PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Department of Corrections representatives say they are exploring using secure, regional psychiatric facilities to serve young people with serious mental illness.
The Bangor Daily News reports Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick said Thursday the move could ease pressure on Long Creek Youth Development Center staff.
Peter Bernard’s Yuletide plans include dressing up in a tuxedo emblazoned with marijuana leaves, donning a green Santa hat and doling out cookie bars made with marijuana to his friends from a big pillowcase.
Over the last decade, the Maine Legislature has received two complaints of sexual misconduct or harassment against legislators, records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press through a public records request show.
Both complaints were against House lawmakers. The Maine Senate has not received any such complaints since 2008.
(AP) The first of a threepart dose of winter weather is arriving in northern New England.
The National Weather Service says snow will fall Friday across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with the heaviest accumulations of up to 6 inches in southern Maine and New Hampshire.
[img_assist|nid=1192800|title=|desc= HELPING OUT at Midcoast Hunger Prevention's Harpswell Food Bank behind the Town Hall in October were, from the Brunswick Rotary Club, left to right, Doc Philips, David Taft, Steve Baldwin, Stanley Primmer, Carolyn Bulliner, Sandy Morrell-Rooney, Patty Biggs and Claudia Frost.
In 1775, Esek Hopkins was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy.
In 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. (Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.)
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and that has nothing to do with the tax bill.
Except for three years in the Army, I’ve lived my entire life in Maine. One would surmise that after seven decades experiencing Maine winters, they wouldn’t come as a surprise.
If you happen to tune to WCME 900AM starting at noon Christmas Eve, you can hear James Taylor and Natalie Cole’s cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Stay tuned and you’ll hear another version, and then another, and yet another.
I’ve recently written about our local history, so now please indulge me. Here are some memories of West Virginia, the state where I spent my formative years (1950-58).
Editor’s Note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897.
Georgia Hiatt of Bath qualified for the Fall 2017 Dean’s List at Belmont University
Trendy Stanchfield is the new executive director for the Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
She was named to the position by the shelter system’s board of directors. The former executive director, Joe Montisano, left the organization in August to become director of the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota.
As part of an effort to prepare Harpswell for rising sea levels, the town received a $20,000 Coastal Community Planning Grant to plan for coastal flooding around Basin Point Road.