DEAR ABBY: I’m 28 and have been dating my boyfriend, “Spencer,” for 2 1/2 years. We have talked a lot about getting married. We know where we want it to be, who will be in our wedding party and what the theme will be.
Occupational licensing is intended to safeguard the public from unqualified, incompetent charlatans whose low-quality goods and services put the health and safety of Maine consumers in jeopardy. This level of regulation is necessary for occupations that pose legitimate health and safety risks to the general public.
On the third day of this new year I decided to go up to Augusta on my midweek day off work. Two things were happening that Wednesday that seemed worth the trip. One was that it was the opening day of the Second Regular Session of Maine’s 128th Legislature. The other was a gathering of the Alliance for the Common Good in the State House Hall of Flags.
WINTHROP (AP) — Maine officials say a man is dead after bad weather caused two vehicles to crash into each other.
Winthrop police say the crash occurred on Route 202 in Winthrop Wednesday morning. The driver of a pickup truck heading east lost control of the vehicle and crashed head-on into an oncoming flatbed truck.
(AP) Interstate fishing regulators are trying to get a better handle on the population health of a species of small fish that has been harvested on the East Coast for centuries.
AUBURN (AP) — Central Maine Community College has announced it has been approved as a U.S. passport facility by the State Department.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Lawmakers are considering a bill to allow money to change hands when hunters swap moose permits in Maine’s tightly regulated moose hunt.
PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a Maine police officer accused officers of racial profiling as they arrested her for pushing through a concert crowd and refusing to leave after being asked dozens of time.
Worcester police arrested 24-year-old Portland officer Zahra Munye Abu on Saturday night at a Ja Rule and Ashanti concert.
A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite.
Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer and infection. Brogan Horton said temperatures plummeting to 25 below exacerbated the problem.
The crowd of candidates vying to succeed Maine’s term-limited Gov. Paul LePage reported this week receiving at least $2.2 million in contributions ahead of the primary season.
Maine’s 2018 race for governor includes two dozen hopefuls who faced a Tuesday deadline for filing campaign finance reports.
David Theoharides, Sanford Schools superintendent, says a substitute teacher who had made inappropriate comments in a conversation with a student last week is no longer employed by the school district.
The latest snowstorm to hit New England sent cars sliding and caused hundreds of school closings.
Freeport Community Services’ annual White Nights Gala will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Freeport.
A teenage stunt in which two high school students sneaked onto a ski mountain for some illicit, late-night tubing ended in tragedy when the pair crashed into a tree, killing of one and seriously injuring the other, officials said Wednesday.
BATH — Art educator Jackie Johnson will present a calligraphy workshop for teens on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop is free, open to students in grades six through twelve, and will be held in the Library’s Community Room. Pre-registration is required; space is limited.