Cumberland voters to decide on public beach purchase


CUMBERLAND, Maine (NECN) -- Maine has more than 6,000 miles of shoreline, but access to that high priced real estate is increasingly limited.

Now
the town of
C
umberland has a chance to buy a piece of that gold coast,
if
voters decide it's worth it. Cumberland has almost four miles of coastline abutting Casco Bay. Right now, the public has access to only 100 feet of it, divided into two rocky 50 ft. parcels.

But that could soon change.

On election day, voters in this town of 7,200,will be asked if they want the town to borrow $3 million to buy a 23 acre parcel of land off the Foreside Road.

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Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They're not, and a lot of adults haven't had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Find out which shots are recommended for adults ...

Students research options to protect clams from crabs


YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Most of the students at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, a town which hosts an annual clam festival, didn't know that the coast of Maine was under siege by an invasive crab that has been decimating clam populations until they started researching ways to combat the crabs.

Last fall, students in Mr. Cuthbert's 7th grade class were challenged to come up with a problem to solve, and chose to explore the issue. For their efforts, they were honored by Samsung as one of fifteen finalists nationwide in the company's Solve for Tomorrow Science and Technology Competition. But the real prize in their eyes is finding a solution that will help clams, and clammers, survive.

Falmouth man sentenced for cocaine and firearms charges


FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Falmouth man was sentenced to 130 months in prison for cocaine and firearms charges.

27-year-old Adam White, of Falmouth, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. White also was sentenced to five years of supervised release. White pleaded guilty in June 2014.

On Feb. 12, 2013, law enforcement officers stopped White's vehicle in Portland after investigation revealed that he planned to conduct a drug transaction. The officers found about 400 grams of cocaine in the trunk of the car and a handgun and loaded magazine near the driver's seat. Officers searched White's home in Falmouth later that day and seized about three kilograms of cocaine, over $13,000 in cash, other items consistent with drug trafficking and a loaded handgun.

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Join WCSH 6 for Make a Difference Day 2014






Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 25 and WCSH 6 will be volunteering at LL Bean, supporting Camp Sunshine's Pumpkin Festival.

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...

 

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

In an effort to help staff separate fact from fiction, this afternoon Maine Medical Center’s Communications and Marketing department sent out its first MMC Daily Briefing on Ebola and Infection Prevention. Read what was in the briefing ...