Backpack program for hungry kids launches in Knox

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Too many school kids in Knox County – and especially Rockland -go hungry over the weekends. We can fix it. Introducing Adopt a Backpack for Knox County, with a goal to feed 200 “food insecure” lower and middle school kids in Rockland over the weekends in the upcoming school year.

Tick-borne Powassan virus on the rise

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Maine has had no new Powassan cases since Lyn Snow’s death in 2013. But several sources say the virus is on the increase: as many as 4% of deer ticks may be carrying this extremely dangerous pathogen.