I'll take any chance I can get to post a picture of Brandy, The Morning Waking Pooch. Since today is National Puppy Day, I figured, why not?

Speaking of Doggies...

Credit Karen Kiley

This coming Sunday Mark Ericson and I will once again be hosting Cocheco Valley Humane Society's annual 'Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction.' We hope to see you at the Kittery Community Center.


Plenty of sunshine everywhere today, breezy with a high of 28...17 in the North Country. Cold tonight with lows between 13 and zero. Check your 5-day forecast. 

Top News Stories

Cruz throws campaign into gear
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the first Republican to officially declare himself a 2016 presidential candidate. He tweeted his decision just after midnight and his official announcement at Liberty University today is seen as an attempt to stake his claim to the conservative base.

Looking for status update on Fed disaster relief funds
Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation are requesting an update on the status of federal disaster relief funds for fishermen in an industry harmed by rigorous catch limits and economic losses. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and Congressman Frank Guinta have sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget.

Ski lift injures 7 people 
A preliminary investigation has found that backup brake systems failed to deploy when a ski lift rolled back several hundred feet and prompted skiers to jump off. Seven people were injured in the incident on Saturday at the Sugarloaf resort.

Wake Up Winning

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Tuesday morning, we'll have more tickets to the NHRA event at New England Dragway in June. Have a great Monday and enjoy the sunshine.

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