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Photo: Renee Nelson
Photo: Renee Nelson

How Did Your Hometown Get it’s Name?

Have you ever wondered where the name of your hometown came from? Well, after a little research, I dug up the origins of a few of central Maine's cities and towns...

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2016 ‘Amy Buxton’s Underdog Jog Memorial 5K Run/Walk’ in Augusta, June 11

'Amy Buxton's Underdog Jog Memorial 5K Run/Walk' is an annual event in remembrance of Amy Buxton. She dedicated her life to saving dogs and helping her local community. Her friends and family are dedicated to continuing to support her passions through this annual event.

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Augusta Dog Park ‘Clean-Up Day’ is Saturday, April 23

Your help is needed this Saturday, April 23. If you could, take some time and volunteer for the clean-up at the Augusta Dog Park. They could really use the extra hands...

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Augusta Police Looking For Help In Counterfeiting Case

The Augusta Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect or suspects who attempted to pass counterfeit money at a local gas station on April 3.

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Some Different Views Of Augusta’s Old Fort Western

Augusta's Old Fort Western is a familiar sight for anyone from the area. America's oldest surviving wooden fort, it has sat on the bank of the Kennebec River since 1754.

But now, thanks to a quick look on Instagram, we are able to get some cool and different looks at one of Augusta's oldest landmarks.

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Melanie Morin, Dana Geneseo, Gina LoMonoco
Melanie Morin, Dana Geneseo, Gina LoMonoco

‘Central Maine Strongman’ at the Augusta Armory, April 9 [INTERVIEW]

The Annual 'Central Maine Strongman' competition takes place tomorrow (Saturday, April 9) at the Augusta Armory.

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The Top Ten Family Friendly Neighborhoods In Augusta-Waterville

The website Neighborhood Scout has ranked twenty-two neighborhoods in the Augusta and Waterville area on being 'family friendly'. They used six metrics in their study. There were excellent public schools, safety from crime, owner-occupied single family homes, families with children and adults with college degrees. Let's look at their rankings.

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XtremerX, Thinkstock
XtremerX, Thinkstock

Traffic Alert: Mount Vernon Road Construction Starts On Monday

The end is in sight. The final phase of the road construction work on Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta is scheduled to start on Monday, April 4th. The project is slated to be complete by June 21st.

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The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Augusta

When you think of Maine, you think of small towns and not much in the way of crime. Surprisingly, that isn't the case when it comes to Augusta. According the the website Neighborhood, Augusta is above the national average when it comes to both violent and property crime. Augusta's violent crime rate of 4.76 per 1,000 people is above the national average of 3.8 per 1,000. Augusta was also above average when it came to the property crime rate. Augusta property crime rate of 61.32 per 1,000, while the national average is 26 per 1,000.

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Augusta Woman Bit by Rabid Raccoon

An elderly woman in Augusta was bit last Thursday (March 17) by a rabid raccoon. Augusta police say the incident occurred in the area of Sewall Street, and that other raccoons have been spotted in the area.

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