BRUNSWICK — Daniel R. Higgins, 61, of Brunswick, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born on September 24, 1956, the son of Ralph & Eunice Higgins, and graduated from Morse High School in 1975.
Syrian state-run media today confirmed a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, citing reports of dozens killed and wounded from the attack.
The overnight attack, which a U.S. military official earlier said killed about 100, adds another layer to a conflict in Syria that is once again plunging into a new unpredictable spiral of violence.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square today, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb his nose at Washington while making a point of showing off his new-found restraint toward Seoul.
BEACH PARK, Ill.
A northern Illinois kindergartener whose father was killed in a military training accident last year had a date to her first father daughter dance: A soldier with the Illinois Army National Guard.
The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators.
Carolyn Beckenbaugh Harrington, 87, of Brunswick, passed away unexpectedly on January 24th. Her family was by her side.
PHIPPSBURG — Faye Wells (86) passed away peacefully at her home in Phippsburg, Maine on Friday, February 2, 2018 after a courageous battle against lung cancer. Faye was born on December 23, 1931 in Brookline, Massachusetts, the daughter of Sara Chilloa Ridley Collins and Wyatt “Dutch” Albertson.
TOPSHAM — Phyllis Lyeth Schneider, 82, of Topsham, died Sunday night, February 4, 2018, at The Highlands Retirement Community.
A deeply caring and accomplished person, Phyllis was born in the Adirondack Mountain region in upstate New York on January 1, 1936, the daughter of Robert and Florence (Jarvis) Lyeth.
DEAR ABBY: My son bought me a car in 2012. I had no idea he was doing it. He traded my car in for this newer car.
Maine’s Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services recently held public hearing for a flurry of child care bills that share the same goal — to make child care more accessible and affordable for Maine parents.
After receiving two decades of taxpayer “economic development” for the sake of a promised “competitiveness,” Bath Iron Works is now forthrightly saying that all that hasn’t ultimately improved their fate in actually acquiring sustainable contracts with their sole customer or provided any real advantag
BIDDEFORD (AP) — Southern Maine Health Care has named a new chief executive officer.
The Journal Tribune reports that Nathan Howell will replace retiring CEO Ed McGeachey on May 21.
PORTLAND (AP) — Texting “I love lobsters” just got easier.
Maine Independent Sen. Angus King says a long-overdue lobster emoji is coming to smartphones, and it is cause for celebration. King tweeted thanks to The Unicode Consortium for “recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in Maine and across the country.”
In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
In 1693, a charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in the Virginia Colony.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is pushing for legislators to pass a bill that would protect elderly residents from tax lien foreclosures.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A proposal to search for oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf will be the subject of two public meetings in northern New England next month.