Christian Britschgi at Reason.com recently published a column that poignantly illustrates yet another example of knee-jerk legislation based upon an embarrassing lack of research.
Sadly, politicians seem rarely embarrassed by their lack of research or knowledge when policies they boastfully push do nothing but make them feel good.
In 1497, “The Bonfire of the Vanities” took place in Florence, Italy, as followers of Dominican friar Girolama Savonarola burned a huge pile of items considered to be sinful distractions, such as books, artwork, fine clothing and cosmetics.
In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states’ sovereign immunity, was ratified.
More than 20 years ago, the nation was riveted by the slow-motion chase of a white Bronco and the trial that followed. The evidence that O.J.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A former nurse who previously pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from a rehabilitation center saw her charge dismissed after completing a rehabilitation program.
GARLAND (AP) — Maine officials say a 6-year-old child is in the hospital after a crash in Garland.
The Penobscot County Sheriff ’s Office says the two vehicle crash took place around 10 a.m. Tuesday, and both drivers were not injured.
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I am writing to ask people to consider Terry Hayes for Governor.
Terry has a lot of experience as a mother, school board member, legislator and currently as state Treasurer. As an Independent, she is not dedicated to any particular political party, yet has working relationships in both.
The National Weather Service is rejecting a private forecasting company’s claim that it incorrectly coded a test message as a real tsunami warning.
Lisbon will work Lisbon Emergency into its budget process moving forward.
Following a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday night, the Lisbon Town Council took the first step to retaining the town’s ambulance service by planning to pay the provider for the first time.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has yet to produce the regulations needed to implement a 2015 state law allowing public health organizations to distribute free doses of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A fast-moving storm is expected to make its way across northern New England and leave up to a foot of snow in some places.
The National Weather Service says the snow is to start Wednesday morning and become heavy in the afternoon and evening before ending late. A winter storm warning was issued for most of the day.
Maine fishermen might be allowed to catch millions more baby eels next year, regulators announced on Tuesday.
Baby eels, called elvers, are typically worth more than $ 1,000 per pound at the docks in Maine. Maine is the only U.S. state with a significant fishery for elvers, which are sold to aquaculture companies to be raised to maturity and used as food.
The state’s energy utilities were reportedly taken to task Tuesday for their response to a late October windstorm that, according to one lawmaker, resulted in the most power outages in state history.
The Maine Department of Transportation has Lisbon penciled in for some road repairs this year.
[img_assist|nid=1200463|title=|desc= A PINK LOBSTER BOAT sits pretty among the snow, as seen recently in Harpswell, adjacent to Lowell’s Cove. More snow may be blanketing Harpswell and coastal Maine today, with a predicted 8-12 inches of the white stuff. As a result, several schools will be closing early and local government meetings have been canceled.
As Bath Iron Works seeks a $60 million tax credit from the state, activists are crying foul over its parent company’s practice of stock buybacks.
Brunswick councilors offered a range of opinions during discussion Monday about whether food trucks and trailers should be allowed on the Mall overnight.
The Brunswick Town Council debated Monday whether or not to set a tax rate increase target as the town enters another budget cycle, eventually settling on a range of 2.5 to 3.5 percent.