DEAR ABBY: I am almost 62 and struggling to get through the day at work. It’s not because of the work itself, but I am extremely unhappy in the work environment.
During the intense media coverage of Wednesday’s tragic events in Parkland, Fla., I was shocked to hear it was the 18th school shooting so far this year.
18. In 45 days.
That sounds terrible.
That sounds like a huge American crisis that needs to be addressed immediately by our great leaders in Washington.
Now is the time to politicize gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, how can we not?
It’s tiresome to hear Republican lawmakers say it’s inappropriate to politicize this tragedy. Their responses are numbingly repetitive and rote.
HANCOCK (AP) — A Maine railroad company is undertaking heavy restoration for an iconic locomotive.
PORTLAND (AP) — Officials with Maine’s largest city are reaching out to residents to discuss possible redevelopment plans for an ocean terminal building on the city’s waterfront.
The building in question is the Portland Ocean Terminal facility on the Maine State Pier. It’s located in the city’s working waterfront in an area of high commercial traffic.
SCARBOROUGH (AP) — The principal of a Maine high school has resigned suddenly without giving a public reason as a dispute is roiling in the community about new school start times.
MORSE HIGH SCHOOL 2ND QUARTER HONORS
High Honors: Connor Bennoch, Christina Bowman, Caiden Fraser, Alexander Gates, Elias Goodrich, Antonina Keyes, Sarah Meyer-Waldo, Abigail Minott, Paul Ouellette, Leah Totman
Conditions are mixed heading into one of the biggest weeks of the season for the region’s ski industry, but there is snow on the ground and resorts still expect people to hit the slopes.
FALMOUTH (AP) — Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are urging New England lobstermen to begin using new technology to help prevent the deaths of rare right whales.
SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A food workers union that represents employees at a Maine distribution center says it has rejected a contract proposal and will go on strike.
The 250 workers are members of United Food and Commercial
AUGUSTA (AP) — After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct.
Joshua Horne of Topsham was named to the Cedarville University Dean's List for fall 2017
Matthew Jarmusz and Thomas Jarmusz of Georgetown were named to the Ithaca College Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester
Street flooding on Union Street will become a thing of the past once utility repairs take place this summer.
Some businesses, however, are concerned the impact the construction project will have on them, given the expected road closures and detours.
The city of Bath is upgrading its wastewater treatment facility.
The City Council has approved a contract with Apex Construction to conduct a number of upgrades at the facility.
“It is largely about replacing the dewatering equipment,” said Public Works Director Lee Leiner.
The current dewatering equipment has been in place for 20 years.
BRUNSWICK (AP) — The University of Maine says projects about seaweed, the acidity of Gulf of Maine waters and the way climate change is impacting fish will receive nearly $1 million in funding.
GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Working League is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program. Application forms and accompanying instructions have been sent directly to Georgetown resident high school seniors.