In 1766, Antonio de Ulloa arrived in New Orleans to assume his duties as the first Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory, where he encountered resistance from the French residents.
In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.
The gun lobby has long stoked its constituents with the nightmare scenario of a president who’d swipe their God-given right to own weapons.
Tax Break About Greed
I have been following with concern the request for $60 million from Maine taxpayers by General Dynamics. A surprising number of folks have voiced their concerns about this in what I feel are intelligent and measured responses. I would like to offer another slant on this issue, and that is one of, for want of another word, compassion.
I was 12 years old the first time I went to a funeral. Jay was a handsome blue-eyed blonde boy who had been out hunting with his friend Bobby during Christmas vacation week. Bobby had just received a new gun as a present. It is unimaginable to know what Bobby felt when he accidentally shot and killed his best friend. Both boys were in the class ahead of me, so I didn’t know them well.
AUGUSTA (AP) — State education officials are proposing to roll back Maine’s proficiency based diploma law, which was one of the first in the nation.
GARDINER (AP) — A Maine company says 300 employees will receive bonuses following changes to the federal tax code enacted at the end of 2017.
Everett J. Prescott Inc., a Gardiner-based waterworks materials company, says the bonuses will arrive Monday. The Kennebec Journal reports CEO Peter Prescott said Friday that many employees will receive a $1,000 bonus.
FALMOUTH (AP) — Police say two trains narrowly missed a stolen front-end loader that was being operated on and near railroad tracks outside of Portland.
Falmouth police say the first train was Amtrak’s Downeaster and the second was a freight train that made an emergency stop. Train traffic was halted Saturday morning so the tracks could be inspected for damage.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A state report finds that Maine missed key steps in multiple child welfare cases.
Maine Public reports that Maine’s Child Welfare Services Ombudsman Christine Alberi last year found the Department of Health and Human Services failed to follow proper procedure in cases involving highly vulnerable children.
State entomologists say it’s time for Maine property owners to remove a species of invasive caterpillar from trees where they can be reached.
The state has worked to control the spread of browntail moth caterpillars, which cause a rash that resembles poison ivy. The caterpillars spend winter webbed in leaves on oak and apple trees.
Lisbon has cleared one hurdle in its quest for a grant to aid development.
The town submitted its Community Development Block Grant bid for the Lisbon village area in January, seeking the maximum value of $300,000. The grant is awarded by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.
Having abandoned a plan to have its own aquaculture leasing program, Freeport is working to set criteria for people wanting to take part in one run by the state.
The town’s Ordinance Committee will review an amendment to the town’s Shellfish Conservation Ordinance at its 5:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday.
[img_assist|nid=1204899|title=|desc= YOUNGSTERS LEARN HANDS-ON about creatures that live within intertidal ecosystems and their natural camouflage as they hold starfish, snails, sea urchins, crabs, seaweed and other species in the palm of their hands Saturday as part of a Coast Encounter program marine educator Carol Steingart at Patten Free Library.
The Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick will host a series of afternoon and evening lectures on gardening. These programs are free and open to the public.
The series is as follows:
Dominic Sylvester, 16, of Bowdoinham, was arraigned on Friday in West Bath District Court for the murder of Beulah “Marie” Sylvester.
Sagadahoc County deputies found the 55-year-old woman seriously injured and unresponsive in her home last Monday morning. She died Monday night at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Brunswick-based Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. has won a months-long legal battle to secure federal funding withheld by Gov. Paul LePage.
The administration dropped an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday.
Fishing groups, environmentalists, politicians and tourism advocates plan to use a pair of public hearings this week to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and other ocean waters.