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If Eliot Cutler were to drop out of the Governor’s race, who do you think would win the election?

Updated 8 hours ago

Paul LePage (R)              63% (394 Votes)

Mike Michaud (D)          37% (231 Votes)

 

Total: 625 Votes


Sparkle Fundraiser

Updated 1 day ago

Nicole Robinson, executive director of Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce, and George Lougee were on the morning show Thursday speaking to Joy about their upcoming “Sparkle” fundraiser. The event is coming up Saturday, November 8th at St. Martin’s Hall in Palmyra, and will run from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. It will feature hors d’oeurves, a cash bar, live and silent auctions and dancing.

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Should the state require a non voluntary 21 day quarantine for anyone dealing with ebola patients?

Updated 1 day ago

Yes      85% (602 Votes)

No       15% (104 Votes)

 

Total: 706 Votes


Wellness Wednesday: Halloween Inspired Treats

Updated 2 days ago

Mary Lavanway was on the Noon newscast showing us some fun and healthy treats just in time for Halloween.

Below you will find the recipes that Mary made on the show today plus a bonus recipe she did not make on the show, which is also Halloween themed:

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Senior Spotlight: COPD

Updated 2 days ago

Allergist Paul Shapero was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. He was speaking to Wayne about COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

For more information, you can call Paul at his office, 947-8658.

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National Math Competition and Classes Upcoming

Updated 2 days ago

Eva Szillery was in the studio Wednesday talking to Joy about some big upcoming math initiatives in the area.

First, the American Mathematics Competitions will be offered nationwide on November 18th. In Maine, students aged eight to fourteen and a half may register for free and participate at either EMCC in Bangor, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, or at UMPI in Presque Isle. For more information on the nationwide competition, visit the website below:

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Do you think Kaci Hickox should be allowed to self-quarantine in Maine?

Updated 2 days ago

No      70% (433 Votes)

Yes     30% (190 Votes)

 

Total: 623 Votes


Biz tips: Tis the Season… Are You Ready?

Updated 3 days ago

Tis the season… are you ready?
Prepare NOW for holiday shoppers!

Deb Neuman has some tips:

1. Review inventory and pricing
2. Update website – make it EASY
3. Develop SM strategy
4. Plan sales/promos
5. Prepare your crew (service is KEY!)

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Healthy Living: School Shooting Tragedy, What’s a Parent to Do?

Updated 3 days ago

Dr. William A. Sturrock

Lost in this week’s disturbing news stories about Ebola and terrorist attacks was an incident that can cause parents with school-aged children more sleepless nights than just about anything. At Marysville High School in Washington State, a freshman, who was seen as popular in his peer group, took out a handgun in the lunchroom and opened fire. Within minutes, five classmates were shot at close range, killing one and leaving three in critical condition with head wounds. When one brave teacher attempted to stop him from reloading, he then took his own life.
Compounding the mystery surrounding the shooter’s motive and mental state is the fact that all of his victims were well-known to him with two being his cousins. Our hearts go out to the families of all involved as we struggle to find some lesson from this tragedy. Certainly by 2014 in America we should have some understanding of how we can prevent similar occurrences in our own communities, and with our own children.
However, when I went to the blogosphere, I quickly learned that the issue of preventing gun violence is as controversial as race relations, contraception and taxes. On one side of course is the National Rifle Association (NRA) which has considerable clout as a lobbying force to our elected leadership. On the other side is the unlikely foe of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I don’t tend to think of bow-tie wearing doctors specializing in the conditions of children as a particularly unruly group of partisans, but there it is.
Being someone who likes to understand more than one side of an issue and to look for areas of common ground in any debate, I felt I had an obligation to try to find consensus on this subject. Besides, as a native rural New Englander who had hunted and fished as a boy, and later had served his country as a battalion surgeon for six years in the Army, I felt I could be a neutral referee and at least gleam a few morsels of wisdom from the positions of both sides.
First, I reviewed the AAP’s argument that in homes where guns are locked there are 73% fewer accidental injuries due to gun shots. They go on to state that every year 20 thousand people under age 25 are injured by gun violence, and that we have an obligation to decrease this number just the same as we would try to prevent any accident.
Now let’s look at the other side on the NRA website. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the fire-arm accidental death rate has already fallen 94% from its height in 1904, to a rate of just 0.2 per 100, 000 and that this death rate is behind most other causes, such as motor vehicle accidents, poisoning, falls, drowning, fires, etc.
Well, putting on the referee hat, I can see that so far it is a draw because the AAP is talking about injuries and the NRA is discussing death rates and you really can’t judge the validity of these dueling statistics. So how about looking at the advice each group offers to parents. This time I will let the NRA go first: “Store guns so that they are not accessible to children . . . while specific security measures may vary, a parent must, in every case, assess the exposure of the fire-arm and absolutely ensure that it is inaccessible to a child” – taken directly from the Eddie Eagle GunSafe NRA site.
Well, that seems pretty level-headed advice. Now let’s look at the AAP recommendations. It’s true that they are advocating for better legislation to regulate the access to assault rifles, ammunition, and handguns in general. I realize this will never be acceptable to the NRA. However, take a look at their advice to parents: “If you choose to keep a gun at home, store it unloaded in a locked place. Lock and store the ammunition in a separate place”. Now that doesn’t seem too different from the Eddie Eagle advice. Not to say that this could be the grand compromise that will allow these protagonists to come together and share a group hug, but perhaps they can put aside their statistics and soap-box rhetoric and just agree on this basic advice. It may not have made a difference in Marysville, but if all parents everywhere strive to do their best to follow the basic advice – adults need to be responsible to make sure their children do not have unsupervised access to loaded guns – then some parent somewhere might be saved from the nightmare of rushing down to their local school after another gun incident and not having a child to hug.

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Finance is Fun: Start Saving For Next Christmas Now

Updated 3 days ago

Marion Syverson was here for this week’s Finance is Fun, to talk about saving for next Christmas.

A little more than 8 weeks until Christmas 2014 and I’m suggesting you start saving NOW for Christmas 2015?! Am I crazy? No. I’m a planner.

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I Love My Pet: Monday, October 27, 2014

Updated 3 days ago

On Monday’s I Love My Pet we met Ida.

Ida is a lab mix who belongs to Ariel.

She’s a big goofball.

One of her favorite foods is cheese.

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Senior Watch: Range of Motion Exercises

Updated 3 days ago

 

Erin Coltvet  was in for this week’s Senior Watch,  to demonstrate range of motion exercises to help keep joints movable


Pet of the Week: Violet

Updated 3 days ago

Stacey Conventry was in for Kristin Harmon from the Bangor Humane Society Tuesday for this week’s Pet of the Week. She introduced Wayne to Violet, a seven year-old female Rottweiler mix. Violet has been spayed and is apart of the Humane Society’s foster-to-adopt program. Violet prefers to be the only pet in the house, with no cats, but Stacey says with a meet-and-greet, other dogs could work out.

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Are you voting by absentee ballot?

Updated 3 days ago

No       75% (359 Votes)

Yes     25% (121 Votes)

 

Total: 480 Votes


Consumer Contact: Work-at-Home Schemes

Updated 4 days ago

Most work-at-home schemes are just that: schemes. Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday talking to Joy about how to avoid being taken by these ploys in this week’s Consumer Contact segment.

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Do you agree with LePage, Michaud, and Cain skipping out of debates?

Updated 4 days ago

No         59% (375 Votes)

Yes        41% (264 Votes)

 

Total: 639 Votes


Cinema Savvy: John Wick & Halloween Favorites

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

An early Happy Halloween to those watching. Only two new films were released over the weekend. First up,why can’t teenagers just leave the dead alone? I don’t know, but we may find out in the latest supernatural horror flick, Ouija.

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SPCA Pet Of The Week

Updated 7 days ago

Diana de los Santos from SPCA of Hancock County was in to talk about fostering kittens and that even though it is not the Spring of the year it is still very much kitten season.

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Fitness Fridays: The Benefits of Working Out

Updated 1 week ago

Josiah Hartley from Bangor’s LA Training was on the interview set for this week’s Fitness Friday, speaking to Wayne about the benefits of regular exercise. Josiah says working out releases endorphins into the brain that allow for a big stress relief, better sleep, and that general “good” feeling you get after a solid workout.

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Do you think the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife should be allowed to use its resources to campaign against Question One?

Updated 1 week ago

Yes      72% (476 Votes)

No       28% (183 Votes)

 

Total: 659 Votes


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