On Dec. 7, 1941, during a series of raids in the Pacific, Imperial Japan’s navy launched a pre-emptive attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,400 people, about half of them on the battleship USS Arizona. (The United States declared war against Japan the next day.)
Wouldn't it be great if we woke up Christmas morning and underneath a festively decorated tree there was the truly unexpected gift of actual democratic governance? Imagine what a amazing and really exceptional present that would be.
NAPLES (AP) — Two good Samaritans pulled a Maine woman to safety after she became trapped in a burning car in a violent crash.
Twenty-five-year-old Alicia Szostak says she was driving in Naples when she jerked her steering wheel to avoid hitting a deer. The Bangor Daily News reports she crashed into two trees and the car was left on its side — where a fire began burning.
PORTLAND (AP) — A beloved Maine school bus driver battling cancer received a heartwarming surprise this week.
The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland High School marching band performed outside Mercy Hospital’s Fore River campus Wednesday to show support for Jamie Creamer. The 46-year-old bus driver is undergoing chemotherapy for neck cancer.
BANGOR (AP) — Maine municipalities are battling for bragging rights when it comes to the best-tasting drinking water.
Maine Rural Water Association’s 31st annual Best Tasting Water contest is being held Thursday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Last year, first-time entrant Caribou Utilities District took the prize.
Topsham Selectmen will consider tonight a plan to address erosion along Pleasant Point Road following the October wind storm.
PARIS (AP) — A Maine sheriff facing sexual misconduct allegations says he has decided to resign.
The Sun Journal reports Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant on Wednesday submitted a resignation letter to the Oxford County Commission and Gov. Paul LePage.
LEWISTON (AP) — Police have arrested a Maine man who they say stabbed another man inside a barbershop.
WCSH-TV reports the stabbing happened Wednesday night at the Major Cuts barbershop in Lewiston. Police say a 23-year-old Otisfield man stabbed 35-year-old Rashad Robinson, of South Paris.
MONTVILLE (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old high school student died in a car accident on his way to school in the Maine town of Montville.
Police say the crash killed Riley Boulay of Liberty, who was a student at Mount View High School in Thorndike. They say the single-car crash happened Wednesday morning and appears to have been caused by speeding.
Donations are gathering steam (and to mix metaphors) rolling into a big ball of snow, to make a giant snowman. That rain we got the other day didn’t even melt Mr. Frosty.
Topsham — Photographer Kathleen Clemons will deliver a slide presentation and talk on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for First Light Camera Club on the topic of “Creating Painterly Photographs.”
The nearly century-old, family-owned Bamforth Marine in Brunswick may have to move from its Maine Street location by the end of the month, due to a planned parking lot expansion by neighboring Hannaford.
With a population of around 400 or so, Arrowsic has managed to get by with a small, dedicated part-time staff for years.
But a host of factors could change that, and the town is considering the addition of a new position in its office, or adjusting responsibilities and compensation of the handful that work there.
The Bath City Council welcomed two new councilors and one returning member on Wednesday.
A Lisbon landmark transformed into a family restaurant was honored recently as the Maine Downtown Center “Project of the Year.”
One of the best things we do at the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is we give annual awards to deserving individuals and businesses. These awards are our way of saying thank you to the people in our communities who help us thrive. These awards are highly competitive with many deserving candidates.