NFL referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette are retiring.
One of the replacements will be former back judge Shawn Hochuli, Ed’s son. The other is former side judge Alex Kemp. The two new referees each joined the NFL in 2014.
Giancarlo Stanton defied the laws of baseball.
Starting in the unfamiliar position of left field for just the second time, Stanton didn’t have a single fly ball hit to him in the New York Yankees’ 7-2 win over Detroit. He played five innings and cleanly fielded a single and a double off the wall.
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for seven months, and my husband wants a second wife, something I do not agree with. He says he likes helping people and has decided he wants a former lover to be a part of our marriage. Unfortunately, she is more than willing to sleep with him.
Pope Francis has cleared the way for Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that the churchman murdered by El Salvador’s right-wing death squads for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be a model for today’s church.
TOPSHAM — Reverend Edward Schreiber, 72 of Topsham, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home.
Born in Gloucester, MA on November 15, 1945, the son of Rudolph Max and Bertha (Hyytinen) Schreiber.
Reverend Schreiber celebrated over 40 years as a Lutheran pastor in Hempstead Long Island, Cambria Heights, Queens and Saugerties, NY.
BATH — John Raymond Shorey, 68, of Bath, passed away unexpectedly at his home in North Port, Florida, on Monday, February 26, 2018.
Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on March 10, 2018, at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, ME, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Messages can be left on the Desmond Funeral Home tribute wall at www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.
FREEPORT — Beatrice F. Arria, age 75, of Old County Road, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Hawthorne House. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.
When I was a child my mom would ask: “Just because all your friends do it does that make it right?”
Maine’s experimental education model, proficiency-based learning, has received strong pushback in recent weeks from various communities around the state as the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee considers another year-long delay of the 2012 law.
PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Attorney General’s Office says a Portland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who was brandishing a pellet gun because it appeared to be a real rifle.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil in Maine has dipped as cold weather eases.
The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.73 per gallon this week. The office says that is 22 cents less than it was at the end of January.
PORTLAND (AP) — The fire chief in Maine’s largest city is retiring at the end of the month.
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings says Fire Chief David Jackson is set to retire. Jackson has been chief of the department since February 2016 and has been with the Portland Fire Department since July 1990.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s hotels and restaurants set a record for revenue last year, bringing in about $3.8 billion.
The Portland Press Herald reports that tax records show lodging revenue broke $1 billion for the first time in 2017 after rising 7 percent from the year before. Restaurant revenue rose 4 percent to about $2.8 billion.