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How you might get a little extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

How you might get a little extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

If you're having trouble enrolling in a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you may be able to breathe a short sigh of relief. The deadline for open enrollment is next Monday, March 31, but the Obama administration has decided to allow extra time for some people who haven't been able to do so yet. Read more ...

Hello Maine Maple Sunday

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Today is Maine Maple Sunday!

Sugar houses all over the state of Maine are opening their doors to show you the process of maple syrup starts as sap and ends up on your breakfast table.

Follow this link to the Maine Maple Producers Association to find a sugar house near you.

LINK TO MAINE MAPLE SUNDAY EVENTS

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USM's Ruginski, Bowdoin's Horowitz win NCAA indoor track titles

LINCOLN, Nebraska (NEWS CENTER) - Both Jamie Ruginski and Coby Horowitz became the first athletes at their respective Maine schools to win NCAA indoor track titles:  Rugisnki for USM, Horowitz for Bowdoin. 

A day after Bonny Eagle Ruginski finished third in the long jump, he won the men's triple jump with a leap of 50-feet, 1.75 inches.  The junior came into the national meet ranked number one the event.  On top of becoming the Huskies first national champ, he also becomes the first indoor trackster to earn All-America honors in multiple events. 

Scarborough alum Emilia Scheemaker, now at Ithaca College, finished fifth in the women's triple jump.

Horowitz, a senior from Stow, Massachusetts, won the men's one-mile race for the Polar Bears with a time of 4 minutes 8.40 seconds. 

East & West split inaugural Maine Winter Classic

GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Bragging rights in the first ever Maine Winter Classic were shared between Eastern and Western Maine as the East won the Class 'B' game with the West winning in Class 'A'. 

Messalonskee's Dan Condon, who helped the Eagles win their first state title the week prior, scored two goals for the Class 'B' Eastern All-Stars in a 4-2. 

Drew Lavigne of Thornton Academy scored a hat-trick for in the Class 'A' contest as they won a shootout, 7-5.  

All of the proceeds from the charity event were raised for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. 

District Attorney answers questions about Port Clyde case

PORT CLYDE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Months after New York driver Cheryl Torgerson lost control of her vehicle, struck a half dozen cars, a building, and a family on the ferry wharf in Port Clyde, people in the coastal community are still looking for answers.

Torgerson killed 9-year-old Dylan Gold, and seriously injured his mother, Allison, 51, along with a local man, Jonathan Coggeshall, 61.

District Attorney Geoff Rushlau announced last month there would not be criminal charges in the case, and it left people in the community outraged and confused.

"It just seemed to me that there was this community-wide question," said Rushlau.

So he did something he's never done before: held a town hall meeting to explain the evidence, and reason why he wouldn't pursue charges.

Rushlau explained that investigators could not explain what happened: why Torgerson went from complete stop on the dock, to full throttle.

Students build boats in new museum learning center

SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--  A Searsport District High School course is teaching students problem solving skills and maintaining the tradition of boat budiling in Seasport.

"To have a new generation of young people involved in the maritime field is just super. To have them get excited about maritime- who knows where it will lead," says Wayne Hamilton, owner of Hamilton Marine. 

Wayne and Loraine Hamilton donated their old Hamilton Marine store to the Penobscot Marine Museum in December. Since then, students have been working with long time boat builder, Greg Rossel.

"It's great that they're learning about boats, and it's a metaphor for many other things," said Rossel.

"It's definitely better than sitting in a classroom and it's a lot more fun," says Luke Moulton, a sophomore at Searsport District High School.

HS Boys Hockey regional semi-final schedule/results

NEWS CENTER - Only 16 teams are left to vie for state championships in boys hockey.  A pair of regional semi-finals get the weekend underway on Friday with the other six scheduled for Saturday. 

FRIDAY

CLASS 'B' WEST SEMI-FINAL

(2) Camden Hills    2
(3) Greely            3  F

(1) Gorham        1
(5) Kennebunk     0 F

SATURDAY

CLASS 'A' WEST SEMI-FINAL

(1) Falmouth      5
(4) Noble/Wells     4  F  

(2) Scarborough         7
(3) Thornton Academy  1  F

CLASS 'A' EAST SEMI-FINAL