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Thursday December 18, 2014

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 | 8:46 am

    Active storm tracks through New Year’s, but will Maine be impacted?

    It’s midway through the month of December and we haven’t had much snow. Temperatures are averaging out almost exactly normal, but it’s been a wet month. It’s not a surprise the cold air has taken a break. November was one the colder months the United States has seen in decades and ranked in the top 20 for cold Novembers on record. Often, but not always, after an extreme cold month, […]

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    Harmless Error - Monday Dec 15, 2014 | 8:44 am

    Portland’s Anthony Chiasson wins insider trading appeal in what could be a landmark case

    As this paper recently reported, an appeals court has overturned Anthony Chiasson’s 2012 insider trading conviction. Chiasson is a Portland native turned hedge fund manager who acted as a Cheverus high school trustee until his insider-trading arrest in 2012. Chiasson was co founder of Level Global Investors a hedge fund which had $4 billion under management until this case shut the fund down. The prosecution alleged that, Chaisson and his codefendants traded on early information […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Saturday Dec 13, 2014 | 7:35 am

    Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be Visible Tonight

    There are several meteor showers that occur annually and one of the best is the Geminids in December. Tonight into the early morning hour of Sunday is the peak of the meteor shower and we should have pretty good sky conditions in New England to view them. The name of the meteor shower comes from the Gemini constellation. If you traced the meteors back from their point of origin in […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Friday Dec 12, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    A look ahead at a White Christmas, cold January

    There are only two weekends left before Christmas which means stores and roads around malls and other shopping venues are going to be crowded this weekend and next. Traffic would become exponentially worse if we throw a snowstorm in to the mix. Presently, the December pattern continues to feature a break from the type of abnormally chilly air we saw last month. November featured several outbreaks of arctic air lowering […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Friday Dec 12, 2014 | 10:01 am

    St. John the Baptist in Brunswick program – Joyeux Noël à tous

    Festival of Lessons and Carols is an interfaith Christmas tradition in Brunswick, started 22 years ago. On December 7th, the program was again performed at the St. John the Baptist Church conveniently located on Pleasant Street in Brunswick. The musical program was expertly performed by the combined church choirs from Brunswick, Harpswell, Topsham, and The Parish Ringers, led by Ray Cornils.  In the program, the lessons and prayers were read […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    A Look Back At The Hurricane And Tornado Season Of 2014

    Winter brings about the most active period of weather here in the northeast, but it’s also a good time to look back at the most recent season of hurricanes and tornadoes. Hurricane season ended November 30th and while the eastern Pacific was very active, the Atlantic season was again relatively quiet. Tornadoes are most frequent in the spring and early summer with a smaller peak in the fall. The end […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Dec 09, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    Rain, Freezing Rain & Snow, Nor’easter Brings A Bit Of Everything

    This afternoon we find an area of rain and snow across much of southern and central Maine. Temperatures have warmed above freezing along much of the coast, but a frozen mess remains inland. Eventually, temperatures will warm enough in the foothills and back to the mountains to change the freezing rain and sleet to rain. The highest elevations will likely stay mostly snow or a mix during this storm. The […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Monday Dec 08, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Tuesday nor’easter to bring windswept rain to coast, mountain snow

    This evening we find ourselves waiting for a strong nor’easter to develop. This storm will bring a variety of weather to Maine, most of it occurring from tomorrow morning through early Wednesday. This storm is still in the early stages of development, but has been forecast by the models for a week or more. The radar image below courtesy of WeatherBell Analytics shows the development of the storm tonight. All […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Dec 08, 2014 | 9:19 am

    American Field Service Centennial Anniversary in Paris

    American Field Service, or AFS, is an interesting Franco-American international alliance that began in France during World War I. During the past 100 years, the organization has become international and continues supporting world peace and understanding. Cape Elizabeth residents Jan Chapman and her husband Bruce Moore visited the November 2014, American Field Services Centennial tribute, in Paris. They are members of the Rotary Club of Portland, ME.   “My husband […]

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