Special Reports

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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DTV – Going Digital

Updated 7 years ago

At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

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Starting Your Own Business

Updated 7 years ago

Starting Your Own Business

There are more than 150,000 small businesses in Maine. Starting your own business may sound like an easy venture, but most entrepreneurs say it’s not, especially when you’re in your twenties. But there is help out there.

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C.H.E.A.P. Oil

Updated 7 years ago

J.R. and Amy Porter started the home-based business last year and have helped hundreds of local families who would have otherwise had to choose between heating their home and putting food on the table. Unlike the larger oil companies, C.H.E.A.P. Oil will deliver how ever much oil resident need and can afford.

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Finance Authority of Maine

Updated 7 years ago

FAME has developed a new program to educate and assist Maine students and families with college loans and financial literacy.

The new Loan Default Prevention and Outreach Program includes Loan Counseling &amp: Money Management tutorials for students and several other initiatives to help students plan and manage college debt.

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Six Horses Saved

Updated 7 years ago

On July 25, 2007, an email arrived onCarol-Terese Naser’sdesk. A family of Six Horses in Maine was slated for slaughter.Naser’s attempts to buy them directly failed. Two days later, all Six Horses were sold to a slaughter dealer.

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Weight Watchers

Updated 7 years ago

Ever wonder why your shorts don’t fit when springtime rolls around Don’t blame it on the holidays! You may recognize the holidays as a challenge to your weight management and think that once they’re behind you you can get back on track! You might be wrong! While it’s true that the holidays come with a lot of food in the form of holiday treats, the holiday season passes relatively quickly. Winter, however, lasts a long time in Maine and the short, cold days make us feel like eating more and moving less. That feeling can derail even your most enthusiastic New Year resolutions so that your big plans to shape up are long forgotten by the third week in January.

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OTC Cough and Cold Products

Updated 7 years ago

Q. What is FDA recommending about use of over-the-counter cough and cold products for infants and children under 2 years of age

A. FDA strongly recommends that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products should not be used for infants and children under 2 years of age because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects could occur.

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Football Party Food Ideas By Cathy Speronis

Updated 7 years ago

Turkey Chili

Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Medium

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

1.3 lbs. ground turkey (85/15 fat ratio)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

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Healthy Foods From Ann Marie’s Kitchen

Updated 7 years ago

Butternut squash bake

4 cups Butternut squash cubed and boiled or micro waved until tender

2 cups chopped tomatoes—fresh or canned

Variationadded zesty green chilies, garlic,

1 cup of cheese shreddedcheddar, asiago

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