Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Is every night a bedtime battle with your child? Check out the Catching Health calendar to find out about an upcoming event at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center with infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley. Discover other health events in Maine and/or submit your own event — visit the Catching Health with Diane Atwood blog.

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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/ .

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

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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 ...

SoPo to get faster internet


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The city of South Portland has entered into a partnership with Biddeford based internet provider GWI to set up a four-mile optical fiber network that will roll out in three phases.

Maine has some of the slowest Internet service in the country. The state's broadband service ranks 49 out of 50 for speed and availability. On the new fiber network, data will be able to travel at a gigabit, or one thousand megabits per second.

"It's a hundred times faster to download stuff," said GWI Founder and CEO Fletcher Kittredge. "And its symmetric, so it's just a fast to upload and download."

The city had been looking for a faster and more reliable way to network its municipal buildings. This partnership also allows businesses and homes along those corridors to hop on the fiber network too.

Sinkhole forms on Broadway in SoPo


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland Police said a sinkhole has formed on Broadway near the area of Postal Service Way.

Portland Water District said they received a call around 8:30 a.m. about the sinkhole. They said it is the result of a water main break.

Crews are currently working to fill the hole. They said they will be working on it through the evening commute and to expect delays.

There is no word on when crews will finish the repairs.