Tuesday September 30, 2014
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Tuesday September 30, 2014

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Sep 28, 2014 | 6:54 am

    The Current Status Of El Nino and How It Might Affect The Winter Of 2014-15

    While this weekend has provided fantastic weather, we know it won’t last and the colder pattern of late fall isn’t too far away. Many of you have heard there is going to be an El Nino developing later this fall and continuing through winter. This meteorological phenomenon is somewhat predictable and will have impact on not only our weather, but weather around the world. Simply put, El Nino is warmer […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Friday Sep 26, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Summer Vacation Type Weather This Weekend

    Our last weekend of September is going to be fantastic. Average highs this time of year are now back into the 60s and to have a weekend of full sun and high near or even exceeding 80F is a real treat. As a matter of fact the entire nation east of the Rockies is going to experience fine summer-like weather this weekend. It’s going to be near 90F in Denver […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Sep 26, 2014 | 10:20 am

    St. Louis Church bells history mystery in New Auburn Maine

    Auburn city officials are eager to learn more about the history of four antique bells that were removed from the belfry of the St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, in New Auburn. They were installed in 1916, after the brick and mortar church was completed. The last time they rang was in the 1970’s, says Auburn’s Mayor Jonathan  LaBonté, who is leading the efforts to restore the bells. Eventually, they will […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Monday Sep 22, 2014 | 8:43 pm

    Autumnal Equinox Occurs Arrives, But Summer Weather Lies Ahead

    The first full day of astronomical fall is Tuesday as the sun’s overhead position is now moving south of the equator. Once we get to the winter solstice in December, the sun will be overhead at noon at 30 degrees south of the equator and our length of day will be at its shortest. The equinox name comes from the fact everywhere on the planet has equal day and night. […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Sep 22, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Franco-American attitudes on ethnic discrimination are changing- survey report

    Franco-Americans experienced discrimination in the past related to stereotypes. In the recent past, Franco-Americans have been criticized about speaking French with a particular accent or for finding English a challenging language to learn.  Also, Franco-Americans were the victims of discrimination for being largely Roman Catholics and because of stereotypes related to their immigrant working class social status.  These stereotypes were challenged by heroes within the culture. One of those heroes […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 9:29 am

    French-Canadian most common names with roots in Perche region of France

    In a list of the 15 most common French-Canadian family names, at least eight can be traced to origins in the Perche region in western France. Daniel Gagné, a history enthusiast from Montreal, described his family’s connection to Perche, in a power point report on research about French colonial emigration, during a program to the Gagné-Bellavance Rassemblement, on September 13 in Wells-Ogunquit, Maine. In fact, the Gagnon and Gagné names are […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 8:39 am

    Dry Weather Weekend Ahead Is Mostly Good News

    This is turning out to be a very dry month. So far Portland has received less than half an inch of rain and over half of that fell back on the 6th of the month, two weeks ago. For some parts of New England, if there isn’t much more rain this month, this will be one of the driest Septembers in over 5 decades. High pressure weather systems often bring […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 | 5:53 am

    Sunshine Continues To Be The Dominant Weather Feature

    A cool, but bright morning is underway across the region with temperatures in the 40s for many. There are some 30s on the map, however these are the exception not the rule. There are no advisories for any frost today. The weather for the next 5days looks absolutely fantastic with most days having abundant sunshine. Temperatures are going to be seasonably mild today and tomorrow ahead of a cold front […]

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  • Harmless Error - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    Posse Comitatus? How a military investigation set a child pornographer free

    The Posse Comitatus Act is an 1878 federal law that prohibits the military from doing domestic law enforcement. The act doesn’t come up that much and defendants seldom actually win because of it. That’s why I was surprised to see the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Dreyer. The court found a Posse Comitatus violation and tossed out the child pornography that sent Michael Dreyer to prison for 18 […]

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