DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 40 years. Like most people, we’ve had our good times and bad, but we’ve both been committed to the marriage, and so we’ve made it work.
I finally get why President Trump tweets.
Even though I often disagree with what he tweets and how he tweets it, the president has no choice.
Tweeting is how he controls, or steers, the media coverage of him and his administration - by setting news agendas for them, whether they like it or not.
On Dec. 12, 1917, during World War I, a train carrying some 1,000 French troops from the Italian front derailed while descending a steep hill in Modane; at least half of the soldiers were killed in France's greatest rail disaster. Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska.
Over the weekend, a working group created by Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez and former Democratic primary opponents Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, tasked with examining the party’s use of unbound or so-called ‘superdelegates,’ began unveiling their recommendations for how the national party s
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s assistant House Republican leader will run for a state Senate seat currently held by a lawmaker hoping to unseat independent U.S. Sen. Angus King.
LEWISTON (AP) — Country music singer Tony Jackson has met with a 74-yearold fan who credits his song “The Grand Tour” with keeping him alive during his recovery from heart surgery.
PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government wants to allow U.S. seafood harvesters to continue collecting the same amounts of some popular kinds of shellfish.
CHAIN OF PONDS TOWNSHIP (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a fuel truck and a tractor-trailer.
Officials say the collision happened Monday morning on Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township, about 10 miles from the Canadian border.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s task force studying the opioid crisis is due to give its recommendations to the Legislature.
The task force has been studying the opioid epidemic, existing programs targeting the crisis and promising programs in other states.
WATERVILLE (AP) — Maine police say a man is in custody following a 15-hour standoff with an armed suspect in Waterville.
Waterville police say 23- year-old Michael Joslyn was taken into custody around noon Sunday after firing multiple gunshots. No one was injured.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has seen four cases of hepatitis A over the past three months.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gasoline prices are falling in northern New England.
GasBuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in Vermont in the last week, averaging $2.50. The price in Maine went down 3.9 cents to an average of $2.48 a gallon. New Hampshire’s price decreased 3.1 cents to $2.46 a gallon.
Gov. Paul LePage says he’s searching the budget, looking for a way to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion and is finding “it’s a big reach.”
The Centre St. Arts Gallery will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house.
BRUNSWICK — Georgetown poet Nick Stone will be hosting a book launch for his new book, “Fragments,” from 5-6:15 p.m. this evening at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
This is Stone’s first published volume of poetry, and it is available from IndieAuthorBooks.com and local bookstores.
BRUNSWICK — Due to unanticipated renovations at its building, Twice-Told Tales will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, and will reopen Jan. 15, 2018. The bookstore will not be able to accept donations of books and other materials Dec. 16- Jan. 15. Twice-Told Tales is located at 11 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.
LISBON — Local children's book author Christine Renaud will be at Lisbon Library Department Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. to sign copies of her recent book, “Charlie Bean Goes Home.” Charlie Bean, the dog star of her book, will also be present at this event to meet you. The author will read his story and sign the book; copies of the book will be for sale during this event, as well.