DEAR ABBY: My husband and I argue more than I’d like. I am pretty easygoing and passive; he likes his feelings to be known. Over time I have become worn down, and my patience has worn thin.
Last year, I expressed serious reservations about the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger. I argued, at the time, that allowing this merger will have important implications for a free press and American democracy for many years to come.
Last Friday, Maine Sen. Susan Collins traded in what remained of her legacy to push forward a massive tax cut to corporations and America’s wealthiest, based on a set of assurances from her Republican colleagues about the final outcome of the bill that she has little power to ultimately compel or enforce.
LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine have identified a Lewiston man as the victim in a hit-and-run over the weekend.
Lewiston police say 48- year-old Louie St. Pierre was pronounced dead Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle near an intersection. The Sun Journal reports police received a call early Sunday morning and when they arrived, the vehicle was gone.
KITTERY (AP) — The bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will open in a matter of weeks.
Maine-based contractor Cianbro is being fined $1,000 a day after the Sept. 1 opening of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, was delayed.
Ron Taylor from Maine DOT tells WGME-TV that it’s been a “very long and challenging process.”
BOOTHBAY (AP) — Hundreds of people were disappointed over the weekend after a car accident shut down power to a popular holiday display of Christmas lights in a Maine community.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says a health products company and its owner are settling charges brought by herself and the Federal Trade Commission that alleged they deceived consumers.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A second agency has lowered MaineGeneral Medical Center’s credit rating after the loss of several primary care doctors last year.
PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is among a group of lawmakers who wants the Congressional Budget Office to prioritize the role of prevention in health care.
ALFRED (AP) — A former teacher at a Maine high school has pleaded not guilty to a 14-count indictment charging her with having a sexual relationship with a student.
The Portland Press Herald reports 29-year-old Jill Lamontagne, of Kennebunk, is charged with gross sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual touching. She is free on $1,000 bail.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree’s campaign said Monday she’s considering a run for Maine governor.
Pingree’s spokesman, Jesse Connolly, said the Democratic congresswoman will decide whether to join the 2018 race by the end of December. Nearly two dozen hopefuls have registered to run for governor, and Pingree would join 10 Democratic candidates.
BRUNSWICK (AP) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is giving a grant of nearly $100,000 to a Maine group that advocates for marine conservation and the livelihoods of small fishermen.
The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time on Monday, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for builder trials.
Santa’s helpers have been busy, busy, busy, but the letters seem to be slower coming in this year. Quite a few inquiries have been posted to our Facebook page so we are still expecting a sizable load on Santa’s sleigh this year.
BRUNSWICK — There are several opportunities to donate blood at local drives this month:
Brunswick: Dec. 22, noon to 5 p.m., Mason United 8, 65 Baribeau Drive; Dec. 28. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Martins Point Healthcare, 6 Farley Road
Freeport: Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.
BRUNSWICK — Kimberly Brown, 19, of Brunswick recently began a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Brown, based out of the regional campus in Sacramento, is currently serving on her first project, serving in Texas on Hurricane Harvey recovery.