Tonight’s the night and the countdown is on!!!!! We begin playing The Local Song of the Year Contest submissions live on air at 5:15!
We’re here in the studios getting ready and we’re super excited to hear all of you in your glory! We are so proud to be an outlet for your talent. Thanks again to our local artists and our sponsors Amoskeag Beverages LLC and Blue Moon Brewing Company!
Be sure to listen for our top 4 finalists!
Augusta, ME – This weekend is your chance to fish for free in Maine. On Saturday and Sunday anyone can fish for free without a license on any of Maine’s over 6,000 waterways. The only exception is for those who have had their license suspended or revoked. free fishing weekend is a great chance for people to try fishing for the first time or for more experienced anglers to teach a child the joys of the sport.
Due to varying weather conditions this winter, officials with the Maine Department of Inland fisheries and Wild life said that everyone should be cautious and check ice conditions before venturing out. Due to uneven temperatures and high winds, ice conditions are currently very unpredictable.
All rules and regulations, including bag and possession limits, apply this weekend. For a complete list of fishing regulations, including limits and sizes, visit mefishwildlife.com
Concord, NH (AP) – New Hampshire will not become the next so-called right to work state. House lawmakers have killed the union-targeting legislation after todays debate.
The outcome marks a defeat for newly elected Gov. Chris Sununu, who called right to work a top priority and had urged members of his party to get in line. Right to work legislation says non-union members can’t be forced to pay fees, even if they benefit from the union’s collective bargaining.
With a Republican in the corner office, national right to work advocates saw New Hampshire as a top target for passage. But a handful of legislators did not change their opposition Thursday, despite intense lobbying efforts from House leadership, the governor and the state Republican party.
The bill failed by a vote of 200 to 177.
Concord, NH – While we enjoy all this new snow the State Fire marshals office wants everyone to be mindful of their roofs. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announced yesterday that due to recent successive snowstorms there is a greater urgency to clear roofs of snow and ice that has accumulated. A roof may collapse with little or no warning, and one common misconception is that only flat roofs are susceptible to collapse. High roof parapets can accumulate drifting snow and unbalanced loads due to the recent high winds add even more strain to roof structures.
The following warning signs could indicate that you have a danger of roof collapse. You should immediately evacuate the building and notify your local building official, fire department, or contact a structural engineer to determine if the building is safe if you observe the following:
- Sagging roof steel – visually deformed
- Severe or new roof leaks
- Cracked or split wood members
- Bends or ripples in metal supports
- Recent cracks in walls, drywall or masonry
- Cracks in welds of steel construction
- Sheared off screws from steel frames
- Sprinkler heads pushed down below ceiling tiles
- Doors that pop open
- Doors or windows that are difficult to open
- Bowed utility pipes or conduits attached to the ceiling
- Creaking, cracking or popping sounds
Past fire investigations have determined that fuel-gas service to some buildings have been damaged due to heavy snow loads and snow sliding off roofs onto gas meters and components. In addition, snow sliding off roofs onto outside oil tanks has caused valves and filters to be broken off. The State Fire Marshal urges all citizens to do the following:
- Clear roofs of excessive snow and ice buildup, being careful not to damage gas and oil service to the building. Clearing the roof can be dangerous and should be left to professionals. Using a roof rake is recommended while keeping away from electrical lines.
- Keep all chimneys and vents clear to prevent carbon monoxide from backing up into the building. Some vents, such as pellet stove vents, may exit the building through a wall and are susceptible to being blocked by excessive snow buildup on the outside of the building.
- Keep all exits clear of snow, so that occupants can escape quickly if a fire, or other emergency, should occur. Keep in mind that windows should be cleared to allow a secondary means of escape in case the primary means of escape is blocked by fire. Keeping exits clear also allows emergency workers to access your building.
Specific fire and building safety questions can be answered by local fire and building officials or by contacting the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 223-4289.