Thursday, 27 April 2017 20:26

Maine's drought declared over

BANGOR-Fantastic news today from the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

It reports the drought conditions have passed in all Maine counties.

There's still a few counties that have pockets classified as abnormally dry, but thanks to the snow melt and rain we've received this spring, Maine is no longer considered to be in a drought.

MEMA's Susan Faloon says, “Slow and steady, that's the way to win the drought race, i guess. Because when we get that hard, fast rain it doesn't have a chance to absorb and reach the groundwater and recharge the groundwater”

Mema received reports last year that more than 400 dug water wells had run dry because of the drought.

Faloon says we're in much better shape heading into the summer this year, but we may not be out of the woods.

State officials will continue to monitor the situation with hopes that more spring rains will arrive before the hot weather moves in.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 18:47

Registration underway for Color Bangor Run

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:48

Brownville Police Department disbanding

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:32

Anah Shriners to hold screening clinics

STATEWIDE - Anah Shriners will host seven local screening clinics in central and Northern Maine in May.

AUGUSTA - Having access to broadband internet service can promote economic activity, but there are many areas of the state that still don't have it.

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee unanimously approved the "Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act, better known as SMASH.

HAMPDEN - A man accused of leading police on a drunken chase in Hampden is facing a number of charges.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 13:33

Machais home destoyed over night by fire

MACHIAS - A home in Machias was destroyed by fire early this morning.

LEWISTON - There are new details about an apartment building fire in Lewiston that forced six people out of their homes.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:57

Truck fire closes down I-95

SHERMAN - A potato truck was destroyed after catching fire Wednesday night in Sherman.

BRUNSWICK - A man on the run for drug charges has been arrested after police said he was caught bringing more drugs in Maine.

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