When gun-control and gunrights advocates clash after the latest mass shooting, you can usually count on two rhetorical chips being thrown onto the table:
"What new law would have stopped the latest massacre?" gunrights advocates will ask.
That'll inevitably be followed up with the assertion that if we put limits on gun ownership, then only the bad guys will have guns.
Donald Trump likes to declare that every good thing that happens while he’s in office — job growth, rising stock prices, whatever — is the biggest, greatest, best ever. Then the fact-checkers weigh in and quickly determine that the claim is false.
PORTLAND (AP) — The
former owner of a Portland, Maine, market has admitted to charges using his store to defraud the federal government.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A new report from a think tank in Washington, D.C., says that local governments have been picking up an increasing share of education costs in Maine, thanks to cuts in state and federal funding.
Why Change How We Vote Now?
In races or contests whoever comes in first or has the most votes wins. In ranked choice voting this may not be the case. A famous saying in sports circles is: The definition of second place is the first loser. The Maine Constitution has been in effect for nearly 200 years, Maine became a state in 1820, why change things now?
Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent Patrick Manuel and School Board Chairman Steve August have announced two new members to serve as trustees for the RSU 1 Education Foundation, an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives grants from national and international companies, as well as from education foundations.
WESTFIELD (AP) — Maine State Police say an 8- year-old girl was able to climb out the back of a wrecked car and flag down help for her severely injured mother.
Police say the girl was in the back seat of a car driven by her 26-year-old mother on Tuesday night when the vehicle went off a road in Westfield and hit a tree.
BANGOR (AP) — Fire officials in the Maine say a homeless man has been rescued from a burning abandoned home.
WMTW-TV reports crews responded to the fire at the Bangor home around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say they found a homeless man in the building who was disoriented and having difficulty breathing.
The man was taken to a hospital for treatment.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor's Energy Office says heating oil prices are starting to rise in Maine.
A statewide survey this week put the average price at $2.44 per gallon, an increase of 9 percent since the heating season begin in October.
BUCKSPORT (AP) — Maine police say they are investigating alleged sex crimes at a high school in Bucksport.
Brunswick artist Ian Trask is one of three artists taking part in a talk at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art this weekend.
Flight Deck Brewing, in partnership with Revision Energy and Tesla Motors, will be unveiling four publicly accessible electric car chargers on Friday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. The chargers will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy, including from anaerobic bio-digestion and solar, according to a press release.
BRUNSWICK — Midcoast CA$H is looking for 10 volunteers to become tax preparers and five volunteers to become greeters for the upcoming tax season.
New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes, regulators decided on Wednesday.
Authorities are investigating an incident at a Topsham residence over the weekend that sent a man to a Portland hospital with severe burns and forced the evacuation of neighbors.
The fire department was called to the Barron’s Hill Apartments at 23 Winter St. at 2:39 p.m. Saturday.