SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A 26-year-old Portland man is facing a pair of robbery charges plus bail violation following his arrest.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Members of a newly created board that will oversee spending for Maine’s jails are facing legislative confirmation reviews now that they’ve been nominated by Gov. John Baldacci.
LIVERMORE, Maine (AP) – A 32-year-old Sumner man has been arrested on two counts of murder in the shooting deaths last month of two men in West Paris.
The president and CEO of Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc. says its dailies in Portland, Augusta and Waterville may be shut down if its parent company winds up in default and its Maine assets cannot be sold.
BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has been closed because of a flood in the basement, forcing the evacuation of nine patients.
Calling the state ‘Vacationland’ isn’t enough to sustain Maine’s largest industry. The Maine Office of Tourism tries to react to ever-changing trends in the business, and like a fisherman, must decide where to cast its net to bring in the biggest catch.
Of course you’ ve seen them – drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette, reading, applying make-up, text messaging, eating and even dressing – while steering a 4,000-pound vehicle down the road at 50 mph. Here’ s another: a state trooper recently observed a woman watching a TV show on her laptop while driving.
Regarding the recent story on life expectancy for Washington County women: Economics may play a role, but personal choice plays the top role in health.
With skyrocketing energy costs taking more and more out of Mainers’ paychecks, the need for a comprehensive plan to eliminate America’s dependence on foreign oil is magnified. Our nation’ s security and prosperity depend on it.
A news story reports that Americans are less likely to answer their telephones today than they were, say, 20 years ago, and less likely, as well, to agree to participate in opinion polls.
What do Moosehead Lake and North Aberdeen, Scotland, have in common? Local communities and conservation groups in both places are working hard to get tourism development right for the economy and the environment.
A fellow ‘Voices’ columnist tweaked me a few weeks back for differentiating myth from story, when I defined myth as ‘deep truth.’ In popular usage, of course, myth means a fictional story. But for me, myth is true — it’s a story heightened by the mix of historic truth with eternal truth. Myth resonates truth.
John Lennon knew he could get by “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and while some friends you can’t live without, there are others that just aren’t worth having. In contemporary lingo, these unfriendly friends have been deemed “frenemies.”
It all started with the best of intentions, of course. Summer was accelerating at an alarming rate and there were precious few opportunities for camping left. It would be snowing before you knew it and it will cost $4,000 to heat Cobb Manor for the winter. I blame the (failed) oilman in the White House. But then again, I blame him for everything.
I spent last weekend doing the can-can. Now, I’ m no Elaine Benes, but everyone who knows me knows I’ not much of a dancer (and the speakers at Geddy’s — back when it actually was Geddy’s don’t count). So I can assure you I was not doing high kicks in my living room. Nor was I wearing petticoats.
Turning garden soil is meditative, best done in silence punctuated only by reports on the number of earthworms in a spade full of soil. I will say how many, she will respond, ‘xcellent!’
The Downeast Salmon Federation has announced it will conduct its inaugural bass fishing derby, which will be held on Sunday on the lower Pleasant River.