DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 26 years. We have a daughter, 25, who recently graduated from college. We will have a small gathering of close friends and family to celebrate.
PORTLAND (AP) — Are they going to be the Mariners, Puffins, Lumberjacks, Watchmen or Wild Blueberries?
The owners of Portland’s East Coast Hockey League team that begins play next fall are choosing a name from among those five later this month.
Team officials say the nickname, the Mariners, is leading in online polling.
In the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the argument over Confederate memorials has reached a fever pitch, and some Central Texas residents say that Fort Hood — one of the largest military posts in the world and a garrison named in honor of Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood — should be renamed.
PORTLAND (AP) — Hundreds of activists in Maine rallied on Labor Day in support of a proposed ordinance that would require all Portland employers to provide paid sick leave.
ALFRED (AP) — A 19thcentury jail in Maine is on the market and listed at $250,000 for the entire space.
Michael Kaplan, the owner of the old York County Jail in Alfred, says he is looking for the right buyer or business to occupy the former jail off Route 111. WGME-TV reports the 1869 property, which once housed accused criminals, is now empty.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A trial is set to get underway soon for the first person in Maine to be forced to take psychiatric medication to restore his mental capacity.
Jury selection is slated for Thursday in the trial of 27- year-old Leroy Smith III, who’s charged with killing his father and dismembering the body. If a jury is seated, the trial will begin next Monday.
PORTLAND, ME / NORTHBOROUGH, MA — Carolyn Conley Wixted passed away peacefully in Northborough, Massachusetts on August 24, 2017. She was 79.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2017. There are 117 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History
Since Maine is a small state, its governors are always in demand – and often appear — at all manner of ceremonial occasions, such as groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and ship launchings.
As our kids and grandkids climb aboard buses and begin another school year, it’s worth pausing to appreciate our local educators, and to ask: Are we paying teachers what we should? And is the state doing its part to help?
In early August, Gov. LePage said public school teachers are “a dime a dozen.” In my view, a Maine teacher is more like a rare and precious gem.
One of the oldest-known Native American birch-bark canoes will go on display at a Maine historical society museum, possibly as early as this fall, after spending three decades in a barn.
The federal government is reviewing the status of a pair of river herring species to see if the little fish should be listed under the Endangered Species Act because of factors including dams and climate change.
The pilot of a plane that crashed-landed in a Harpswell field Friday was able to walk away. There were no passengers.
The crash was reported at approximately 5:10 p.m.
The single engine Cessna Stationair apparently encountered a mechanical issue. As the pilot was landing in a field at 595 Harpswell Islands Road, the plane struck a rock and overturned
Federal court documents indicate a former Machinists union official at Bath Iron Works has acknowledged embezzling $280,000 from the union.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Ryan Jones of Biddeford is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday in federal court.
Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay on two Swan Island excursions, one by land and the other by sea. Each will be led by local historian, FOMB member and president of Friends of Swan Island, Jay Robbins.
With the start of a new school year today, the Brunswick School Department is in preliminary stages of developing new programming, including an arts magnet school and a language immersion program.