Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
An old age question asked during my annual physical for about a decade, “Have you fallen during the past year?” It always seems like an astounding inquiry. I occasionally fall carrying my kayak or canoe up and down steep embankments.
The Freeport Rotary Club’s annual Christmas tree and wreath sales continued this year in partnership with the Freeport Fire Station. With 400 trees and 132 wreaths at the start, Rotarians were pleased to have sold all the wreaths, with only 60 trees remaining.
Most people know the 2018 Winter Olympics will soon begin. Few will know the difference between the two men’s 1500-meter speed skating gold medals.
Who cares? What’s important is what country wins medals and who wins the most. That’s one number many people will know.
Phinn. Levon. Beckett. Bean. Annie. Liam. Mable.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the Trump administration is blocking his latest effort to prevent the use of food stamps to purchase soda and candy.
LePage spokeswoman Julie Rabinowitz said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture informed Maine of the news this week in a phone call.
The governor plans to revise and resubmit his request.
PORTLAND (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy.
PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a blood test that showed a lobster boat captain ingested marijuana and oxycodone will be inadmissible as evidence at his manslaughter trial.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department is inviting all Brunswick-area fathers and their daughters (grades 1-6, or 12 or to age 12) to a valentine's ball, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Harriet Beecher Stowe gymnasium.
BATH — Midcoast CA$H is a member of CA$H Maine and is one of over 12,000 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs across the country that the IRS relies on to help people file their taxes every year, completely free of charge. In 2017, IRS certified volunteers helped more than 300 individuals in the Midcoast qualify for and keep 100 percent of their refunds.
BRUNSWICK — Construction delays on the building at 11 Pleasant St. in Brunswick means Twice-Told Tales, a nonprofit business operated by the Friends of Curtis Library, will not reopen or accept new donations until next month. Patrons should look for updates in their email, on Facebook, at the library, posted on the door of the store and through the Curtis Memorial Library website.
I’ve been watching the current political divide. The population seems to be divided roughly into thirds. One group is avidly behind the President, his policies and his actions. Another group is diametrically opposed, opposed and repulsed at every turn. The rest … who knows?
A report released this month shows doctors in Maine are writing fewer opioid painkiller prescriptions in a state that rolled out one of the nation's toughest prescription monitoring laws.
Students from the following local communities have been recognized for academic performance at Husson University for the fall 2017 semester
Bowdoin: Hannah R. Hauser
Brunswick: Lauren J. Grocholl, Dasol J. Kim of Brunswick,
Neither of Maine's long-shot bids to lure Amazon to the Pine Tree State has made the cut.
Seattle-based Amazon on Thursday named 20 cities that are still in consideration for a second headquarters. Proposals in Brunswick and Scarborough were not on the list.
Topsham selectmen opted not to enter into negotiations with Bowdoinham for EMS services, but did not completely rule out future discussions.
The board made it clear on Thursday that negotiations for service in the next fiscal year are very unlikely.