The world is a noisy place

By Dr. Becca Rancourt Waterville Audiology Noise pollution is a feature of our increasingly crowded world, and many people have already experienced dangerous hearing conditions….

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Substance use disorder treatment post COVID-19

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration, with the COVID-19 pandemic there will likely be a precipitous increase in overdoses and…

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Noise exposure and motorcycle use

It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining and we all want to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air….

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How your retirement account can feed hungry kids in Maine, provide trade school scholarships

By Jac Arbour At this time of year four years ago, I gave a talk to eight hundred people at a Lewiston, Maine, elementary school….

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Painless dental cleanings easy a thing of the future

PHOTO: Pamela Sargent and Linda Saulter with the new AirFlow Prophy Master now considered the gold standard for periodontally-compromised patients, orthodontic appliances and implant care….

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Why high school grads should belong to a credit union

By Tammy Poissonnier New Dimensions FCU As a student, you were taught many things, but unfortunately, many young adults have stated they do not know…

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Nine considerations for your 401(k) rollover

By Jac Arbour A 401(k) (or a 403(b), 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Thrift Savings Plan, Profit Sharing Plan, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, etc.) is a…

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Communicating while wearing a mask calls for new strategies

By Becca Rancourt, Au.D. CCC-A Doctor of Audiology Americans and other individuals across the world have been are wearing a face covering when in public…

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Glass-blowing creation ‘The Lobster Claw’ makes a splash

By Destioney Pinkham, Owner Rip Tide Smoke Shop BELFAST — When I opened my shop in 2014, I wanted my customers to feel at home….

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Oliver and Friends bookstore is dream come true for owner

By Kira Spellman BELGRADE LAKES — In the heart of the village in Belgrade, a shining new gem has been lovingly nestled into place. At…

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