Every so often I do get out of Bath-Brunswick. Sometimes I'll actually find myself venturing as far as Portland only to be reminded why I moved away, back when it was already a rapidly growing small city loosing much of its charms to economic development.
Arizona Republican Jeff Flake proudly stood before America recently and crowed, “Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than it is by our values and our principles.”
On Nov. 2, 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (derisively dubbed the "Spruce Goose" by detractors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Durham man accused of having sex with his dog before killing it and warning his girlfriend he could do the same to her has been acquitted of charges of domestic violence and cruelty to animals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says attempts by Russian agents to create discord on social media are not limited to presidential politics.
She said during a hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., that Russian-created Facebook pages have gone after Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor has again filed suit against the state’s Democratic attorney general as part of an ongoing feud related to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says residents should be aware of a phone scam in which a caller tells the recipient they have received an award from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine hospital has agreed to a $1.5 million civil settlement for overbilling Medicare and MaineCare for urinalysis drug screening tests.
U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank says the Mercy Recovery Center in Westbrook was accused of overbilling for the drug screening tests from 2011 to 2013. In October 2013, the hospital was acquired by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Florida-based developer is proposing a new six-story hotel in Portland, Maine.
The Portland Press Herald reports Richard Mielbye of Miel’s Development Group in West Palm Beach, Florida filed the project application on Oct. 11. An estimated cost for the project hasn’t been disclosed.
STANDISH (AP) — Police say a U-Haul driver led officers on a chase before crashing into two cars in Standish.
The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Department said 41- year-old William Wyman attempted to elude police and crashed into two cars before being apprehended.
Officials say he nearly collided head-on with a deputy during the pursuit.
American fisheries grew by a little more than 2 percent in value last year, even with fishermen bringing slightly less fish to shore, the federal government reported on Wednesday.
The Freeport Town Council tonight will decide whether to issue permits for the removal and launch of research vessel Island Rover from a property at 0 Bucknam Road. The meeting is slated for 7 p.m. at the town office.
Despite a complete power outage in Georgetown, a handful of voters gathered at the town hall Wednesday evening to fix a minor technicality that was preventing the town from getting the loan needed for a new fire truck.
BRUNSWICK — Due to the continued impact of the recent storm, Region 10 Technical High School is moving its annual open house from today to Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The open house will feature live work in program areas, demonstrations and activities and a college and post-secondary fair.
The school is located at 68 Church Road in Brunswick.
PORTLAND (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state utility crews are in Maine to help the state recover from a strong storm that pounded the Northeast and left about 1.5 million homes and businesses without power.
Maine was one of the hardest hit states with nearly 500,000 customers in the dark at one point on Monday.
This past summer Morse High School student Elizabeth Schotten volunteered at the LOCAL Garden as part of an independent project for the Morse STEAM Academy, a learning initiative focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.