[img_assist|nid=1197770|title=|desc= SEN. SUSAN COLLINS, R-Maine, holds a colorfully beaded “talking stick” in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday. At midmorning, Collins gathered a meeting about two dozen centrists from both parties in her office to try and get a deal to end the federal government shutdown.
(AP) The latest storm to sweep through New England is bringing with it a bit of everything: Rain, ice, snow and even the possibility of flooding.
Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service says snow that began falling Monday will change over to freezing rain and rain on Tuesday in many locations.
PORTLAND(AP) — Maine is taking stock of homelessness with an annual count.
The point-in-time count is set for Tuesday night. The number will serve as a benchmark to determine how many homeless there are in the United States.
The Maine State Housing authority says about 6,300 individuals were homeless statewide at some point in 2016.
JACKMAN (AP) — Officials in a rural Maine community are planning to meet with their town manager, who has publicly espoused white separatist views.
Jackman Town Manager Tom Kawczynski (kuh-ZINskee) has made comments bashing Islam and called for the preservation of white European heritage in northern New England. He also operates a website that touts racial segregation.
PORTLAND (AP) — A landlord sentenced to jail time following a fire that killed six people in Maine has filed an appeal that cites a vague fire safety code as a factor in the blaze.
SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Police in Maine say a pregnant woman was driving to the hospital to give birth when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed. She died, and the baby is in critical condition.
Scientists who study the warming of the ocean say in a new study that conservation practices have allowed northern New England’s lobster industry to thrive in the face of environmental changes.
The American Red Cross says ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross says it "considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors."
Brunswick schools are highlighting the need for discussion of anxiety and its effect on people.
Jackson Gordon of Brunswick was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Providence College
Alexander Fernald of Phippsburg was named to the Castleton University Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester
T his year, Harpswell Heritage
Land Trust is celebrating 35 years since its inauspicious start as an outgrowth of the town’s historical society.
With a plethora of programs and activities geared toward older adults, Bowdoinham is a leader in the aging in place movement.
Harpswell selectmen last week recognized Robert McAleer for his service as the town’s emergency management agent.
“He has served in the position of emergency management agent for the town for three and a half years, and we are very grateful that he stepped up to do so,” said Selectman Rick Daniel.
The U.S. Coast Guard is urging the public to remove ice fishing shacks and to stay off the Kennebec River as ice breaking operations on the river are planned to begin today and last through the week.
Topsham Fair Mall is getting a new injection of activity — a health care facility.
The medical and professional office space will be moving into the 105 Topsham Fair Mall Road building that previously housed Best Buy and Dollar Tree, which is being redeveloped for the new operations.
The Bowdoin College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both turned in winning results against Bates on Friday evening, ending a drought against the Bobcats dating back several years for both sides.
BATH — Medomak Valley led 11-4 after a quarter and pulled away from there for a 45-18 victory over Morse in a girls jayvee high school basketball game on Thursday.
The Shipbuilders (3-7) trailed 22-11 at the half and 31-13 after three.
Cheyanne Nash and Bella LaFrance paced the Panthers with 12 points apiece.
Brook Kulis led Morse with 11 points.
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College senior Riley Bubb has been named a Second Team All-American selection in awards announced by D3soccer.com this week.
It is the first All-American honor for Bubb, who was named First Team All- NESCAC and First Team All-New England this season.
TOPSHAM — The Brunswick Junior High School girls seventh-grade basketball team took on “Battle of the Bridge” rival Mt. Ararat on Thursday and came away with a hard-fought 30-24 victory.
The Huskies jumped out quickly, carrying a 22-6 lead into the half.
BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College women’s soccer team was one of just 10 men’s and women’s programs across all divisions of NCAA soccer to earn the United Soccer Coaches Platinum Team Ethics Award for 2017.
The Platinum Award is given to teams that did not have a single red or yellow card given to a player or coach for the entire soccer season.