River cleared of fishing shacks ahead of ice breaking

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- It's still winter but there's a sign that spring is around the corner: The Coast Guard is ready to bring ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River.

Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Bob Albert said Tuesday that people should remove their ice shacks and fishing gear as soon as possible.

Starting on Monday, the Coast Guard will break ice from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner to reduce the risk of ice jams and flooding as snow and ice begin to melt.

The 65-foot Portland-based Shackle, 65-foot Rockland-based Tackle and 65-foot Southwest Harbor-based Bridle will participate in the operation.







“Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

 “Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

T3” is pleased to announce this year’s Outing Club grant recipients from 11 high schools across the State including four brand new teen Outing Club programs. Grant awards were made to:  Biddeford High School, Cony High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deering High School, Dirigo High School, Maine Central Institute, Maine School of Science & Mathematics, Portland High School, South Portland High School, The New School and Thornton Academy. 

“High school Outing Clubs are the most effective way we have found for engaging teens in their natural world, with the potential to make fun safe outdoor experiences accessible to every Maine student,” said Carol Leone, Teens To Trails Founder.

Fit at Five: Yoga For Athletes

There has been a lot of talk in the media over the past couple months about yoga and the possible dangers it has when it comes to injury. This Fit at Five focuses on the positive impact yoga can have on your life. We take a look at how athletes are benefiting from yoga. Helping them perform better and avoid injury.

Terry Cockburn of the Freeport Yoga Company has been working with the Bowdoin Women's Basketball Team for the past couple seasons. She is able to base their yoga practices on where they are in the season. Their coach first decided that yoga would be a good fit for the women after she witnessed some career ending injuries on the team. Since adding yoga to their training the team has been injury free.

Sculptor John Bisbee


John Bisbee is a sculptor known for his work with 12 inch spikes, or nails.  He creates massive installations that can weigh several tons.  Bisbee is also a Lecturer in Art at Bowdoin College.

For more information click here:  JOHN BISBEE


Search continues for Brunswick man

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The family of a missing man from Brunswick is trying to get the word out about his disappearance.

33-year old Jason Reil has schizophrenia, and the last time anyone in his family heard from him was on January 12th. Saturday, his family and other volunteers gathered in Scarborough to pass out flyers. The group said a short prayer and released balloons carrying one of the flyers. When Reil went missing, he had not been taking the medication that helps him control his delusions.

Jason Reil is 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.He has scars on his wrists and on his right eyebrow. He has a dragon tattoo on his left arm. Most recently he had a shaved head and a brown goatee.

If you have seen him, you are asked to give the Brunswick Police Department a call at 725-6620.






New Architectural Exhibition at the Farnsworth: The Homestead Project

On Saturday, March 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, will open an exhibition of architectural designs in the museum’s Crosman gallery entitled The Homestead Project —a Residence Reimagined. The Homestead Project, which will run through September 23, 2012, features the designs of principals of ten architectural firms, including Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, New York. The opening will be celebrated at a members-only preview and reception on Friday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

When the Farnsworth family moved in 1850 from Thomaston to their new home in Rockland, the move signified an embrace of contemporary architecture of the period and, up until the time of William Farnsworth’s death in 1876, an even deeper embrace of period art and design in the interior of what has become known as the Farnsworth Homestead.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is  Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is

Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and recertified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The notification of certification followed an on-site inspection of Mid Coast’s facilities and equipment.

“The CAP review examines all of the records, processes, and quality control procedures of the laboratory during the proceeding two years and evaluates the competency and education of the staff and its overall management,” explained Sue Ross, MT(HEW), Laboratory Director.

“The high level of knowledge, skill, and commitment of all the laboratory professionals here at Mid Coast is the reason we are able to meet the stringent standards of the College,” she said.