DEAR ABBY: My only sister has been “borrowing” money from me every month for years. She has a ton of credit card debt and cannot afford to meet her monthly financial obligations.
I’m standing in the greeting card aisle of a store, choosing Christmas cards to send to family members. So many carefully crafted sayings chock full of sentiment stand straight in the filled rack. I pick up a card that catches my eye.
Susan Collins had a choice, and made the wrong one. Her vote for the misbegotten Republican tax bill made a crucial difference, allowing Senate leadership to gain a 51-49 majority, not needing the embarrassing expedient of another tie-breaker from Vice President Mike Pence.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Two people were rescued from Hawaii waters after spending a night drifting in the ocean surrounded by sharks.
The two people were fishing on Thursday off the Big Island’s northeast coast when a large, sudden wave hit and washed one of them into the water, the Hawaii Tribune- Herald reported .
There doesn’t seem to be much love lately on the Facebook page “I LOVE Popham Beach.”
Folks are angry (maybe justifiably so, depending on one’s point of view) over a Maine Board of Environmental Protection decision Thursday that would allow Jackson and Susan Parker to remove 150 pilings near their summer home on Popham Beach.
MANCHESTER (AP) — State police in Maine say they are investigating the deaths of a married couple as an apparent murder-suicide.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine legislative panel is set to discuss the cost of expanding Medicaid to some 70,000 citizens in a public referendum.
A pipe bomb strapped to a man went off in the New York City subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and another person at the height of the morning rush hour, law enforcement officials said.
Maine’s Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday that Alabama politician Roy Moore was unfit to serve in the Senate even before sexual misconduct allegations against him came to light.
The Maine Department of Education said this week it has received nearly two dozen proposals from 102 schools that want to launch new regional centers.
BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman who told jurors that she drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her infant son’s death is due to be sentenced this week.
Thirty-two-year-old Miranda Hopkins will appear in court on Wednesday in Belfast.
BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man who killed his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in state history is due to be sentenced this week.
The sentencing hearing for Robert Burton is scheduled for Friday.
He was convicted in October.
Three passengers in a sport utility vehicle were transported to a Lewiston hospital after the vehicle rolled over along Route 196 in Topsham early Friday morning.
The crash was reported at 1:20 a.m. near Harpswell Auto Sales, a short distance from the Lisbon town line.
Sgt. Mark Gilliam said Nicholas Hillery, 20, of Lewiston was driving the 2008 Toyota
BATH — The Bath Middle School Ocean Sustainability Exhibition is being held Dec. 14 in the Bath Middle School cafeteria from at 7:30 p.m. This event is being hosted by all 7th grade students at Bath Middle School. Dana Morse, an Extension Associate at Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be highlighting this event by speaking as a special keynote speaker.
BRUNSWICK — Community Spay-Neuter Clinic will be displaying its large collection of handmade quilts this month at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. This display kicks off the clinic’s seventh year providing subsidized spay-neuter for low-income pet owners. Proceeds from the show will go toward the clinic’s Jackie Fund. All quilts are for sale.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — L.L. Bean Chairman and University of New Hampshire alumnus Shawn Gorman is joining the university foundation’s board.
The foundation was established in 1989 to build private support for the flagship research university in the Granite State.
AUGUSTA —With the Legislature set to reconvene in January, Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, is reminding local schools and students about the Senate Honorary Page program at the State House in Augusta.