DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s most fervent regional foes, Saudi Arabia and Israel, are both eagerly looking for signs of vulnerability and imminent change in their nemesis amid the past week of protests across the country. But they’ve taken vastly different approaches of how to engage with the upheaval.
BRUNSWICK — Dr. Katrina Seipp Chamberlin, 83, of Sunnybrook Village, died Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Mid Coast Hospital. She was born in Washington, D.C., on November 21, 1934, the daughter of William C. and Roberta Tyrrell Seipp.
HARPSWELL — John Andrew, 80, a kind, sweet, gentle man who was loved by many, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at The Highlands Governor King Unit in Topsham. John was born on August 12, 1937, in Marion, Indiana, to Ralph and Ruth (Heinlein) Andrew.
LEWISTON — Hazel B. Hersom Sylvester, 98, of Lewiston, formerly of South Paris, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at D’ Youville Pavilion. She was born in Chelsea, ME. on October 31, 1919, the daughter of Harry and Bertha Markhem Heath.
DEAR ABBY: Recently a friend came over and took me to lunch. She has a small, 50-year-old vintage car that was very popular in the ‘60s. She had come from Marin County over the Golden Gate Bridge to my house.
Every American citizen should have the right to earn a living and the freedom to pursue the profession of his or her choice. However, an individual’s ability to work and provide for their family is often thwarted by government interference in the form of arbitrary and cumbersome occupational licensing laws.
Just before Christmas I found myself in Bath’s City Hall auditorium exchanging introductions with state representative Jennifer DeChant, someone I’ve cast my vote for but until then had never officially met.
In 1904, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gonzalez v. Williams, ruled that Puerto Ricans were not aliens and could enter the United States freely; however, the court stopped short of declaring them citizens. (Puerto Ricans received U.S. citizenship in March 1917.)
(AP) Acadia National Park is among 118 national parks nationwide that will offer fewer free entrance days amid budget challenges.
After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced last month that it will have four no-cost days this year. The remaining national parks don’t charge entry fees.
LEWISTON (AP) — A critically ill woman whose 11-year-old boy surprised her with free earrings and a necklace for Christmas has died while wearing his gift.
The Sun Journal reports 45-year-old Michelle James succumbed to a flesh-eating bacteria Dec. 21.
PORTLAND (AP) — A new law that would restrict the use of synthetic pesticides in Maine’s largest city is coming up for a vote.
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed ordinance on Wednesday evening in Portland. The proposal would prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides on public and private property within the city limits.
A legislative panel on Wednesday considered a bill that would make signature-gathering at Maine polling places a crime.
The bill includes a provision to prohibit exit polling, signature gathering, electioneering and charitable activities within 50 feet of the entrance to polling places. Lawmakers heard testimony on the bill at a committee hearing on Wednesday.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers are postponing hearings due to forecasts of snowy, blustery conditions.
The Maine Legislature delayed Thursday hearings and work sessions and will reschedule them later. Lawmakers have hundreds of bills to sort through this year, on top of the need to figure out the future of voter-approved Medicaid expansion and recreational marijuana sales.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The leader of the Maine National Guard has been promoted.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine Adjutant General Douglas Farnham has been promoted from the rank of brigadier general to major general. LePage presided over Farnham’s promotion ceremony on Wednesday.
OLD LYME, Connecticut (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most popular recreational fisheries.