make hard people. But wait a minute, Mainers are not flush with money but don’t turn to crime to make ends meet. Oh sure, there is some welfare fraud but our Maine Governor LePage is riding herd as the High Sheriff¬† to stop welfare program benefit abuse. Putting the […]

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Christmas In Maine, The Holiday Traditions In Big Families, Small Towns.

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Small Maine towns, which is the majority of the population centers scattered around Vacationland, all celebrate Christmas like one big family. The school bus drivers know which kids have a hard home life. Collect the extra food to bound down the steps of the school bus. Paced with love and care in a back pack […]

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Houlton Maine, The Town’s Past Supporting The Aroostook County Future.

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Like most small Maine towns, Houlton is a town of unique features, talented people. And adapting to a changing World economy and embracing technology is part of the riding the information wave into the future. Service providing and the shift from working on the Maine farms and in the deep vast woods by hand is […]

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Allagash Divorce, Posting Your Maine Land, No Thank You For The Muffin Mom.

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What the heck is that for a blog title from way up here in Maine? Like a pastor, inspiration for posts comes from many sources. There is a nagging, mental elbowing to put a post online after a few days since the last one went live. And the previous one wears off. It feels good […]

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Health Care Coverage Flip Flop In Services Used, SkippingThe Office Visits.

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On the minds of many these days is not just mistletoe, holiday holly, slurping egg nog, sampling peanut brittle and just one more sliver piece of divinity fudge. Hey, are those mocha balls? (Heavy sign)¬†But health care coverage. And ho ho ho, what happened to the monthly payment to get compliant with Uncle Sam’s directives. […]

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The Harvest Gold, Rust Red Color Of Fall Replaced By Maine Winter Weather Snow.

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When the temperature in late November, early December is too warm, the Maine lawn and field grass stays green. Too seasonally warm high temperatures of weather messes up the Christmas tree cutting too. That starts even earlier around Halloween. Too high temps out in the Christmas tree plantation when the cutting is done means lots […]

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