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Under the radar players to watch for in Super Bowl LV
02/03/2021
Under the radar players to watch for in Super Bowl LV

Under the radar players to watch for in Super Bowl LV

Who could be someone we don’t see coming that makes the biggest difference in the Super Bowl? The Locked On Bucs and Locked On Chiefs podcasts make their picks.

Portraits of lives lived with tradition and honor.Photographer Dennis Welsh travels to the coal mines of West Virginia t...
02/03/2021
Portraits of lives lived with tradition and honor

Portraits of lives lived with tradition and honor.

Photographer Dennis Welsh travels to the coal mines of West Virginia to capture the gritty mining industry.

Photographer Dennis Welsh travels to the coal mines of West Virginia to capture the gritty mining industry

Amanda Hill
02/03/2021
Amanda Hill

Amanda Hill

Chris Charles knew at a young age that he wanted to work in the arts, however, had no idea that one day that would lead him to co-write a blockbuster film starring Liam Neeson.

The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played a pivotal...
02/03/2021
Canada designates the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity

The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played a pivotal role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

A Canadian government senior official said the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol contributed to designating the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity.

Cinemagic announced Wednesday the temporary closure of all locations until spring.This includes theaters in S**o, Westbr...
02/03/2021
Cinemagic closes all locations until spring, including 3 theaters in Maine

Cinemagic announced Wednesday the temporary closure of all locations until spring.

This includes theaters in S**o, Westbrook, and South Portland, as well as five other locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

This includes theaters in S**o, Westbrook, and South Portland, as well as five other locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

UPDATE: Country star Morgan Wallen has been suspended indefinitely from his label after a video surfaced of him shouting...
02/03/2021
Country star Morgan Wallen suspended from label after racial slur

UPDATE: Country star Morgan Wallen has been suspended indefinitely from his label after a video surfaced of him shouting a racial slur and some radio stations have already removed his music from their playlists.

The response from the music industry has been swift after a video showed Morgan Wallen shouting a racial slur outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee.

The high-speed ferry that runs between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, will not run this year. It's the third year...
02/03/2021
For 3rd year, ferry from Maine to Nova Scotia is canceled

The high-speed ferry that runs between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, will not run this year. It's the third year in a row that the service has been canceled.

Bay Ferries, the Canadian ferry company, announced on its website Monday that the Cat ferry will not run because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The 'No Way, Norway' Super Bowl commercial has Will Ferrell, Kenan Thompson and Awkwafina jetting off to Norway to set t...
02/03/2021
Will Ferrell really hates Norway in GM's Super Bowl 55 ad

The 'No Way, Norway' Super Bowl commercial has Will Ferrell, Kenan Thompson and Awkwafina jetting off to Norway to set the record straight on electric cars.

The 'No Way, Norway' Super Bowl commercial has Will Ferrell, Kenan Thompson and Awkwafina jetting off to Norway to set the record straight on electric cars.

02/03/2021
Southern Maine Huskies

It's National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the University of Maine is leading the way by celebrating its female athletes. https://twitter.com/BlackBearNation USM released this inspiring video. Post a picture of your girl athlete doing what she loves. #NGWSD #girlpower

Today marks the 35th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day- a day that empowers and encourages girls to participate in sports. Throughout the rest of the week, we will be posting videos, graphics, and stories in support of this initiative. Be sure to stay tuned to learn some Husky History and to test your knowledge of our women’s programs. #LeadHerForward #NGWS #GirlsPlayMaine #LeadThePack #GoHuskies

The high-volume vaccine clinic will be operated by MaineHealth, and officials say it will be able to vaccinate 2,000 peo...
02/03/2021

The high-volume vaccine clinic will be operated by MaineHealth, and officials say it will be able to vaccinate 2,000 people per day when vaccines are more readily available.

STORY: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/mass-vaccination-clinic-at-scarborough-downs-to-open-wednesday/97-ef9e8ca5-5893-4d9d-a527-68ad73a6d9ee

HAPPENING NOW: MaineHealth opens its first high-volume vaccination site at Scarborough Downs today. Eventually they expect to be able to vaccinate upwards of 2,000 people a day.

Almost a month later: Who killed Officer Brian Sicknick? DC Police and the FBI have released few details about the ongoi...
02/03/2021
Almost a month later: Who killed Officer Brian Sicknick?

Almost a month later: Who killed Officer Brian Sicknick? DC Police and the FBI have released few details about the ongoing investigation into Sicknick's death from injuries sustained at the Capitol on January 6.
https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/national/capitol-riots/who-killed-capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-capitol-riot/65-b374ba6e-12c4-4f58-aa95-adfd5b11d7ca

DC Police and the FBI have released few details about the ongoing investigation into Sicknick's death from injuries sustained at the Capitol on January 6.

A video published Tuesday night showed the country star outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee, yelling profanities and ...
02/03/2021
Country star Morgan Wallen apologizes after racial slur

A video published Tuesday night showed the country star outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee, yelling profanities and shouting a racial slur.

A video published Tuesday night showed the country star outside a home in Nashville, Tennessee yelling profanities and shouting a racial slur.

Reports: House imposes fines for up to $10,000 for lawmakers avoiding metal detectors. Fines for House members were prop...
02/03/2021
Reports: House imposes fines up to $10,000 for lawmakers avoiding metal detectors

Reports: House imposes fines for up to $10,000 for lawmakers avoiding metal detectors. Fines for House members were proposed after several lawmakers tried to avoid or ignore metal detectors installed after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/nation-world/house-metal-detectors-fines/507-64bb3803-9a54-47a6-8c4d-f1d253a07c10

Fines for House members were proposed after several lawmakers tried to avoid or ignore metal detectors installed after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Four unlikely cowboys, all quarter-sized Maya Rudolphs, showcase the payment service Klarna in a Super Bowl 4th quarter ...
02/03/2021
Mini Maya Rudolphs sing during quest for boots in Super Bowl ad

Four unlikely cowboys, all quarter-sized Maya Rudolphs, showcase the payment service Klarna in a Super Bowl 4th quarter commercial.

Four unlikely cowboys, all quarter-sized Maya Rudolphs, showcase the payment service Klarna in a Super Bowl 4th quarter commercial.

Boseman scored nods for his work in the Netflix films “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The actor, who starr...
02/03/2021
Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

Boseman scored nods for his work in the Netflix films “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The actor, who starred in the blockbuster Marvel film “Black Panther,” died at 43 last year after privately battling colon cancer.

Boseman scored NAACP Image Awards nominations for his work in the Netflix films “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

The nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader.Dr. Anthony Fauci, ...
02/03/2021
Fauci encourages Americans to watch Super Bowl LV at home with household

The nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, says when it comes to Super Bowl parties during the pandemic, people should “just lay low and cool it.”

Dr. Fauci says big events like Sunday’s game in Tampa, Florida, between the Kansas City Chief and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are always a cause for concern.

Screenwriter of 'The Marksman' grew up in Kennebunk.Chris Charles attributes his supportive family, friends, and teacher...
02/03/2021
Screenwriter of 'The Marksman' grew up in Kennebunk

Screenwriter of 'The Marksman' grew up in Kennebunk.

Chris Charles attributes his supportive family, friends, and teachers at Kennebunk High School for helping him reach his dreams in the arts.

Chris Charles attributes his supportive family, friends, and teachers at Kennebunk High School for helping him reach his dreams in the arts.

Democrats hope the Senate majority leads to federal ma*****na legalization. Senate Democrats say they will make a push s...
02/03/2021
Democrats hope Senate majority leads to federal ma*****na legalization

Democrats hope the Senate majority leads to federal ma*****na legalization.
Senate Democrats say they will make a push starting early this year toward potentially legalizing ma*****na at the federal level.
https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/nation-world/federal-ma*****na-legalization-senate/507-4de652b8-5f81-4ed4-94a2-502e5c1bef41

Senate Democrats say they will make a push starting early this year toward potentially legalizing ma*****na at the federal level.

In the upstairs family residence of the White House, the Bidens have a crib for their youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr...
02/03/2021
Bidens bring an unexpected piece of furniture to White House

In the upstairs family residence of the White House, the Bidens have a crib for their youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr.

In the upstairs family residence of the White House, President Biden and his wife have a crib for their youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr.

❄ MAINE SNOWFALL TOTALS ❄Tuesday's nor'easter dropped more than a foot of snow in some parts of Maine. Here are county-b...
02/03/2021
County-by-county snowfall totals in Maine

❄ MAINE SNOWFALL TOTALS ❄

Tuesday's nor'easter dropped more than a foot of snow in some parts of Maine. Here are county-by-county totals from the National Weather Service.

Tuesday's nor'easter dropped more than a foot of snow in some parts of Maine.

02/03/2021
Northern Light Health

Northern Light Health has released a video to ease any anxiety about visiting their vaccination clinic at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The video shows what to expect when you arrive.

You’ve registered to get a vaccine at The Northern Light Health COVID-19 Bangor Vaccination Site at Cross Insurance Center. Our staff put together this demonstration video to show you what the process will look like from the time you enter the parking lot until the time you leave the facility. Thank you for doing your part to help us stop the spread of this deadly virus and to keep our communities safe. Learn more at www.northernlighthealth.org/covid.

The high-volume vaccine clinic will be operated by MaineHealth, and officials say it will be able to vaccinate 2000 per ...
02/03/2021
Mass vaccination clinic at Scarborough Downs to open Wednesday

The high-volume vaccine clinic will be operated by MaineHealth, and officials say it will be able to vaccinate 2000 per day when vaccines are more readily available.

The high-volume vaccine clinic will be operated by MaineHealth, and officials say it will be able to vaccinate 2000 per day when vaccines are more readily available.

Flailing companies like AMC Entertainment and American Airlines have likewise enjoyed a stock surge, but GameStop has be...
02/03/2021
GameStop business struggling despite stock surge

Flailing companies like AMC Entertainment and American Airlines have likewise enjoyed a stock surge, but GameStop has been the primary battleground.

Flailing companies like AMC Entertainment and American Airlines have likewise enjoyed a stock surge, but GameStop has been the primary battleground.

South Berwick, Maine Fire Department
02/03/2021

South Berwick, Maine Fire Department

Today marks the 20 year anniversary of the Spring Hill Fire, one of the largest fires in South Berwick’s modern history. At 3:40am on February 3, 2001, SBFD was dispatched to Spring Hill, a restaurant and event center for a report of a structure fire. While en route, dispatch updated responding companies that the building was fully involved. The commercial building was unoccupied, and the fire was not detected by neighbors until the fire had progressed. Responding Companies could see the glow in the sky, so there was no doubt there was a large fire. Assist Chief Norm Chouinard had command of the incident that went to a third alarm, bringing in mutual aid from many surrounding communities. Firefighters worked well into the evening of the 3rd overhauling and extinguishing hot spots. Many firefighters worked nearly 16 hours at the scene. There were no injuries, and the building was considered a total loss. A brand new facility was built shortly after and is still a popular destination for weddings, events, and a home-cooked meal today. Photos courtesy of local photographer, Thomas Hoyt

Tom Meyers has been driving from Corinna to Hermon three times a week since September to do preschool with his four-year...
02/03/2021
Former teacher revisits role for four-year-old grandson during pandemic

Tom Meyers has been driving from Corinna to Hermon three times a week since September to do preschool with his four-year-old grandson, Mason.

Tom Meyers has been driving from Corinna to Hermon three times a week since September to do preschool with his four-year-old grandson, Mason.

The VIP treatment is part of the Kraft family's plan to fly 76 frontline workers from New England to Tampa for an all-ex...
02/03/2021
Four Maine health care workers flying to Super Bowl LV on Patriots plane

The VIP treatment is part of the Kraft family's plan to fly 76 frontline workers from New England to Tampa for an all-expenses-paid Super Bowl experience

The VIP treatment is part of the Kraft family's plan to fly 76 frontline workers from New England to Tampa for an all-expenses-paid Super Bowl experience

Starting next week, the federal government will begin distributing 1 million doses per week to about 6,500 pharmacies. H...
02/03/2021
More COVID vaccines will soon be going to pharmacies nationwide

Starting next week, the federal government will begin distributing 1 million doses per week to about 6,500 pharmacies. Here's which pharmacies are in the program.

Starting next week, the federal government will begin distributing 1 million doses per week to about 6,500 pharmacies. Here's which pharmacies are in the program.

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I am listening to the T.V. as I dub around on the computer. Heard Sharon say that she is routing for Tom Brady even though she is angry. Not to worry. Someone will have to roll him out on a wheel chair and he will still win.
my dear WCSH: when your peeps are on camera, and no one is around, please move your mask so we listeners can understand what your muffled stories are about.
Theo the Golden Doodle measuring how much snow he got in Buxton🐾
My rotti moose watching the weather
My rotti moose watching the weather this morning
Waves crashing over the breakwater. High tide not until 2:03PM!
It’s sleeting in Auburn
The good part: she doesn't shed....
Wild Turkey inspecting Birdie Snowwoman, West Bath, 1/31/2021
May have Snow day from school but not from the snow...
Where is the snow??? Epic fail...Readfield at 6.45 am 😒
Why can't I find the story\video of the large lobster seen on the new 1/31/2021?