“Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now,” U.S. House Speaker Paul J. Ryan, R-Wisc., tweeted to widely — and entirely justified — derision on Sunday.
Save it, Mr. Speaker. Your thoughts and prayers are years too late.
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HARPSWELL — Voters in Harpswell overwhelmingly passed two municipal referendums at the ballot box.
Durham — Durham residents narrowly rejected a six-month marijuana moratorium, 579-516.
WEST BATH — Kathleen Lavallee won a three-year term on the West Bath Board of Selectmen, defeating her opponent Marc Travis, with 63 percent of the vote. Lavallee won 359-196, with 15 write-in votes.
WOOLWICH — Incumbent Selectmen Allison Hepler and Jason Shaw won reelection in a three-person race for two seats with 40 percent and 44 percent of the vote, respectively. Challenger James Gabor was unable to defeat the two incumbents to win a seat on the Board of Selectmen.
Thanks for All You Do
I sit here in my warm house and hear the pouring rain and wind I begin to think of all the people who have jobs that require them to be outside in the elements. I hope people thing to thank them for their service. I specially want to thank the mail carriers who are there all the time in rain, sleet or snow.
Two incumbents were reelected to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday in a three-way race for two seats.
Ross Cunningham came out on top of a three-way race for a three-year seat on the Lisbon School Committee.
He had been appointed by the school committee last month to fill the remainder of the term of committee member Gina Mason, who died unexpectedly on Sept. 5, and who had also had a seat in the Maine House.
BOWDOINHAM — In a three-way race for two seats, voters Tuesday reelected Peter “Tony” Lewis and elected Judith Gray to the Bowdoinham Board of Selectmen. Gray and Lewis received 612 and 514 votes, respectively. Graham Buck was also running for a seat but was the low vote-getter with 384 votes.
PORTLAND(AP) — Residents of Lewiston and Auburn have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed merger.
Supporters said that combining two cities into a single municipality with nearly 60,000 residents and the state's largest school system would've saved money.
The proposal needed majorities in both cities.
Montsweag Road in Woolwich was closed for three hours Tuesday after a concrete truck rolled over when its driver attempted to navigate a sharp turn just before 10 a.m., according to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office.
Lt. Brian Quinn with the sheriff ’s office said the Auburn Concrete truck was driven by Travis Oakes, 23, of Wilton.
PORTLAND (AP) — Crews are restoring power to the last of the customers left in the dark by a powerful fall storm more than a week ago.
The storm peaked in the early morning of Oct. 30, leaving nearly a half million homes and businesses without power in Maine. The state's two main power companies said there were only about 400 customers left without power on Tuesday night.
A Brunswick hotel was evacuated Monday night after smoke escaped a room and filled the second story hallway.
Brunswick Fire Department was called to Days Inn at 224 Bath Road at 8:22 p.m.
Chief Ken Brillant said the smoke was caused by plastic on pots and pans burning in an oven, filling the efficiency room with black smoke.
Maine voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal backed by an out-of-state gambling entrepreneur for a third casino in the state.
In a letter sent to the Phippsburg selectmen last week, Jack and Susan Parker stated that they will voluntarily delay the controversial removal of the pilings at Popham Beach.
Republican Rick Mason won his late wife’s House District 56 seat in Lisbon Tuesday by more than a 300-vote margin.
Mason won 1,180 votes and Democrat Scott Gaiason got 868 votes. Gaiason was the Democrat’s candidate who ran for the seat in 2016.
Kathy Wilson, vice chairwoman of the Brunswick Town Council, fended off a challenge from Whitney Parrish to win re-election for a second three-year term. Wilson received 2,960 votes to Parrish’s 2,524.
Wilson, a business owner who grew up in Brunswick, said she hopes to balance the needs of all townspeople when considering issues that come before the council.