Slow traffic solutions elusive

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER)  - This is one of the last big weekends of summer, which means there will be a lot of cars on the roads.

One of the busiest traffic spots in the state is always Route One in the town of Wiscasset. A few weeks ago, the state finally killed the long-debated bypass plan. However, the Maine DOT and the town still agree there's a traffic problem to deal with, and they plan to start meeting in the next few months to figure out what, if anything, can be done.

Gerry Audibert of the Maine MDOT says that stretch of road will always have slow traffic, because cars and trucks are forced to drop from highway speed to 25 miles per hour or even less to get through the village. He says there are steps that can be taken to help keep traffic flowing.

Friday - August 19, 2011


Adam Hochschild recently gave a talk  sponsored by the Machiah Center of New Gloucester at the the Shep Lee Community Room at USM. The Machiah Center is a non-profit center for activists and scholars. 

Adam Hochschild's book, TO END ALL WARS, is available at local bookstores and libraries.

Other Adam Hochschild books include KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST and BURY THE CHAINS, for which he was a National Book Award finalist.

For more information on Adam Hochschild click here: ADAM HOCHSCHILD



Jen Chapin's music is urban folk - story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and improvisation of the city.

Police arrest 11 in prostitution sting

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office along with investigators from Brunswick, Yarmouth and Bridgton say they've nabbed 11 people in a prostitution sting: 4 prostitutes, and 7 johns.

26-year old Angela Cloutier of Bridgton, 32-year old Carolyn Dewberry of Gray and 26-year old Samantha Pecoraro of Yarmouth have been charged with engaging in prostitution. 43-year old Norma Jean Greenleaf has been charged with engaging in Prostitution and Possession of Scheduled Drugs.

69-year old Newell Perkins of Ogunquit, 49-year old Spencer Richie of Woolwich, 49-year old Todd Donatello of Falmouth, 25-year old Eric Mayo of Saco, 32-year old Chad Roper of Kennebunk, 45-year old Joseph Miller of Portland, and 50-year old Erick Van'Savage of New Hartford, New York have all been charged with Engaging a Prostitute.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival


The Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, August 20th.  More than 100 artists and musicians will take part.  There will also be activities for children on the Mall.

For more information on the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival click here:  BRUNSWICK OUTDOOR ARTS FESTIVAL

Renys Topsham Grand Opening on August 18th!

Renys Topsham Grand Opening on August 18th!
Renys is Coming to the Topsham Fair Mall!
Please continue to check out our Renys Topsham page for updates and store information.

Renys Topsham Grand Opening on August 18th!
August 12, 2011

The big day is finally here! Renys Grand Opening Celebration at the Topsham Fair Mall is Thursday August 18th - Everyone is invited to commemorate the opening of the 16th Renys store in Maine!

Just before the doors open at 9:30 am, Topsham City officials will provide a brief welcome, followed by a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of yet another great Renys store.

"The Wiz" at Maine State Music Theatre



THE WIZ is based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, and is one of Broadway's most popular contemporary musicals. THE WIZ originally opened on Broadway in January of 1975 and ran through January 1979. It won 7 Tony Awards including Best musical and Best Score. The movie of The Wiz starred Diana Ross and featured Michael Jackson. The movie was also nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

The Maine State Music Theatre's production of "The Wiz" runs through August 27th.  Shows start at 7:30 PM. 

Tuesday - August 16, 2011


Amy will take the stage at Port City Music Hall along with Sparks The Rescue at their Homecoming Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2011.

Amy was named Best Female Vocalist and Best New Act 2011 by the Portland Phoenix.

For more information on Amy Allen click here: AMY ALLEN

Amy Allen's music video for "Love Fool" was produced by Park Bench Pictures in NYC.

For more information about Park Bench Pictures click here:  PARK BENCH PICTURES