PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government wants to allow U.S. seafood harvesters to continue collecting the same amounts of some popular kinds of shellfish.
CHAIN OF PONDS TOWNSHIP (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a fuel truck and a tractor-trailer.
Officials say the collision happened Monday morning on Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township, about 10 miles from the Canadian border.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s task force studying the opioid crisis is due to give its recommendations to the Legislature.
The task force has been studying the opioid epidemic, existing programs targeting the crisis and promising programs in other states.
WATERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say a man is in custody following a 15-hour standoff with an armed suspect in Waterville.
Waterville police say 23- year-old Michael Joslyn was taken into custody around noon Sunday after firing multiple gunshots. No one was injured.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has seen four cases of hepatitis A over the past three months.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gasoline prices are falling in northern New England.
GasBuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in Vermont in the last week, averaging $2.50. The price in Maine went down 3.9 cents to an average of $2.48 a gallon. New Hampshire’s price decreased 3.1 cents to $2.46 a gallon.
Gov. Paul LePage says he’s searching the budget, looking for a way to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion and is finding “it’s a big reach.”
The Centre St. Arts Gallery will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house.
BRUNSWICK — Georgetown poet Nick Stone will be hosting a book launch for his new book, “Fragments,” from 5-6:15 p.m. this evening at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
This is Stone’s first published volume of poetry, and it is available from IndieAuthorBooks.com and local bookstores.
BRUNSWICK — Due to unanticipated renovations at its building, Twice-Told Tales will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, and will reopen Jan. 15, 2018. The bookstore will not be able to accept donations of books and other materials Dec. 16- Jan. 15. Twice-Told Tales is located at 11 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.
LISBON — Local children's book author Christine Renaud will be at Lisbon Library Department Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. to sign copies of her recent book, “Charlie Bean Goes Home.” Charlie Bean, the dog star of her book, will also be present at this event to meet you. The author will read his story and sign the book; copies of the book will be for sale during this event, as well.
BATH — Art educator Jackie Johnson will present a calligraphy workshop for teens on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop is free, open to students in grades six through 12, and will be held in the library’s Community Room. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
After experiencing an equipment failure at sea last week, the future USS Michael Monsoor returned to Bath Iron Works early from builder’s trials.
The Brunswick School Board could partner with other school systems in order to save money.
A discussion about school reorganization options was the subject of a school board workshop on Nov. 29.
A mix of snow and rain has prompted local school officials to cancel classes. There was no school today for districts including Brunswick, St. John’s, Regional School Units 5, 2 and 1 and Maine School Administrative District 75.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought 41-36 victory over Tripp on Friday.
TURNER — The Mt. Ararat High School jayvee boys basketball opened its season with a 78-58 victory over Leavitt on Friday.
The Eagles never trailed, holding quarter leads of 20- 10, 41-26 and 64-42.
TURNER — Pressure defense led the way as the Mt. Ararat eighth-grade girls basketball team improved to 2-0 with a dominating 47-11 victory over Tripp on Friday.
The Eagles jumped out to an 11-4 first-quarter lead with Madison Kinney scoring five points and picking up three steals.