Brides Against Breast Cancer comes to Portland


PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There are myriad fundraisers for breast cancer in Maine, but this one is unusual.
For the first time Brides Against Breast Cancer is coming to Portland. It offers a way for those who've said I do, and those getting ready to take the plunge, to support the cause and save some money at the same time.

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Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

The workplace, all by itself, causes a lot of people a lot of stress. In fact, in the United States, work is at the top of the list of things that stress us out.

But sometimes, it’s what may have happened outside of work that adds to the stress people feel at work — especially if someone witnessed or was involved in a traumatic event. Learn how even a seemingly minor trauma can cause post-traumatic stress and how it can affect on-the-job performance ...

Fire crews battle boat fire at a South Portland Marina


PORTLAND, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- Firefighters from South Portland and Portland are on the scene of a boat fire Friday at South Port Marina located in South Portland.

Deputy Chief Jim Wilson of South Portland Fire Department said the fire was reported late Friday morning by a man who he believes has has been living on board. Wilson said the boat is moored to a dock and several other boats nearby have people living on board for the winter.

Firefighters used a chain saw to cut into the side of the boat to battle interior flames. The Portland Fire Boat was called to help crews battle the flames from the water side.

The South Portland Fire Department believes the fire began in the engine room.


Nobody was injured.


A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

A Child with Autism: Counting the blessings

Johnny Somma was bright-eyed and full of life but when he was about 18 months old, something changed. Six months later his parents got the devastating news that he had autism. Today Johnny is four and one-half. Even with the challenges of autism the family has many blessings. Diane Atwood tells their story ...

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Frostbite: What You Need to Know

Frostbite: What You Need to Know
Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don'ts. Read more ..

South Portland unveils updated high school


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- After ten years of planning and 33 months of construction, the renovation of South Portland High School is complete.

A new addition was built onto the high school last year, and this year, 200 thousand square feet in the old building received updates.

"There were a number of issues we needed to correct," said Superintendent Suzanne Godin, "from handicap access, to air quality issues, and educational planning issues. Being able to put all three of those into a brand new building makes it a wonderful opportunity for South Portland."

The $47.3 million project was approved by voters in 2010. The building needed structural improvements, new heating and security systems, and updated technology, among other enhancements.

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Think you might need a little help keeping your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Try acupuncture. It won't be a quick fix or a magic needle — there is no such thing when it comes to a successful weight loss program. But acupuncture can play an important role in your overall strategy. Find out how in Catching Health with Diane Atwood.