I ’d like to welcome readers to my new column, Seniors Not Acting Their Age. While I think that people of all ages will find my articles interesting and informative, the primary focus will be sharing outdoor adventures that my friends and I participate in from a senior perspective. Contrary to common stereotypes, we oldsters can and do lead active, exciting lives.
Congress won't ever block an increase in the debt ceiling. Threats to cap it are pure political grandstanding.
Congress spends money without raising enough tax revenues to cover spending. The shortfall must be met by borrowing. If the debt ceiling increase were blocked, borrowing would be prevented. The U.S. government wouldn’t have the funds needed to operate.
Some people give you hope for humanity, a cause to celebrate, a reason to smile. Meet Bowdoin College junior Anu Asaolu.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
NASA waited for confirmation Friday that the Cassini spacecraft had burned up in the sky over Saturn.
Cassini had been put on a course to plunge through Saturn’s atmosphere and vaporize like a meteor at the end of its 20-year journey exploring the planet.
Perched high atop the Ferris Wheel at the Topsham Fair in August I get a glorious view of Topsham. Sitting in one of the cars at the very top, I feel like I can see the whole town. Every year I look forward to this experience.
Florida’s fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery have shifted to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths.
PORTLAND (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she opposes a proposed round of military base closures.
Collins is making the comments in the wake of a proposed amendment to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act being considered by the Senate. She says the bases would be closed through a revised Base Realignment and Closure process beginning in 2021.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The state is urging Mainers to dispose of unusable and waste pesticides that could instead end up in the trash.
The Maine environmental and agricultural departments are hosting the free annual program in October.
The agencies plan to collect the unwanted chemicals and take them to out-of-state disposal facilities to be incinerated or reprocessed.
NORTH YARMOUTH (AP) — Maine police say a man was seriously injured after he lost control of his vehicle and plunged down an embankment in North Yarmouth.
BOOTHBAY (AP) — The Maine home purchased by Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his wife Ann three years ago is back on the market — at nearly double the price that the couple purchased it for in 2014.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the U.S. Navy has awarded a contract worth up to $30 million to an engineering firm based in Portland.
BETHEL ( AP) — A Marine who was killed in an August helicopter crash off the coast of Australia will be laid to rest in Maine.
BATH — The Basic Players are putting on a weekend of entertainment with performances Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Each performance will feature two one-act plays separated with an intermission. Mike Rowe is directing.
WISCASSET — Conductor Linda Blanchard and pianist Sean Fleming, a married musical duo, have been collaborating in creating choral music in Midcoast Maine for more than 20 years, leading Sheepscot Valley Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Choirs.
Both choirs and the chorus are looking for new singers.
At 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, it is relatively quiet at the intersection of Thompson Street and Island Avenue — quieter than usual.
That is because on Wednesday, Sanford Police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency had a very visible, heavy presence on the street.
Sagadahoc Sheriff's Office wants help finding a suspect responsible for a rash of daytime burglaries reported Thursday.
The sheriff ’s office announced on Facebook the burglaries occurred between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Two burglaries occured on West Road, one on Wood Schoolhouse Road and one on Meadow Road. Jewelry and cash were stolen.