Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar.
A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early today trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.
[img_assist|nid=1174871|title=|desc= ELECTRICITY POLES AND LINES lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday.
Allen Giles died at Maine Medical Center on September 17, 2017 in Portland Maine. He was 92 years old.
BRUNSWICK — Dorothy (Dottie) McFadden, 86, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Mid Coast Hospital. She was born in Topsham, May 28, 1931, the only child of James P. and Nellie Doyle Morrill. She was a 1949 graduate of Brunswick High School.
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 30- year-old female who has extreme homophobia. I cannot see blood or hear people talk about anything blood-related. I pass out when my blood is drawn, and I cannot have a finger-prick blood test either. It’s even difficult for me to write this message.
Over the past seven years, the state of Maine has made enormous strides in reducing the tax burden on its citizens. But tax relief at the state level, as we all know, is only part of the equation.
This November, Mainers will vote yea or nay on two ballot initiatives. Question 1 concerns authorization of a casino in York county. Question 2 asks voters to approve an expansion of Medicaid, a.k.a. MaineCare, to those now unable to qualify for assistance.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil is rising in Maine as fall nears.
The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.19 per gallon this week. The office says that is 16 cents more than it was in late August.
ROCKLAND (AP) — A Maine woman says she’d rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of existing single-family homes increased by more than 6 percent in August.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Early cases of the flu in Maine have prompted state officials to increase vaccination efforts.
The Banger Daily News reports multiple Maine hospitals have reported positive lab tests for influenza. Flu season usually begins in early October, but early cases of the illness have forced the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to take action.