Mt. Ararat wins class B East crown in 2OT over Lewiston

TOPSHAM (NEWS CENTER)- Mt. Ararat was 46 seconds away from winning the Class B East title over Lewiston in regulation.  Instead, they had "settle" for the victory in double overtime, 2-1. 

Robbe Small's header off Ben Volk's throw-in 2:10 into the second OT clinched the Eagles (15-1-1) 6th trip to the state final, where they'll play Scarborough in Hampden  Saturday at 10 am. 

After a scoreless first half, Griffin Stockdale's goal was got things going 13 minutes into the second half. 

That lead stood until 46 seconds left in regulation when Abd Shariff-Hersi tied the match on a volley from the right sideline. 

The Blue Devils finish their season with a 13-2-2 record.

Downeaster begins rolling north to Freeport, Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After years of waiting, people in Mid-coast Maine finally have their train. Eleven years after coming to Portland, Amtrak's Downeaster officially started service between Brunswick and Boston.

Big crowds and high school bands turned out in both towns to welcome the train today. It was a special, inaugural train, filled with local and state leaders, railroad officials and people who have worked for years to bring train service back.

The trip actually began in Boston, with a ceremony that included Massachusetts transportation officials. A dance troupe from Portland, wearing "Maine" sweatshirts, performed for the crowd. The Downeaster is being marketed in Boston as "The Train to Maine", with special posters promoting shopping at L.L. Bean and visits to inns in Brunswick.

Sandy changes course for historic vessel's reconstruction

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A reconstruction of the historic vessel Virginia has already survived a hurricane, and it hasn't even been built yet.

Volunteer shipwrights have been working with Morse High School students to reconstruct the Virginia for years.

Built in 1607, it was the first ship built in North America by English colonists at the Popham Colony, about 12 miles away from Bath.

Project managers from Maine's First Ship had planned to have the vessel complete in about four years, but Sandy had plans of her own.

Winds from the hurricane hit the project site hard on Monday, and destroyed the cover shed surrounding the vessel.

"I'd say it was worse than we expected," said Fred Hill, a member of the MFS board.

While the ship itself was not damaged, it is a set-back.

Highway heroes honored for going the extra mile

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Transportation Safety Coalition recognized two people for their heroic, selfless actions that helped save lives.

Private First Class Lisa Bryant was given a Special Achievement Award for her quick actions in coming to the aid of a driver who crashed in front of her and was ejected from his car, suffering serious injuries.  PFC Bryant is a medic with the Maine Army National Guard and used her training to help save the life of Larry Huff.

Huff, a volunteer driver with RTP, was driving south on Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham on August 21st when he crashed into a guardrail.  When Bryant reached him, he was no longer breathing.  She administered first aid and revived the him before he was transported by helicopter to a local hospital.  He remained in intensive care for five weeks.

Mt. Ararat boys move onto regional final

TOPSHAM (NEWS CENTER) - Mt. Ararat looked the part as the top seed in Class A West as they took care of rivals Brunswick in their regional semi 4-1.

The Eagles will host Lewiston in the regional final on Wednesday.

Yellow Dot Program Launched in Maine

Yellow Dot Program Launched in Maine

Gorham police officer Ted Hatch did the honors this morning and placed the very first Maine yellow dot sticker on the rear window of Dyana Rossignol’s vehicle. Fitting, because Dyana is a member of the Gorham-Westbrook TRIAD, which worked hard this past year to bring the Yellow Dot Program to Maine. Read more