BRUNSWICK — James A. Pope, 83, of Amos Way, Brunswick, died on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Mid Coast Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Columbus, Nebraska, on April 23, 1934, to Edwin and Edna (Krumland) Pope.
DEAR ABBY: Seeing a child you love struggle with depression is such a helpless feeling. Parents wonder how to talk to them as they withdraw from the people and activities that used to bring them joy. You just want them to feel better again.
2017 was the year that memorably exposed our nation’s ugliness.
I showed up at work a few days ago and saw a piece of paper placed at the back of one of the nursing stations proclaiming that it was that time of year. It was that time of year when America’s girls and their parents peddle boxes of cookies to neighbors and coworkers alike.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s unemployment rate fell slightly again in December.
The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.0 percent in December was down 0.3 percentage points from November. It was also down from 3.8 percent a year ago.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine State Ferry Service has proposed a set of fare increases in order to offset a projected budget shortfall.
The Portland Press Herald reports the largest increases would fall on non-residents with some trips increasing by $7. Under the new system, location-based ticketing would be eliminated as well.
FALMOUTH (AP) — Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they say scammed a 90-year-old Maine woman out of nearly $5,000 over the telephone.
LEWISTON (AP) — The third largest brewing company in Maine is expanding its taproom to 10 times its original size.
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of '49.
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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing a voluntary speed restriction zone south of Nantucket to protect a group of rare whales.
The federal agency said Tuesday that the restriction for mariners will be in effect through Feb. 5 to protect a group of 22 North Atlantic right whales seen south of Nantucket on Tuesday.
PEMBROKE (AP) — The Coast Guard says the crew of a fishing boat rescued two fishermen whose scalloping boat began sinking near Pembroke, Maine.
Officials say the crew of the Alex Shea plucked the fishermen from the 39-degree water on Tuesday before they were transferred to a Coast Guard rescue boat.
PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine supreme court says the state should provide food stamps to unemployed asylum seekers who’ve obtained proper work documentation.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make it a crime for sex offenders to take photos of children without parental consent.
HOULTON (AP) — A Maine man faces a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of a Caribou man last fall.
Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland says 22-year-old Jonathan Limary made his first court appearance Monday. Limary faces manslaughter and aggravated assault charges stemming from the death of 44- year-old Caribou resident Jean Bragdon.
SCARBOROUGH (AP) — Police in Maine have identified a suspect in Texas who they say reported two fake crimes in a practice known as swatting.