AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage’s administration wants to use public dollars to protect a sugar maple plantation.
PORTLAND (AP) — A federal court has sentenced a 33- year-old Lewiston, Maine, man to five years in prison for robbing a credit union this year.
U.S. District Judge Jon Levy sentenced Brent Roaix on Wednesday. Roaix pleaded guilty in May.
PORTLAND (AP) — A national women’s advocacy group is taking to the sky to urge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to reject health care legislation.
UltraViolet Action commissioned a plane banner to fly over downtown Portland on Thursday. Collins is in Maine attending events held by home care and housing associations.
BAR HARBOR (AP) — A Maine laboratory famous for breeding medical research mice claims it has a rat in its midst.
The Portland Press Herald reports Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 18 alleging researchers at a Chinese University are breeding and selling strains of its mice.
DURHAM — Elwin J. Demchak, 66, of Durham, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at his home in Durham.
Joseph Maurice Denys Francis Ouellette, resident of Brunswick and York, Maine, died on Sept. 15, 2017, at the age of 85.
Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world’s richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94.
Bettencourt’s daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother “left peacefully” overnight in Neuilly-sur- Seine.
Alexa Christine Lamoureux, age 28, of Norfolk, VA, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, of a stroke caused by a drug overdose. Alexa, beautiful, beloved daughter and sister, was born in Portland to Christopher and Susan (Frost) Lamoureux June 25, 1989.
SCARBOROUGH- Richard (Dick) Ray, 80, of Scarborough, formerly of Harpswell and Winthrop, died Wednesday morning, September 20, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a long period of failing health.
LISBON — The Rev. Mike Flynn, international speaker and founder of Fresh Wind Ministries, will teach Spiritual Tools for Healing at St. Matthew’s in Lisbon on Oct. 13 from 6-9 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BATH — On Sunday, Sept. 24, the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church in Bath will participate in an Instructed Eucharist during a special service at 9 a.m.
It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Colonel Claude Earl Messamore Jr., USAF, retired, age 73. He passed away peacefully on September 18, 2017 at his beloved summer cottage on Bailey Island, Maine. Claude was born in May 1944 in Knoxville, Tennessee and was the oldest of the four children of Claude and Ersabelle Messamore.
“Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 24, Rev. Mary Ann Hoy will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. Services take place at the church at 9 a.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24. For more information about the church and its services, call (207) 833- 7745.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about light. As the days get shorter and the nights earlier, I am increasingly aware of my need for it. As the light decreases so does my energy. I’m less motivated to head out in the early morning to walk. Come evening, I’d rather stay cozily cooped up inside than gallivant about.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Auburn is offering a free series of four workshops entitled “Becoming a Missionary Disciple,” exploring what it means to be a missionary disciple and how to begin living as one.
Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. In a rare public rebuke, the university’s president said Saturday that he opposed the seminary’s decision.
President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances.
SEOUL, South Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.