I’d been meaning to visit ever since she’d called early last fall with the news. A neighbor’s pear tree was ripe with unpicked fruit. Since she could no longer drive, did I want to pick the pears?
BRUNSWICK — All Saints Parish will host a special Christmas carol sing-along in front of the town gazebo located in the Mall (between Maine Street and Park Row in Brunswick) on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
The parish will donate one dollar to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program for each person who comes to sing.
WATERVILLE (AP) — Police have arrested the owners of two pit bills that were ordered to be put down for killing a Boston terrier and seriously injuring a woman in Maine.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine's unemployment rate fell slightly in November.
The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in November was down 0.2 percentage points from October. It was also slightly down from 3.8 percent a year ago.
PORTLAND (AP) — An attorney claims state police engaged in racial profiling when they stopped a van filled with immigrants on Interstate 295 in Maine.
LEBANON (AP) — The State Medical Examiner’s Office says a man whose body was found in a burned out home in southern Maine had killed himself.
Officials say they found the body of 58-year-old James Avery on the second floor when they responded to the fire on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say Avery set the Lebanon house on fire before shooting himself.
GORHAM (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says a retired state trooper has been charged with selling cocaine and fentanyl.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 51- year-old Jeffrey Linscott late Wednesday in Gorham, where he was allegedly making a drug transaction in a grocery store parking lot.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine police officer’s rendition of “O Holy Night” is winning accolades online.
Portland Police Officer Jeremy Turner was a music major at the University of Southern Maine before walking a beat. He recently decided to put his voice to use to spread Yuletide cheer in a city park.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Department of Corrections representatives say they are exploring using secure, regional psychiatric facilities to serve young people with serious mental illness.
The Bangor Daily News reports Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick said Thursday the move could ease pressure on Long Creek Youth Development Center staff.
Peter Bernard’s Yuletide plans include dressing up in a tuxedo emblazoned with marijuana leaves, donning a green Santa hat and doling out cookie bars made with marijuana to his friends from a big pillowcase.
Over the last decade, the Maine Legislature has received two complaints of sexual misconduct or harassment against legislators, records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press through a public records request show.
Both complaints were against House lawmakers. The Maine Senate has not received any such complaints since 2008.
(AP) The first of a threepart dose of winter weather is arriving in northern New England.
The National Weather Service says snow will fall Friday across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with the heaviest accumulations of up to 6 inches in southern Maine and New Hampshire.
[img_assist|nid=1192800|title=|desc= HELPING OUT at Midcoast Hunger Prevention's Harpswell Food Bank behind the Town Hall in October were, from the Brunswick Rotary Club, left to right, Doc Philips, David Taft, Steve Baldwin, Stanley Primmer, Carolyn Bulliner, Sandy Morrell-Rooney, Patty Biggs and Claudia Frost.
In 1775, Esek Hopkins was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy.
In 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. (Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.)
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and that has nothing to do with the tax bill.
Except for three years in the Army, I’ve lived my entire life in Maine. One would surmise that after seven decades experiencing Maine winters, they wouldn’t come as a surprise.
If you happen to tune to WCME 900AM starting at noon Christmas Eve, you can hear James Taylor and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Stay tuned and you’ll hear another version, and then another, and yet another.
I’ve recently written about our local history, so now please indulge me. Here are some memories of West Virginia, the state where I spent my formative years (1950-58).