Ranked Bowdoin basketball teams sweep doubleheader

Brunswick, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The nationally ranked Bowdoin men's and women's basketball teams kept rolling as they swept their home doubleheader over Wesleyan. 

The #24 men remained unbeaten (12-0) with a 63-54 win.  Andrew Madlinger had a game-high 16.  Camden Hills alum Keegan Pieri added 12. 

The 20th ranked women (14-1) won more comfortabley 65-45.  Sara Binkhorst led all scorers with 15.  MDI grad Megan Phelps added 11 off the bench.

Burst pipes damage Historic Museum

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A museum in Brunswick is assessing damage after the recent cold snap caused water pipes to burst.

The Joshua Chamberlain Museum is located in the house where the famous Civil War hero lived most of his life. When the executive director went to check on the museum last weekend she saw water pouring from the ceiling into the historic home.

The water damaged the parlor and the dining room. Ceilings in both rooms had to be taken down as well as some of the walls. Some furniture original to the home was also damaged.















H.S. basketball polls: Classes 'A' & 'B' , Week 5

NEWS CENTER - Here's are the high school basketball rankings in Class 'A' and 'B' for week five. 

Class 'A' Boys

1. Hampden (6-0)
2. Portland (7-0)
3. Bonny Eagle (7-0)
4. Bangor (4-2)
5. Falmouth (5-1)

Class 'B' Boys

1. Greely (6-0)
2. Caribou (6-0)
3. Oceanside (6-1)
4. Morse: (7-0)
5 Yarmouth (3-2)

Class 'A' Girls

1. Mcauley (6-0)
2.Edward Little (7-0)
3. Lawrence (5-1)
4. Thornton Acad. (5-1)
5. Portland (6-1)

Class 'B' Girls

1. Lake Region (5-1)
2. Nokomis (7-0)
3. Presque Isle (9-0)
4. Wells (5-1)
5. Mount Desert Island (6-1)
5. Spruce Mountain (6-0)

Gift of golf for Maine troops in Afghanistan

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A golf company is sending a care package to a group of soldiers in Afghanistan that is expected to be a hit.

Staff Sergeant Justin Poirier of the 133rd Engineer Battalion, based out of Gardiner, contacted Harris Golf in Bath asking how the troops could buy inexpensive golf balls. The soldiers had set up a makeshift golf course where they are stationed at Bagram Air Base. But because of the obvious dangers in the surrounding area, they could not retrieve the golf balls when they hit them too far.

Instead of just sending golf balls, Harris Golf is sending an entire golf course kit, complete with four new sets of clubs, hitting mats, target flags, and of course more than seven hundred golf balls. Staff Sergeant Poirier told NEWS CENTER by phone about the gratitude he feels toward the company.

Gaziano award semi-finalists announced

NEWS CENTER - The Gaziano selection committed announced the 15 semi-finalists for the fourth annual award given to Maine's most well-rounded offensive and defensive linemen. 

Offensive Linemen

Brendan Moore, Bangor

Isaiah Reynolds, Bonny Eagle

Joshua Thibeault, Brunswick

Greg Grinnell, Cheverus

Matt Powell, Leavitt

Jedidiah Thomas Scott, Sanford

Ethan Liberty, Skowhegan

Ethan Petty, Windham

Defensive Linemen

Caelan Houle, Cape Elizabeth

Dylan Rasch, Greely

Colin Richards, Mt. Blue

Russell Wilson, Nokomis

Luke Washburn, Oak Hill

Jacob Fogel, Portland

Michael Pino, Scarborough

Crews working long shifts all over state to restore power

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Parts of Maine will stay dark Monday night thanks to a fast-moving storm that dumped nearly a foot of heavy wet snow overnight.
The latest storm was a set back for Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro crews that had been working 17 hour shifts for the last week to restore power following a major ice storm that at its peak left 150,000 customers without electricity.
CMP was down to just 50 outages when the storm rolled in and with it 10 thousand new calls for service.
The problem said CMP line supervisor Gary Hawkes is the one- two punch with no thaw in between. "The snow just sticks to the ice that's already weighing down the trees," said Hawkes. "What we need is a nice sunny 40 degree day."
But with much colder temps on the way, that melt won't happen anytime soon.
CMP hopes to have all power restored by Tuesday. Bangor Hydro is shooting for New Year's Day.