Some 65 million of our fellow human beings around the world are desperately fleeing hunger, war, poverty and environmental chaos. U.S. foreign policy is often at the root of their problems, and it is up to people of good will to recognize this and open our arms to them.
JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, 7p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room. With Dr. Jack Battick, “Damned if You Don’t; Damned if You Do” - The Civil War Experiences of Captain George Preble, USN.” Free.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS, 7p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, Topsham. 528- 5550.
What does it mean to change a holiday? Is there a better way?
I guess I don’t have a dog in the fight. Want to keep Columbus Day? Awesome. Want to create a new holiday? Sure. What do these days really mean and why is a governmental body decreeing what is and what is not a holiday? Who really benefits?
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine is among seven states where the federal government is funding a research project to try to better understand harmful algal blooms.
SACO (AP) — A Maine attorney who resumed his law practice after a nine-month prison sentence for money laundering has been suspended from practicing law for six months following allegations of professional misconduct with a female client.
YARMOUTH (AP) — A Maine brewery is paying tribute to a centuries-old American Elm tree named Herbie with a new pale ale named in the tree’s honor.
“Herbie” is a low-alcohol pale ale with citrus notes that will be released Thursday at the Yarmouth Farmers Market. The Portland Press Herald reports the beer was brewed by Portland area brewery Liquid Riot.
BANGOR (AP) — Two women have filed a federal lawsuit saying police failed to protect them from a man serving a life sentence for a deadly rampage in Maine.
The Bangor Daily News reports 23-year-old Brittany Irish and her 57-year-old mother, Kimberly, say state police officers violated their civil rights when the officers refused to provide protection from Anthony Lord.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A $15,000 grant from a Maine historic preservation group will help renovate Augusta’s Colonial Theatre, a historic building that fell into disrepair over recent decades.
The Belvedere Historic Preservation Fund gift was approved recently by the Maine Community Foundation. The Kennebec Journal reports the gift will be used to complete work on the theater’s sub floor.
Forrest Brothers Flier a Veiled Threat of Violence
It disturbs me that The Times Record and other Maine newspapers have been unable to understand the implied connections made in the "Forest Brothers" flier. That connection implies a serious and potentially deadly threat.
Gov. Paul LePage is calling for a suspension of tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber to ease prices as families and businesses prepare to rebuild after hurricanes Harvey and Irma — and with two more months of hurricane season to go.
AUBURN (AP) — State police say a woman was killed when her vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor trailer as she was exiting the Maine Turnpike.
BANGOR (AP) — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border is due to be sentenced for money laundering.
Prosecutors say Gregory Logan, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled 250 tusks valued at $1.5 million to $3 million into Maine in false compartments in his vehicle.
FREEPORT — The public is invited to a celebration of Freeport Conservation Trust’s 40 years of conservation in Freeport.
The party is on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 2-5 p.m. at the Tidebrook Preserve at 38 Bartol Island Road.
There will be local food and beer, oysters, live music, lawn games, trail walks, cider pressing, an art show and a silent auction.
A Harpswell man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to theft of firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.
According to court records, on Jan. 3, Hyunkook Korsiak, 36, stole firearms from C&R Trading Post at 657 Old Portland Road in Brunswick.
State Police say a man was killed Tuesday night in a two car crash on Interstate 295 in Falmouth.
The rear end collision took place at approximately 7 p.m. in the northbound lanes by exit 10. Troopers said the man who died was driving a car that was struck from behind by a second vehicle.
[img_assist|nid=1174567|title=|desc= THE BLACK CAT BALL will raise money for dogs and cats like Salvatore, pictured here, at Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter on October 28 at Fort Andross at 7 p.m.