I get giddy at the sight of twinkling holiday lights. Candles softly glowing in windows warm my heart. And Christmas music makes me want to sing along. But there is a part of the upcoming holiday I dread: The push, push, push to spend, spend, spend. As if peace and goodwill could be purchased with a credit card.
All Saints Parish will host “Advent for Adults” throughout the Advent season at four of its parish churches.
The free series aims to help people grow in their faith, learn new ways to connect with God, explore God in the world of art and music, and immerse in Advent through experiences of prayer.
ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich.
The members of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, silently filed into the chapel. Within minutes, they were singing — first in unison, then in a transfixing, layered harmony that reverberated off the marble floors, wood-paneled walls and cathedral ceiling.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine fishermen are heading out on the water to participate in the state’s rebuilt scallop fishery, which targets one of the most lucrative seafood species in the country.
Scallop fishing begins Friday in Maine and lasts until mid-April. The specifications for the season are very similar to the previous year.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine woman is accused of threatening a dog walker with a BB gun.
Franklin County deputies responded to a report of a gun being brandished Tuesday in the town of Eustis and arrested 65-year-old Marcia Higgins.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for a West Virginia slaying is in Pennsylvania to face charges in an interstate killing that police say was a case of mistaken identity.
The Public Opinion reports John Wayne Strawser is accused of chasing down and killing 28-year-old Timothy Davison along Interstate 81 in January 2014.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say they have no clues and have made no progress in the case of a hit-and-run driver who caused $3 million in damage by cracking a highway overpass.
PORTLAND (AP) — The commissioner of Maine’s Marine Resources Department says next year the state won’t participate in a research program that allows fishermen to catch some Northern shrimp.
Interstate regulators extended a moratorium on New England shrimp fishing for another year on Wednesday. They fishery has been shut since 2013.
PENOBSCOT (AP) — Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is likely to draw nearly 15,000 visitors by the end of the year — four times the number of people who visited during an abbreviated first season.
With crucial votes looming on a GOP tax overhaul, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is finding herself once again in the role of casting a pivotal vote — and once again playing her cards close to the vest.
CASCO (AP) — Fire officials in Maine are investigating a blaze that destroyed a two-story garage.
WMTW-TV reports crews responded to the Casco home around 6 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say firefighters contained the blaze but the garage was a total loss.
WARREN (AP) — A Maine man who’s been convicted of exposing himself more than a dozen times is in prison.
Prosecutors say 60-year-old Robert Demmons, of Warren, exposed himself in the parking lot of a Rockland store over the summer and faced three counts of indecent conduct.
Harpswell Selectmen selected Woolwich-based construction company Reed & Reed to remove the dilapidated former Navy pier at Mitchell Field at their meeting Thursday evening.
The town of Wiscasset has sued the state over a project aimed at improving flow of traffic through its waterfront village area.
The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America is preparing for the day he'll become a dead poet himself — by getting a tombstone.
Walter Skold is drawing inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 bards for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike.
Our Christmas village sits in the bay window of our living room, lights glowing inside ceramic homes positioned near the ice skating rink that rounds out a miniature community.
Today is Friday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2017. There are 30 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
With Thanksgiving just over and the season of giving underway in this bounteous land, most of us don’t have to worry about where our next glass of water comes from. But in Kigutu, Burundi, water for the family has to be collected every day from Lake Tanganika or other streams and brought home over a five-mile walk in large old gasoline cans.
It’s not easy to miss the stand of tall white pines mixed with a few oaks on the corner of McKeen and Spring streets. Taller than any house and rich with shade in the hot months, these trees are no yard-ornamentals; they are a micro forest in mid-town Brunswick.