I just returned from a national conference titled “War and Environment” held at American University in Washington DC. I was invited to speak on the subject of conversion of the military industrial complex to sustainable production in order to help us deal with our present challenge of climate change.
“Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7.) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real” at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats.
FREEPORT (AP) — A Maine couple is back home after narrowly surviving the deadly mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.
Nikki Goodheart tells WGME-TV she was recording video of country star Jason Aldean’s performance Sunday night when gunshots rang out.
Goodheart says her husband, Ron, jumped on top of her as she watched people getting shot and falling to the ground.
PORTLAND (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has issued a report based on more than 115 interviews that says students of color experience “regular harassment and discrimination” in schools.
(AP) —The question of whether Republican Sen. Susan Collins is going to stay in Washington or return to Maine to run for governor will soon be answered.
Her office says an announcement is expected during the Columbus Day break next week.
How far do American women need to travel in order to obtain an abortion?
A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in state history demonstrated the sequence of events as they unfolded the night of the killing using a replica gun and a mattress taken into the courtroom on Tuesday.
Three candidates will vie for two positions on the Woolwich Board of Selectmen in November.
Incumbent Selectmen Allison Hepler and Jason Shaw will be running for reelection.
Both joined the board six years ago, and are running for their third three-year term. Both won reelection unopposed in 2014.
BRUNSWICK — A screening and discussion of episode four of the new documentary series, The Vietnam War, with guest speaker William “Bro” Adams, a Vietnam veteran, former chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities and former president of Bucknell University and Colby College, will take place 7 p.m. Oct.
BRUNSWICK — The Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter are participating Subaru of New England's #SNELovesPets social media campaign to earn up to $10,000 in grants. Through Oct. 31, Subaru New England will donate to the shelter for every pet photo shared with the hashtag #SNELovesPets on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Maine Crafts Guild, in celebration of American Craft Week, will present the Brunswick Fine Craft Show on October 7- 8 in Brunswick at Fort Andross. The event will feature wood, metal, clay, natural fibers and glass crafts designed and handmade by professional Maine artisans.
Following outcry from nearly 200 South Freeport residents concerned with the volume and speed of traffic in their neighborhood, the town and citizens are coming together to make safety improvements.
There’s a lot of water under the ground in Brunswick, and often that water works its way into homeowners’ basements. Many residents use a sump pump to solve that problem, but if your pump is connected to a sewer line, you’re in violation of the law.
On Thursday, the Harpswell board of selectmen voted to approve a request for proposals for the demolition of the Mitchell Field Pier.
At Harpswell’s annual town meeting in March, residents voted to approve a $5 million bond to pay for the pier’s demolition.
At the end of a long fall day — after dealing with all the seasonal demands of work and school — you don’t want making dinner to be a big deal.
Lucky for Life:
Gimme 5: 14-16-18-21-27
Day Pick 3: 4-1-6
Day Pick 4: 2-6-0-3
Evening Pick 3: 6-8-8
Evening Pick 4: 0-7-8-1