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Wednesday August 27, 2014

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 | 9:17 am

    Great Beach Weather As Kids Head Back To The Classrooms

    When I was in the Portland school system the first day of school was always after Labor Day. I still have papers from Lyseth Elementary that my parents wrote first paper and the dates are all during those early days of September, never August. Now, many schools begin the week before and since this year labor day is as early as it can fall, students are going to be heading […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Aug 25, 2014 | 9:11 am

    Franco family names welcome at Gagne-Bellavance rassemblent in Wells -Ogunquit

    On the Gagne-Bellavance Family Association genealogy website, there’s a reference to a list containing 118 ways to spell the family’s name. Although the most common spelling is Gagne, it’s reported that the original spelling of the name, used in France, was Gasnier. Along with its various spellings, the website reports the name to be the tenth most common in the Province of Quebec today. During the family’s 17th century Quebec history, […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Aug 24, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Great Weather In Maine, but Strong Earthquake and New Tropical Storm Make News

    There’s a lot of meteorological and geological information this morning across the country including a new tropical storm and a strong earthquake. In southern Maine we started quite cool, but a nice afternoon warm-up is already underway. Most meteorologists actually know very little about earthquakes, but as scientists, the news department would often turn to us for an explanation of what happened during things like earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. These […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Aug 22, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Museum L-A features Mini Maker Faire September 6 in Lewiston

    Lewiston is a city where industrial entrepreneurs built successful businesses.  French-Canadians, largely from Quebec, were drawn by the thousands to Lewiston and Auburn, during the past two centuries, to work in the mills along the Androscoggin River. Connecting Lewiston’s and Auburn’s industrial pasts with the potential for future entrepreneurs is one of several goals for the non-profit Museum L-A, says Rachel Desgrosseilliers, a Franco-American who is the executive director of […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Friday Aug 22, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Improving Forecast Into the Weekend

    There are a lot of clouds out there this morning and even a few sprinkles of rain. This afternoon we will continue to see the clouds and there is the risk for a pop-up shower or even thunderstorm. Not everyone will get wet and if you do, it shouldn’t last very long. As I often mention, rainfall in the summer is more scattered in nature and while it’s surprising we […]

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  • Harmless Error - Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    If Michael Brown was the initial aggressor, does it matter?

    An account has emerged claiming that Michael Brown was the initial aggressor in the fatal encounter with Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson. The account comes from a person identified only as Josie who phoned into a radio program called “The Dana Show.” Here’s the call: CNN reported that: “A source with detailed knowledge of the investigation later told CNN the caller’s account is “accurate,” in that it matches what […]

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    Harmless Error - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    Ferguson recap 8/19/14, autopsy, tear gas & John Oliver’s take

    When I last wrote about the Ferguson Missouri situation, it seemed that the conflict was drawing to a close. Turns out, that was super not what happened. It’s worth considering where we are now and how we got here. Last Thursday, as things looked like they were going to explode, Governor Jay Nixon ordered State Police to take over security from the Ferguson PD. Capt. Ronald S. Johnson was appointed to […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Nice weather continues into the weekend, but a bit cool for some

    As you all know, the weather has been very comfortable with a big lack of humidity this summer. One of the byproducts of this pattern is that the ground is drying out easier than it would be if we had more moisture in the air. Think about how long it would take a towel to dry on a humid day as opposed to a dry day with a gentle breeze. […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Aug 18, 2014 | 10:51 am

    French Acadians celebrate Feast of the Assumption Mass

    Dozens of hand bells were rung by a procession of children who proclaimed the opening of the Acadian Mass, on the Feast of the Assumption, in Madawaska, at the 2014 World Acadian Congress.  The bell ringing was a chilling reminder about the reason the French-Acadians continue to congregate every five years to research their religious and historic heritages. Also, the Acadians gather to celebrate their survival in the face of […]

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