Author Kirk Lippold on "Front Burner"


Kirk Lippold is the former Commander of the USS Cole. He was in command of the ship when it was attacked by Al Qaeda in October 2000. Lippold is the author of "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole."

For more information on Kirk Lippold and "Front Burner" click here: KIRK LIPPOLD

Kirk Lippold will be speaking at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 PM.

For more information on Maine Maritime Museum click here: MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM


The Bluegrass Special at Thomas Point Beach


The Bluegrass Special will return to Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick from August 30th through September 2nd. More than 18 different bands will take the stage over the four day festival, including Dailey and Vincent, Mountain Heart and Della Mae.

For ticket information and a full schedule of performances click here: THE BLUEGRASS SPECIAL AT THOMAS POINT BEACH

DOT coping with over-height trucks striking bridges

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Five times in the span of about a week, trucks and equipment that were too tall for posted bridge heights, slammed into bridges and overpasses causing substantial damage according to the Maine Department of Transportation."We are never made whole, even if the responsible party is caught," said DOT bridge maintenance engineer, John Buxton.

"In reality it is a lose, lose, lose situation for everybody. It is a loss to the taxpayer.  It is a loss in productivity that we should and could be doing something else.  The insurer obviously loses, and the hauler.  If it is a piece of equipment that hits the bridge, then that equipment is not going to be used and someone may be out of a job, so nobody wins from this situation."

Air show takes off in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It looks like a nearly perfect weekend for planes, and that's a good thing, because the Great State of Maine Air Show is taking off in Brunswick.

Military and civilian planes went through warm up and practice runs during much of the day Friday. The big stars of this show are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flying team. They gave a preview performance during the afternoon, and drew crowds all around the Brunswick Landing airport.

This is the second year that the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) has put on the show. They're expecting 40,000-60,000 people to come to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station over the two days.

"Bert and I" creator recalls 54 years of Maine humor

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Young people may have never heard of it, but fifty years ago "Bert and I" were household names in New England.  

Created by two Yale University students in 1958,  "Bert and I" was unique - quirky, sometimes lengthy stores, sometimes with snappy punch lines, all told in thick Down East accents.  

Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan were the brains and talent behind "Bert and I", and recorded four record albums, which Bryan says didn't make him rich, but sold enough to help pay for his children's education. 

Dodge died in 1982 in a hit-and-run accident in Hawaii.  But Bryan has carried on their legacy, with the help of Maine humorist Tim Sample.

Westbrook man in critical condition after 295 crash

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A man from Westbrook is in critical condition after being thrown from his vehicle in a crash on I-295 in Bowdoinham.

In a news release, Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says Larry Huff was driving south when he lost control of the van he was driving. The van struck a center guard rail, crossed both lanes of traffic and stopped by the trees along the roadside.

The van did not flip, but Huff was thrown out the passenger side door due to the force of the impact.

Huff was not wearing his seatbelt.

He was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

McCausland there was another man in the car, Haze McDougal of Portland. McDougal was wearing his seatbelt and had only minor injuries.

Malcolm Gauld on helping your kids succeed in college


Malcolm Gauld is the President of Hyde Schools and author of "College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make it Happen." The book focuses on three simple things you need to "do" after you enroll in college:

Rule #1: Go to Class, which Gauld says is "the most critical" advice.
Rule #2: 3 X 5 = 15. Study 3 Hours X 5 days per week. This tip is based on perception-transitioning to a mindset of seeing study as a time commitment as opposed to assignment completion.
Rule #3: Serve Somebody. Although this rule is counter-intuitive, "too much idle time often leads to the devil's playground."

For more information on the book click here: COLLEGE SUCCESS GUARANTEED: 5 RULES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN