PORTLAND (AP) — Entomologists and tree experts see an upside to the recent extended period of subzero weather in northern New England.
AUBURN (AP) — People in Maine lined up overnight for a chance at fresh and free doughnuts at the state’s newest Krispy Kreme store.
Maine’s second Krispy Kreme opened in Auburn on Monday, after an enthusiastic response to the state’s first store in Saco opening in October. Patrons began lining up at 6 p.m. Sunday night for a shot at free doughnuts.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is going to deliver his final State of the State address next month.
His office confirmed that he’ll address a joint session of the Maine Legislature on Feb. 13. That’s the date proposed by Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon and Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau.
PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — The school board in Presque Isle is deciding whether to become the latest to abandon the fall break for the potato harvest.
Many farmers believe that the harvest break is good for the students by teaching them hard work and responsibility. It’s also good for farms, of course.
BANGOR (AP) — A group that seeks to link Maine veterans with agricultural jobs has a new executive director.
United Farmer Veterans of Maine says Donovan Todd is taking over the post on Monday.
Kyle Lussier of Topsham and Calvin Stroud of Freeport were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester at Curry College
FHC Inc., a Bowdoin company that manufactures products for the neuroscience industry, has acquired a Massachusetts-based company.
Brunswick photographer Doug van Kampen will share his experiences — and work — at a First Light Camera Club event Thursday.
The Thursday presentation, titled “Documentary Photography in the U.S. Coast Guard,” will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens, located at 179 Admiral Fitch Ave. in Brunswick.
A former Topsham resident was the lucky winner of the Mega Millions $451 million jackpot. Shane Missler, who currently resides in Port Richey, Florida, elected to take his winnings in a one-time lump sum of $281,874,999.
Rich Start launched the Patten Free Library’s annual Town History Series on Saturday to a packed room, with a lecture of the Parker family.
Start’s review of the family’s history touched on war, pirates and more as he traced John Parker and his descendants from England to Georgetown in the 16th and 17th century.
The company that bought FairPoint Communications is discarding the old name and making plans to upgrade the service of tens of thousands of customers in northern New England.
The Jacksonville Jaguars heard the chatter, read the tweets and Instagram posts. And they got a little confused.
Why were the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about the New England Patriots? Didn’t they have to face the Jaguars first before reaching a rematch with the Super Bowl champions?
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School jayvee girls basketball team fell to Falmouth, 43-32, and defeated Camden Hills, 39-21, in recent action.
The Eagles are 6-1.
The Morse High School girls basketball team used a 19-12 scoring advantage in the third quarter for a 57-53 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win over Lincoln Academy on Friday at Bath Middle School.
The Shipbuilders improved to 2-7 and host Freeport on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
TOPSHAM — The undefeated Oxford Hills Middle School seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated Mt. Ararat, 63-39 on Thursday.
The game was tied at 31 at the half before Oxford Hills pulled away in the second stanza.
Lincoln Merrill led the Viking offense with 10 points, while Teigan Pelletier, Cole Pulkinen and Eli Soehrini each chipped in with eight points.
CUMBERLAND — Greely pulled away in the final frame to post a 60-41 high school jayvee girls basketball win on Thursday.
The Falcons were within striking distance after three quarters of play (36-35), but the Rangers had a hot hand from Emily Small and Mary Obar to close out the contest. Both players finished with 12 points.
TURNER — Brunswick held leads throughout each quarter as the Dragon Orange team defeated Leavitt, 41-26, in girls junior varsity high school basketball action on Thursday.
The Dragons found themselves shorthanded throughout the contest due to injuries.