WOOLWICH — Lloyd E. Durrell, 85, of Pine Street, Woolwich, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He fought a courageous battle with heart disease for many years. He was born in Augusta, Maine, on March 20, 1932, the son of John E. and Marion V. (Nichols) Durrell.
FARMINGDALE — Donald A. Smith, 85, passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in the arms of his loving wife (Sheila) with his family around him. He was born on Nov. 13, 1931, in Lewiston, a son of Madeline and Robert Smith.
DEAR ABBY: I enjoy reading your column, especially letters regarding young girls and their social skills. I have two granddaughters who have the normal drama, mostly with other girls. I worry their social skills are getting sidetracked.
Our trip to Houston coincided with the first of three massive storms, the last being Hurricane Harvey. The streets were already flooded as we drove east, so we turned off the news and focused our second grader on car games and chapter books, and the strange new things on the flat Texas landscape.
“Profoundly disappointing” was the way that Clayton Rose, President of Bowdoin College, recently referred to President Trump’s desire to have Congress devise a solution to the so called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.
At the time President Obama said that Congress must eventually address the issue of the affected individuals.
BANGOR (AP) — A 10- year-old resident in Maine is doing his part to help people impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma — raising money for the American Red Cross through his lemonade stand.
MEDFORD (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is seeking volunteers to search this weekend for a 71- year- old woman who went missing last fall.
Wardens say they’re looking for 100 people to help search on Sunday for Diana Estey of Medford. The original search was suspended in November.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s quest to make sure federal workforce funds go toward job training and not bureaucrats has angered Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon and the heads of workforce training program who worry his efforts could harm Maine businesses, workers and job-seekers.
Travelers on Route 1 Saturday may have been stuck in traffic or detoured after a trailer carrying crushed rock flipped over and spilled its load in the roadway.
No one was hurt in the crash, reported at 9:37 a.m. on Leeman Highway just before the Congress Street overpass.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers’ compensation.
The court is hearing arguments Wednesday over whether a paper mill must pay for medical marijuana. It’s the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement for medical marijuana.
WESTBROOK (AP) — Police say three adults and a child escaped serious injury after their car crashed into a Maine church.
The crash occurred on Tuesday night at a church in Westbrook. The Portland Press Herald reports police say the car failed to yield to traffic while crossing an intersection.
According to the Westbrook
BATH — State Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, and Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Bath, will be holding joint office hours Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Patten Free Library on 33 Summer St. in Bath.