Knitting for Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Maine is seeking the help of crocheters and knitters for the Scarves for Special Olympics scarf project.

This is a nation wide initiative that gives knitters and crocheters the opportunity to contribute to the Special Olympics Program(s) of their choice.

Biddeford man, 75, arrested on drug charges

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Biddeford say they have arrested a 75-year-old-man on drug charges.

John J. Moschos, who lives in an apartment on Sullivan Street, was arrested there on Thursday and charged with possession of a schedule drug and possession of marijuana. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency assisted in the arrest.

Investigators say Moschos hid cocaine, hydrocodone and vicodin in a cut-out section of a telephone directory. Police say he also kept marijuana joints in an Altoid mint container.

Biddeford Police say Moschos was selling drugs to other tenants in his apartment building, as well as walk-in customers.

"Illegal drug sales, illegal furnishing and whatever knows no age group," said Biddeford Police Chief Roger Beaupre.  "Just like crime knows no age group.  It is not divided by socioeconomic lines, it is not divided by anything, it is that these things do happen from time to time."

Cape Elizabeth man promoted at Time Warner

PORTLAND, Maine -- Time Warner Cable announced that Paul Schonewolf, a 24-year veteran of the cable TV industry, has been promoted to area vice president with responsibility for all of Time Warner Cable's business operations in New England.

"It is with great pleasure that we promote Paul to be our New England leader," said Mike Munley, resident of residential services for Time Warner Cable's East Region. "Paul has more than two decades in the cable industry and has established himself as an exceptional leader with a successful track record of innovation and integrating new technologies into our customers' lives."

Schonewolf previously was vice president for technical operations in New England. He began his cable career in 1987 and joined Time Warner Cable in 1994 as general manager in Keene and Berlin, N.H. He was vice president for operations in Columbus, Ohio, before returning to New England in 2008 to lead technical operations.

Frank Gaziano High School Football Scholarship Finalists Announced

Frank Gaziano High School Football Scholarship Finalists Announced

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Today, Jeffrey Kane, President of National Distributors and Frank Gaziano's son-in-law announced the finalists for the Frank Gaziano High School Scholarship and Awards. The list of 11 finalists consists of five offensive linemen and six defensive linemen from high schools across the state. All finalists will be invited to appear before the awards committee for a personal interview. The award and scholarship presentations to the Gaziano Award winners will be announced at a banquet brunch on Sunday, January 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Augusta Civic Center.

"We were thrilled with the number of entries that we received in just the first year of the scholarship and awards. The committee had a very difficult job, but has narrowed the list to the 11 student athletes that represent Frank's legacy.

Coast Guard cutter moves to new home across harbor

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It may not be like moving a mountain, but in a way, an island was moved across Portland Harbor.  The Coast Guard cutter Jefferson Island made the half mile voyage across the Fore River from the coast guard base to its new berth near the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

The 110 foot long vessel has been in Portland Harbor since it was commissioned in 1991, and had been moored at a pier on the Portland side of the harbor.  About 10 years ago, the pier was condemned and the Jefferson Island moved to the coast guard base in South Portland.

"At the pier that we currently have in South Portland, the water was too shallow and there wasn't enough room to get our rescue boats out," explained Captain Jim McPherson.  "So this is going to increase our ability to get our rescue boats out faster because there is more room there now."

Teamsters Local 340 Exec announced the appointment of Kenneth L. Eaton as President

Teamsters Local 340 Exec announced the appointment of Kenneth L. Eaton as President

Teamsters Local 340 Executive Board recently announced the appointment of Kenneth L. Eaton to fill the unexpired term of the late President James E. Carson, who passed in his sleep on December 8, 2010.   Mr. Eaton has been a Teamster for thirty-five years, of those; ten were spent as a UPS shop steward, fifteen as a Business Agent and seven as an executive board member and now as the Local’s President and Principal Officer.  Local 340 represents approximately 4,000 members in the state in both public sector and private industries. 

Storm surge causes few problems along Maine coast

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Seas running 17 to 20 feet, combined with the surge from the coastal storm, had public safety officials along the coast concerned about flooding, but few problems have been reported. 

Officials with the York County Emergency Management Agency said roads had to be closed near the beaches in Wells and York early this morning around high tide.  While some rocks and debris were sent into the roadways from the splash over, the storm caused no major issues. 

At Camp Ellis near Saco, a place well known for having storms wash homes and roads into the ocean, there was also minor flooding caused by waves two stories tall hitting the shore.

By the time high tide was reached around three Monday afternoon, the winds from the storm had shifted and the state was spared the brunt of the powerful waves slamming the coast.