Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring? 

As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing and snowmobiling and sledding and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks and roofs they’ll need to clear.

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100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

Chinese dietary principles stress the importance of eating according to the seasons, as well as our individual constitutions. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some tips for a beneficial diet for the winter season. Read more ...

 

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Do you take your cell phone to bed with you? If you do, you not only risk losing sleep, it may be affecting your health. Read more ...

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You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

No matter how old you are, good things begin to happen immediately when you quit smoking. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some helpful tips. Read more ...

Sanford approves school construction project


SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Voters in Sanford have approved the construction of a new high school and regional technical center by an overwhelming margin. The state has already pledged $92 million towards the construction.

Tuesday, voters approved putting local money into the project via two sets of bonds. The first set, worth $7.9 million went towards the so called "base package" for the school. It included local money that's required to get the state grant as well as an 830 Seat Performing Arts Center, bleachers in the practice gym, a central presentation area, a concession stand, dehumidification of some areas of the school, a reserve fund, and a second softball field, among other amenities. The base package passed with a vote of 2311 in favor and 688 against.

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

The workplace, all by itself, causes a lot of people a lot of stress. In fact, in the United States, work is at the top of the list of things that stress us out.

But sometimes, it’s what may have happened outside of work that adds to the stress people feel at work — especially if someone witnessed or was involved in a traumatic event. Learn how even a seemingly minor trauma can cause post-traumatic stress and how it can affect on-the-job performance ...