Northern Maine is Awash in Color with Peak Fall Foliage

A beautiful tapestry of colors blankets northern Maine where forest rangers report that the fall foliage season will reach peak conditions this weekend.

“With below average day time temperatures and very chilly nights over the past several days, northern Maine has seen the progression of color rapidly spreading throughout the forest canopies and hillsides in zones 6 and 7. The time is right for the spectacular viewing of why we love Maine in the fall,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson.

Get out your camera and head north to chronicle the change in seasons and then share your photos or sign up for e-mail reports detailing where to see the best fall foliage at http://www.mainefoliage.com/ .

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What you need to know about well water testing


YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Center for Disease Control is urging Mainers to get their well water tested for a host of naturally occurring compounds that can cause health problems over time if left untreated. Arsenic, uranium, fluoride, radon and bacteria are just some of the substances commonly found in well water in Maine.

"The majority of issues that make the phone ring are for taste, smell and visible characteristics that are not harmful to our customers," said Kevin Kaserman, a division manager for Mr. H2O/Dunbar Water. "You can have arsenic, uranium, radon and bacteria - all things that can absolutely cause harm, but there is no indicator to the homeowner."

The problem is, if it's clear and looks fine, people often assume it is safe.

Never too old to get mono

Never too old to get mono

Not too long ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with mononucleosis (mono). When I hear that someone has mono, I think teenager. My friend may be so in spirit, but in reality she is a grandmother. Read more ...

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Find out about health events in Maine or submit your own event to the Catching Health Calendar. Read more ...

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A map of where you can pick apples in Maine

A map of where you can pick apples in Maine

If you plan to go apple picking in Maine and like to "see" where you're headed, I've created an interactive map to help lead the way. Read more ...

Goodwill celebrates grand opening of new Falmouth store and donation center

FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Goodwill Industries of Northern New England invites shoppers and donors to the Grand Opening celebration of its new Falmouth store and donation center on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00am.

Local businesses rebuild washed out Freeport road


FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two homeowners are finally getting help rebuilding a road that washed out during that massive rain storm in August.

The road on Turkey Ridge Lane washed out when more than six inches of rain fell on August 14. The two homeowners who live on the other side were stranded, and because the road is private, they were left to pay for the repairs themselves.

Andrew Kittredge, a project manager for C-P-M Constructors, heard about their dilemma and started asking local businesses to help. Together, they are taking on the estimated $80,000 project.

"For so many companies and suppliers to get involved during this time of the year, it's huge," Kittredge said. "It's shows that we care and we want to be good corporate neighbors to residents."