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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Wild Islands, Rare Seabirds, Lighthouses
    No other state, outside of Alaska, has so many wild offshore islands as Maine. It can be easy to forget how unusual the coast of Maine really is. It's a craggy, wild coast with over 3,000 islands, many of them uninhabited . . .
  • Thomaston Woman Gets Nuclear Nonproliferation Award
    Abigail Cuthbertson, 32, was awarded the 2010 Linton Brooks Medal for Public Service last Thursday from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for her work securing high-grade nuclear material that can . . .
  • We were paying the mortgage, but not much else," said Sharri Olsen of Scarborough. The Olsens, a middle-income family with children, had watched as their adjustable-rate mortgage on their three-bedroom home . . .
  • On October 1, Sharri Olsen drove into her driveway in Scarborough and saw a nicely dressed woman planting a sign in her front yard. Olsen got out of her car and asked if she could help her. "She told me my house . . ."
  • Lucky Charm Passes From Vietnam to Afghanistan
    When U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jesse Kaler, 27, heads for a six-month tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January she'll be taking a lucky four-leaf clover with her that traveled to Vietnam with her godfather . . .
  • I Wrote A Novel! Now What?
    When I met her at the end of October Linda Trenholm had a plot and a handful of characters. She was taking up the National Novel Writing Month challenge to write a novel during the month of November. . . .
  • As part of a $30 billion U.S. military arms sale of fighter jets and military hardware to Saudi Arabia, the Royal Saudi Air Force is scheduled to send a squadron of up to 250 airmen to the U.S. Mountain Home Air . . .
  • It's gotten harder to get a mortgage at the same time that real estate prices remain a bargain. Meanwhile, the local banks have money to lend for those with good credit scores and the means to pay their bills, but low interest . . .
  • The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) pulled two people off the disabled sailing vessel Raw Faith on Tuesday, December 7. The 118-foot boat, which spent a considerable amount of time in Rockland in the past few years . . .
  • Waiting for Superman to Save U.S. Education
    Movies about education sound about as appealing as a film strip in the class period after hot lunch, but the documentary Waiting for Superman appears to have captured the real anxiety about the state of American . . .
  • Presumptive speaker of the House Robert Nutting (R-Oakland), who served on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee in the last legislative session, has come under public scrutiny in the past two weeks . . .
  • A comprehensive study conducted by a senior U.S. Army general and the top legal advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense concluded that allowing gay people to serve openly in the military would have little impact on . . .
  • Speaker of the House nominee Robert Nutting (R-Oakland), who served on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee in the last legislative session, has come under public scrutiny . . .
  • "Go to War. Do Art."
    Steve Mumford hunkered down on the Baghdad rooftop with a U.S. military sniper who was patiently and slowly scanning the street and buildings opposite. The sniper had taken his helmet off . . .
  • Trying to dig out political corruption and corporate influence is hard enough to do these days and almost as hard to explain, but Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and the . . .
  • Pritchett Wins Rockland Council Seat By 3 Votes
    Larry Pritchett won a seat on the city council by three votes - 1,129 to 1,126 - in a recount conducted at Rockland City Council Chambers on Monday night, November 22. . . .
  • At the same time that the U.S. Congress is poised to extend tax cuts to the top-tier earners in America, they will also be considering whether to cut off unemployment benefits to those hardest hit . . .
  • The contested race between Larry Pritchett and Frank Isganitis for Rockland City Council rested on three votes on election night, with Isganitis in the lead. . . .
  • The "No on One" campaign submitted a request on Tuesday, November 9, to Maine's Secretary of State for a statewide recount on Question 1, An Act to Allow a Casino in Oxford County. . . .
  • By this time next year, people hooking up electricity to a new home or business will be able choose green electricity without struggling to find out how to do it. . . .