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UMaine swept by Providence, misses out on Hockey East bye

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Maine men's hockey team's road to through the Hockey East playoffs got a little more challenging on Sunday after the Black Bears were swept in their regular season finale by Providence. 

A night after UMaine lost 4-3 to the Friars, Saturday's defeat to their rivals was also by a one-goal margin: 3-2. 

The Black Bears trailed from the outset as Shane Luke put Providence ahead just 1:49 into the game.  Maine forward Ryan Lomberg tied the game at the 12:18 mark of the first, but that was the last time Maine was level with the visitors as Bradnon Tanev and Anthony Florentino provided the Friars with their other two goals.  Steven Swavely scored 3:39 into the third to make it a one-goal game again, but South Portland's Jon Gillies closed the door the rest of the way making 35 saves in the contest. 

Proposal for South Portland outdoor concert venue canceled

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The potential for an outdoor concert venue in South Portland is off the table - at least for now.

John Cacoulidis withdrew his application this week for a 10,000-seat theater overlooking Portland Harbor near Bug Light Park. The plan was backed by city officials.

According to Mayor Jalbert, the city will continue to look for venues and hope to have a venus ready to host concerts this summer. That includes reexamining the Portland Pipe Line land as a potential location.

Cacoulidis says he will consider the property in the future, but felt that the idea wasn't being handled properly from an operational or financial standpoint.

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Peak Island puppets to perform this weekend

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- On Sunday, March 2, from 12:00-2:00 PM, puppets will perform their original production, The Rudder Family Holiday Planner: A Celebration of the Jewish Holidays at Bet Ha'am. There will also be a pizza party!  

The Portland-based Peaks Island Puppets in Holidays bring families closer together, and also ruffle a few feathers! The story is brought to life by the innovative puppetry of David Handwerker and Stephanie Eliot who play Elijah the Prophet and his sidekick, Queen Vashti. Time traveling from their biblical roots they catch up with the Rudder family as they celebrate the Jewish holidays. 

Tickets are available at the door. $10 for adults and $5 for kids/seniors.