Just before Christmas the U. S. Congress and Senate passed and President Donald Trump signed a bill to make sweeping changes to the federal tax code. The changes included reducing tax rates, reducing the number of tax brackets, reducing taxes on small businesses, and a major reduction in the corporate tax rate.
Everyone deserves access to the best this great state of Maine has to offer – whether it’s my students who want to stay in Maine and raise a family, get a good job, and contribute to their community, or the lobsterwoman I met who wants to continue working in an industry that’s been challenged by environmental changes, or the elderly man I know who wants to stay in his home but is one car repair
CRANBERRY ISLES (AP) — A Maine island lost power for about two hours after a speeding teenager crashed into a utility pole over the weekend.
PORTLAND (AP) — Fishermen from Maine are planning to use an interstate hearing to make the case they should be allowed to catch more baby eels.
Kathryn Eldridge of Brunswick was named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester
NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 1ST SEMESTER HONOR ROLL
The following local students were named to the North Yarmouth Academy First Semester Honor Roll for the 2017-18 academic year:
LITCHFIELD (AP) — State Police say a driver was killed when his sport utility vehicle struck a tree in Litchfield.
Police say Michael Oliver, 67, of Sabattus died instantly Monday morning.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A storm delivering more than 6 inches of snow is forecast for much of northern New England on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service says the snow will start late Wednesday morning and last into early evening, with an inch to 2 inches falling hourly during the peak of the storm.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Female genital mutilation is already outlawed in the U.S., but some lawmakers want to specifically outlaw it in Maine.
The United Nations has condemned female circumcision, which is common in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Two bills would make the practice a Class A crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Department of Corrections is proposing closing some county jails to save money.
Lawmakers, corrections officials and others have long argued over how county jails should be funded and operated in the vast, rural state.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The LePage administration continues to draw criticism for failing to answer public records requests concerning travel expenses.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager who took a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show has become a social media sensation.
Thirteen-year-old Ryan McKenna said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday that his phone “exploded” with messages and phone calls and he now has thousands of new social media followers.
SCARBOROUGH (AP) — Maine wildlife biologists say conservation programs and state partnerships helped more than 100 piping plover chicks fledge in the state last year.
Bath Iron Works President Dirk Lesko recently lauded the successful completion of sea trials for the future USS Michael Monsoor, which will become the Navy’s newest stealth destroyer.
Lisbon residents will get the chance to voice their opinion on funding the town's emergency medical services provider.
The Lisbon Town Council will conduct a public hearing at its 7 p.m. meeting today regarding EMS and the cost to the town.
Chewonki Foundation has announced the start of a new five- part series of “Animal Adventures,” providing hands-on learning for kids and adults of all ages. The monthly program features live animals, fossils, skeletons and a wide collection of touchable natural history exhibits.
Members of Maine’s lifeblood lobster industry said Monday the state should keep funding a marketing group that uses fees from industry members to promote the seafood all over the country.
A defense lawyer told a judge on Monday that “doubts will linger” regardless of whether she convicts or acquits a 57-yearold man in the death of a teenage girl in 1980.
The town of Brunswick intends to establish a new quiet zone to curb excessive train noise, but how much that will cost remains unknown.