I was distressed to read the letter by Ethan Jones (“Honor and Respect Police,” Page A4, Jan. 25).
Mr. Jones chastises the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brunswick for flying a banner — Black Lives Matter — on it’s building, stating that the group is vile and divisive.
For the past several months, the political rhetoric has swirled in all directions with the aid of the “mainstream media.”
A Win-Win Proposition
Thank you for informing your readers about the tax break that BIW and its parent in Connecticut, General Dynamics, want this time, to the tune of $60 million. And thanks for giving space to the outcry of criticism. The money comes from the people of Maine. It’s a lot, and there are many other needs, equally important, if not more so.
It is understandable that some members of our community have mistaken the Black Lives Matter banner on the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick as a commentary on the Brunswick Police Department, or on police in general. While the Black Lives Matter movement has sometimes been equated with a protest against police, we don’t see or intend it that way.
Maine’s attorney general is pushing back on Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s announcements of a moratorium on new wind power projects and creation of a secretive commission to study the impact of wind turbines on tourism.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage said people who’re not old enough to buy cigarettes shouldn’t have access to the overdose antidote naloxone at pharmacies.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Workers testifying on behalf of a threatened minimum-security state prison have been warned that Maine Gov. Paul LePage is watching.
PORTLAND (AP) — Federal fishing regulators are set to vote on a proposal that could protect nearly 90 percent of the coral habitat in a key commercial fishing area off New England.
The New England Fishery Management Council is expected to vote on the proposal on Tuesday. The council approved protections in another key fishing area, the Gulf of Maine, in June.
BANGOR ( AP) — A tongue-twisted couple from the blooper reel of a commercial for a Maine-based restaurant has served as the inspiration for a “Saturday Night Live” skit.
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Chase Gregory of Brunswick and Zach Merrill of Pownal were named to the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the fall 2017 semester
PORTLAND — Hyunkook Korsiak, 36, of Harpswell, was sentenced Monday to 52 months in prison for theft of firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.
On Friday, proponents of a bill that would provide home care for the elderly and those with disabilities submitted the necessary signatures to the Department of the Secretary of State to get the proposal on the November ballot.
Marilyn Hinkley has spent a large part of her life making sure the lives of others are remembered.
Looking to strike a balance between ice-free roads and clean waterways, public works departments around the country are working to cut their salt use in winter by slathering the roadways with beet juice, molasses, and even beer waste to make them safer.
Ice-breaking operations continued Sunday on the Kennebec River. In images taken by photographer Ted Vaughan of Hallowell, four U.S. Coast Guard vessels — the 65-foot harbor tugs Bridle, Shackle and Tackle and the 140-foot Penobscot Bay, are shown ramming through ice near the Kennebec Bridge, which connects Richmond and Dresden.
The town of Harpswell has its first paid firefighters.
Selectmen approved the hiring of four people to serve in that capacity last week, part of the town’s ongoing efforts to create a professional service to supplement its three volunteer fire departments.