11th Annual Portland Boat Show

11th Annual Portland Boat Show

"THE PORTLAND BOAT SHOW" at the Portland Sports Complex on March 6th through March 9th, 2014. The facility is conveniently located at 512 Warren Avenue, just off exit 48 of the Maine Turnpike. This venue will feature plenty of free on-site parking and the largest display area of any of the local boat shows, with exhibits including center console & walkaround fishing boats, bowriders, cuddy cabins, cruisers, pontoon boats, wakeboard boats, and tournament ski boats. 

Thursday 3/6 12pm - 8pm
Friday 3/7 10am - 8pm
Saturday 3/8 10am - 8pm
Sunday 3/9 10am - 5pm

Adults: $8
Children (6-12 years): $3
Under 6 FREE

FMI: http://www.theportlandboatshow.com/



Five Maine teams make the NCAA D-III basketball fields

NEWS CENTER - Three Maine basketball programs were guaranteed a berth in Division III's version of the "Big Dance."  Two more teams received a bid to battle at the national tournament. 

The Bowdoin men and women, who each lost in the NESCAC tournament, will join the UNE (Coastal Colonial Conference) and St. Joseph's women (Great Northeast Athletic Conference), and Husston men (North Athletic Conference), who won their respective conference tournaments. 

The Bowdoin women will host their four-team regional.  The UNE and St. Joseph's women will play in back-to-back games at the Tufts regional. 

All five games will be played on Friday evening: 


Husson (26-2) vs. East Connecticut St. (22-6) in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Friday TBA

Bowdoin (19-5) vs. Richard Stockon (23-4) in Radnor, Penn.  Friday TBA


Fire chiefs educate students on the keys to success

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Thirteen fire departments from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts responded to a call for assistance at Southern Maine Community College this afternoon, but the aid they rendered was not for emergency purposes.

"It is a huge commitment for them and a it is a great benefit for us," explained Steve Willis, Chair of SMCC's Fire Science Department. 

The fire chiefs and various department representatives met with students to talk with them about the skills and qualities they are looking for in their departments in an effort to educate the students about the tolls they'll need to successfully land a job after they graduate.

"They are only going to have a 5 to 10, maybe a 15 minute interview, so they really have to have the skills to make a positive first impression, and that is really what we are focused on here," stated Willis.

An important reminder about cold weather and carbon monoxide

An important reminder about cold weather and carbon monoxide

The warmest it's supposed to get in my neck of the woods this coming week is 30°F. Not even above freezing! Cold weather like this increases the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning because people are more apt to use space heaters for extra warmth. Anything that burns fuel can be a source of carbon monoxide. The gas is produced when the fuel is not completely combusted, which can happen if an item or appliance is poorly maintained or not used or vented properly. Read more ...