If we have learned anything from Maine politics in the last few years, it is that norms are very important and very fragile things.
Allison Hepler has the qualifications and experience to do an excellent job as a Maine Legislator.
She is a Professor of History at the University of Maine Farmington.
WESTBROOK (AP) — A Maine bookstore says it is pulling books written by Junot Diaz, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
ROCKLAND (AP) — A Maine coffee shop is now run and owned by its 17 employees in a deal with the previous owner to become a cooperative.
NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was one of two people who died in a boat crash in New Hampshire over the weekend.
HUDSON (AP) — The Penobscot County Sheriff ’s says a man was killed and two others hurt in a single-car crash in the town of Hudson.
Officials say a man and woman were taken to the hospital Sunday evening and that authorities also searched for a fourth person believed to have fled the scene. That person was later located.
LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine university has removed artwork from a campus gallery upon learning the artist of the three works is a convicted sex offender.
The final police radio transmission for officer 1312 went out at 1:47 p.m. Monday.
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program announced that long-serving food pantry volunteer Howard Bliss was selected as the Maine Governor’s Service Award Volunteer of the Year for 2018. Bliss attended the Maine Commission of Community Service awards presentation last month with program director Karen Parker.
School tax increases are poised to drive most of a 2.48 percent property tax increase for Bath residents, say city officials.
The total amount to be raised by taxes will be $21.15 million, an increase of $510,978. The tax increase impact to Bath taxpayers breaks down as follows:
• The municipal budget will increase taxes by 0.75 percent.
A nonprofit addressing animal population control is looking for a few good grant proposals.
The Maine Community Foundation’s Belverde Animal Welfare Fund is accepting applications for grants to be awarded this year. In 2017, the fund — which was started in 2007 by an anonymous donor — awarded 13 grants, totaling $142,147.
A Delaware man arrested in August 2017 for selling crack and heroin in the Bath-Brunswick area was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.
Kyle Rivers, 26, of Bear, Delaware, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing with intent to distribute on Nov. 28, 2017.
Voters in Regional School Unit 1 communities will be asked to approve a $30.1 million spending plan at the June 12 referendum.
Anticipating a shortage of beds for students, Bowdoin College will be before the planning board today seeking a conditional use permit that will allow the college to use a four-apartment building as a residence hall to house 12 undergraduate students.
[img_assist|nid=1217091|title=|desc= BRUNSWICK TOWN COUNCILOR CHRISTOPHER WATKINSON criticizes state and federal lawmakers for shifting more and more costs onto municipalities. “We should be outraged with what we’re faced with right now,” Watkinson said. “And we should be (taking) our legislators and our executives in Augusta and in D.C.
Jason Day channeled his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season.
Day said he drew inspiration from James’ Game 3 buzzer-beater against the Toronto Raptors before he pulled off his own clutch shot on Sunday.