JA helps create a secure financial foundation

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The unemployment rate in Maine has been 7-8% since January 2009.

While our economy continues to struggle and rebuild, what does this mean for future generations? Junior Achievement of Maine is an organization that wants to help make our students confident about their economic stability.  Volunteer teachers from JA visit classrooms all over the state teaching students as young as kindergarten how they can start thinking about their financial future.

Click here to become a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement.

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Pirates can't overcome early hole

SPRINGFIELD, MA (NEWS CENTER) -  The Pirates were unable to dig themselves out of a three goal hole in the first, falling to the Springfield Falcons 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 2,187 in Springfield.

How to stay connected with us during Sandy

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine is set to feel the power of Sandy over the next 24 to 48 hours. So how can you stay connected with us during a power outage?

If you have a battery powered radio you can hear our broadcasts simulcast over the radio AM 870 in Portland area and AM 1470 in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

You can also sign up for text alerts from our website:

http://www.wcsh6.com/weather/resources/text_alert/default.aspx

You can choose between breaking news, weather, and school closings. If you wish to stop text alerts at any time simply text "STOP ALL" to this number: 25543

Social Media Crisis Management

We have seen them on blogs and in the news – some form of a social media crisis, tarnishing (or worse) a company’s reputation. The thought of that happening to your organization can actually be paralyzing.

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State cross-country results

BELFAST (NEWS CENTER) -

Class A

Boys individual champ: Cam Nadeau, Biddeford

Boys team: 1. Massabesic  2. Lewiston

Girls individual champ: Erzsebet Nagy, Lawrence

Girls team totals: 1. Bonny Eagle  2. Massabesic/Cheverus

Class B

Boys individual champ: Dan Curts, Ellsworth

Boys team totals:  1. Cape Elizabeth  2. Falmouth

Girls individual champ: Bethanie Brown, Waterville

Stags blow out Deering, streak at 33

PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) - The streak continues for two-time reigning Class A champs Cheverus as the Stags win their 33rd straight in a 49-0 rout of Deering in the opening round of the Western Maine playoffs. 

Donald Goodrich ran for 250 yards in the first half of the regional quarterfinal as Cheverus will welcome Portland to Boulos Stadium next Saturday.  The Stags won their first meeting earlier this season 42-0. 

Portland pulls away late from Windham

WINDHAM (NEWS CENTER) - Portland scored only scored two touchdowns through three quarters, but found their legs when they needed them in the fourth in a 35-21 win over Windham in their Class A Western quarterfinal. 

Nic Volger sandwiched a touchdown between two Justin Zukawski scores in the final frame to set up another road playoff test against two-time defending state champs Cheverus next Saturday.