DEAR ABBY: I’m not a dog person. I’m not even an animal person. I am, however, surrounded by dog owners — my family, my husband’s family, my neighbors. Back in middle school, I was bitten several times by dogs while delivering my paper route.
Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2017. There are 125 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
On August 28, 1917, ten suffragists demanding that President Woodrow Wilson support a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote were arrested as they picketed outside the White House.
Sigh. If only President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists.
Leftists had a corporate autonomous sensory meridian response (brain orgasm) when one of the most racially divisive presidents in American history, Barack Obama, tweeted: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.”
PORTLAND (AP) — Tuition is being frozen at Maine’s seven community colleges for the coming academic year.
Officials say the tuition freeze was made possible by an increase in state appropriations requested by trustees of the Maine Community College System.
BANGOR (AP) — Stephen King is retaliating against President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter.
In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the upcoming movie “It” or the currently showing television series “Mr. Mercedes,” both based on his books.
WATERVILLE (AP) — A naked man who startled a mother and her children on a nature trail in Maine has been issued a summons by police.
Officers say 67-year-old Ricky Thompson told them he was sunbathing when the family spotted him in Waterville on Thursday.
Maine’s wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers because the industry is contending with troubles such as disease and a lack of pollination.
BIDDEFORD (AP) — Officials say the body of a 53-yearold woman has been recovered after the boat she was in capsized about 10-miles off the Maine coast.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi says the body was found Sunday by the Maine Marine Patrol.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The state of Maine is hosting a job fair geared at encouraging employers to hire veterans.
The Tuesday fair will take place at the Augusta armory and include more than 100 employers and veteran services programs. The fair’s sponsors include state and federal veterans affairs bureaus as well as veterans groups.
TOPSHAM — First Light Camera Club ends its summer hiatus and reconvenes for a new season of programs and activities starting Sept. 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The club meets regularly each month at the Topsham Medical Building at 4 Horton Place, and encourages beginning and experienced photographers to join.
BRUNSWICK — On Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 1-3 p.m. in the Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, Geologists Nelia Dunbar and Bill McIntosh will give a presentation on carrying out scientific research on volcanoes in Antarctica and insights provided into past and future climate change.
BRUNSWICK— The Mid Coast Hospital Classic 24th Annual Golf Fore! Health Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 13, at the Brunswick Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament help Mid Coast Hospital provide health and wellness services to the community. Registration is still available.
BATH — The city of Bath will be holding a public meeting about the upcoming reconstruction of North Street, from High to Washington streets on Aug. 29.
Durham residents will have the opportunity to discuss what they want — and don’t want — in town regarding the citizens’ initiative on the legalization of retail marijuana adopted nearly a year ago.
A public hearing is slated for Sept. 19 at the Town Office.