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Monday July 28, 2014

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Jul 27, 2014 | 7:49 am

    Showers back in the forecast through Monday before sunshine returns

    Out latest stretch of nice weather is coming to an end, but a full day of rain isn’t in the cards. There are two major mechanisms that will be bringing our rainfall the next days. The first, today, is a warm front moving steadily northward. This front is going to usher in more humid air and a lot of cloudiness. The showers will be fairly numerous during the middle part […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Friday Jul 25, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Nearly perfect weather into Saturday, then some showers

    What’s a perfect 10 when it comes to the weather? Everyone is going to have a slightly different opinion, but I’m going to say the weather the next two days is a 10. While there might be some increase in clouds late Saturday, overall the today and tomorrow’s weather is going to be ideal. High pressure stays in control during this period, there will be low levels of humidity and […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Jul 25, 2014 | 8:19 am

    Gagne-Bellavance Rassemblement: Gathering in Wells & Ogunquit

    Genealogy is about bringing the documented records of families and layers of their shared histories together. It’s also about meeting the people who are living the legacy of a family’s genealogy. On September 13, the families of the Gagne-Bellavance Association of America, Inc., will be gathering in Ogunquit and Wells, to explore their genealogical research. Their weekend program is scheduled at the Coastal House, on the Post Road in Wells. […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 | 7:19 pm

    Thunderstorms heading for Portland and the coast.

    Here’s a quick update to the weather this evening concerning the thunderstorms. As of 7:00 PM the line was racing towards the coast and will be pushing through Portland in the next couple of hours. The severe thunderstorm watch is still posted for the southern/eastern side of Maine until 10PM, but will likely be dropped before then. This map shows in pink where the watch is posted. Remember, by the […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 | 6:02 pm

    Another humid day tomorrow with storms likely during the evening

    Most of us have heard the saying that timing is everything in life. From getting that choice job to picking the best week for vacation timing has a lot to do with it all. So this evening after another fine summer day, though more humid, I am focused on the timing of a cold front for tomorrow. So far this summer has been one of frequent breaks in the heat […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Jul 21, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Sand Hill- Franco-Americans in Augusta

    A walking tour of Augusta Maine’s Sand Hill neighborhood, tells a snippet about the Franco-American immigration experience in New England. A thesis by Julia Schulz of Rockland, ME supports this history. Augusta City Councilor Patrick Paradis grew up on Sand Hill, where he attended the St. Augustine parochial school, before he graduated from high school in Bucksport, ME.                   Paradis led me […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Monday Jul 21, 2014 | 6:34 am

    Great vacation weather this week, with minor interruptions

    This certainly hasn’t been a July like last year. July 2013 was a very hot month. The temperature last July averaged 2.5 degrees above normal, making it one of warmer months on record. In Providence, Rhode Island and Hartford, Connecticut a year ago, July would turn out the hottest month ever recorded. This year is very different. I’ll give you some statistics for Portland, but you can assume they are […]

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    Harmless Error - Friday Jul 18, 2014 | 11:04 am

    Lawyered to death: why California’s death penalty is unconstitutional

    In 1995 Ernest Dewayne Jones was sentenced to death in California. He exhausted all his state appeals and lost at every turn. In 2009 Jones applied for federal Habeas Corpus relief claiming that his sentence violated his federal rights. On Wednesday, federal district court judge Cormac J. Carney finally ruled on the petition and held that Jones’ sentence is unconstitutional. His decision was not based on the idea that it’s too harsh […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Jul 18, 2014 | 9:13 am

    Acadian Roots: Images of the St. John Valley ready for CMA 2014

    A literary immersion into French-Acadian culture, history, language, folk lore, legends and facts about the Upper St. John Valley, are showcased in ACADIAN ROOTS: Images of the St. John Valley, by Dottie Hutchins with color photography by Paul Cyr. In the bilingual color publication are information about the beauty and culture of this special region of northern Maine and surrounding area. Historical facts and regional information include a series of […]

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