MBB: Maine falls in home finale to Stony Brook

ORONO - The University of Maine men's basketball team fell to America East Regular Season Champion Stony Brook by the score of 69-53 on Sunday afternoon at the Alfond Arena. Maine falls to 11-17 overall and 6-9 in America East play while Stony Brook improves to 21-6 and 12-2 in league play. Maine was led by its America East Player of the Game Xavier Pollard (Bronx, N.Y.) who had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Stony Brook came out of the gate on fire and held a 33-18 lead with less than two minutes left in the first half.

Maine responded to go on a 7-to-2 run capped by a Shaun Lawton (Harlem, N.Y.) three at the buzzer to cut the lead to 35-25 at intermission.

Great outdoors focus of weekend event in Brewer

BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Snow may be making it hard to get around but that's not stopping people in Brewer from enjoying the great outdoors this weekend.

The Cabin Fever Reliever show was pretty packed for its first day at the Brewer Auditorium on Saturday. Guests came from all around Eastern Maine to learn how to tie flies for fishing, make nets and watch other demonstrations. The show is organized each year by the Penobscot Fly Fishers. Members of the group say its all about showing people how to embrace activities outdoors no matter what time of year it is.

"What it does is it exposes you to all four seasons," said Ernest MacDonald, who is a member of the fly fishers, "whether you're skiing or you're hiking in the woods. It exposes you to everything and that's what we want to do and that's what we hope to do anyway."

Cianbro sets timetable for East West highway project

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Talk of building an East-West Highway in Maine has been going on for decades. Now the company looking to do it has put out a plan for the project.

Darryl Brown became Cianbro's project manager for its East-West Highway proposal last year. The company is looking to build a 220 mile stretch of new road which would run from Calais to Coburn Gore and cross I-95 in Old Town. Supporters say once completed the new four lane highway will create a better route for travel and trade across the state.

Brown says counting time for design, permitting and completion the hope is to have the highway done by 2023. He says he has already been talking with several landowners and leaders of towns to get the process going.

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Weight Loss Surgery: Becky Sawtelle One Month Out

Weight Loss Surgery: Becky Sawtelle One Month Out

A whole month has passed since Becky Sawtelle was in the operating room at Central Maine Medical Center undergoing weight loss surgery. She had tried for years to lose weight on her own and finally opted to have the Roux-en-Y Bypass procedure. So far, she has lost 43 pounds and has also experienced the pleasure of clothes that don't fit — not because they're too tight, because they're too big. Read more.

Simple ways to save gas as prices rise

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The high price of gas has many Mainers feeling a pinch at the pump. Yet area mechanics say there are many ways you can beat that by improving your car's fuel economy.

Here are a few tips to get better gas mileage:

-let your car warm up anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes before you begin your trip as your engine will require more gas to work if its cold rather then being hot.

-stay on top on things under your car's hood. Get your car's air filter changed periodically along with the fuel filter. This can prevent particles from building up in your engine.

-check your tires frequently by making sure they're properly inflated and aligned.