DEAR ABBY: My son bought me a car in 2012. I had no idea he was doing it. He traded my car in for this newer car.
Maine’s Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services recently held public hearing for a flurry of child care bills that share the same goal — to make child care more accessible and affordable for Maine parents.
After receiving two decades of taxpayer “economic development” for the sake of a promised “competitiveness,” Bath Iron Works is now forthrightly saying that all that hasn’t ultimately improved their fate in actually acquiring sustainable contracts with their sole customer or provided any real advantag
BIDDEFORD (AP) — Southern Maine Health Care has named a new chief executive officer.
The Journal Tribune reports that Nathan Howell will replace retiring CEO Ed McGeachey on May 21.
PORTLAND (AP) — Texting “I love lobsters” just got easier.
Maine Independent Sen. Angus King says a long-overdue lobster emoji is coming to smartphones, and it is cause for celebration. King tweeted thanks to The Unicode Consortium for “recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in Maine and across the country.”
In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
In 1693, a charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in the Virginia Colony.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is pushing for legislators to pass a bill that would protect elderly residents from tax lien foreclosures.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A proposal to search for oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf will be the subject of two public meetings in northern New England next month.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor is behind a bill to gut most of the state’s fast-track permitting process for commercial wind power projects.
The Portland Press Herald reports Gov. Paul LePage’s bill is part of his recent efforts against Maine’s wind power industry.
ORONO (AP) — A fire has knocked the University of Maine’s college radio station off the airways.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The state of Maine is taking online applications for the upcoming moose hunting season.
The state is only accepting online applications this year. Tens of thousands of people typically apply for a spot in Maine’s moose hunt, which takes place every fall.
ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine says it will examine allegations that a school official provided inside information to help a bidder land a lucrative energy contract.
JAY (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to kicking a Jay police officer in the groin during her arrest last year.
Forty-eight-year-old Carol Welch was sentenced to eight days in jail with credit given for four days already served Tuesday. The Sun-Journal reports Welch apologized for her actions, saying she is an alcoholic.
KENNEBUNK (AP) — A theater director at a school in Maine who acknowledged creating fake Facebook profiles to eavesdrop on parents’ discussions is out of a job.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Public health officials in Maine say there has been an increase in syphilis cases, mirroring a national trend.
According to the Maine Center for Disease Control, the number of syphilis cases reported in the state increased from 48 in 2016 to 84 last year. The number of national syphilis cases increased by 18 percent in between 2015 and 2016.
PORTLAND (AP) — Maine saw a rise in the number of flu cases and hospitalizations last week.
The state had 876 new cases of influenza, which was a rise of more than 60 percent from the previous week. There were 120 new hospitalizations and five deaths.
SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Officials with a Maine fire department say a fire station in South Portland needs major renovations because of a problem with mold.
Mold was discovered about a year ago at the Cash Corner Fire Station while ceiling tiles were being replaced. A spokesman says “high concentrations of several types of mold” were found in wall and ceiling spaces.