Special Reports

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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Kourabiedes

Updated 7 years ago

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes
Yield: 60 cookies

1 lb. unsalted butter, softened
cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. brandy
2 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar for dusting

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Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Updated 7 years ago

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 54 cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa
tsp. baking powder
tsp. salt
1 package unsalted mini-pretzels
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup red M&amp:Ms

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Stained Glass Cookies

Updated 7 years ago

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 – 12 minutes
Yield: 45 cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
tsp. almond extract
tsp. salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
Assorted lifesavers, separated and pulverized in a food processor

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Weight Watchers

Updated 7 years ago

Classic Sugar Cookies

Desserts

Servings: 45
Preparation Time: 15min
Cooking Time: 12 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Complete your holiday gathering with these classic cookies. Vary the cookie cutters and colored sugars to create an endless variety of shapes and designs.

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Macaroni and Cheese

Updated 7 years ago

Oven 350*
1 lbs uncooked macaroni
8 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. onion granular
1/4 tsp. garlic granulate
3/4 qt milk
1/4 lb. American cheese
1/2 lb. cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni in water just until tender and drain. in this pan melt flout and butter. to the flour mixture add the milk and spices and using a whip, whip and bring to a boil. Be very careful not to scorch. as his mixture start to thicken and the cheeses and keep whipping to keep mixture smooth. Place macaroni in baking dish and cover with sauce. mix until all macaroni is cover with cheese smooth top cover with bread or cracker crumbs and bake until bubbly.

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Tomato Soup and Macaroni

Updated 7 years ago

1 lb uncooked macaroni
8 cups water
2- 303 cans tomato soup undulated

Cook macaroni in water just until tender and drain, add tomato soup stir and enjoy.

Ideas for extras, pepperoni, cheese, and hamburger.

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Weight Watchers Recipe

Updated 7 years ago

Hands on prep: 20 minutes: Baking time: 25 minutes: Makes:16

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking (not instant) oats

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup pecans finely chopped

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Maine Recycles Film and Radio Competition

Updated 7 years ago

WANTED: Funny / Creative / Attention Grabbing 30/60 second FILM or RADIO ADs to get people recycling! If you go to a college or high school in Maine, get a team together and send us your recycling public service announcements. You could win up to $500 ! The deadline is November 30th.

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Turkey Pie

Updated 7 years ago

Turkey Pie

Ingredients:
1 Muffin Tin
2 Pre-made pie shells
1 cup Turkey, cooked
1/2 cup Vegetables, cooked
1/2 cup Turkey Gravy

Directions:
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (F)
2) Using a 6 inch cuter, slice the pie crust in circles, and place into muffin tin.
3) Mix turkey, vegetables, and gravy together, and place inside uncooked pie crust.
4) Place in pre-heated oven, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
5) Remove from muffin tin and enjoy!

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Bubble and Squeak

Updated 7 years ago

Bubble and Squeak

Ingredients:
Ground Beef – 2 1/2 lbs
Ground Thyme – 1/3 tbsp
Celery, diced – 1/2 lbs
Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Onions, diced – 1/2 lbs
Peas – 1 can
Beef Cube – 1
Carrots, diced – 1 can
Tomato, diced – 1 can
Cut Green Beans – 1 can
Bay Leaf – 1

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Updated 7 years ago

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies:

Ingredients:
1 Roll (16.5 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie mix
1 container (16 oz.) chocolate creamy frosting
Candy Corn
Orange decorating icing
Black decorating gel
Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

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