Tuesday's boys hockey quarter-final schedule/scores

NEWS CENTER - The boys high school hockey quarter-finals got underway on Monday night with a Lewiston win.  Here's the rest of the regional matchups that are all scheduled for Tuesday.  

CLASS 'A' WEST

(8) SOUTH PORTLAND    0
(1) FALMOUTH             10

(5) CHEVERUS     3
(4) NOBLE/WELLS  4

(6) BIDDEFORD           3
(3) THORNTON ACADEMY  5

(7) PORTLAND/DEERING       2
(2) SCARBOROUGH          4

CLASS 'A' EAST

Cap on tax deductions could hurt nonprofits' bottomlines

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A change to the state's tax code last year, designed to close part of a $37 million budget shortfall by capping tax deductions, may cause a ripple effect in the budgets of nonprofits across the state.

The change caps all deductions, including donations to charity, at $27,500 reducing the tax incentive for Mainers to give to nonprofit organizations.

Brenda Peluso, director of public policy for the Maine Association of Nonprofits, says it is too early to tell what the impact will be right now, because donors who gave during 2013 are finding out now that they are not eligible for a tax deduction on large gifts.

"I have heard some people say they are going to double down, reduce their contributions to make up for their losses in 2013 in 2014," stated Peluso. 

How Yoga Helps People with Parkinson's Disease

How Yoga Helps People with Parkinson's Disease

Elizabeth Burd is a Parkinson's Superstar. Seriously. During Parkinson's Awareness month in 2012, the National Parkinson's Foundation honored people from around the country, including Elizabeth, who make a difference in the Parkinson's community.

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Famous author cuts a check to bookstore in Topsham

TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Best-selling author James Patterson is giving away $1 million of his own money to independent bookstores.

On Wednesday, Patterson announced the first round of 55 stores to receive over $267,000 in funds.

Patterson's publisher, Hachette Book Group, released a statement saying the author feels that bookstores are vital to communities and that they leave a lasting love of reading in children and adults.

Percy's Burrow in Topsham received a check from Patterson in the about of $2,500.

What Can Happen When Adult Children Care for Their Elderly Parents

What Can Happen When Adult Children Care for Their Elderly Parents

This is the first of a series of guest posts by Kate Fallon, a licensed clinical professional counselor in Portland. For the past 10 years Kate has been associated with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, providing support and education to people who are caring for an elderly parent or friend. She recently opened a private practice — Ageless Journeys — in Portland.

Father and 4-year-old rescued from house fire in Bath

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A father and son are lucky to be alive after a fire in their South Street home Thursday afternoon.

PHOTOS: Fire in Bath

The fire started at 62 South Street around 3:30 p.m., according to Bath Fire Chief Stephen Hinds.

He said when his crews arrived, they found all three floors of the building burning, and a father and son in the second floor window.

John Tanguay, 37, his son, Nicholas, 4, were trapped inside.

By the time firefighters got to the window, it was almost too late.

"The fire was in the room with the people when we got to them," said Chief Hinds.

Firefighters were able to get them out with seconds to spare.

"Very, extremely lucky," said Hinds.