December 1946. The young family had moved to Lisbon Falls, Maine from Darien, Connecticut just a few months earlier. The Christmas presents were wrapped; the children (ages 7, 4 and 2 months) were snuggled in their beds. It was cold outside; snow covered the ground.
In 1808, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In 1845, Texas was admitted as the 28th state.
In 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them.
As the year turns, there are some things I haven’t been able to understand. I figure I’m like most people.
Paul Ackerman sets up a straw man to attack in asking, “Is the Current Special Counsel Investigation Comparable to Watergate?” (Dec. 27). And in attacking that straw man he fires off a number of misstatements and slurs.
The town of Lisbon will have to make a decision soon regarding the town's ambulance provider.
WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL
Grade 6: Grace Chubbuck, Kacey-Jane Clark, Case Jacobs, Sebastian Lafer, Keith Libby, Madison Malcolm, Trace McFarland, Edie McKay, Sarah Ouellette, Michaela Pettersen, Apple Smith, Abigail Sprague, Lilian Wright
Topsham residents watched plans develop for a new Mt. Ararat High School this year, along with the other three town in School Administrative District 75.
In March, SAD 75 voters approved two referendum questions paving the way for a new high school as well as a synthetic turf field.
The state will pay $53 million of the estimated $60.7 million school.
Brunswick officials continued to grapple with school building needs in 2017.
Voters in June approved a $28 million bond to replace the 62-year-old Coffin Elementary School, which has structural and safety issues.
Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs.
Your beer could soon be delivered in a Tesla.
Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev — owner of Budweiser and other brands — has placed an order for 40 all-electric Tesla semis.
Anheuser-Busch says it’s one of the largest orders Tesla has received for the truck, but Tesla isn’t confirming.
The work is only beginning for the U.S. Forest Service when the last wisp of smoke disappears from any large wildfire.
After more than 700,000 acres of national forest lands burned in Montana this summer, the agency decided the usual way of doing business wasn’t going to cut it this year.
Former astronaut Carl Walz, who logged 231 days in space during four flights, was trained to operate the robotic arm on the International Space Station.