I’m packing for a week-long trip by myself. Between my suitcase and carry-on, I’ve managed to jam 12 shirts, five pairs of pants, and six pounds of underwear and socks inside one bag or another.
My students were watching Hamlet not long ago when the scene turned, what they would call, “cringy.” Hamlet was berating his mother and at one point, threw her on the bed and shook her, yelling in her face. In an instant, students covered their eyes, two bolted from the room and there was a flurry of giggles and gasps filling the air. I should have stepped in.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republicans are criticizing Democrats for blocking an effort to hold a public hearing on a ballot question to raise taxes to provide home care for elderly and disabled people needing help with daily activities.
The referendum is now headed for the November ballot after lawmakers failed to pass it.
Police say a Brunswick man was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of child pornography.
PORTLAND (AP) — Merton “Mert” Henry, a Republican attorney, World War II veteran, political adviser, and Bowdoin College trustee, has died at age 92.
BRUNSWICK (AP) — A Maine environmental group is hosting a presentation about the concept of an “Eastern Wildway” to help wildlife travel across North America.
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay is hosting the event on Wednesday in Brunswick. The group says Rewilding Institute executive director John Davis will speak about the proposal to help wildlife.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Secretary of State says a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate can remain in the race despite the fact that a number of the signatures on his candidate petition are from people who died several years ago.
A reward offered by a Richmond woman for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing her two pet cows in 2015 has increased to $5,000.
Daria M. Goggins discovered her two cows — Theodore and Isadora — dead in a field, apparently killed by what police said was either a crossbow or compound bow.
The Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark (The Park) has begun hosting “Millennial Nights” to provide young adults with a place for camaraderie and community in the Bath area.
This summer will mark the second annual freewheeling Casco Bay Gaffers Race.
In addition to completing coursework and taking tests, Mt. Ararat seniors also take one more step before graduation — a capstone project.
On Saturday, Bowdoinham Community School will offer up a pair of performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dance Party,” a children’s revisioning of Shakespeare’s classic tale of magic, mischief and friendship.
Markings Gallery has a new associate member — Barbara Burns — and is celebrating the tapestry artist with a featured show through May 30.
Burns has studied tapestry in the U.S. and England. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S., Europe and Australia, and has won awards in the U.S., England and Serbia.