DEAR ABBY: I am in a long-distance relationship with a man who lives halfway across the country. Because he’s very wealthy, he arranges for all the airfare. I am a single mother and I have limited finances.
The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.
What can you say about a lobbying group, primarily from outside Maine, that so far has raised over $196,000 and spent in excess of $124,000 pushing for a “yes” vote November 7th on Ballot Question 2 to expand Medicaid in Maine?
The local opposition “group”? They’ve raised and spent $229.
WOODVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle killed a 47-year-old man in his hometown.
The crash killed John Boucher of Woodville on Monday morning. Game wardens say they responded to the crash off a dirt logging road and found Boucher dead at the scene.
PORTLAND (AP) — Economic experts are warning against sweeping promises made by the investors of another proposed Maine casino.
The Portland Press Herald reports experts remain skeptical of claims the proposed York County casino will bring more than 2,000 jobs and $45 million in annual tax revenue to the area.
After the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, the impulse of politicians will be to lower flags, offer moments of silence and lead a national mourning. Yet what we need most of all isn’t mourning, but action to lower the toll of guns in America.
SACO (AP) — Maine residents are camping out a full day in advance to prepare for the state's first ever Krispy Kreme in Saco.
The store is scheduled to open Tuesday at 6 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials. Festivities celebrating the opening began Monday, with live music, movies and prizes.
AUGUST (AP) — A jury has awarded a Maine couple $500,000 after finding a hospital was negligent in the handling of their stillborn fetus.
GORHAM (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say a hunter has been struck in the face with buckshot, and they're looking for two men who fled after the shooting in Gorham.
Wardens say the victim, a 55-year-old Casco man, was hunting pheasant when he was shot Monday morning.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to murder a sheriff's deputy during a Maine shootout with police.
Forty-year-old Scott Allen Bubar, of Brunswick, was shot during the shootout at a mobile home in Belgrade. Sixty-five-year-old Roger Bubar, Scott Allen Bubar's father, was killed by police who returned fire in the shootout.
FARMINGTON (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial because of a deadlocked jury in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing another man in a dispute over a drug debt.
PORTLAND (AP) — A box truck driver who admitted to causing the crash that killed a Maine middle school teacher will serve at least six years in jail.
A standoff that began at a mobile home on Lower Barley Road at mid-afternoon and continued for several hours concluded about 9:30 p.m. on Monday when a man was found dead inside his home by members of the Maine State Police tactical team.
PORTLAND (AP) — Fishing regulators will decide in November whether it's time to reopen Maine's shuttered shrimp fishery.
An arm of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission plans to meet on Nov. 29 in Portland to determine specifications for the 2018 fishing year. The fishery was shut down in 2013 amid concerns about poor reproduction and declining population.
BANGOR (AP) — A Maine conservationist who played a key role in creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is running for Congress.
Lucas St. Clair on Monday became the sixth Democrat to enter the race against Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District.
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by a New England fishing group over the cost of at-sea monitors.
Monitors are workers who gather data that inform fishing regulations. The government shifted the cost of paying for them to fishermen in some Northeast fisheries in 2016.
The town of West Bath in November will elect a new member to their board of selectmen, and two members to the West Bath School Board.
Two candidates are running to replace outgoing Selectmen Paula Nelson, who served three three-year terms on the board. She was reelected unopposed in 2014.
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Autumn E. Thompson of Bath graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology Aug. 20
Julia F. Carpenter of Brunswick was recently elected to the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Hamilton College
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