End of Summer Safe Eating

End of Summer Safe Eating

The countdown to fall may have arrived, but there is still plenty of time left to enjoy eating, cooking and playing outside. Here are some simple tips and strategies for handling and storing food so the fun can keep going on both before and after your picnic, barbecue, or camping trip. Read more ...

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Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

As far back as she can remember, Sarah Swanson liked to hang out at her mother's jewelry store — G. Irwin Co. in Kittery. It's closed now. Sarah's mother Ann Pardoe died at the age of 62 on March 3, 2013, 11 months after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Read more ...

Fire Academy Provides Students with Hands-on Training


YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The start of a new school year may be just around the corner, but thirty-five students enrolled in an intensive three week fire academy are already knee-deep in learning.

"It is fast paced. It is practical skills, learning skills, practicing, repetition," explained Falmouth Fire Chief Howard Rice.

Chief Rice coordinates the training for the students enrolled in Southern Maine Community College's Student Live-In program. Seventeen fire departments in southern Maine invite full-time college students to live in their fire stations - immersing the students in the triumphs and tribulations of life in a fire house while providing the departments with additional manpower to help out during emergencies.

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Washed out bridge leaves Freeport residents stranded


FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Residents of Turkey Ridge Lane, a short, private road which leads to only two homes, woke to a shocking sight Thursday morning - the bridge over Allen Brook had been completely washed away.

"We're stuck," stated Arleen Sigert-Young. "We're stuck in and out."

Sigert-Young can't use her car to get to work or run errands. Her neighbor, Beth Toothaker, was at work during the storm, and now cannot get back home.

Toothaker's daughter broke the bad news.

"She told me that the road is gone, and sent me some pictures and I almost lost it right there," admitted Toothaker. "I work a lot of hours just to get my mortgage paid, I don't have the money to replace this."

Sex After Menopause

Sex After Menopause

You finally made it through menopause. The problem is along with no more periods you also seem to have no more desire for sex. Take heart. You’re not alone. Read more ...

SBA promotes programs for vets who are business owners


YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Representatives from the Small Business Administration are in Maine this week, trying to spread the word about programs that can help veterans start or grow their businesses.

The SBA presented an award to Peter and Susan McVety. Their business, McVety's Hearth and Home in Yarmouth, has been named the SBA Maine Veteran Owned Business of the Year.

Administrators with the SBA say that veterans own about 10 percent of small businesses across the U.S., but many are not aware that the government offers a lot of programs just for vets.

Rhett Jeppson, the SBA Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development, said, "You can have the best programs in the world, but if the veterans don't know about it, they can't take advantage of it. And we need to do a better job at that."