AUBURN — Gerard A. Tancrede, 64, a resident of Lisbon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn, Maine, following a brief illness.
“Gerry” was born in Lewiston, Maine, on May 17, 1953, the son of Arthur and Lorraine ( Lussier) Tancrede of Lewiston, Maine.
FREEPORT — Laura “Gram” Winslow Bennett, Life Long Freeport Resident passed away November 7, 2017 at the age of 87, peacefully in her sleep.
She was born in 1930, in Freeport Maine, the daughter of Albert & Josie Winslow.
In a race that was watched intently around the country, last week Mainers voted overwhelmingly voted to become the 33rd state to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, and were the first to do so at the ballot box.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2017. There are 47 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
A novice surfer mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.
The attack Monday afternoon off the Australian coast left Charlie Fry with superficial puncture wounds on his right shoulder and upper arm.
Topsham lost more than a bit of history upon the death of Rusty Rancourt. Say Rusty’s in Topsham and everyone knows who and what you are talking about. Rusty was a larger than life character whose friendly personality welcomed everyone with respect, fairness, and especially humor for more than 40 years. He was a big horseman and sports fan as well as being well-versed in all things Topsham.
(AP) Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is joining Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in calling for Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to step aside.
Collins tweeted Monday that she didn’t find Moore’s denials of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl to be convincing, and she called on him to withdraw from the Senate race in Alabama.
(AP) The cold weather that’s crept into Maine is good for ski resorts that are starting to open.
Sunday River opened last weekend and already is running seven days a week. Sugarloaf had enough snow to open last weekend, and it will reopen on Friday for the season.
The warm October set the resorts back.
GRAY (AP) — Officials at a Maine park for native animals say the facility has recovered from the damage done by a heavy fall storm.
The bragging by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in your Nov. 10 issue failed to mention that all of their so-called accomplishments have come at the expense of the Brunswick and Maine taxpayer.
A special workshop Wednesday will provide the Freeport Town Council with community feedback on the response to the storm that knocked out power to nearly half the state’s households Oct. 30.
Harpswell’s newly created full-time department is getting some needed equipment, thanks to two grants from the Maine Municipal Association.
The town announced Monday it had received a pair of $2,000 grants.
Lisbon police are investigating a crash that occurred on Route 196 at around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Police Chief Marc Hagan said a 2002 silver four-door Pontiac rolled over near the former bowling alley at 671 Lisbon St.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say they’re notifying some 2,100 people of an incident that might have caused their personal information to be temporarily exposed.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland landlord convicted of code violations after Maine’s worst fire in decades has found a new lawyer and is continuing his appeal, court officials said Monday.
Gregory Nisbet sought a new trial after he was convicted of code violations stemming from the November
AUBURN (AP) — A Maine man accused of beating another man with a hammer has not entered a plea in court.
Thirty-one-year-old Jason Wotton, of Lewiston, did not enter a plea to elevated aggravated assault Monday. Wotton is accused of beating 37-year-old Leon Hunt.
A handful of Brunswick firefighters braved freezing temperatures for seven hours Friday to collect food for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program from the parking lot of the Brunswick Hannaford Supermarket.
At Thursday’s United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s Campaign Finale, Volunteer Chairman Bill Brillant said that while there were “hundreds of examples of tremendous generosity and caring,” the campaign overall did not reach goal was short of its $1.8 million goal.
A little more than $1.6 million was raised.