Sesame Street took a big step towards autism acceptance as they announced that their newest muppet would have autism. Julia is set to make her debut next month, and autism advocates right here in the County are overjoyed. We caught up with Meaghan Swanson of the Aroostook Autism Support group to get her thoughts on the new muppet, and to find out what her group is working on for autism awareness month next month. News Source 8's Katie Zarrilli reports.
Maple Syrup producers are gearing up for an exciting weekend! The fourth Sunday of March is Maine Maple Sunday and as such, producers all over our state celebrate by inviting folks out to see their operation and taste some sugary goodness! News Source 8's Katie Zarrilli caught up with a few of them right here in the County this week who say the season is off to a good start.
In this online segment of AM Chat with Shawn Cunningham, Bob Dorsey the President of the Aroostook Partnership breaks down what he feels are several issues that are impacting economic development, business and livelihood throughout the Northern Maine region. He speaks after returning from a critical series of meetings in Augusta with lawmakers on the issue of mining in Aroostook County.
It’s been five years since the village of Perth Andover experienced one of its worst floods to date. Dozens of homes and business were under water, and while many have rebuilt there’s still many in the village waiting for help.
Today will be a critical vote in the House inching another step closer toward repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare. On Thursday's WAGM This Morning, Shawn talks to healthcare policy analyst for Pines Health Services Patty Dormand about the upcoming vote and what implications it might have for people concerned about their healthcare futures.
On this online segment of AM Chat with Shawn Cunningham, the discussion of proposed cuts by President Trump to the federally funded Meals on Wheels Program is in focus. Local Meals on Wheels Director Dottie Sines talks about the local impact and how vital this program is to the county community.
Maine is one of a short list of states that still requires annual vehicle inspections. Thursday March 23, 2017, there will be a public hearing as to whether or not the state should get rid of annual inspections all together. We talked to local mechanics and they tell us why the state should keep annual inspections.
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