Goodwill to Host Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council Public Hearing

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England will host the third and final public hearing addressing the needs of individuals with brain injuries on Tuesday, September 25, from 2-5 pm at Goodwill’s main offices (353 Cumberland Avenue). The Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council (ABIAC) held hearings in Presque Isle and Brewer earlier this month to receive information from individuals with brain injuries, their families, rehabilitation experts, providers of services and the public in an effort to generate greater understanding of the growing public health issue.

Goodwill President & CEO, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, will open the public hearing with remarks and will introduce Representative Ann Haskell (D-Portland).

The public hearing is open to all individuals who would like to share their stories of brain injury. Written and spoken comments are welcome. Metered and garage parking is available nearby. Light refreshments will be served.

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Former Sea Dog helps Sox hold off Orioles

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Cody Ross drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning, Andrew Bailey pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox avoided a sweep with a 2-1 win over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Dustin Pedroia and Ross hit consecutive doubles off Luis Ayala (5-5) to begin the eighth.

After Junichi Tazawa (1-1) retired the Orioles in order, Bailey was called to record the final three outs. Mark Reynolds hit a one-out single and pinch- hitter Jim Thome followed with a ground-rule double. Chris Davis was then intentionally walked to load the bases for Manny Machado, who grounded into a force out at the plate. Bailey preserved the win and notched his sixth save by striking out pinch-hitter Ryan Flaherty.

Baltimore remains one game behind the AL East-leading Yankees. Oakland beat New York to move within one game of the Orioles for the top wild card spot.

Portland's first food truck, Love Cupcakes, is open for business

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Portland's first food truck is open for business.

"Love Cupcakes" opened on Wednesday.

The owners had previously been operating the food truck in Falmouth.

They are renting a small plot of land on the corner of Commercial and Center Streets, which means the business has fewer regulations to follow than a food truck on city property would.

Operators still have to make sure Love Cupcakes is at least 65 feet from other restaurants.

Co-owner Jenny Spear says that navigating the city's regulations was tricky.  "It's been a kind of slow process," Spear explains, "but as soon as laws changed in the city, people have been super supportive in getting us going."

So far, Love Cupcakes is the only business to apply for a movile food vendor license.

In Our New Multi-Screen World, Mobile Rules

Guess what, according to a recent Google study, we spend an average of 4.4 hours of our daily leisure time in front screens…multiple screens on multiple devices. And we’re using them simultaneously to complete tasks.

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Trader Joe's peanut butter recall

(NEWS CENTER) -- Federal health officials are warning consumers not to eat Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.

The product has been linked to salmonella infections that have sickened 29 people in 18 states.  Trader Joe's has pulled the product from store shelves and posted an advisory on the company's webpage. 

The peanut butter has a stock keeping unit 97111 and should be returned to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund.

Flaherty drives in two, O's beat Sox in 12

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jim Thome hit an RBI double to spur a three- run 12th inning that propelled the Baltimore Orioles to a 9-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the middle test of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Adam Jones doubled off Alfredo Aceves (2-10) to begin the 12th and scored the go-ahead run on Thome's one-out hit. A two-out single by Endy Chavez plated pinch-runner Xavier Avery and Chavez hustled home on a base hit by Manny Machado off Chris Carpenter.

Jim Johnson pitched the bottom of the 12th to notch his major league-leading 47th save, extending his club record. Tommy Hunter (6-8) retired the Red Sox in order in the 11th for the win, Baltimore's sixth in a row -- a season high.

Deering alum Ryan Flaherty his best game to date in Fenway, going 2 for 4 with two RBI and two walks.

 

Portland Regional Chamber 2012 Annual Dinner and Community Leadership Awards

The Portland Regional Chamber will celebrate its 158th Annual Dinner and Community Leadership Awards, sponsored by MEMIC, on September 27, 2012. In its 158th year, the Chamber’s Annual Dinner attracts over 600 business and government executives each year. John Coleman from The VIA Agency will be the keynote speaker. Four winners of Community Leadership Awards will also be celebrated at the dinner.

"We are thrilled to recognize the winners of these distinguished awards," remarked Godfrey Wood, CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber. "We thank the recipients for their longstanding commitment to the betterment of the Portland region."

The winner of this year’s Henri A. Benoit Award for Leadership in the Private Sector is SAPPI Fine Paper, located in Westbrook.

The Neal W. Allen Award, for Leadership in the Public Sector, will be presented to Senator Olympia Snowe.

For Economic Development, the Robert R.