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HS Soccer: Regional Final highlights/scores

(NEWS CENTER) - The state soccer finals are set for the boys and girls.  The highlights include four games decided in overtime. 

Here are the results: 

BOYS SOCCER

CLASS 'A' WEST

(3) PORTLAND 0 (1) SCARBOROUGH 4 F 

CLASS 'A' EAST

(2) LEWISTON 2 (1) HAMPDEN 3 F/OT

CLASS 'B' WEST

(2) GREELY  2 (1) YARMOUTH  1

CLASS 'B' EAST

(2) CAMDEN HILLS 1 (1) ELLSWORTH 0 F

CLASS 'C' WEST

(2) MARANACOOK 1 (1) HALL-DALE 0 F

CLASS 'C' EAST

(3) FORT KENT 0 (1) MADAWASKA 1 F 

CLASS 'D' WEST

Midcoast residents demand impact study for proposed harbor dredging in Searsport

SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- People from around the midcoast are starting to have growing concerns over plans to dredge parts of Searsport Harbor.

The Maine Department of Transportation wants to dig up parts of the harbor floor near Mack Point. The dredging would deepen the harbor in places from 35 feet to 40 feet and state officials say that would make it easier for ships to get in and out of Mack Point.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing the project. Groups such as the Sierra Club want the corps to look hard at the proposed dredging. Critics fear the project could disturb toxic elements on the harbor floor and create problems for sea life.

Electricity users left footing the bill for Maine Yankee nuclear waste

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Many Mainers are surprised to know that nuclear waste is still stored at the former Maine Yankee site in Wiscasset. Even more shocking is that if you use electricity in Maine, you are paying to maintain that waste.

It costs a minimum of $9 million to maintain and guard 64 cement containers that hold the spent fuel rods from when the plant was operating. Every cent of that $9 million comes from money you pay each month for electricity.

What's more -- you've already paid for it.

While the plant was operating, Mainers paid into a federal trust fund that was supposed to cover maintenance of spent fuel. But the Federal government has never released those funds. The Maine Yankee company is suing to win it back for ratepayers and has recovered $81.7 million so far. Because of the way state law is structured, however, it is unliely you'll see any of it in the form of a rate reduction or check.

Elinor Klivans' Peanut Butter Cookies Stuffed with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

ELINOR KLIVANS' PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES STUFFED WITH CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER

Elinor Klivans of Camden is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks including "Slice & Bake Cookies."

For more information on the book click here: ELINOR KLIVANS

Elinor Klivans' Peanut Butter Cookies Stuffed with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

There is a nice surprise inside these soft and buttery peanut butter rounds. The cookies enclose a milk chocolate and peanut butter center.
The chocolate and peanut butter melt together during baking and remind one of the flavor of a peanut butter cup.

Makes 24 stuffed cookies

Measuring and mixing time 15 minutes
Baking 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/gas 4 for about 12 minutes

State Championship Saturday

(NEWS CENTER) - Field hockey, cross-country, and volleyball handed out their championship trophies with some program's adding to their prestige while others captured their first titles.

Field Hockey

Class 'A'

Skowhegan 4 Scarborough 1

Class 'B'

Nokomis 1 York 0

Class 'C'

Foxcroft Academy 1 North Yarmouth Academy 0

Girls Volleyball

Class 'A'

Falmouth 3, Scarborough 1

Class 'B'

Yarmouth 3, Washington Academy 2

Boys Cross Country

Class 'A'

Lewiston 51
Scarborough 94
Bangor 113
Falmouth 160
Gorham 165

Class 'B'

Cape Elizabeth 49
Ellsworth 61
York 128
Freeport 152
Gray-New Gloucester 166

Class 'C'

Knox County Airport makes changes after last years crash

OWLS HEAD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Its been almost a year since a tragic plane crash killed three young men at the Knox County Airport in Owls Head. The single engine plane hit a pickup truck on the runway just before takeoff, then crashed into the woods.

The National Transportation Safety Board hasn't released its final report on the accident yet, but airport officials have still made some changes since the crash.

The pickup was crossing the runway to reach the private airplane hangars on the opposite side. Knox County's lawyer, Peter Marchesi, says the airport had followed all the FAA regulations about training and procedures for vehicles on the runway. But the airport has just completed a new access road, that goes around the end of the runway to reach the hangars. He says this means only airport maintenance vehicles and the FAA should ever need to be on the runway now.

5th Quarter/Forecaster Field Hockey & Cross-Country Polls

(NEWS CENTER) - Heading into the final week of the regular season, the number one teams remain untouched about atop the Fifth Quarter/Forecaster polls. 

FIELD HOCKEY

1. Skowhegan

2. York

3. Scarborough

4. Messalonskee

5. Nokomis

BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY

1. Lewiston

2. Cape Elizabeth

3. Scarborough

4. Falmouth

5. Ellsworth

GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY

1. MDI

2. Bonny Eagle

3. Massabesic

4. Falmouth

5. Cape Elizabeth