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WCLZ's Singing For Their Supper event

WCLZ's SINGING FOR THEIR SUPPER

98.9 WCLZ is teaming up with the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program for "Singing for Their Supper." More than a dozen local musicians will perform at various locations in Brunswick on September 28th and 29th with proceeds and donations going to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.

On Friday the 28th, Pete Kilpatrick and Adam Gardner of Guster will perform a special concert at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. Tickets will be $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. Saturday's performers include Anna Lombard, String Tide, Jud Caswell, Gunther Brown, Jay Basiner, Amy Allen, Dominic and the Lucid, Spencer Albee, Eric Bettencourt, Sara Cox and Zach Jones.

For a full list of who's performing where click here: SINGING FOR THEIR SUPPER

Officials looking for dog taken from Coastal Humane Society

BURNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The search is on for a missing dog named Shadow.

The dog went missing from the Coastal Humane Society on Friday afternoon and the shelter manager suspects the dog was stolen.

Shadow is a 1.5 year old male beagle. CHS says it looks like some people interested in adopting the dog took him for a walk and just didn't bring him back.

Shadow was being treated for Lyme disease, which, if left untreated, can be debilitating for dogs.

The Humane Society says they just want the dog returned. "I do want to make it clear that our biggest interest is getting Shadow back to us," says Customer Service Representative Lisa Smith, "If anyone knows about him or wants to bring him back to us, no questions will be asked. We won't prosecute. We're just interested in the safe return of Shadow."

Police are looking into possible suspects but it is too early to come to any concrete conclusions.

Marketplace remains difficult for Maine lobstermen

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - People in Maine's lobster industry say prices for fishermen have improved slightly but this continues to be a difficult year. Industry leaders are looking to a larger marketing effort as the long term answer toward raising prices.

Consumers and local businesses continue to do what they can to help sell more lobster. Boothbay Harbor is celebrating restaurant week this week with a special focus on lobster meals.

The Maine Lobster Promotion Council says all the extra effort at promoting lobster has helped to increase sales.

"The increased harvest, which is a good thing, is not showing benefits we'd like it to," says Dan Somers from the Lobster Promotion Council, "And part of that is because we have the obligation to go out and increase demand, not just increase supply."

Fishermen say they appreciate they effort but they agree with the Council that more needs to be done to boost sales.

Feds to delay porpoise closure in Gulf of Maine

BOSTON (AP) - The Northeast's top federal fisheries manager says he'll delay a planned shutdown of a key fishing area after fishermen argued the closure to protect harbor porpoises would devastate an industry segment.

John Bullard said Wednesday that the two-month Gulf of Maine closure to fishermen who use gillnets will now begin in February, instead of Oct. 1.

Bullard said the most recent data indicates porpoises are more frequently entangled in fishermen's nets during the winter. He said the plan to close the area in the fall was based on historical data.

Bullard also urged fishermen to properly use "pingers," which drive porpoises away.

Police investigate Brunswick school bus crash; no students hurt

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Brunswick Police are looking into crash where a school bus collided with a pickup truck.

It happened around 3:30 PM Wednesday on McKeen Street.

Police say that none of the students was hurt, neither was the driver.

The driver of the pickup truck was hurt but the extent of his injuries are unknown.

Police haven't yet determined what caused the crash.

Mainers hit the beach to clean up the coast

GEORGETOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The summer tourism season has come and gone. As visitors clear out of Maine's beaches, volunteers are coming in to clean up the coast.

As part ofInternational Coastal Cleanup, 55 Maine communities are participating in Maine's Coastal Cleanup week from Sept. 15 - 22.

The Maine Coastal Program, a division of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, is sponsoring the volunteer efforts.

Last year, Maine had 2,361 volunteers statewide.

Together, they collected more than 19 thousand pounds of trash along 109 miles of beaches, averaging 175 pounds of trash per mile.

The coastal town of Georgetown has one of the largest community teams, with 75 members.

Hospitals set to square off for Brunswick's Parkview

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People in the Brunswick area will apparently see a fight over the future of one of their hospitals Brunswick has two hospitals - Parkview Adventist Medical Center and the larger Midcoast Hospital.

Central Maine Healthcare wants to take over Parkview, and Parkview's board has agreed to the plan. Central Maine Medical Center has had a relationship with Parkview for a decade, according to officials in both Brunswick and Lewist5on. CMMC provides Parkview's emergency room staff, as well as some other management functions. But now Midcoast Hospital has filed its own proposal to merge with Parkview -- even though leaders at Parkview say they don't want to that merger.