“Trump is exactly what Republicans are not,” former Missouri GOP Sen. John Danforth wrote recently.
While that may seem extreme, the statement raises a serious issue about Trump’s relationship to the Republicans. “GOP leaders still puzzle over President Trump,” said a Boston Globe headline.
I didn’t grow up with much. Like a lot of kids, life was tough for my brother, sister and me. By the age of 13 my mother was on her third husband and that relationship wasn’t going any better than the previous two. Home life was not good, and at the age of 15 I left home.
One man used his last words to save a friend’s life, warning him away from a live electrical wire. Another died checking on his uncle. Several others were last seen helping people out of floodwaters.
They’re among Harvey victims who lost their lives trying to save other people. Others died doing their best to survive the catastrophic disaster.
Harvey has weakened as it leaves Texas and its floodwaters are dropping in much of the Houston area, but the death toll from the storm is rising, a chemical plant exploded and other states are expected to see rain and possibly flooding. Here are some things happening on the ground:
An accidental shooting death of a young girl occurred in Scarborough this week.
CAMDEN (AP) — Maine’s historic fleet of windjammers is on display at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival.
The festival kicks off Friday with the arrival of more than a dozen windjammers and an evening capped by fireworks on the waterfront.
ORONO (AP) — A conservationist
who worked to protect mountains and lakes in Maine has died. Alan Hutchinson was 70.
The Brookings-Smith Funeral Home in Bangor says Hutchinson died Sunday at his home in Orono.
PORTLAND (AP) — Former independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has resigned from his job aimed at helping get a new graduate center off the ground in southern Maine.
George Campbell, president of the University of Southern Maine Foundation, will be the interim CEO of the new graduate center at the University of Southern Maine.
A Durham man has been killed and two injured in a crash on Interstate 295 in Freeport late Thursday.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland confirmed that Dana Thibeault, 52, was killed after the tractor-trailer cab he was driving was struck by a van driven by Mark Fleming, also 52, of Cape Elizabeth, who had swerved in order to avoid a deer.
A Brunswick man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with terrorizing and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Matthew Freeman, 45, is also charged with violating the conditions of his release.
Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump’s administration to exempt eastern Canadian provinces from softwood lumber tariffs that he says will lead to layoffs and shutdown operations in Maine.
AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Democratic House speaker hopes lawmakers will tackle ranked choice voting and marijuana legalization bills when they return for a special session this fall.
PORTLAND (AP) — Former Maine Democratic Gov. John Baldacci says he would seriously mull another run for governor if he has concerns with the field of candidates.
Baldacci on a Thursday radio appearance said he could consider entering the race if he doesn’t see enough “ moderation” or bipartisan spirit among candidates.
AS MORSE HIGH SCHOOL began their first day of school with an all-student assembly, School Resource Officer Charles Reece joined Chief of Police Michael Field and The Times Record Publisher Michelle Lester in a surprise presentation.
Brunswick’s ban on single-use plastic bags starts today. The ban applies to thin, single-use plastic bags that are distributed at the checkout counter and it applies to all stores within town limits, according to a press release from Bring Your Own Bag – MidCoast, a local group that spearheaded the effort.
Brunswick police are investigating another report of an attempted burglary interrupted when the intruder realized two teens were home, this time on Old Bath Road. A similar incident was reported days earlier on Jordan Avenue.
Police received the Old Bath Road report at 11:35 a.m. Thursday.
BATH — September is National Literacy Month and Tri-County Literacy is collaborating with local libraries and books stores to celebrate. From 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers will be at local bookstores in the tri county area to read aloud children’s books and to do a craft project related to the book. Read alouds and book give-aways will be at the libraries from 1-3 p.m.