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You may not have noticed it, because the battlefields are almost invisible. But the signs are evident, and millions have been recruited to serve in that war.
PORTLAND (AP) — A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says three potential political candidates are having the signatures they collected to qualify for the June ballot challenged.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A minimum security prison that Gov. Paul LePage shuttered without legislative approval is getting five new guards and an unknown number of inmates.
LePage said he would “minimally” staff the prison by the end of this week after Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy found he improperly emptied out Downeast Correctional Facility.
PORTLAND (AP) — Police in Portland are investigating the discovery of the body of a man who was found unresponsive near the Maine Medical Center.
Emergency workers responded to the 46-year-old man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not revealed the man’s identity as of Thursday evening.
Moose have struggled with parasites throughout the northern U.S., but Maine hunters might be allowed to harvest more of the state’s iconic land mammal this year because of strong survival rates in the northern parts of the state.
BARRE, Vt. — Vermont’s Rutland Herald and Times Argus newspapers are being sold.
In a story published Thursday on their websites, the Herald and the Barre-based Times Argus reported it’s expected the papers will be sold by the end of the month to the Sample News Group by its current owner, Vermont Community Media.
Terms of the sale were not announced.
Officials say a pair of high-profile restaurateurs who owe thousands for civil judgments and now face criminal charges regarding bad checks have left the state.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s labor commissioner is blasting accusations by a whistleblower that the department destroyed records of complaints against a new unemployment insurance filing system.
The Morning Sentinel reports that Labor Commissioner John Butera described “accusations of improper handling of information” as “baseless and unequivocally false.”
Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.
Toys R Us confirmed Lazarus’ death in a statement.
FREEPORT — Frank D. Waterman Sr., 75, of Freeport, passed away from a long-term illness of Parkinson’s and dementia on March 16, 2018, at Freeport Nursing Home and Rehabilitation. Frank was born on May 20, 1944, a son of Richard Sr. and Roseanna Waterman of Freeport.
Frank attended schools in Freeport and married Edna Leavitt on Feb. 14, 1966.
TOPSHAM — Germaine B. St. Pierre, 102, formerly of Mallett Drive, died on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick.
A Mass of Christian burial and complete obituary will take place in the spring.
To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.
A memorial service for Edward Smith Gilfillan III is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, March 24, from 2-4 p.m. It will be held in the main lounge of the Moulton Union on the Bowdoin campus. Ed taught for 24 years in Bowdoin’s Environmental Studies Program, but was also involved in extensive oil spill research worldwide. He passed away on Dec. 14, 2017.
BATH — James “Chuck” Young, 90, of Cresent Street, Bath, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Services will be held at a later date. www.desmondfuneralhomes.com
PHIPPSBURG — Milton Wesley Yeaton Sr. of Phippsburg passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center on March 18, 2018, at the age of 65. He was the son of the late Herbert Yeaton Sr. and Abbie Aileen Yeaton and was raised in the Nazarene faith.
BATH — Marissa Parks of Bath, a senior at Morse High School, has been selected to receive the 2018 Principal’s Award, Principal Jay Pinkerton announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement, citizenship, and leadership.