Today River Valley

The video newsmagazine for the towns of the upper Androscoggin River Valley

Here is the current edition of Today River Valley

Today River Valley can be seen on WPME-TV, every Sunday morning at 10 am and every Saturday night at 11:30 pm, and on WPXT-TV Saturday mornings at 6:30 am

(WPME-TV is found on Channel 3 Time Warner Cable in western and central Maine, channel 17 Time Warner in Portland and southern Maine, Channel 35 Dish and Direct, Channel 35.1 or 35.2 over the air; WPXT-TV can be found at channel 12 Time Warner in central and western Maine, channel 51 Dish and Direct.)

Here's the September, 2017 edition of Today River Valley

In this edition:

~    Summer vacation is a highlight of childhood, but it's now become clear that it causes a problem for many children in their education.  The problem is called "summer learning loss" and, in western Maine and elsewhere, some students, especially disadvantaged ones, fall far behind each summer over the vacation months.  Some promising strategies to combat summer learning loss are being tried, as shown in this program.  This story is part of a continuing series in Today River Valley trying to make sense out of the shocking fact that half of all the students in Maine fail when they take the state's  educational assessment test each year. Summer learning loss is possibly partly why.

~ A preview of Rumford's Halloween celebration, Pumpkin Fest, coming next month

Previous editions:

August, 2017

July, 2017

June, 2017

May, 2017

April, 2017

March, 2017

February, 2017

January, 2017

December, 2016

November, 2016

October, 2016

September, 2016

August, 2016

July, 2016

June, 2016, ,

May, 2016, ,

April, 2016,

March, 2016

February, 2016 


Here's the December, 2016 edition, the final edition, of Talking Points.  Talking Points has been discontinued at this time.

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