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.
A Biddeford man accused of pointing a gun at another motorists during a road rage incident was indicted by a Cumberland County Grand Jury last week on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.
The charge is a Class C crime punishable by up to five years incarceration and a $5,000 fine.
The town of Topsham will test a new traffic pattern for Lower Main Street on Monday.
Left turns from Main Street onto Winter Street will be prohibited. The last block of Winter Street approaching Main Street will be one-way for traffic.
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College’s 19th Annual Common Good Day is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Common Good Day is a campus-wide day of service that fosters collaboration between members of the College and the greater Brunswick community.
Members of the four RSU 1 communities voted overwhelmingly in favor of a concept design and budget for the new Morse High School and Bath Regional Career and Technical Center building during a straw poll on Tuesday.
The straw poll is an important step toward getting bonds to fund the project on the November ballot.
The Brunswick Planning Board unanimously approved a special permit on Tuesday for a medical cannabis storefront in Cook’s Corner.