Good morning. Temperatures will be in the high-30s throughout the state.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Bangor’s most famous resident took issue with the paper’s censoring of a comic strip, the misspelling of his first name and the town of Hermon. He also had a unique suggestion for Maine’s next license plate design. You can read the letters we’ve compiled here.
A Portland architectural firm has turned up a hefty list of suggested repairs, modifications and additions to Orono’s two school buildings. The school department wasn’t expecting the list to be so costly when it asked for the facilities study.
A new full-service butcher shop and local foods market has opened in Brewer, offering hand-cut meats, Maine produce and other local items.
Emery’s Meat & Produce opened in October in the Twin City Plaza on State Street in Brewer, next door to the Winterport Boot Shop. It will offer an array of local and western meats at the 2,000-square-foot store, specializing in all cuts of gourmet beef. Emery’s also offers poultry, pork, lamb, fish and even goat and rabbit.
Women who served in the U.S. armed forces recently gathered at a retreat in Lee, where they found comfort and solidarity. For some who had been sexually assaulted or experienced sexual harassment while serving their country, the retreat also provided an opportunity to heal. “We all speak the same language,” said Ann Devin, a Marine Corps veteran from Monroe. “There were a lot of things shared over the weekend. A lot of pain, too. As women, we’re able to talk about a whole host of things. As women veterans, you have that added layer of having served and experienced things in a man’s world. Civilian women can’t have that same level of conversation, I don’t think. We get it right from the beginning.”
The state has chosen four fishermen from eastern Maine from almost 1,300 applicants who sought the first new scallop fishing licenses to be issued in Maine in the past nine years.