The number of Maine overdose deaths so far this year is on par with 2016, suggesting the numbers are leveling off while still averaging one per day, the state said Wednesday.
There were 185 drug overdose deaths in the first six months of the year — a slight decline from the same period in 2016, according to data from Maine’s chief medical examiner.
With the prospect of New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery reopening this winter, new rules are being designed to perpetuate the crustacean’s numbers and prevent another shutdown.
Recognizing the OSS
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS was created out of necessity by President Roosevelt after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and was disbanded in 1945.
Bowdoin College has acquired the property located at 28 College St. in Brunswick that was formerly owned by Arline P. Lay.
The college closed on the property Thursday, after reaching a purchase and sale agreement with Arline Lay and her son, James Lay, according to a statement issued by the college.
BATH — The Restorative Justice Project will conduct a mentor training series in Bath beginning Sept. 12 at the Grace Episcopal Church at 1100 Washington St. in Bath.
Following a public hearing Tuesday, the Brunswick Town Council unanimously approved a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana storefronts. The moratorium will allow town officials to work out zoning kinks and coordinate with state retail marijuana legislation and local ordinances.
A Hospice of Southern Maine Thresholds Community Forum will take place Thursday. Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Freeport Library.
The Anne L. Hunter Memorial Thresholds Conference is an annual educational event, designed to provide clinicians, social workers and caregivers the knowledge and tools to understand hospice care and end of life.
Bowdoin College’s president has said President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA — program is “profoundly disappointing.”
On Thursday, Maine Speaker of the House Rep. Sarah Gideon, D-Freeport, spoke to assembled Sagadahoc Democrats at an end-of-summer potluck picnic at the Bath Freight Shed.
Gideon’s talk was focused largely on Maine’s various referendum issues, past and future.
BRUNSWICK — American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick will join with the American Red Cross to hold the legion’s first community blood drive Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 20, 1 Columbus Drive in Brunswick.
Those seeking to see a living specimen of Yellowstone National Park’s most rare species, Yellowstone sand verbena, are sworn to secrecy. Its location is closely guarded, and those who visit are asked not to discuss its exact whereabouts.
[img_assist|nid=1172070|title=|desc= THIS PHOTO SHOWS models of the Amazon Echo Show. With Echo Show, Amazon has given its voiceenabled Echo speaker a touch screen and video-calling capabilities as it competes with Google’s efforts at bringing “smarts” to the home.
Maddie Skroski and Leah Totman scored a goal each late in the first half as the Morse High School field hockey team downed Oceanside, 5-0, in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference action on Tuesday.
The Shipbuilders improved to 2-0 and visits Maranacook this upcoming Tuesday at 4 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.
NASCAR suspended a slew of crew chiefs Wednesday for violations that included Denny Hamlin’s winning cars in his weekend sweep at Darlington, as well as loose lug nuts on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car.
So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain.