Special Reports

Flooding Safety Tips

Updated 6 years ago

Flash floods can happen whenever we get too much rain in too short a time, at any time of year. Warnings are issued, but may be only shortly in advance of the flooding, or flooding may already be occurring.

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Updated 6 years ago

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis

Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 30 min. plus rising time
Cook Time: 25 35 minutes
Yield: 6 loaves

Tsoureki is an Easter cake sprinkled with sesame seeds and decorated with red eggs.

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Updated 6 years ago

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. &amp: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 – 10 servings

1 whole leg of lamb trimmed
2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
4 medium garlic cloves, minced
tsp dried Greek oregano
2 tsp. kosher salt
tsp. fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil

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Greek Village Salad

Updated 6 years ago

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis

Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: None
Yield: 6 servings

3 garden fresh tomatoes
1 seedless cucumber
1 large onion
8 ounces Kalamata olives
8 ounces Feta cheese, cut into chunks
Greek oregano
Sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Extra Virgin Olive oil

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Galatoboureko Recipe

Updated 6 years ago

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 44 pieces

6 cups milk
6 eggs
4 sticks butter
1 lb. phyllo
cup farina
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1 cup water
1 cups sugar
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
2 teaspoons grated orange peel

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St. Patrick’s Cooking

Updated 7 years ago


8oz bag of shredded Cole slaw mix
10oz gab of shredded carrots
1lb bag of red diced potatoes cooked
12oz can of corned beef
1/2: cup of water
Pan spray

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St. Patrick’s Cooking 3

Updated 7 years ago

1 8in graham cracker pie shell (any kind is fine)
1 20oz not drained crushed pineapple
3.4 oz (one box) Instant pudding and pie filling
12 oz non dairy topping (1 tub)

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St. Patrick’s Cooking 2

Updated 7 years ago

1 canned refrigerate bread stick
1/2: cup colored sugar
1tsp. cinnamon

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat it with cooking spray.

Create the clover shape and mold 3 sections of bread sticks into hearts and press them together. Attach a small piece of dough for steam than decorate bake according to the package directions and serve them up.

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Ann Marie Helps to Melt Winter Blues Away

Updated 7 years ago

Chicken &amp: Mushroom Risotto

2 tsp olive oil

Sweet onion-chopped

Garlic-chopped fine

Red bell pepper-chopped

1-cup long grain brown rice uncooked

1-cup mushrooms-slice

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 cups white wine

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Calling all Angels – Paitn’s Story

Updated 7 years ago

My name is Paitn Marie Verrill. I was born May 27, 2007 at 10:40 a.m. I just turned 8 months old on January 27, 2008. I have big, bright blue eyes and red hair! Everyone always ask my mommy and daddy if I have the red-head attitude, which they think I do… basically, I know what I want when I want it. When I am finished hitting, I simply push my spoon away. If you have your hand on my lap, and I do not want it there, I pick it up and move it. On the other hand, when I want something I go for it… whether it’s the remote daddy’s always taking away, or mommy’s cell phone (the second one considering my drool damaged the first).

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Team Maine to Race in Cain’s Quest

Updated 7 years ago

Cain’s Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race brings EXTREME sports to a whole new level! The Challenge 2000 kms of back country racing through Labrador’s remote wilderness. Travelling from Labrador City to Churchill Falls-Happy Valley-Goose Bay and return, teams of 2 riders race day and night guided by GPS and driven by determination and will. Sub-zero temperatures, unpredictable weather, mechanical failures and rugged terrain…Cain’s Quest is what extreme racing is all about.

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Freeman Family

Updated 7 years ago

Since then she’s undergone chemotherapy. It’s been difficult, but her parents, Holly and Russ, have found a lot of comfort and support from on-line support groups. That’s where they also met other families across the country battling the same disease. Now that their little girl is nearing the end of treatment, they are speaking out for other children, like Jacqueline Rose of New York. Jacqueline needs a bone marrow transplant within two months. Her family members have been tested but they haven’t found a match. The Freemans believe more people would be willing to make a bone marrow donation, they just don’t know how or how simple it is. To get more information on bone marrow donation: www.marrow.org. To read more about Julia’s story,: www.caringbridge.org/visit/juliafreeman. To read more about Jacqueline Rose: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacquelinerose

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Public Comment on EMMC $253 Million Expansion Plan

Updated 7 years ago

Licensing and Regulatory Services, Certificate of Need Unit, State House Station # 11, ATTN: Steven Keaten, 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011: no later than 5:00 P.M. March 28, 2008. (TEL: (207) 287-9215, TDD (800) 606-0215, FAX (207) 287-5807.)

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National Eating Disorder Association

Updated 7 years ago

in your area, visit the National Eating Disorder website.

D.E.W. Animal Kingdom

Updated 7 years ago

DEW Animal Kingdom is located on 42 acres in beautiful Mt. Vernon, Maine, in western Kennebec County. With a wide variety of animals from all over the world, DEW Animal Kingdom has something for everyone young and old. Be prepared to be exhilarated and educated as you walk the trails alone or if you’re lucky enough to catch a tour. Unlike &quot:zoos&quot: which allow you to see animals from a distance, DEW Animal Kingdom lets you get up close and intimate with some of the most exotic animals walking the planet. DEW Animal Kingdom is solely owned and operated by Julie and Bob Miner.Visit the DEW Animal Kingdom website for hours and pricing at http://www.dewanimalkingdom.com

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Weight Watchers

Updated 7 years ago

The best way to lose weight is to never be hungry. A good, nourishing meal that’s friendly to your weight loss goals can be ready before you even walk in the door at night. All it takes is getting a few things ready to throw into a slow-cooker in the morning. Instead of getting home and mindlessly munching on all kinds of bites of whatever is about and quickly piling in the calories without feeling any satisfaction from eating have a meal ready (smelling delicious) the minute you walk in the door.

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Cathy Speronis’ Valentine’s Day Recipes

Updated 7 years ago

Cocoa Pancakes Recipe Summary

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 8 pancakes


1 cup All-purpose flour

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

3 Tbsp granulated sugar

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Muddy Rudder’s Valentine’s Day Ideas

Updated 7 years ago

Flatbread Pizza


2 oz. feta cheese

2 oz. pesto

2 oz. kalamata olives, chopped

1 oz. sundried tomatoes

2 oz. caramelized onions

1 8&quot: x 8&quot: pizza shell


Spread pesto on pizza shell. Add feta, olives, onions and tomatoes. Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes.

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Kids & Consolidation

Updated 7 years ago

Read about the Reorganization Law, view the Q &amp: A’s, and download forms and guidelines to assist with the reorganization process at the Maine Department of Education website here: http://www.maine.gov/education/supportingschools/index.html

Texas Roadhouse

Updated 7 years ago

Grilled Shrimp


Ingredient Amount

Step 1 – Prepare Shrimp

Skewer Shrimp As needed

Season Shrimp As needed

Step 2 – Cook Shrimp

Butter (melted) oz

Compound Butter (melted) oz

Step 3 – Serve Shrimp

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