Maine officials to meet with scallop fishermen


(NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Marine officials are reaching out to scallop fishermen before the start of the season that begins on Dec. 1.

Downeast scallop fisherman had their season cut short last winter and some are wondering what this coming season will bring. Several areas around the state will have targeted closures as the state looks to rebuild the fishery. Marine resource officials said they expect to cut days if scallops become too heavily depleted during the season, just like they did last year.

There's a second meeting for scallop fishermen Tuesday night from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m at the Lincoln County 911 Communications Center in Wiscasset.

Wednesday night there's another meeting from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m at the City Hall in Ellsworth.

Stonington Rocks Black Friday and Small Business Saturday


Make Stonington your destination on November 28-29, when the downtown of Down East’s prettiest working waterfront will again buzz with activity as local businesses and craft vendors offer specials, discounts, and a decorated downtown, including Opera House Arts’ annual free holiday movie and caroling at the Stonington Opera House on Friday, November 28 at 2 p.m.

Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

It's coffee that will rob me of sleep. Even a cup at one in the afternoon can pack a wallop of caffeine. I learned my lesson the hard way.

I know I'm not the only one who has figured out that coffee can lead to a sleepless night. If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, maybe you should take a close look at what you eat before you go to bed. 

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

Read more about how he remembered his birthday and Veterans Day ...

MDEA arrest Fla. men for allegedly trafficking cocaine

ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two men in Ellsworth Saturday for allegedly trafficking cocaine from Florida.

Downeast District Task Force received a tip Saturday about two men who had traveled from Florida to Ellsworth who were allegedly selling cocaine from a Dodge van. Agents also learned they were allegedly staying in a local hotel.

Agents located the van in a parking lot and conducted surveillance as it drove around Ellsworth. Agents said they were able to do an undercover purchase from Marc Antoine Thervil, 44 of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and St. Merite Nicholas, 51 of Ft Pierce, Fla, while the car was parked off of High Street.

Got Insomnia? Eight Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

Got Insomnia? Eight Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

100, 99, 98, 97 ... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... and let's start counting those sheep all over again.

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You're not alone. Most of us have experienced occasional insomnia but for some people, lack of sleep is a chronic issue.

Find out why sleep is so important and get some helpful tips ...