What do we need to know about the Republican tax plan that is convulsing Washington, but which even the most attentive readers are having difficulty following?
It is this: The tax bills, both House and Senate versions, are a massive payoff for corporate contributors to both parties, and have almost nothing to do with benefiting the “middle class.”
Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2017. There are 34 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
On Nov. 27, 1967, the Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour" was released in the United States by Capitol Records.
On this date
L.L. Bean is in the midst of another record-breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and the Mainebased retailer says there will be enough boots to meet the holiday crunch.
Business tax cuts have gained a lot of momentum since President Trump took office earlier this year, and hopefully might become reality with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act currently going through Congress.
ROCKLAND (AP) — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is planning a series of public meetings on expanding Amtrak service north to Rockland.
Executive Director Patricia Quinn said forums are going to be held between December and January in communities where Amtrak’s Downeaster would stop, including Rockland, Newcastle, Wiscasset and Bath.
[img_assist|nid=1187854|title=|desc= THE GUIDED-MISSILE FRIGATE USS KAUFFMAN is honored at a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. in this 2015 photo released by the U.S. Navy. The Kauffman was the last operational Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to be retired.
Land conservation organization Maine Coast Heritage Trust received a $400,000 grant from the State’s Land for Maine’s Future program to support the Woodward Point conservation project in Brunswick.
Last week, the LMF board agreed to invest more than $3 million in 15 projects across Maine.
On Tuesday, The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign, raising funds to support educational programming at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden.
One of the newest members of the Topsham Police Department has received body armor to protect him while on patrol.
Whether it’s feasible to implement quiet zones in Brunswick will be known next month.
Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers were tasked with studying the viability and cost of creating such zones in seven locations in town, and its report will be reviewed by Brunswick town officials in December.
Volunteers in Phippsburg are working hard to raise money to cover the legal fees of an appeal of the Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to allow the pilings at Popham Beach to be removed.
ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, you might feel like you do not measure up to others this week. How others see you is completely different from your perception. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21
DEAR ABBY: I am a man who owns a large four-bedroom home, and I have two tenants.