BOWDOIN — A young Bowdoin resident is hoping to get some help from the community Sunday to restore the Hillsbury Cemetery as part of his Eagle’s Scout Project.
Jacob Ross, 17, is a member of Bowdoin’s Boy Scout Troop 639. He will be at the cemetery at 1085 River Road on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will return the following Sunday, Nov. 12.
BRUNSWICK — Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry will be the featured speaker at the monthly AARP Coffee, Conversation and Cookies on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m., and will discuss crime in the Midcoast area especially as it relates to seniors.
BATH — The new owners of Midcoast Pizza & More — Angela Smith and John Brigance — say they will continue the establishment’s tradition of serving free Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at their 737 Washington St. location in Bath.
WELLS (AP) — A Maine high school that came under fire for its "Warriors" nickname and logo featuring a Native American in a feathered headdress has formed an advisory committee to study the issue.
Change doesn’t come easy, and in small communities where everybody knows your name, sometimes change can feel nigh-impossible.
Nevertheless, Bath voters on Tuesday will be looking at change to its decades-old charter that, if implemented, could greatly help the city in its search for an new manager.
By a 6-1 vote Thursday, the Freeport Town Council voted not to issue an overweight moving permit for the 80-ton Island Rover vessel, which remains unwelcome by the Bucknam Road neighborhood.
Owners of the vessel, Carter Becker and Harold Arndt, can reapply for a permit, but will likely miss the Nov. 15 deadline they had suggested for the launching.
BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is hosting its annual Fall Environmental Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Long Reach Hall. The program, “Adapting Our Home: Understanding the Relationship between Stormwater, Infrastructure and Nature,” will begin at 7 p.m.
BRUNSWICK — People Plus in Brunswick will mark Veterans Day with readings from a collection of wartime letters, offered by Membership Coordinator Frank Connors who was a paratrooper in Vietnam in 1967-68.
The letters will be read Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Samson is warning citizens of a phone scam that is occurring throughout Androscoggin County. A male identifying himself as Lt. Vance Berry of the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office has been calling residents telling them they missed jury duty and a warrant for their arrest has been issued.
BRUNSWICK — On Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Central Maine Power Company estimates it has restored power to more than 80 percent of the customers who lost service after a wind and rain storm tore through the state earlier this week. By 10 p.m. Thursday, outages had dropped to an estimated 80,000 customer accounts from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday, according to a company press release.
Although statewide ballots won’t be as crowded as they were in 2016, Maine voters still face a number of decisions at the ballot box on Nov. 7. On Tuesday, Mainers will vote on allowing a casino in York County, expanding Medicaid, an infrastructure bond and a constitutional change to the state employee pension fund.
Here’s a look at the questions:
School Administrative District 75 will have missed an entire week of school, thanks to the tropical storm remnants that knocked out power across the Midcoast on Monday.
[img_assist|nid=1183322|title=|desc= DR. JASON EVANS, an associate professor at Stetson University in DeLand, right, and a group of students in his landscape ecology class examine the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Irma at the docks at St. Marys, Georgia, near where people normally gather for the trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon’s Echo speaker, the message is getting louder.
And while plenty of parents are feeling guilty about it, some experts say it might be time to relax a little.
Evgeni Malkin’s tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period lifted Pittsburgh past Edmonton.