Ethel Hickey, age 99, passed away on October 25, 2017 in Brunswick, ME. She was predeceased by Joseph C. Hickey, her husband of 68 years.
Ethel was born in Liverpool, England to Florence Ada Gegg and William Ballard Gegg.
Dennis Banks, who helped found the American Indian Movement and engaged in sometimes-violent uprisings against the U.S. government, including the armed occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973, died at age 80, his family announced Monday.
DEAR ABBY: My sister “Eileen” is married to her second husband, a man I’ll call Harry. He’s nice, but some of his choices landed him in jail for a while. I’m polite when we see him, but I don’t trust him.
Misrepresenting the Work of the Conservation Commission
I’d like to respond to Jilda Izzo’s letter of Oct. 18 about the Brunswick Conservation Commission’s Sept. 13 meeting.
Ms. Izzo and I agree that in our gun-saturated present an aside referring to the hostilities of the Hatfields and the McCoys was unfortunate. I said so in apology at our Oct. 11 meeting.
Recently my coworkers and I took the bus to Boston for the day to meet staff we had only spoken on the phone with since a recent merger. My day job had gone from 50 employees in two offices to over 1,500 all over the world. It was time to see where some of the other 97 percent worked.
For all it was allowed to do during its special session last Monday, the Legislature might as well have stayed home. We’re witnessing a period of outright obstructionism that strongly resembles Republicans’ national performance during the Obama administration; it won’t end until Maine elects a new governor next year.
WHITNEYVILLE (AP) — Police say the death of a commercial fisherman found dead inside his burned mobile home in Maine is being investigated as a homicide.
HEBRON (AP) — Family members of the Maine woman shot and killed by a hunter say she was on her own land digging for gemstones when she was killed.
Authorities say a 38-yearold Hebron man fatally shot 34-year-old Karen Wrentzel on Saturday morning. Officials have still not publicly identified the man, and did not say if he was on Wrentzel’s land when he shot her.
WATERVILLE ( AP) — The executive director of a shelter in Maine where two pit bulls disappeared after being ordered euthanized has resigned.
Lisa Smith resigned two days after the dogs went missing from the Humane Society Waterville Area.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his longtime deputy chief of staff is stepping down.
Kathleen Newman also served as LePage’s legislative director. The Republican governor said on Monday that Newman has decided to leave her position.
PORTLAND ( AP) — Maine’s governor has issued a state of emergency proclamation as state grapples with a powerful wind and rain storm and thousands of power outages.
The number of homes and businesses in the dark in Maine has surpassed the peak number from the infamous ice storm of 1998. More than 480,000 homes were in the dark Monday afternoon.
More than 50 members of the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary joined together on Wednesday, October 11 for an Annual Meeting and brunch held at Brunswick Hotel and Tavern. The event highlighted the 2017 accomplishments of the Auxiliary, as well as the election of new board members and contributions of the Auxiliary to priority projects of Mid Coast Hospital.
The fourth annual Women’s Shipbuilding Day in Bath will take place at the Maine’s First Ship’s waterfront boatshed on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With a weather emergency issued for Bowdoin College, and non-essential staff asked to stay home Monday, crews on the Brunswick campus were cleaning up from the aftermath of Sunday night’s storm.
“It’s kind of a mess up here,” Scott Hood, senior vice president of communications and public affairs for the college, said on Monday afternoon.
Brunswick police say an elderly man is dead and three other people are injured following wrong-way crash on Monday night.
On Monday at 7:48 p.m., police received a call about a sedan driving the wrong way in the northbound lane of the divided section of Route 1 near Cook’s Corner.