In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
In 1829, London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.
In 1902, William Topaz McGonagall, affectionately considered Britain’s possibly worst-ever poet, died in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Maybe “some are rapists,” in Donald Trump’s nasty words. But many are geniuses. Just ask the MacArthur Foundation, which responded to our president’s frequent demonization of immigrants, including that infamous phrase, by doing a little math.
In a few months, it will be necessary to have a valid passport in order to take a flight out of Maine. September was Passport Awareness Month, so I’m apparently a day late in being any help to you at all.
The public television series on the Vietnam War reveals lessons the U.S. failed to learn as it was engulfed by the struggle.
Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson wrote a famous memoir, “Present at the Creation,” about the birth of the post-World War II order — an order whose institutions produced six decades of security and growth for a lot of people. We’re now at a similar moment of rapid change — abroad and at home. Many institutions have to be rethought.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b____ off the field. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired.’”
Backing employers over employees. Backing the state of Ohio over groups involved in voter registration. Backing a narrow reading of a sexual discrimination law over a broad one.
Those are just some of the legal about-faces President Donald Trump’s administration is making at the Supreme Court and in lower courts.
TREMONT (AP) — Maine firefighters say they had to rescue a New York couple who took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into the Atlantic Ocean.
LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine woman who was driving away from a birthday party when she ran over and killed her toddler daughter in a parking lot has lost her license due to an unrelated offense.
The Sun Journal reports 27-yearold Taneisha Thomas' license will be suspended for three years following an arrest last month for operating while under the influence.
PORTLAND (AP) — The state has signed off on Maine Medical Center's $512 million expansion that stands to become the largest ever undertaken by the hospital.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services this week blessed the project by granting a Certificate of Need.
Teachers and the Brunswick School Board Wednesday discussed an initiative to expand technical education to middle schoolers. While both groups agree the initiative could be a positive opportunity for students, the lack of certified teachers in the state poses a challenge.
The proposal, LD 1576, was signed into law in June by Gov. Paul LePage.
BRUNSWICK (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation says it is working on plans to rebuild an intersection that has drawn numerous complaints.
Thousands of drivers use the intersection at Pleasant and Mill streets in Brunswick each day. WGME-TV reports department officials say they hope the new proposal eases up congestion in the intersection.
Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, has announced his candidacy for governor less than a month after the death of his mom, a state representative.
The Lisbon Democrats have announced another candidate to consider for the vacant House District 56 seat this November. Scott Hall is seeking the nomination on Sunday when Lisbon Democrats meet at the Lisbon Town Office to caucus.
“Lisbon is on the upswing,” Hall said. “We can keep this momentum going.”
AUGUSTA (AP) — The final day has arrived for supporters and opponents of tiny houses to make their case to the state of Maine.
BATH — In conjunction with the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary airing on PBS this fall, Patten Free Library in Bath will screen four award-winning films about the Vietnam War. The series begins Tuesday, October 17 with The Deer Hunter and ends November 7. Show time is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in our Community Room. Free admission & refreshments.
BATH — On Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library in Bath welcomes Charlie Wing for an author chat and book signing of “Salt in Their Veins.” The Mustard Seed Bookstore will handle sales.
BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center has announced all-ages auditions for its 2017 holiday family production based on the film “White Christmas.”
Auditions will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at the Chocolate Church Art Gallery, located at 804 Washington St. in Bath.