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New England Fights

10:45 PM, Feb 24, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- New England Fights promotes cards of mixed-martial arts fighting. The shows, held every other month in Lewiston are growing enormously popular.

 

 

19th Century Willowbrook Winter Programs

9:28 PM, Feb 24, 2014

NEWFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- 19th Century Willowbrook Village is finding success in creating programs of interest to home schooled students.

The stars of North Woods Law

10:57 PM, Apr 14, 2012

We're meeting three of the Pine Tree State's newest TV stars-the Maine Game Wardens of "North Woods Law". You can cathc the show Friday night's at 9pm.

Former Olympian Anderson Looks Back

10:48 PM, Feb 24, 2014

ORRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two-time Olympian Karl Anderson thinks he skied in the hey day of his sport. With his trademark enthusiasm, he has closely followed this year's Olympic games. "These kids get it," he says.

The 4th Annual Dumont Cup

10:12 AM, Apr 14, 2012

We're at Sunday River to see America's top freestyle skiers catch some air at the 4th Annual Dumont Cup.

Moosehead Loop brings sledders together

9:48 PM, Mar 23, 2014

Greenville, ME (NEWS CENTER) -- When first proposed, it was controversial. Now, the Moosehead Trail is attracting sledders from all over the world.

New Maine Chancellor brings unique skills

9:48 PM, Mar 23, 2014

This week's guest is Dr. James H. Page, the Chancellor of the University of Maine System.  Jim is a native Mainer.  He was born in Caribou and attended Caribou High School.  He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy (now The Governor's Academy) in Newbury, Massachusetts.

Ed Muskie, a life well lived

9:48 PM, Mar 23, 2014

We are pleased to look back on the life of Edmund Sixtus Muskie.  Born in Rumford on March 28, 1914 he became one of the America's greatest legislators.  He is remember as "Mr. Clean" for his with the environment.  He is often called, "the father of the environmental movement in the United States.

Muskie in '68 and '72

9:47 PM, Mar 23, 2014

A particular interesting time in Ed Muskie's life was from 1968 through 1972.  In '68, he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States.  In '72, he was the early favorite to be nominated as the Democratic presidential nominee.  Here is a look back at this period in our great senator's life.

Saturday - March 15, 2014 at 7pm

9:03 PM, Mar 16, 2014

We're on the court with the Clowned Princes and Princess of basketball, the Harlme Globetrotters. We'll meet Maine Resident and former This Old House Host Steve Thomas who is now working with habitat for Humanity. And we'll look back 50 years on the loss the USS Thresher, the Maine built nuclear attack submarine.

Going, going, gone!!!

10:04 PM, Mar 10, 2014

FAIRIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- James D. Julia, Inc. is the tenth largest antique auction company in North America.  It holds auctions of amazing quality four times a year in Fairfield, Maine.

Mallett Brothers making waves

9:40 PM, Mar 10, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Mallett Brothers Band continues to turn heads.  Most on the music scene think that they are the Maine band most likely to break national.

U. S. Junior Biathlon

9:38 PM, Mar 10, 2014

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--While Germany signaled that it will continue to be the world's top biathlon nation, the U. S. finally got a performance that leads fans to believe that soon the red, white and blue will regularly be winning gold.

VAST hosts Team Semper Fi

8:40 PM, Mar 3, 2014

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Veterans Adaptive Sports Training hosted an impressive group of veterans. All met the standards of Team Semper Fi, which works with injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Johnny Williams a Bangor Legend

7:26 PM, Feb 10, 2014

BANGOR, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Johnny Williams was talented young man who grew up to be a popular drummer in Bangor.  He left for the big time and made it all the way to the top of the jazz business. His son, the legendary composer John Williams has carried on the family name.

The Green Outdoors

Wescott Wins Banked Slalom

5:51 PM, Mar 24, 2014

Carrabassett Valley, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is a unique race in the east.  Anyone can ski against the very best in the sport. This year, two hundred came out to take on the course and each other.

Avian Haven

11:21 AM, Mar 21, 2014

Avian Haven is a bird rehabilitation facility in Freedom managed by Marc Payne and Diane Winn.  It was incorporated as a nonprofit by Marc Payne and Diane Winn in February of 1999.  Since that time, there annual caseload was increased from 300 to 1500 making them one of the largest rehabilitation practices in New England.  To date, nearly 12,000 birds from more than 100 species have been treated at Avian Haven.  

Fort Kent Lions bare it all for their town

10:14 PM, Mar 17, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Fort Kent Lions Club is the largest Lions Club in the state. They give thousands of dollars to charities annually. This year, their major fundraiser is a souvenir calendar in which club members posed almost nude.

Millinocket maintains cross country trails

7:27 PM, Mar 10, 2014

MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Cross Country skiers are treated well in Millinocket.  The Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club maintains nearly 20 miles of Cross Country Ski Trails and makes them free to the public.

 

Mainers at Paralympics

7:27 PM, Feb 24, 2014

PORTLAND, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- The Paralympic Games begin in Sochi this week and Maine will be represented by an alpine skier and a nordic coach.

Lago on "Sabbatical"

7:17 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Amesbury, MA (NEWS CENTER) -- Scotty Lago is far from Olympic Glory. The personable half-pipe snowboarder missed making the American team after winning a bronze medal in Calgary. Lago told NEWS CENTER that he'll probably compete for just one more season.

Bernier the Lumberman

5:21 PM, Feb 10, 2014

Biddeford, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- The work of "Bernier the Lumberman" has now become highly collectible folk art.  Romuald Bernier was paralyzed in a woods accident in 1922.  He sold many of his figurines on the streets of Biddeford for dimes.

"Sheds" season is here

7:17 PM, Feb 3, 2014

Orono, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- This can be a harsh time of the year in Maine.  Animals adapt magnificently to the season.

"Barefoot Farriers"

8:06 AM, Jan 21, 2014

Washington, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Horse owners normally hire farriers to shoe their horses.  Now, a small but growing group is not using shoes in caring for horse's feet.  This practice is called "barefoot trimming" by people who are "natural care practitioners."

 

Bill Does Cold Weather Test

6:54 PM, Jan 13, 2014

Cumberland, ME (NEWS CENTER)--With temperatures below zero, it's important to be prepared. Should your car go off the road in heavy snow, wait for rescue.

Snowmobilers Clean Up After Ice Storm

3:56 PM, Jan 6, 2014

Lewiston, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- The Christmas ice storm knocked out power to more than 100-thousand people. Two weeks after that catastrophe, snowmobilers are out reopening trails they had originally cleared in the fall.  The effort is taxing Maine snowmobile clubs as the work is being done by members who volunteer.

Seth Eyes Sochi

6:48 PM, Dec 30, 2013

Carrabassett Valley, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Two time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott is getting ready to attempt a threepeat.  Wescott is the only American to ever defend an Olympic gold medal on snow and he would like to do it again.

 

Green Outdoors: Maine companies build Frozen Fenway

6:52 PM, Dec 23, 2013

BOSTON (NEWS CENTER) -- Frozen Fenway has a new feature this year and Mainer Rory Strunk is the man behind it. It is called Monster Sled. It is an outdoor sliding facility at Fenway Park. It will give an opportunity for the public to actually get on the field and participate.

Green Outdoors: Heritage breeds establishing a niche

6:41 PM, Dec 16, 2013

FARMINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The eat local movement is helping to reestablish hundreds of breeds of livestock which has gone out of fashion.

Green Outdoors: Yarmouth skater qualifies for Nationals

3:45 PM, Dec 9, 2013

YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Franz-Pater Jerosch, a 12 year old figure from Yarmouth will be skating at the U. S. National Figure Skating Championships in Boston from January 5-12. He will be the only Mainer competing at the Nationals.

 

Green Outdoors: Secretary of State Kerry's dog trained in Maine

1:08 AM, Dec 3, 2013

MORRILL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated an important deal involving Iran's nuclear program last week. A day later, he was in the Maine town of Morrill to pick up his seven month old yellow lab named Ben, who was being trained.

Green Outdoors: Hunter safety being stressed

5:58 PM, Nov 25, 2013

GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A much reported incident involving hunters and homeowners in Old Orchard Beach last week has prompted a call for hunter safety from the Maine Warden Service.

Poet Richard Blanco has new book

6:52 PM, Nov 24, 2013

BETHEL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Inaugural poet Richard Blanco has written a new book based on his experiences leading up to the inauguration. Blanco's fame has risen significantly since he was chosen for the honor.

Astronaut Cassidy Home in Maine

6:48 PM, Nov 4, 2013

York, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Astronaut and York native Chris Cassidy began a series of presentations to schools around Maine today. He visited his Alma Mater, York High School, to talk to the kids about his adventure and the importance of science and mathematics.

Cooking very wild with beaver

6:27 AM, Oct 29, 2013

Bridgton, ME (NEWS CENTER)- Kate Krukowski Gooding is an expert at cooking wild game.  Her latest book is turning some heads and prompting smiles and grimaces.  It is called "50 Ways to Eat a Beaver."

Green Outdoors: Pumpkin carving tips

5:48 PM, Oct 21, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Thousands of Mainers are about to carve pumpkins in jack-o-lanterns. Professional carver Moe Auger has some tips for amateurs.

Green Outdoors: Camping closes at Baxter State Park

7:34 PM, Oct 14, 2013

MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Camping closes on October 15 at Baxter State Park. This causes a problem for through-hikers who have not finished the Appalachian Trail as they have to make other arrangements on their night on the trail.

Green Outdoors: Sunday River builds terrain park

7:43 PM, Oct 7, 2013

NEWRY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Sunday River is building a huge new terrain park that will focus a number of new age skiers and boarders on one part of the mountain.

Disc Golfer Plays in 50 States in 50 Days

7:08 PM, Sep 30, 2013

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --Larry Kirk loves travel and disc golf. That's the perfect combination for his latest challenge which is playing in 50 states in 50 days.

Green Outdoors: Dempsey Challenge grows again

6:10 PM, Sep 16, 2013

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Patrick Dempsey used his fame to create the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing. Now he uses his energy to help fund that agency.

Green Outdoors: Pickleball is sweeping the state!

5:54 PM, Sep 9, 2013

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Pickleball is a cross between ping pong and tennis. It is played with a whiffle ball and a paddle. It's popularity is increasing rapidly in Maine. In one year, the number of courts has increased from 2 to 28.

Cumberland Classics is a Classic Car Show

7:26 PM, Sep 2, 2013

CUMBERLAND, Me (NEWS CENTER) -- Americans love their cars and that is evident at Cumberland Classics, a car show at which hundreds gather every Tuesday night.

State of Maine Stone

5:16 PM, Aug 26, 2013

LIMINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Rick Wood has built more than twenty-two hundred feet of rock wall around his Limington home.  He was adding to them when he flipped over a 600 pound stone and discovered that it was shaped like his native state of Maine.

Green Outdoors: Save the Drive-Ins

3:09 PM, Aug 19, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- At the end of the year, movies will no longer be produced on 35 millimeter film. That could cause many drive-ins to close because of the expense of converting to a digital system.

Clinic Reaches Out to Wheelchair Athletes

7:45 PM, Aug 12, 2013

New Gloucester, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation held a clinic designed to introduce wheelchair athletes to racing and other sports. Sports can be an important part of the rehabilitation process.

Green Outdoors: Searchers hope for "miracle"

7:05 PM, Aug 5, 2013

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Searchers say it will take a miracle to find Geraldine Largay. The 66-year old was hiking alone on Maine's Appalachian Trail when she vanished without a trace two weeks ago. Hundreds of searchers covered enormous amounts of difficult back country and found nothing.

OOB 10-Mile "Marathon" was Maine's 1st Big Race

10:54 AM, Aug 1, 2013

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The event is bearly forgotten, but 75-years ago, The Old Orchard Beach 10-Mile Marathon was the biggest sporting event of the summer.

Sproul Carves for Nature

6:02 PM, Jul 8, 2013

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Laurie Sproul has always felt at home in the outdoors.  Now this national class paddler she is using what she has learned to make beautiful carvings. She is rallying with other artists to make a statement about global warming.

 

Green Outdoors: Julia Clukey eyes Sochi

6:20 PM, Jul 1, 2013

READFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- America's top female luger Julia Clukey is at home this summer. She is fit and ready to challenge for an Olympic medal. She would be the first American woman to ever win an Olympic medal in the sport of luge.

Green Outdoors: Little Lyford a hit with sportsmen

2:44 PM, Jun 25, 2013

BOWDOIN COLLEGE GRANT EAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --Nestled in the mountains near Greenville, set on 66,000 acres of land, the Appalachian Mountain Club is in its tenth year of hosting the Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins which has catered to outdoor enthusiasts for 139 years.

Green Outdoors: Bikers and motorists try to share the roads

5:53 PM, Jun 17, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In the wake of two serious incidents involving bicycles and cars, there is a call for education, patience, education and understanding from the representative organizations.

It's Snake Season!

5:10 PM, Jun 10, 2013

Newport, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Maine Herpetological Society studies amphibians and reptiles. This time of year, their favorite may be the snake as society members check various habitats to make sure snakes abound.

Maine Bear Population Flourishes

5:56 PM, Jun 3, 2013

Machias Lake, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine has more bear than any other state east of the Rockies.  That's in part because of the oldest continuous bear study in the United States. 

Learn Lobstering on the Lucky Catch

5:19 PM, May 27, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Lobstering is a big part of Maine's character. Now people can go along with properly licensed lobstermen on fifteen charters operating all along the Downeast Coast. 

Peregrines Finding a Home

7:01 PM, May 20, 2013

Portland, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Peregrine Falcons suffered signifcantly because of DDT spraying. Still one of the most regionally diverse raptors, they are making a comeback in Maine thanks to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Biodiversity Research Institute.

State wildlife officials considered over turkey virus

7:29 PM, May 13, 2013

POLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine's turkey population is being threatened by a virus.

Sesquicentennial of Chancellorsville

5:47 PM, May 6, 2013

Rockland, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Only a few were aware of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville. May 3, 1863 was the second bloodiest day of the American Civil War. Major General Hiram Berry, the highest ranking Maine soldier killed during the war, met his end on that day.

Zip Line to highlight Paul Bunyan Festival

7:53 PM, Apr 29, 2013

RUMFORD, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Rumford will host a Paul Bunyan Festival this weekend.  It will feature events, contests and entertainmnet.  The highlight will be a 600-foot zip line across the Lower Falls of the Androscoggin.

Green Outdoors: State looks to improve boating

7:03 PM, Apr 22, 2013

VASSALBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Boating season is here and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is trying to improve the experience for Mainers.

Outdoor World Divided Over Hermit

11:47 AM, Apr 16, 2013

Rome, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With two folk songs written about the North Pond Hermit, he is rapidly becoming a folk hero in Maine. However, outdoor experts disagree about whether Christopher Knight's tall tale is true.

Gil Gilpatrick always ready to paddle

4:51 PM, Apr 8, 2013

Showhegan, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Gil Gilpatrick has been an outdoor enthusiast for 65 years and a Master Maine Guide for 35. He has led thousands of people on canoeing trips, many down Maine's famed Allagash Wilderness Waterway. His Maine Guide Handbook, "Outdoor Adventure Trips" offers expert advice on how to lead an outdoor adventure that involves canoeing, camping, hunting and many other outdoor activities.

Elver fishing could be shut down

7:05 PM, Apr 1, 2013

WALDOBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A battle between the State of Maine and the Passamaquoddy Tribal Government could result in the closing of Maine's elver fishery.

Harness Racing season to begin

6:51 PM, Mar 25, 2013

Sidney, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Standardbred racing season begins in Maine on Saturday.  Trainers all over the state are working extra hard as the final days to the season count down.

Maple Sugar Season

8:40 AM, Mar 23, 2013

Brunswick, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- When the temperature rises above freezing during the day and drops below freezing at night, sap starts to run in maple trees.  The collection and boiling down of this sap has become an important season in Maine.  It is now maple sugaring time.

Fat bikes stretch out the year

5:53 PM, Mar 11, 2013

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Not many sports go all year round in Maine, but thanks to fat bikes, mountain biking is one of them. Fat bikes are specially designed mountain bikes with extra wide tires so they can go on snow or sand.

Bill would abolish Advisory Council

5:24 PM, Mar 4, 2013

Augusta, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A Portland lawmaker has introduced legislation that would abolish the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. The council gives advice and consent to the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries Wildlife.

Outdoor Sportsman program challenges outdoorsmen

6:17 PM, Feb 25, 2013

Augusta, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Maine is unique in the way it allows recreationists access to the outdoors. With slight exception, if land is not posted, tresspassing is allowed.

A new program called Outdoor Partners is deisgned to continue the relationship between landowners and recreationists.

Ski program looking for veterans

9:24 PM, Feb 11, 2013

Pownal, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Veterans with disabilities are being encouraged to get up and get going. A program called VAST--Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training is overing physical rehabilitation to veterans and it's absolutely free.

Harkins Starts Atlantic Adventures TV Show

8:44 PM, Feb 4, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Jim Harkins is well know along the Portland waterfront.  Now he'll be known statewide as the host of a new fishing show on Time Warner Cable. 


Winter Driving Tips

6:23 PM, Jan 28, 2013

Dalton, NH (NEWS CENTER) - Preparation, practice and experience are important factos in keeping winter drivers safe.  However, even veteran drivers need to stay up on changing conditions and new technology.

Gun owners await new gun laws

5:29 PM, Jan 21, 2013

GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--As Federal, State and local governments wrestle with new gun legislation, gunowners are waiting to see how new laws will affect them.  They are also buying guns.

Wescott World Cup Winner

5:25 PM, Jan 14, 2013

Carrabassett Valley, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Seth Wescott is about to leave Sugarloaf for Quebec and the World Cup World Championships.

Wescott, who has won both Olympic Gold Medals in the sport of Bordercross, picked up his first World Cup victory in four years at Telluride.  He won in a photo finish, just as he lost there in 2011.

 

Juggling Fire is a hot show

7:30 PM, Dec 3, 2012

Potland, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- John Geyerhahn believes playing with fire isn't always bad.  He is a street performer with the Portland Fire Dancers Collective.  His specialty is juggling torches.

First Mainer qualifies for Bass Classic

6:26 PM, Nov 26, 2012

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Jonathan Carter loves to fish. The 29-year-old elementary school teacher has become the first Mainer to ever qualify for the Bassmaster Classic, which is considered the world championship of bass fishing.

Maine Woman to Soar off Kilimanjaro

7:02 PM, Nov 19, 2012

Carrabasset Valley, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Johnna Haskell is a photographer, skier and mountaineer.  She is preparing to paraglide off Kilimanjaro in a fund raiser for the Taszanian people.

Green Outdoors: Poaching is on the rise in Maine

8:33 PM, Nov 13, 2012

RIPLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Poaching is as old as deer hunting in Maine. This year the activity may be aa record levels. Poaching creates a danger to the public and puts increasing pressure on game wardens.

Maine Hunter Creates Adaptive Shooting System

8:35 PM, Nov 5, 2012

Palermo, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- On a sweltering hot day in 2004, Jeff Malloy blacked out while working on a ladder.  He fell on his head and was paralyzed. Part of his effort to rebuild his life involves a shooting system which enables this passionate outdoorsman to get back into the field.

Hunting Season Opens in Maine

6:23 PM, Oct 29, 2012

Gray, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Hunting season has begun in Maine.  This season is technically called "The Traditional Firearm Season on Deer." More than 150,000 Mainers are license to hunt deer.

Brook Trout Thriving at West Branch Pond Camps

2:39 PM, Oct 23, 2012

Township A Range 12, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- It's easy to know that native Brook Trout are thriving at West Branch Pond Camps.  That's because the video shows that they are.

Maine Heirloom Apples Being Saved

11:58 AM, Oct 15, 2012

Palermo, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- John Bunker is no Johnny Appleseed.  He's much more knowledgeable and scientific as he locates, collects and conserves the heirloom apple varieties of Maine.

Green Outdoors: Bow season opens in Maine

12:45 PM, Oct 1, 2012

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More than 10,000 archers are eligible to take to the field as Bow Hunting Season opens in Maine. It will end with the Traditional Firearm Season on Deer on November 24.

Green Outdoors: Monarchs heading south

5:11 PM, Sep 24, 2012

YORK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Monarch butterflies are currently migrating to Mexico.  Several Mainers have noticed large groups of butterflies gathering together as they make this annual migration, one of the most spectacular in nature.

Green Outdoors: UMaine donates insect collection

1:47 PM, Sep 18, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The University of Maine has donated its extensive insect collection to the Maine State Archives. The collection serves as a baseline of Maine's natural history and will enable scientists to study such phenomenon as climate change.

Green Outdoors: Landowner Appreciation Day is Saturday

3:38 PM, Sep 10, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine has unqiue trespass laws which help keep open more than 16 million acres of land to outdoor recreation. At the heart of this effort is the Landowner Liability Law.

"I would say that nine out of 10 landowners don't understand how strong that law is," said Tom Doak, Executive Director of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM).

The Landowner Liability Law was written in 1979.  It protects landowners should accidents happen on their land. Should someone sue a landowner and lose the case, they would be responsible for paying the landowner's costs association with the case.  The result is few bring suit.

"I get calls from lawyers investigating the law," said Mark Latti of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. "Once they see how strong the law is, they don't even bring suit."

The law has been strengthened periodically.  In Pennsylvania, a hunter shot and killed a

RC Air Show Comes to Sanford

8:26 AM, Sep 5, 2012

Sanford, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Some of the finest radio control competitors in the world will be in Sanford to put on what is called an Air Show Extravaganza.

Mainers urged to prepare for emergencies

5:51 PM, Aug 27, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With Tropical Storm Isaac about to become a hurricane and bearing down on the Louisiana coast, Maine emergency officials remind Mainers that they should always be prepared for a major catastrophe here.

Hometown Hero to fly in F-16

6:19 PM, Aug 20, 2012

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Wiscasset pilot who volunteers with youth programs has been chosen a Hometown Hero by the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Nick Knobil is like a schoolboy himself because he will get a ride in an F-16.

Appalachian Trail to celebrate 75th

6:48 PM, Aug 13, 2012

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Seventy-five years ago this week a Civilian Conservation Corp crew finished the last section of The Appalachian Trail.  The two-mile stretch, located between Sugarloaf and Spaulding mountains will host a commemoration of hearty hikers this Saturday.

Olympian Sabasteanski Gives Back

6:50 PM, Aug 6, 2012

BRIDGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- As a two-time Olympian who was among those who carried the World Trade Center flag at the Salt Lake City Olympics, Kristina Sabasteanski has a unique perspective of this year's games.

Mainely Gymnastics enjoys the show

12:37 PM, Aug 2, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Gymnasts as this Maine school followed the U. S. Women's Gymnastics Team with particular passion.  They gathered for a sleep over at Mainely Gymnastics and cheered their heroes as they won gold.

Dogs days of summer at Belgrade Lakes

6:00 PM, Aug 1, 2012

BELGRADE LAKES, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Golf is a quiet and staid game. It's more fun when you can take your dog.  That's allowed at the Belgrade Lakes golf club, a fact that has generated national publicity for the beautiful lakeside links.

Logan, U. S. Women advance

11:09 AM, Jul 30, 2012

(NEWS CENTER) -- Ellie Logan of Boothbay Harbor and the Women's Eight with Coxswain has advanced to the finals at the Olympic Games.

Pilot gigs a Belfast mainstay

4:21 PM, Jul 23, 2012

BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Pilot gigs have been around since the days of the sailing ships. They are 32-foot, six-person row boats used to ferry pilots, dignitaries and even contraband from ship to shore or back.

Green Outdoors: Farm uses cow manure to generate electricity

3:16 PM, Jul 16, 2012

EXETER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Maine dairy farm is converting cow manure into electricity through a concept known as anaerobic digestion. The process is on line and producing enough electricity to power 800 homes.

Seagulls in the city

9:05 AM, Jul 10, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- You expect to see herring gulls or seagulls along the coast of Maine.  However, in recent years, they have been moving into the city in increasing numbers.  A researcher from the University of New England is studying the cost and benefit of herring gulls nesting on roofs.

Green Outdoors: Athearns making a name for themselves

4:56 PM, Jul 2, 2012

CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Athearn family is red hot and their friends in the Standardbred industry could not be more pleased.

Untamed New England attracts world class performers

1:56 PM, Jun 25, 2012

THE FORKS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- One hundred sixty-nine competitors forming 49 teams from all over the world converged on Maine last weekend for the Untamed New England Adventure Race.

Winter Moths invade Maine

3:01 PM, Jun 18, 2012

HARPSWELL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An invasive species known as Winter Moth has invaded the town of Harpswell. The moths feed on plants and trees, especially hard woods. State entomologists believe that they were carried into Maine by summer residents who brought domestic plants with them.

Beach Boot Camp is a regimen

5:20 PM, Jun 4, 2012

Kennebunk, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- They meet in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  They meet in darkness, sun  and all kinds of weather. They are members of Leslie Carroll's Beach Boot Camp class where consistency and hard work make all the difference. 

Maine bees buzzing

4:05 PM, May 29, 2012

Falmouth, ME (NEWS CENTER)--Maine beekeepers report that things are buzzing and that Collapsed Colony Disorder is not having a significant effect on bees in Maine.

8th in the nation shot putter from ME trains for Olympics

7:31 PM, May 21, 2012

CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Olympic Trials are coming up in Eugene, Oregon the last week in June. Several Maine athletes will be attempting to make the Olympic Team.  One of them is Becki O'Brien of Cumberland and the University of Buffalo who puts the shot and hurls the discus.

Wyeths looking to the Belmont Stakes

11:20 PM, May 18, 2012

Rockport, Maine (NEWS CENTER)    Maine's preeminant artist Jamie Wyeth has returned to Maine for the summer.  Wyeth calls his visit to the Kentucky Derby the thrill of a lifetime and hints that his wife Phyllis' horse will run in the Belmont Stakes.

Green Outdoors: Play Petanque in Maine

3:43 PM, May 7, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Called "the most popular game that no one ever heard of" petanque has a small but loyal following in Maine.

 

Green Outdoors: Maine is epicenter for Oreo Cookie cows

6:33 PM, Apr 30, 2012

FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In several parts of Maine one can see Belted Galloways stading in fields along the roadside. "Belties" have one broad stripe or belt around them.

 

Maine game warden writes humorous book

7:38 PM, Apr 23, 2012

Brooks, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- A retired Maine Game Warden has written a riotous memoir of his days in the field. "Suddenly, The Cider Didn't Taste So Good," is a compilation of short stories by John Ford.

 

Bart the eagle turns 30

6:27 PM, Apr 16, 2012

FREEDOM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An eagle that has become an iconic Maine symbol will turn thirty in the next month. Bart the eagle has become a symbol for the restoration of his species since he was shot in Pennsylvania in 1982.

Penobscots to commemorate Sockalexis

6:28 PM, Apr 9, 2012

Indian Island, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- On April 19, 1912, Andrew Sockalexis of Indian Island finished second in the Boston Marathon. Now three representatives of the Penobscots are running to commemorate Sockalexis' achievement and to raise money for Penobscot River restoration.

Maine is a primo bird watching site

12:16 PM, Apr 3, 2012

Bar Harbor, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Bird watching is said to be Maine's most popular activity and the early Spring has migrating birds appearing in big numbers.  On Mount Desert Island, Michael Good is excited about the arrivals.  He is an ornithologist, guide and director of one of Maine's biggest birding festivals.

Mud season will come in Maine

7:01 PM, Mar 26, 2012

Berwick, ME (NEWS CENTER)--A week of mid-summer like weather has left Mainers feeling like it's July.  However, a long mud season is coming and ATVers are being asked to keep that in mind as they head outdoors.

White Nose Syndrome threatens bats

6:28 PM, Mar 19, 2012

Oxford County, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- White Nose Syndrome is a fungus which is killing bats.  It was first discovered in the United States in 2006 and reached Maine last year. It is devastating to certain species of bats including the most common bat in our region, the Little Brown.

Nokomis taxidermists give Maine icon a sprucing up

6:41 PM, Mar 12, 2012

Newport, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- "Ape-raham" is a stuffed Lowland Gorilla which has stood at Perry's Nut House for at least 75 years. The virtually ignored piece of taxidermy is being restored by members of Mr. Whitten's class at Nokomis High School.  Mr. Whitten believes that his is the only taxidermy high school class in the country.

New system for Maine's moose lottery

4:47 PM, Mar 5, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The State of Maine has made changes to its Moose Permit Lottery System.  The new method is designed to give a better chance to those who have applied the most consecutive years.

Camp Sunshine brightens winter days

4:47 PM, Mar 5, 2012

Casco, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Camp Sunshine is for kids who have a life-threatening disease.  They come with their families for a week of fun and relaxation to be with others in similar situations.  It is one of the only camps in Maine that opens in the winter.

Green Outdoors: Skier app aids fundraiser

6:28 PM, Feb 20, 2012

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine--Tom Hanson is the Treasuer of the Ski Museum of Maine. He is turning his skiing into a fundraiser.  He plans to ski three million vertical feet and will use an app to measure his effort.

Great Backyard Bird Count February 17-20

4:38 PM, Feb 18, 2012

Portland, ME. (NEWS CENTER)-- Birders from all across the country will be taking part in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend.  Last year, more than ninety-two thousand people counted more than eleven million birds.  The list featured 594 species.

Natalie Terry is matriarch of the mountain

6:46 PM, Feb 11, 2012

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Natalie Terry has seen many changes in her 42 years as a ski instructor. She has taught more than 23,000 skiers.  Her total is slightly greater than the population of the city of Auburn.

Green Outdoors: Skiers should know responsibility code

5:27 PM, Jan 23, 2012

BRIDGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two serious ski accidents have marred the winter season.  Ski areas are reminding skiers to know the basic safety rules.

Currier breaks out in World Cup

9:18 AM, Jan 19, 2012

Nove Mesto, Czechoslovakia (NEWS CENTER)-- Russell Currier of New Sweden, Maine finished sixth in a World Cup Biathlon. It is a break out for the twenty five year old Currier and the Maine Winter Sports Center which began training Maine kids in the sport fifteen years ago. 

Green Outdoors: 1914 Aero Sled rides again!

7:23 PM, Jan 16, 2012

BRYANT POND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Winter time can mean old fashioned fun.  Perhaps no one is having more of it than Phil Smith who is refurbishing a 1914 Aero Sled, which looks like an air boat on skis.

Green Outdoors: Mainers compete at Nationals

5:40 PM, Jan 9, 2012

RUMFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Jessie Diggins of the U. S. Ski Team put on the greatest show at the National Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford. More than a dozen Mainers turned in respectable perfromance on the national stage.

 

 

Emery makes U. S. Developmental Team

8:04 PM, Jan 2, 2012

NEW GLOUCESTER, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- A 21-year-old New Gloucester woman has made the U. S. Development Team in the sport of Skeleton.  Skeleton is a sledding event which is held on a bobsled run.  Sherri Emery must travel to Lake Placid, New York to compete.

Dr. Zee's Christmas lights are a hit in Augusta

6:27 PM, Dec 26, 2011

Augusta, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- An Augusta Orthodontist is determined to brighten people's holidays.  Dr. Darryl Zeleniak has set up a spectacular display of lighting on his Augusta office.

Sunsets are getting later!

7:24 PM, Dec 20, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Even though days are still getting shorter, sunsets are getting later.  The optimists among us believe that the long inexorable march toward spring has begun.

Tipping is important at Christmas time!

6:28 PM, Dec 12, 2011

Falmouth, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Tipping is important at Christmas time in Maine.  That's because tipping is the process of collecting greens that are used in the making of Christmas wreaths, kissing balls and garlands.

Green Outdoors: 10-year-old achieves outdoor grand slam

6:12 PM, Dec 5, 2011

ACTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ten year old A. J. Davis of Acton shot a turkey, a bear, a moose and a deer.  This makes him one of the youngest Maine hunters to ever complete the grand slam.

Fishermen, females fight over feathers

7:49 PM, Nov 28, 2011

Portland, ME (NEWS CENTER)--Feather extensions are a popular style in women's hair fashion.  Salons have bought so many turkey feathers that fly tyers are crying foul.  They can't find feathers for their most popular dry fly patterns.

Green Outdoors: Average hunting season for safety

5:48 PM, Nov 21, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite a rash of hunting accidents, inclduing two very serious ones, the 2011 deer hunting season is about average in terms of safety, according the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

"Herbie" the Elm lives!

2:53 PM, Nov 14, 2011

BUXTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Herbie was the name given to the largest Elm Tree in New England.  It was cut down in January of 2011.  A number of local craftsmen have turned Herbie into fine furniture and other items.  Bob Cariddi's contribution is to make bowls.

Green Outdoors: Trimper goes afield

7:24 PM, Nov 7, 2011

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Steve Trimper is best known as the Baseball Coach at the University of Maine.  However, he is also passionate about hunting and the season dovetails nicely baseball.

Outdoor Federation is defunct

3:54 PM, Oct 31, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Outdoor Federation which was intended to unify the voices of attempting has gone defunct.  The leadership void in the Maine outdoors offers a unique opportunity for the Sportman's Alliance of Maine (SAM).

Green Outdoors: Hunters should act like guests

5:24 PM, Oct 24, 2011

GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With Maine's hunting season about to begin, hunters are being warned to act like guests.  Ninety-five per cent of Maine is privately owned, so it's rare when someone is hunting on public land.

Ski Maine says ski Maine this year

3:39 PM, Oct 17, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Ski Maine Association is making first tracks with their promotional program designed to get people skiing locally this year. 

Best friends vie in stakes final

4:03 PM, Oct 10, 2011

FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two race horses who are best buddies will challenge each other in the Maine Standbred Stakes Final on Sunday at Scarborough Downs.

Tom Brown readies for third Paralympics

6:07 PM, Oct 3, 2011

CASTINE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Tom Brown of Castine has won silver and bronze medals in Paralympic sailing races.  He is preparing for the American Olympic trials and hopes to earn a third trip to the games.

Green Outdoors: Hunters prepare for the season

5:10 PM, Sep 26, 2011

CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fall's arrival signals hunting seasons for Maine hunters.  The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has two publications designed to help hunters.

Nicely wins Junior Worlds

6:17 PM, Sep 19, 2011

GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A twenty-year-old Gorham woman is celebrating a Junior World Championship in the sport of archery.  Kendall Nicely won the title in Legnica, Poland and set a world record in the process.

Young horsemen bring new life to racing

4:28 PM, Sep 12, 2011

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Five youngdrivers are making an impact on Maine Standbred Racing and most think the sport is better for it.

 

Cousins tie in Maine Sporting Clays Championship

1:26 PM, Sep 6, 2011

Scarborough, ME (NEWS CENTER) --Sporting Clays is the hottest clay target shooting sport.  This year, 122 shooters vied for the Maine State Championship.  Cousins ended up tieing for the title and Bubb Copp ended up the winner when Keith MacDonald went home before the shoot-off.

100 Mile Wilderness run grows

2:11 PM, Aug 22, 2011

FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some challenges are just so great that they become intriguing.  Running Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness is becoming such a challenge.

Mainers restore vintage canoes

4:55 PM, Aug 15, 2011

Atkinson, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Restoring vintage canoes takes patience, time and money. Jonathan Minott and Bob Volock are the experts who bring new life to old boats at the Island Falls Canoe Company in Atkinson, Maine.

Honey season is here

5:31 PM, Aug 8, 2011

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A sweet crop is being harvested -- bee keepers report that honey season is just beginning. 

Maine Island Trail wins national recognition

3:21 PM, Jul 22, 2011

Portland, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--The Maine Island Trail has been named the best kayak trail in the country by Outside Magazine.  It's just the latest award for a trail that is considered on of Maine's great gems.

Bull Run battle was difficult day for Maine

6:16 PM, Jul 18, 2011

MANASSAS, Va. (NEWS CENTER) -- This is the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The first major battle took place 150 years ago on July 21. Four Maine regiments were involved in the action which did not go well for the Union Army.

Busy weekend for pyrotechnics!

1:56 PM, Jul 1, 2011

Farmingdale, ME (NEWS CENTER)--Central Maine Pyrotechnics will put on sixty-five shows around the state over a five-day holiday weekend.  It means lots of work and lots of fun for pyrotechnics.

Sportsmen's groups volunteer to protect Crooked River

6:03 PM, Jun 27, 2011

CASCO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Crooked River is a hidden jewel providing much of the water for Maine's most populated area, Greater Portland. 

Off-road running with the Trail Monsters

5:28 PM, Jun 20, 2011

POWNAL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Trail running is becoming more popular. Many runners who used to be seen on roads, are now dashing through woods and fields.

Moose lottery to be held Saturday at Cabela's

3:56 PM, Jun 13, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine's thirty-first moose hunting lottery will be Saturday night.  3,862 permits will be awarded this year. The hunt will generate $1.4 million to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Striper fishing remains free for Mainers

2:22 PM, Jun 6, 2011

Augusta, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- The movement to force recreational fishermen to buy a saltwater license has been halted.  However, Maine fishermen must be part of the National Saltwater Fishing Registry.

Ticks now a part of life in Maine

3:45 PM, May 27, 2011

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Lyme Disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the Northern Hemisphere.  It has spread into Maine over the last thirty years and apparently is here to stay.

Pine Tree Store for sale

5:26 PM, May 23, 2011

GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Kurt and Kathy Cressey have owned the Pine Tree Store in Grand Lake Stream for sixteen years. Now it's for sale as the owners have created a new business which is to be known as Pack Baskets of Maine.

Garrison goes pro

4:06 PM, May 16, 2011

THOMASTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Troy Garrison of Thomaston is well known in his community.  He is a lifelong resident and a police officer.  Now Troy has turned pro as a bass fisherman and hopes to compete at the sport's highest level.

Fiddleheads are thriving

2:09 PM, May 10, 2011

GARDINER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's fiddlehead season in Maine.  Picking and cooking the tasty fern is a spring tradition in this region.

Turkey season opens in Maine

4:02 PM, May 2, 2011

POLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Turkey season opened for all hunters in Maine today.  Thousands of hunters were expected to be in the field. The season will last until June fourth.

Maine thoroughbred ready to race in 2011

7:03 PM, Apr 25, 2011

SHAPLEIGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Maine thoughrobred racehorse is preparing for a season of racing.

Maine Archives announces Civil War series

4:52 PM, Apr 18, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --The Maine State Archives is observing the Sesquicentennial (150 years) of the Civil War by publishing hundreds of stories about the conflict.

Pick a good bike

4:49 PM, Apr 11, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're planning on buying a bike this summer, make sure what you're going to use the bike for. Having a plan for your summer bike season is critical says Fred Robie of the Maine Bicycle Coalition.

House debates horse slaughter

5:17 PM, Apr 4, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- How can a horse be put to death? That's the question being debated in the Maine legislature.  The Friends of Animals organization thinks the practice of shipping horses to slaughterhouses in Canada is inhumane and wants the practice stopped.

Woman given leadership post at IF & W

4:31 PM, Mar 28, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A long time Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife staff has been named Deputy Commissioner.  Andrea Erskine becomes the first woman in the 130-year history of the department to be given a leadership post.

Wescott wins World Cup Photo-Finish

3:06 PM, Mar 24, 2011

Arosa, Switzerland (NEWS CENTER)--Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott of Kingfield, Maine edged World Cup leader Pierre Vaultier of France in photo finish. It was sweet revenge for the Sugarloafer who lost his last World Cup start when Vaultier came from behind to defeat him.

The sap is runnin!

6:16 PM, Mar 21, 2011

DAYTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Freezing nights and warm days cause the sap to run in maple sugar trees.  Those who turn that sap into sweet, delicious maple syrup report this has been a banner year in Maine.