If you were pushing one of the largest tax hikes in history on Maine citizens, would you want them to know about it? Would you want them to be able to weigh in on it?
Of course you wouldn’t.
LD 1781, An Act To Encourage New Major Investments in Shipbuilding Facilities and the Preservation of Jobs, finally received an ought to pass majority blessing from the Legislature’s taxation committee and the expected green light from both legislative chambers.
YORK (AP) — A Maine man faces federal charges of sending false, threatening emails that appeared to be from local police and education officials.
WESTBROOK (AP) — A Maine city planning board has approved an expansion for a veterinary technology firm that will allow the group to hire 600 more employees.
In Favor of Keeping the Frank J. Wood Bridge
Although I do not live in Brunswick or Topsham, I often travel to both towns and past over the Frank J. Wood Bridge.
I share the concern about losing the historic structure.
The discussion has been revolving around repair or replace. There may be a repair strategy that gives the bridge a longer life span than quoted.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A letter from a retired fisheries official calling for the lobster fishing industry to take the lead on saving right whales has irked some members of the lobstering industry.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The public can weigh in on Maine’s proposal to allow adults over 21 to obtain an overdose-reversing drug without a prescription.
The Maine Board of Pharmacy is holding a public hearing on the rules Thursday.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine power customers disputing high winter electricity bills will have to pay at least a portion of the cost.
PORTLAND (AP) — Evidence is being sought in the unsolved case of a killing that took place 20 years ago.
Police in Maine’s largest city say 18-year-old Robert Joyal was stabbed to death April 4, 1998, during an altercation in the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in Portland. He was a student at Gorham High School at the time.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Legislature’s upholding a proposal to reduce the penalties for hunting deer over bait.
Maine courts could keep “high-risk” individuals from possessing firearms under legislation that lawmakers are considering.
SACO (AP) — Fire officials in Maine say a lightning strike that hit a utility pole traveled underground and started a house fire.
The Portland Press Herald reports the fire happened Wednesday afternoon in Saco. Firefighters contained the fire in a basement unit of a duplex.
To keep winter weather’s impact from pushing the last day of school to the end of June, Regional School Unit 1 will be ending Late Start Wednesdays this month.
Starting April 25, there will be no more late starts for the rest of the school year, Superintendent Patrick Manuel wrote in a letter to families.
Mt. Ararat High School senior Zoe Stilphen is adding to her long list of accomplishments — she’s the recipient of the school’s 2018 Principal’s Award.
Sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, it is awarded by more than 100 public and private schools throughout the state.
FREEPORT — Old Dogs, New Digs is getting a lift from Freeport High School.
The Merrymeeting Arts Center is ready for its annual celebration of emerging artists.
The April show, for creators younger than 18 years old, focused on a plant or animal associated with vernal pools, the distinctive spring woods waterholes in Maine.
BATH — New Hope for Women is offering a new support group is forming in Bath beginning on Friday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m.