PORTLAND ( AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is calling media coverage of her support for a tax overhaul “unbelievably sexist.”
The House on Tuesday afternoon approved a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws. The bill is headed to the Senate for an expected evening vote.
HALLOWELL (AP) — Maine utility regulators are asking the state’s two power companies to provide answers on their response to an October storm that left roughly half a million people without power.
BRUNSWICK — Midcoast Senior College will present a free lecture series sponsored by The Highlands, “ Winter Wisdom 2018,” that are open to the public and held at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
Freeport police say an allegation they received last month about a teacher having inappropriate contact with a student via phone was unfounded, but that an investigation is ongoing.
TOPSHAM — For the eighth consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox Foundation is seeking submissions from inspiring senior students at Mt. Ararat High School, who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities, for the New England Red Sox Service Scholarship.
The Bath Planning Board has granted Maine Maritime Museum’s request for an amendment to the land use code map.
Woolwich Town Administrator Suzette Cloutier resigned from her position earlier this month after nearly six months on the job.
“On Dec. 7, she turned in her resignation,” said Woolwich Selectman Jason Shaw.
He said Cloutier left “to pursue other career options,” but declined to elaborate further on the record.
There will be an ecumenical Blue Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. This is a community service led together by the North Woolwich Methodist Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Salvation Army and taking place this year at the Bath United Methodist Church.
The town of Brunswick is creating a new tax increment finance district in Cook’s Corner.
The town council approved the TIF — a tool to stimulate economic development — on Monday. The town will now apply to the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development to designate the TIF development program.
There are many stages of parenthood, and much is written about the first ones — the infant and toddler years. The teenager years, therefore, come as a shock. And, no, I’m not talking about the orneriness, aloofness and growing legs and feet. I’m talking about the way the teenage years impact us as mothers.
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First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $13 million, two-year contract to return to the Boston Red Sox and play for former teammate Alex Cora.
“He’s a great baseball guy,” said Moreland, who was on the Texas Rangers when Cora made a brief appearance there in 2010. “He was a great teammate then, and I don’t expect anything different from him as a manager.”
Sydney Underhill-Tilton had a double-double as the Richmond High School girls basketball team downed Spruce Mountain, 40-30, in Mountain Valley Conference play on Monday.
The Bobcats won their second straight and stand at 2-1. Richmond hosts Winthrop on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
FOXBORO, Mass. — Brunswick’s Kyle Woodruff notched an assist recently as Stonehill College fell to Worcester State University, 5-2 at the Foxboro Sports Center to wrap up 2017 before heading to winter break.
KENNEBUNK — The Mt. Ararat High School boys jayvee basketball team fell behind 17-7 after one quarter and never recovered, losing to Kennebunk, 56-38 on Friday.
Ian Brady led all scorers with 20 points for the visitors. Jace Hollenbach and Roderick Minor chipped in with eight and six points, respectively in the loss.
BATH — Morse erased a one-point deficit after three quarters to slip past Westbrook, 33-30 in girls high school junior varsity basketball action recently.
Morse led 9-4 after one quarter and by four points at the half, 19-15, before Westbrook took the lead after three.
An 8-4 Morse advantage in the fourth sealed the victory for the Shipbuilders.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School girls jayvee basketball team took a pair of games recently, defeating Kennebunk in overtime, 49-46, and Brunswick, 38-36.