Today is Friday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2017. There are 23 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On this date
FARMINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a Maine man abandoned his wife and children in a car while trying and failing to evade a sheriff ’s deputy.
BANGOR (AP) — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a reported intruder turned out to be a roll of duct tape.
Officers responded to a call from a woman who heard noises from her basement and reported that her dog was barking aggressively at the noise.
BANGOR (AP) — The police in Bangor, Maine, say they’ve gotten a complaint about a department store “bad Santa” who apparently wasn’t working there.
Police posted on Facebook on Thursday that a woman walking around the store with her daughter recently was approached by a man dressed as Santa, who handed out a candy cane.
PORTLAND (AP) — State officials say Amazon has let its state applications to become a pharmaceuticals wholesaler lapse.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the online retailer took no action to provide additional information needed on three applications before they expired on Dec. 1.
WESTBROOK (AP) — A local Maine library is upgrading its surveillance cameras to deter sexually inappropriate behavior.
The Kennebec Journal reports the Westbrook City Council approved the purchase of 11 new high quality cameras for the Walker Memorial Library earlier this week. The library currently uses a few analog cameras.
Gov. Paul LePage reiterated Thursday he will not seek a U.S. Senate seat next year, calling the speculation “fake news.”
LePage repeatedly used the term when asked about a Washington Post report that quotes an anonymous White House adviser saying President Donald Trump wants the fellow Republican to run against independent Sen. Angus King.
JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN’S STATUE in Brunswick is decorated with balloons and a sign thanking Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, for his opposition to the recent GOP tax bill. Local opponents to the bill gathered at the Joshua Chamberlain statue on Maine Street, hoping to greet King, a Brunswick resident, when he returned from Washington, D.C.
Lisbon firefighters were able to stop a fire in the basement of a Douglas Street house before the building was destroyed Wednesday evening.
Firefighters responded to the home at the corner of Free and Douglas streets after it was reported there was smoke coming from the second floor windows, according to a post on the Lisbon Fire Department Facebook page.
Following recent construction on Pearl Street, the Bath City Council has decided to ban parking on the South side of the road from Willow Street to Washington Street. Previously, there were no parking restrictions on that street.
AUGUSTA — The Environmental Health Strategy Center honored state Rep. Ralph Tucker, D-Brunswick, with its Legislative Leadership Award at a ceremony in Portland last week.
Three people were arrested Sunday night after an Androscoggin Sheriff's deputy pulled over a car that police say was reported stolen.
According to Chief Deputy William Gagne, a gray Saturn was reported stolen earlier in the day by the Lewiston police.
BATH — A benefit to raise funds for the non-profit WISE-Women’s Initiatives that Strengthen and Empower, working in western Zambia, will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bohemian Rose Boutique, 106 Front St., Bath.
MORSE HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QTR HONORS
High Honors: Brandon Barone, Connor Bennoch, Christina Bowman, Caiden Fraser, Alexander Gates, Elias Goodrich, Connor Hagerthy, Antonina Keyes, Alexander Martin, Zenaide McCarthy, Sarah Meyer- Waldo, Jack Ouimette, Destiny Ter Mors, Leah Totman
And the songs just keep coming, along with new mail! The auction was last night at Joshua’s. Hopefully, it was a great turnout and everyone had a lot of fun. Tomorrow night is The Jingle Jam at the Bath Elk’s Club from 3- 10 p.m. Elvis will be leading off the show and Santa will be there a little after four.
SPECTRUM GENERATIONS IS ALL SMILES this holiday season at the People Plus Center. Pictured are Hannah Tompkins, left, and Casey Henson holding some of the almost 100 poinsettias donated by the Brunswick High School and Mt. Ararat High School Music programs to be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients this week.
Few attended a special town meeting Wednesday in Topsham, where the majority of discussion centered around the proposed re-adoption of a six-month moratorium on retail marijuana stores, establishments and social clubs.