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    The Maine Forecast - Monday Nov 24, 2014 | 8:23 pm

    Mild Tuesday Followed By Wednesday Snowstorm

    A record high of 60F in Portland this afternoon was a welcome change to the early cold we have experienced so far. Tomorrow is a great day for traveling, shopping and getting ready for the snow on Wednesday and into Wednesday night. If you had travel plans for Wednesday evening and area traveling into the snow area, I am recommending you move them to early Wednesday or early Thursday. Tonight […]

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    Uncategorized - Monday Nov 24, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Podcast: Tourtieres with Maple Stars and Stripes

    Stay tuned for a Tourtieres podcast! Tourtieres are the tasty French-Canadian meat pies flavored with a variety of spice mixtures. They’re a popular entrée on the Franco-American Christmas table. Sometimes, the meat filling is even served as a stuffing for the Christmas turkey, rather than prepared in a pie crust.   In the past, Tourtieres were served almost exclusively on Christmas mornings, following Midnight Mass. Today, they’re transcending beyond the […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Nov 23, 2014 | 8:13 am

    Mild First Half To The Week Followed By Potential Storm

    It’s a mild Sunday for everyone with highs as warm as they have been in 10 days or more. It’s been a cold month overall and this is certainly going to be a welcome change. You will be able to get outside and do any yard chores without feeling like it’s the middle of winter. Highs this afternoon are going to be in the mid to upper 40s and although […]

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  • Harmless Error - Sunday Nov 23, 2014 | 5:23 am

    Missouri and Maine police use of force laws: when is deadly force justified?

    A St. Louis grand jury has been considering evidence against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson Missouri police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The grand jury is expected to announce their decision any second now so I thought I would take a look at Missouri’s law-enforcement use of force law and compare it to Maine’s. In some important ways, Maine’s law gives police a broader justification and a bit more deference […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Saturday Nov 22, 2014 | 9:15 am

    Several Weather Changes Take Us Into Thanksgiving

    It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and this means the upcoming workweek is a short one. It also means lots of travel for many, although most of that travel is usually done fairly close. There’s going to be a lot of changing weather the next 7 days with temperatures being one aspect of the weather with major swings. There are three chances of precipitation this week. The first is very slim […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Nov 21, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Adrien Ringuette genealogy book collection gift to Centre Franco-Americain

    A substantial collection of genealogical materials was donated by the family of  Adrien Ringuette to the Centre Franco-Americain, at the University of Maine in Orono. Lisa Michaud and a group of UMO Centre community supporters are working to construct the shelving space within the Centre’s location, at Crossland Hall, to house over 4,500 books, maps and research materials donated by Celeste Ringuette, in memory of her late husband, who died […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 | 6:09 am

    Winter Cold Continues As Snow Builds In Buffalo Region

    One of the first things I do in the morning is reach over and check the thermometer. I do this every day regardless of the time of year. Mostly, I want to know how I need to dress to walk the dogs. I usually know about how cold or mild it is, but there’s something about seeing the actual number that helps me get ready for the walk. This morning […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 | 8:59 am

    Early Cold Descending Upon Maine, But Is It Record Breaking?

    As colder air filtered into Maine early this morning some ice formed on the roadways and made the morning commute a bit slick. As our storm of yesterday heads north, a new air mass of below average air temperatures is headed for Maine. Cold, bitter, frigid, arctic blast and of course polar vortex are words we are all hearing a lot of this week. You might be wondering, is this […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Nov 17, 2014 | 9:30 am

    Franco-American research from New Hampshire

    Margaret Langford is a retired professor of French and Franco-American studies from Keene State College in Cheshire County, New Hampshire.  Her report about New Hampshire’s Franco-Americans mirrors data about Maine’s population demographics. A link to her power point presentation is included in this blog (link below). Maine and New Hampshire share about the same population demographics regarding the percent of Franco-Americans who claim French-Canadian ancestry. A University of Maine study, […]

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