Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.
Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film “Police Academy” to the popular sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at age 74.
FREEPORT — Sally W. Rand, 91, of South Freeport Road, Freeport, died in her home on January 9, 2018. She was born in Boston, MA., a daughter of Robert Shurtleff Wallace and Sarah Elizabeth Yeager Wallace.
“For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Living with Uncertainty
SALT LAKE CITY
The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years.
Robert Breckenridge, a member of the Second Congregational Church UCC in Newcastle, is heading out on a mission trip.
When my 18-year-old son recently had his wisdom teeth removed, I joked that this was his rite of passage.
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.