5 easy ways to cut heating costs this winter

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With winter just two weeks away and temperatures already hovering around freezing, Mainers are starting to crank up the heat. As the frigid days arrive, heating costs are always a big concern in the state. According to a weekly heating fuel price survey conducted by the Governor’s Energy Office, the current statewide average cash price […]

‘Channel 13 News’ Facebook privacy hoax is back — don’t fall for it

Worried that everything you’ve ever posted on Facebook will become public tomorrow? Worry no more; it’s just a viral Facebook privacy hoax that’s circulating once again. Before you copy and paste the “statement” and fan the flames of this modern day chain letter, please keep reading. The version of the post that’s making the rounds claims […]

Nearly 4,000 Maine cars covered by VW settlement; how to claim your money

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As part of the biggest false advertising case in the history of the Federal Trade Commission, Volkswagen will spend about $10 billion to compensate owners and lessees of VW and Audio 2.0 liter diesel cars. This week the FTC announced an agreement to settle claims that VW rigged 475,000 vehicles because they didn’t meet emissions […]

Maine’s most (and least) popular counties in 2015

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Cumberland County is the place to be in Maine, at least according to new U.S. Census data. Maine’s most heavily populated counted is also the fastest growing. Cumberland County added more than 2,000 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. York, Waldo, Sagadahoc, and Knox Counties also saw a small uptick in population. […]

CAR COST: Maine among states with highest excise tax

Having grown up in Maine, our state’s excise tax isn’t a shocker. However, when new friends and co-workers move to Maine, I often hear from them how shocked they are after a trip to register a vehicle. What is excise tax? “A tax levied annually for the privilege of operating a motor vehicle or camper trailer […]

12 outrageous excuses for being late to work

Move over classic late-to-work excuses, there are some new kids in town. Gone are the days of traffic, snow covered road, broken alarm clock, child care, and taking-the-cat-to-the-vet reasons for being tardy. Employees are getting creative. A new survey from CareerBuilder is revealing some of the most outrageous and bizarre excuses employees tell their bosses […]