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 ...

Pirates rally for win at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (NEWS CENTER) - The Portland Pirates rallied from two deficits to skate away with a win at Bridgeport, 4-2. 

Randy Jones' short-handed goal 12:19 into third proved to be the game-winner with Jordan Martinook clinching the contest courtesy of an empty-net goal with only 25 seconds remaining. 

Captain Jordan Szwarz gave Portland some momentum heading into the final frame as he tied the game at two on a power-play goal with only 16 seconds remaining in the 2nd period. 

Lucas Lessio scored the Pirates opening goal, also courtesy of the power-play, 4:44 into in the second, which tied the game at 1.  

Portland (23-30-2-8) clears the American Hockey League cellar one-point ahead of Adirondack. 

The Pirates next game is Wednesday when they host Worcester.

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.


We would love to see photos of your visits. Send a photo to, post on our WCSH 6 Facebook page or find us on Twitter @WCSH6.


Water main break on Main Street in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Public Works crews are working on a water main break on Main Street.

Water is shut off on Main Street from Mountain Avenue to Russell Street. It could be several hours before this is fixed.

Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.


Police seek suspect in vicious attack

FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police have released a sketch of a man they are looking for in connection with a brutal attack on a business owner.

Late Tuesday morning, the suspect brought a pregnant dog to Creature Comforts, a pet grooming business on Lovewell Pond Road, and asked the owner to help him help the dog.

When the business owner went to call a veterinarian for advice, the man became anxious and stated he was not going to go back to jail.  He then started beating the woman, first with a statue and then with cutting shears the woman tried to use to defend herself.

The woman told the man she had called the cops in an effort to protect herself, and her two year old child who was playing in a near-by room.  The man stole cash from her purse and a donation collection jar and fled.

Fit at Five: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If you are interest in learning a martial art and are looking to have fun at the same time, consider giving Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) a shot. BJJ has been around since early 20th century and appeals to people of all ages. In fact, one of the founders Helio Gracie was practicing BJJ up into his 90s.

Over at Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu they strive to bring people in as a family. That way even the kids are learning great self defense while getting a good work out all at the same time.

Each class starts with an intense 15 minute warm up that includes falling and rolling techniques. The ground fighting, or rolling, may just look like two people wrestling, but each move is calculated and full of strategy. When it comes to sparring, women are also able to roll with men. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to bring the gap between strength and technique. Good technique can easily overcome strength.

Lewiston, Messalonskee boast best senior hockey players

NEWS CENTER - Lewiston and Messalonskee were two of the best high school hockey teams in the state this past season.  They also happened to have the two best individual talents in the state. 

Lewiston forward Kyle Lemelin became the 19th recipient of the Travis Roy Award, which is given to the state's best senior in Class 'A'.  Messalonskee's Chase Cunningham won the Class 'B' equivalent.