[img_assist|nid=1171075|title=|desc= BETA THETA PI BROTHER JOE SALA arrives for the seventh day of preliminary hearings Thursday at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Political activist Peter Diamondstone, who helped found the Vermont political party that first launched Bernie Sanders for office in the 1970s, has died at age 82.
JERSEY CITY, N.J.
Brazicki’s Tavern, which has served as a local hangout for the Jersey City Heights for 72 years, is shutting its doors for good, ending another chapter in Jersey City’s history.
Dr. Geoffrey Andrew Stroud died August 25, 2017 after living 93 years and helping others for over 70 years. He was born July 7, 1924 in England and grew up in Tottenham North East London. He is survived by four children and their spouses Hilary Stroud and husband John Sutula, Janice Stroud, Geoffrey and wife Karen Stroud, John and wife Nancy Stroud. He is survived by 8 grandchildren.
TOPSHAM — United Baptist Church, located at 1 Elm St., Topsham, welcomes the Maranatha Band from the Dominican Republic in concert on Saturday evening, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you, to act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
BRUNSWICK — A new fiber art mural, created by local artist Catherine Worthington, was unveiled at First Parish Church on Aug. 27.
This six-foot by five-foot mural was commissioned to celebrate the 300th anniversary of First Parish Church.
ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 3, Rev. Samuel Hartman will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. Services take place at the church at 9 a.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24. For more information about the church and its services, call (207) 833-7745.
BAILEY ISLAND — The Rev. Sheila Seekins of Rockland will be the celebrant at All Saints by the Sea, Bailey Island, on Sunday, August 30, at 9:30. This will be the final service of the summer season. The Episcopal chapel is located on Washington Avenue.
“What we find in Jesus and in his bringing together of his apostles, his disciples, is a wish to form a community,” said Bishop Robert P. Deeley. “It was important to Jesus for his followers to do what we are doing today, coming together and strengthening each other.”
BRUNSWICK — On Aug. 27, three hundred and two people gathered at First Parish Church, United Church of Christ, Brunswick, to celebrate the congregation’s 300th Anniversary.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley has authorized a special collection at all of Maine’s Catholic churches on the weekend of Sept. 2-3 to provide aid and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Transformation is often hard, the dramatic change in form or appearance from one phase to another. I’m no butterfly, gracefully shifting from creeping grub to bright-winged wonder.
Hundreds of Iranians attended the funeral Thursday of Ebrahim Yazdi, one of the country’s most influential dissident politicians and a former foreign minister.
The European Union and Britain were locked Thursday in a bitter fight over the divorce bill London will have to pay on Brexit, a standoff that fuels concerns over a messy breakup with no deal at all.
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted.)
In 1897, the first section of Boston's new subway system was opened.
In 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan entered Confederation as the eighth and ninth provinces of Canada.
Russia on Friday promised a “tough response” to a U.S. order to shut the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and offices in Washington and New York, the latest round in a diplomatic tit-for-tat.
The U.S. issued its order Thursday and gave Russia 48 hours to comply, intensifying tensions between the two countries.
Texans will find few consolations in the wake of a hurricane as terrifying as Harvey. But here, at least, is one: A biblical storm has hit them, and the death toll — 38 as of this writing — is mercifully low, given its intensity.