I’m sitting here, late in the week, pecking away at the keyboard. A few days from now, if the fates are willing, you will be reading these words that are just now being formed. Most likely, this will lead into a vision, place or moment from my past being enacted now in my mind and transferred to the keyboard.
Donald Trump sure hit it out of the park.
Like millions of other people in America who tuned in to the president’s first State of the Union Address, I’m still cheering.
I wasn’t in Washington, in Soviet California, or anywhere else in Trump’s America.
PORTLAND ( AP) — Authorities say they have received reports from Maine residents about a phone scam seeking donations in support of a fraudulent police fund.
(AP) The federal government is almost done collecting information about a decision that could change the conservation status of the world’s largest turtle.
ORONO ( AP) — Maine police say alcohol is a likely factor in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found in an Orono snowbank.
News reports say the body of Alexie Adams, of Orono, was found by a passer-by Saturday morning.
Orono police and the Maine State Police are investigating. Foul play is not suspected.
PORTLAND ( AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering the possibility of allowing Maine fishermen to catch more valuable baby eels.
Fishermen harvest baby eels, called elvers, from rivers and streams in Maine. They are worth more than $1,000 per pound to fishermen because they play a key role in Asian aquaculture operations.
Liberals backed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros have launched an effort for Maine to be the first state to ensure all elderly and disabled people have access to help with daily activities from bathing to medication management.
Backers of a new ranked voting method on Friday submitted signatures to force Maine to become the first state to implement the election overhaul in time for the June primaries.
LISBON — The Sunshine Hill Neighbors Seniors and the Lisbon Parks and Rec are offering two overnight trips for 2018 as well as a Red Sox day trip.
BOWDOINHAM — The Maine Community Foundation’s Richard Ferrier Scholarship offers financial assistance to Bowdoinham residents aged 13-18 to pursue their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment.
PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine has announced it will now be airing its monthly television show, “The USM Update,” statewide.
Despite competing against much larger teams, the Brunswick High School debate team placed third at the state meet in Bangor Saturday.
Multiple students won state titles in their events and the team took home the sportsmanship award.
The Topsham Republican Committee has announced that Topsham Republicans will caucus at 7 p.m. Friday in the Municipal Meeting Room in Topsham Town Hall, located at 100 Main St.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to meet candidates and, for those wishing to join the Republican Party, to register.
[img_assist|nid=1200011|title=|desc= THE FUTURE USS MICHAEL MONSOOR leaves Bath Iron Works to head out to sea for trials in Bath, in this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo,. The ship is the second in the stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers. A statement from Naval Sea Systems Command says the future USS Michael Monsoor successfully completed its acceptance trials Thursday.
Nine anti-war activists arrested last April while protesting the christening of the future USS Thomas Hudner have had their charges dismissed.
Superior Court Justice Daniel Billings dismissed criminal trespassing charges during the protesters initial day in court Thursday.
Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, announced that he would became the first gubernatorial candidate to turn in their nomination papers to the Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State’s office confirmed Friday that Mason’s name will appear on the June ballot.
[img_assist|nid=1200001|title=|desc= ICE FISHERMAN John Lesser of Gorham watches his lines while waiting for a smelt to bite at Jim’s Camps on the Cathance River in Bowdoinham on Jan. 31. The smelt population is continuing to rebuild in parts of northern New England, which is good news for fishermen who squat in shacks to catch the little fish through the ice.
The Patriots may have been denied a sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday, but many local businesses that offer takeout and delivery still came out ahead thanks to the buzz around the big game.
“For us it’s all hands on deck,” said Ross Arsenault, general manager of Topsham’s Buffalo Wild Wings location.