Editor’s Note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897.
Georgia Hiatt of Bath qualified for the Fall 2017 Dean’s List at Belmont University
Trendy Stanchfield is the new executive director for the Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
She was named to the position by the shelter system’s board of directors. The former executive director, Joe Montisano, left the organization in August to become director of the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota.
As part of an effort to prepare Harpswell for rising sea levels, the town received a $20,000 Coastal Community Planning Grant to plan for coastal flooding around Basin Point Road.
The Navy is preparing a request for proposals for the next round of multi-year contracts for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
YouTube says it’s hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says “some bad actors are exploiting” the Google-owned service to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.”
Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They’re selling well.
“The ‘Up and Moving’ is for joints and for pain,” he explains. “The ‘Calm and Quiet’ is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety.”
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.
A transportation researcher says rural Minnesota residents could benefit from driverless cars.
Frank Douma from the University of Minnesota created a task force last year to examine how to give residents across the state access to self-driving vehicles, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.
Facebook is coming for your kids.
Earlier this month, the social media giant launched a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.
The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can’t yet have their own accounts under Facebook’s rules, though they often do.
Schools are becoming more involved with robotics programs. Being in robotics helps students in their classes, helps them create leadership roles and helps build a student’s work ethic.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School boys freshman basketball team improved to 3-1 with a 53-39 win over Lewiston recently.
Even Kilfoil led the way with 15 points, with Ethan Rollins, Cody Larson and Ethan Upham all adding eight apiece.
In other recent action, the Dragons defeated Mt. Ararat, 64-25 and Morse, 68- 31, while losing to Falmouth, 45-39.
The San Francisco Giants found the offense-producing third baseman they’ve sought this offseason, acquiring Evan Longoria and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for outfielder Denard Span, infielder Christian Arroyo and two minor league pitchers.