ILE D’ORLEANS, Quebec – If today’s agrotourists travel on their stomachs, there are few better destinations than this island in the St. Lawrence River, 15 minutes east of Quebec City.
What makes William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ a problem play is not the plot, the dialogue or the story structure. It’s the fact that society has changed in the 400 some odd years since the Bard wrote it. Directors, in various attempts to make the play relevant to modern audiences, have set it in Nazi Germany and the streets of post-Sept. 11 London.
AUGUSTA, Maine – A day after being removed from Maine’s ballot by a state supreme court ruling, independent U.S. Senate candidate Herbert Hoffman says he’s considering taking his ballot access case to the federal level.
VINALHAVEN, Maine – Members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, which provides power to residents of this Penobscot Bay island and neighboring North Haven, have voted overwhelmingly to pursue a wind power project that will be the largest along the coast of the northeastern United States, according to co-op officials.
JONESPORT, Maine – After six months of investigation, Maine State Police apprehended two 16-year-olds last week who allegedly confessed to burglarizing 16 homes in Jonesport.
A Piscataquis county woman has merged pizza and lasagna to create the ultimate comfort food. ‘Pizzania’ is the creation of Nancy Beaule of Rockwood.
CALAIS, Maine – Celebrating years of cross-border friendship, Calais and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, are planning an extraordinary week of fun and activities that begin Friday night.
The University of Maine men’s hockey coaching staff will have a distinctly new look this season. Guy Perron, the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator the last two years, is leaving his alma mater to become a scout for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.
Andrew Weiss of Rockland and Kyle Stilphen of Gardiner were among five recipients of the John R. Schmidlin Trophy presented during halftime of the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic on Friday night.
BROOKSVILLE, Maine – Children of the late Archibald Cox, the special Watergate prosecutor who was fired by the Nixon White House in the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973, plan to offer a tour of his home Sunday.
NORTHEAST HARBOR, Maine – Three buildings were destroyed, 23 people displaced and one injured in an early morning fire and subsequent explosion Tuesday on Main Street. Inside: View video footage from the fire
“America’s Most Wanted” might feature the 28-year-old Joyce McLain homicide if it can get video or home movies of the slain teen, her mother said Tuesday.
This is about a day in the life of Manny being Manny and the people who cover his saga in the press. Manny is Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox and Sunday was one of those days that provided enough press fodder for a month.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Just a rookie in the NFL, Terrence Wheatley is in the same position as veteran Fernando Bryant – learning the Patriots’ defensive system and trying to stop Randy Moss in practice.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s business community, already reeling from the sky-high cost of fuel, will soon be zapped by higher electricity bills.
Maine’s bald eagle population has rebounded to the point that state officials are proposing to remove the bird from the state’s list of protected species.
Two people from the Waterville area were arrested Monday night in Bangor after passing a state trooper in an unmarked police car who clocked them going nearly 110 miles per hour on Interstate 95.
Two Maine colleges have received a ‘green’ thumbs up from one of the nation’s most widely read collegiate guides.
BANGOR, Maine – Red Shield Environmental in Old Town received permission Tuesday to continue operating in idle mode in anticipation of the mill’s potential startup next month.
MADISON, Maine – There have been stops and starts, threats to scrap the whole project and even a move by the state to take it over completely, but despite it all, on Oct. 15, the new Somerset County Jail will be open for business.