Even the most casual of readers of this fine column would know that I am often at odds with politicians. Politicians have a propensity to want to make themselves the focal point of whatever it is they are talking about. They want to steal the show. It does not matter what level it is either. Despite all of this sometimes they do the right thing. Sometimes.
MILLINOCKET (AP) — A group from North Carolina says it will bring more than 100 jobs to Maine by developing part of a shuttered mill into the state's first manufacturer of a type of composite wood.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Washington County Commission on Tuesday filed an injunction to prevent Republican Gov. Paul LePage from taking further steps to shutter a minimum-security state prison.
Michael Reagan’s Sole Accomplishment
As an interested former Midcoast resident, I read The Times Record online five days a week, and would be surprised if TR could not find a writer of more nourishing opinion pieces than Michael Reagan’s. Mr. Reagan’s sole accomplishment in life (and point of view) seems to be that he was raised by POTUS #40.
[img_assist|nid=1201730|title=|desc= GOV. PAUL LEPAGE, above, arrives to deliver the State of the State address to the Legislature, Tuesday. At left, Mainers for Health Care rally outside the State House prior to LePage’s address.
SOMERVILLE (AP) — Drivers in Maine are calling for officials to provide a fix to a “dangerous” stretch of Route 105 in Lincoln County.
ROCKLAND (AP) — The man who has led the Maine Lobstermen’s Association for nearly three decades says he is stepping down to make way for new leadership.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s fishing managers are considering letting new people into the scallop fishery for the first time in nearly a decade.
A legislative committee is set to vote on a proposal to create a license lottery system on Wednesday. The average age of Maine scallop fishermen is higher than 50. The fishery has been closed to new people since 2009.
PORTLAND (AP) — An English luxury knitwear retailer accused of splitting up shipments to evade U.S. customs duties has agreed on a civil settlement.
BANGOR ( AP) — The Bangor High School basketball coach has resigned in the aftermath of his weekend arrest for operating under the influence.
Varsity coach Carl Parker told the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday that he feels awful but added that "if you screw up, you've got to own it."
Oreo is a 6.5-year-old boxer/ border collie mix.
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is kicking off a crowdfunding campaign that will help protect farmland in Bowdoinham.
Proceeds from the campaign, which starts today, will benefit working agricultural fields and wildlife habitat on Pork Point in Bowdoinham.
A special town meeting Tuesday will address budgetary issues caused by the October wind storm.
Woolwich selectmen have put three questions before the town that would transfer $33,522.50 in undesignated funds to various accounts after they were severely depleted because of the wind storm.
Lack of communication — and trust — is just the latest breakdown with Bay Bridge’s water system.
At a crowded, downtown bar one recent Saturday night, the lights were dim, hip-hop music played and most everyone had a drink in hand.
The bar itself was covered with succulents, and the tabletops with accoutrements like paintbrushes, plastic spoons and planters of potting soil. The crowd was here to learn the craft of terrarium building.