Midcoast legislators gathered at Coastal Landing Retirement Community last week to discuss the political process and how citizens can become more involved.
An advocate group wants the town of Brunswick to adopt a resolution welcoming immigrants but stopping short of declaring the community a sanctuary city.
Sanctuary Brunswick organizer Rosalie Paul called the resolution “a step beyond just a feeling of goodwill” at a meeting with advocates and town officials on Wednesday.
Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan says a social media post reporting a student was threatened last week with a knife at the Philip W. Sugg Middle School was “not an accurate description of what happened.”
Corrections Capt. James Bailey has been offered the chance to administer the Two Bridges Regional Jail.
The jail authority on Wednesday unanimously offered the job to Bailey, who has been interim administrator since April.
A popular restaurant across from Bath Iron Works was destroyed by fire on Wednesday evening. The fire at Southgate Family Restaurant was reported at 5:45 p.m., drawing crews from at least three neighboring towns to assist Bath firefighters.
It took about an hour to knock down the blaze, and Bath firefighters didn’t clear the scene until 9:35 p.m.
About $250,000 worth of soft-shell clams are being suffocated by an algae bloom in Maquoit Bay.
The Southgate Restaurant on Washington Street was destroyed by fire Wednesday night.
The structure fire was reported at 5:45 p.m., drawing crews from at least three neighboring towns to help Bath firefighters get the fire knocked down. That took about an hour from the time the fire was first reported. Bath Fire Department didn’t clear the scene until 9:35 p.m.
In my 10 years of being an executive director of a chamber of commerce, I’ve never seen a labor market like the one we have right now. You cannot find an industry that is free of the effects of the employment need.
American consumers feel a bit less confident this month, their spirits pulled down by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 119.8 in September from 120.4 in August. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that confidence “decreased considerably” in hurricane-hit Florida and Texas.
“Sorry for the bumps,” said Kim Stone on a mid-September afternoon, speaking over the loud motor of an all-terrain vehicle after one of its tires rolls over a rock jutting out of the forest floor and roars up a steep incline. “It’s much easier on a horse.”
The Mt. Ararat High School golf team rode a strong showing from Caleb Manuel en route to winning the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference qualifier on Natanis Golf Club’s Arrowhead Course on Tuesday.
Manuel shot a 4-under par 68 to capture top honors, leading the Eagles to a team score of 328 on a hot and humid day.
University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emanuel Richardson entered the federal court wearing the same clothes he was arrested in earlier in the day, there to face charges of accepting bribes and paying at least one recruit to attend the school.
The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA Finals-opening loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.
So Sylvia Fowles decided to grab them all in Game 2.
The Brunswick High School girls soccer team improved to 8-0 with a 5-0 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference victory over Oxford Hills on Tuesday.
The Dragons are slated to host Skowhegan on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Through three weeks, the NFL is down to two unbeaten teams: the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.
While the fast start for the defending NFC champions is no surprise, the Chiefs are on quite a roll.
[img_assist|nid=1176036|title=|desc= ALEXA KOENIG OF FREEPORT goes to a knee to knock the ball into her offensive zone in a Western Maine Conference game against Yarmouth on Tuesday. The Falcons prevailed 3-2 at the Hunter Road Fields Complex in Freeport to improve to 6-2-1 on the season. Freeport travels to Poland to take on the Knights on Thursday.
[img_assist|nid=1176031|title=|desc= THE BRUNSWICK/MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL girls volleyball team gathers around coach Kaili Phillips, top right, during a match against Lake Region on Tuesday at Brunswick High School. The Dragons, after a winless season in their first year of varsity volleyball, stands at 5-4 after a 3-1 win over the Lakers.