DEAR ABBY: I went through a divorce recently and have already found
a woman I love. I have children — three boys and a daughter — I love very much. I’m currently paying child support to my ex for my 15-year-old daughter. The boys are grown and on their own.
In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a letter expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a Boston widow whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War. (As it turned out, only two of Mrs. Bixby's sons had been killed.)
Backlash to Skowhegan Chamber’s ‘hunt the Indian’ game could prompt positive change
We are told almost daily that our nation is divided. Rarely are we also told it always has been. From the beginning, Americans disagreed over loyalty to Britain, slavery, and the sovereignty of states. Protestants seemed to agree on nothing other than that they opposed Catholics. For reasons I will never grasp, the anger of our Civil war seems to have been redirected against blacks.
ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine System is getting a bump in revenue thanks to an increase in out-of-state enrollment.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The federal government says a group of commercial fishing operations dominated by a magnate known as “The Codfather” will be shut down for the rest of the season.
Carlos Rafael pleaded guilty to smuggling money to Portugal and evading fishing quotas. In September, he was sentenced to nearly four years in prison.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a onetime “Deputy of the Year” charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine.
PORTLAND (AP) — Members of Portland's transgender community came together over the weekend for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.
Jacob Thompson’s family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His family thanked those who sent Christmas cards and prayers, saying they brought joy and encouragement to the boy and his family.
Woolwich Tax Collector and Deputy Town Clerk Katie Johnston was appointed interim town clerk by the Woolwich Selectmen Monday, following the resignation of former Town Clerk Mary Howe.
TOPSHAM — Topsham police are investigating a burglary reported Monday morning at Sea Dog Brewing Co. in Topsham.
Topsham Police Lt. Fred Dunn said Sea Dog staff discovered the burglary at around 8:30 a.m. Monday, as they were getting ready to open. Police are still working to determine how the person got into the restaurant.
Topsham firefighters were at Rusty’s Market for more than three hours Sunday morning trying to identify a strange smell reported by employees.
Seeking to leverage the state’s rugged outdoor heritage, outdoor-focused companies from L.L. Bean to dehydrated food maker Good To-Go announced Monday that they’ve created a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors Brands to boost the sector.
FALMOUTH (AP) — The police department in Falmouth, Maine, is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs.
The police department reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure.
Police say the problem is that someone collected them from a trash bin with the idea of redistributing them.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they’ve collected more than 40,000 signatures.