At this time of year a Christmas tree adorns the top of BIW's iconic orange and white striped crane, and many in the Midcoast likely miss Christmases celebrated when BNAS was still a military presence.
If you only listened to Democrat politicians and their allied special interests, you wouldn’t know that the tax relief proposals being considered in Congress have many family-friendly, worker-friendly, and small business-friendly reforms to give us bigger paychecks.
LIMINGTON (AP) — Police say a man suspected to be under the influence of drugs broke into a Maine home, only to encounter a 6- foot-2-inch, 330-pound corrections officer.
The Portland Press Herald reports the break-in occurred at a Limington home Tuesday afternoon.
ROCKWOOD (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say a North Carolina man has become the first snowmobile fatality of the season.
Wardens say the body of 55-year-old Willard L. Hartsock, of Old Fort, was found early Wednesday near Rockwood, on a trail in Taunton and Raynham Academy Grant.
PORTLAND (AP) — Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads.
The Portland Press Herald reports the state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to the Ohiobased company First Vehicle Services. The contractors will work in southern Maine.
LEWISTON (AP) — Maine voters have elected Republican Shane Bouchard as the next mayor of Lewiston.
The unofficial tally Tuesday was 3,663 to 3,518, with Bouchard winning by 145 votes against Democrat Ben Chin. He will replace Mayor Bob Macdonald, who served three consecutive two-year terms.
Collins Doesn’t Live Up to Her Rhetoric
Recent reports tell us that Sen. Collins is puzzled about the response to her vote supporting the tax bill and asking if there's a “group from the far left that's just rooting for me to fail. …”
State Police detectives and Wiscasset police are investigating the death of a four-year-old Wiscasset girl.
An ambulance responded to the child’s home at 19 Crickets Lane at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, after a 911 call was made from the home reporting an unresponsive child.
Thousands of Mainers are signing up for individual health plans under the health care overhaul that’s under threat by President Donald Trump’s administration.
GORHAM (AP) — Police in Maine say a man was able to escape unscathed after driving into a pond.
WGME-TV reports the crash happened Wednesday night in Gorham. Police say the 39-year-old driver swerved to avoid an animal before he travelled off the road and into a freezing pond.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year.
(AP) The federal government is cutting down on the harvest of skate wings because fishermen are nearing their quota for the seafood item.
Skate wings are the meat of skates, which are fished commercially on both coasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reducing the commercial skate wing possession limit from 4,100 pounds per trip to 500 pounds per trip.
MANCHESTER (AP) — The state medical examiner has confirmed that the deaths of a married couple in Manchester were a murder-suicide.
The office concluded that the husband shot his wife in the head before doing the same to himself.
WATERVILLE (AP) — Police have rescued a Maine college student who hit and cut her head after crawling into a campus utility tunnel.
The Morning Sentinel reports police were called to Colby College in Waterville early Sunday.
A woman who drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana on the night of her infant son’s death was ordered Wednesday to serve 13 years in prison.
A judge imposed the sentence on Miranda Hopkins, 32, of Troy, a month after she was convicted of manslaughter in Waldo County Superior Court.
A Brunswick man was indicted by a Cumberland County Grand Jury last week on assault charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in October.