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    The Maine Forecast - Thursday Oct 30, 2014 | 4:13 pm

    First Snowflakes Of Season Possible This Weekend

    You’ve likely heard about the possibility of snow for the weekend. The snow in the forecast is due to a complex storm system moving up the coast and then into eastern Canada. The track of this storm will be far enough east so the bulk of the heavy rain and snow will fall over the ocean or parts of Nova Scotia. The storm is going to eventually develop into a […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 | 5:43 am

    How Fear Can Cloud The Way We Think About Climate Change, Ebola, & Other Issues

    Do you think there is more or less fear in your life than there has been in previous years? I ask the question because it feels to me (not scientific of course) there is more fear in people’s lives than there has been in the past. If you manage money or work in a field having anything to do with Wall Street, then you likely have heard of the fear […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Oct 27, 2014 | 9:51 am

    All Saints Day – three Maine Franco-American biographies

    Maine’s Franco-Americans can recognize three revered icons from the state’s history and culture, whose biographies should be honored on All Saints Day.  Each year, the Roman Catholic faithful celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints on November 1st, better known as All Saints Day.  Three Maine biographies are among those who certainly demonstrated their personal qualifications to be recognized during this religious celebration, based upon their devotions and contributions to improving […]

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    Uncategorized - Friday Oct 24, 2014 | 9:06 am

    Franco-American legends about le Loup Garou

    Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day, a Roman Catholic Holy Day. On the eve of All Saints Day, the tradition of honoring the dead has been practiced by Christians for centuries. This tradition provided opportunities to create legends, giving rise to the many varieties of spooks and goblins who dress in scary costumes today. Perhaps the oldest Franco-American and Acadian folk tales associated with Halloween or All Saints […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Thursday Oct 23, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Heavy Rain & Wind Continue Into The Afternoon

    While it was certainly windy throughout southern Maine overnight, it was a bigger deal to our south. Over southern New England the nor’easter raged overnight with heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightning. The power went out in multiple communities and is still out for hundreds of people, mostly around Boston. Flooding has been an issue on many roads. The major band of rain continues to shift further north and west […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    Flood Watch Posted As Heavy Rain Moves Into Region

    While we have seen some significant rain the past 24 hours, more is still on the way. Elements of rain continue to push inland from the ocean this evening and will only become more widespread during the next few hours. The map below shows how much rain has fallen in the past 24 hours. Notice extreme southern Maine has not had much at all. If this was a winter nor’easter […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Long Duration Coastal Storm Brings Several Days Of Rain

    Someone tweeted me a question yesterday asking if the media was hyping the storm or we really were getting a nor’easter. The answer to the first part of the question is probably, (depending the media source) on yes to the second part. A nor’easter is simply a low pressure area that moves up along the eastern seaboard bringing with it northeasterly winds. You could also say winds come from the […]

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    The Franco-American Blog - Monday Oct 20, 2014 | 7:08 am

    Les Drapeaux: flags represent diversity and heritage

    Franco-Americans and French Acadians display their international cultural diversity with iconic images on heritage flags. Colorful “les drapeaux” are decorated with emblems representing the history and culture, symbolic of Franco-American pride.  Heritage flags are often seen unfurled alongside formal national flags, like the American Stars and Stripes and the Canadian Maple Leaf. Andrew Breault is a French student who brought the diversity of les drapeaux to the attention of the […]

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    The Maine Forecast - Sunday Oct 19, 2014 | 8:07 am

    Freezing Conditions Tonight, With Rain & Wind Later This Week

    The party is over as they say. Our stretch of mild and sunny weather is coming to a screeching halt and after the chill sets in, clouds and rain will follow. Temperatures have been falling all night and are now (8AM) at their chilliest readings of the day. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but even with the rain of a few days ago, parts of the areas […]

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