[img_assist|nid=1191332|title=|desc= HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, as House and Senate conferees after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday. Rep.
ST. PAUL, Minn
The woman who will be Minnesota’s next U.S. senator is a largely behind-the-scenes player who came to elected office late in her career and passed up a major shot at power just a few months ago.
[img_assist|nid=1191330|title=|desc= KENTUCKY STATE REP. REPUBLICAN DAN JOHNSON, addresses the public from his church on Tuesday, Dec. 12, regarding allegations that he sexually abused a teenager after a New Year’s party in 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Johnson says a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he will not resign.
Nora (Sidelinger) Rose, 65, passed away quietly December 5, 2017, in the comfort of her home with her family by her side in Fort Hood, Texas.
Nora was born on August 17, 1952, in Gardiner, Maine, to the late James Norris (JR.) and Frances Shaw Sidelinger.
BRUNSWICK — Beverly May Guditis (Lafrance), 85, of Brunswick, Maine died peacefully on December 9th, 2017 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. She was born on November 9th, 1932 in Northampton, Mass, a graduate of Northampton High School, June of 1950.
Beverly was married to her husband, Frank Guditis, in July of 1950.
Jack Nolan Hood, age 74, of South Bristol passed on Monday, December 11, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1943 to John Hood and Pauline Womack- Hood in Carlsbad, NM. Jack’s caring nature and hard working, no quit attitude were seen and felt by many.
DEAR ABBY: After 16 months of casual dating, I married my ex-wife. We met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the marriage work, and after two years we divorced.
At this time of year a Christmas tree adorns the top of BIW's iconic orange and white striped crane, and many in the Midcoast likely miss Christmases celebrated when BNAS was still a military presence.
If you only listened to Democrat politicians and their allied special interests, you wouldn’t know that the tax relief proposals being considered in Congress have many family-friendly, worker-friendly, and small business-friendly reforms to give us bigger paychecks.
LIMINGTON (AP) — Police say a man suspected to be under the influence of drugs broke into a Maine home, only to encounter a 6- foot-2-inch, 330-pound corrections officer.
The Portland Press Herald reports the break-in occurred at a Limington home Tuesday afternoon.
ROCKWOOD (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say a North Carolina man has become the first snowmobile fatality of the season.
Wardens say the body of 55-year-old Willard L. Hartsock, of Old Fort, was found early Wednesday near Rockwood, on a trail in Taunton and Raynham Academy Grant.
PORTLAND (AP) — Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads.
The Portland Press Herald reports the state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to the Ohiobased company First Vehicle Services. The contractors will work in southern Maine.
LEWISTON (AP) — Maine voters have elected Republican Shane Bouchard as the next mayor of Lewiston.
The unofficial tally Tuesday was 3,663 to 3,518, with Bouchard winning by 145 votes against Democrat Ben Chin. He will replace Mayor Bob Macdonald, who served three consecutive two-year terms.
Collins Doesn’t Live Up to Her Rhetoric
Recent reports tell us that Sen. Collins is puzzled about the response to her vote supporting the tax bill and asking if there's a “group from the far left that's just rooting for me to fail. …”
State Police detectives and Wiscasset police are investigating the death of a four-year-old Wiscasset girl.
An ambulance responded to the child’s home at 19 Crickets Lane at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, after a 911 call was made from the home reporting an unresponsive child.