SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Monday and pushed toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday.
BRUNSWICK — William T. Knowles, 82, died Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born January 24, 1935 in Orange, NJ to Alan Cornell and Elinor (Townsend) Knowles. Raised in New Jersey living initially in Essex Fells. Mr. Knowles graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and in 1957 he graduated from Colgate University, where he later served as a Trustee.
U.S. President Donald Trump warned Monday that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran and five other nations if it deems that the International Atomic Energy Agency is not tough enough in monitoring it.
Iran, however, said the greatest threat to the nuclear agreement is U.S. hostility.
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a great guy for a few months. He treats me well and seems to care about me and my family. He offers to help with the bills and cleaning my place.
“National Football League TV ratings down 13 percent in Week 1.”
“NFL ratings in free fall.”
Those headlines don’t surprise me one bit.
But the NFL’s rapidly declining popularity has nothing to do with televising too many games a week, too many commercials, too much violence or too many mediocre teams.
On Nov. 7, two Maine cities will have a chance to do something historic. On the ballot in Auburn and Lewiston will be a proposed municipal merger, the product of nearly three years of work by a joint charter commission.
Dinah, Don’t you Blow your Horn!
There has been unacceptably late, overzealous blowing of horns on trains arriving in Brunswick at night.
The horn is still going strong until about 3 a.m. Hearing distance has recently increased, now being heard in far reaching areas in Brunswick!
In A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.
In 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
In 1810, Chile made its initial declaration of independence from Spain with the forming of a national junta.
Eleven Maine servicemen who fought in Vietnam and never returned home were honored on National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday.
A shortage of school bus drivers this year has led some schools and bus companies in New England to push back the first day of classes, consolidate bus routes and offer sign-on bonuses and recruit veterans and custodians as drivers.
CARIBOU (AP) — The remains of Caribou man who served in World War II are back in Maine for burial.
Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Alberic Blanchette died at 19 on a small island that’s part of the Gilbert Islands on Nov. 20, 1943. Approximately 1,000 marines and sailors were killed.
[img_assist|nid=1174066|title=|desc= MAINE POET WESLEY MCNAIR will be reading from his latest book Wednesday at Patten Free Library.
The Maine House District 56 seat left vacant by the recent death of state Rep. Gina Mason will be filled with a special election and, according to Mason’s son, her husband Rick Mason will run for the position.