With warnings about tomatoes and then jalapeno peppers tainted with salmonella, food safety has been a concern this summer. So it is not surprising that a federal warning against eating lobster tomalley quickly led to fears about the crustaceans, resulting in a short-lived ban on lobster shipments to Japan.
This week, ClickBack asked editorial page readers to comment on the economic impact and role of fairs in community life
A second report has found political views were improperly considered, and in some cases the top consideration, in hiring decisions at the Department of Justice. While it is helpful that Attorney General Michael Mukasey wants to ensure such a situation doesn’t happen again, much more is needed.
Supporters of the new Dirigo taxes on soda, beer, wine and health care services have gone on the offensive. In an attempt to frighten and manipulate Maine voters, they have resorted to outrageous claims of dire consequences to Dirigo and our entire health care system should the new Dirigo taxes be repealed in November by a people’ s veto.
So Manny earns 20 times as much money in a year than I earned in a lifetime. Tough living on those kind of wages for playing a child’s game. And he has the unmitigated gall to complain about it.
If you’re going to call your film series ‘The Perils of Peroxide,’ it had better include Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 movie ‘Vertigo,’ which is precisely what the River City Cinema Society is showing tonight at sundown in Downtown Bangor’s Pickering Square.
Even after I told you I couldn’t stand an hour of screaming, crying and whining on ‘The Baby Borrowers,’ I became interested (not entertained) and have been following the show for the past few weeks.CREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACER
Given the similarities between Maine and Minnesota, it’s a wonder Kevin Kling’s ‘The Ice Fishing Play’ hasn’t become a staple of theater companies in the Pine Tree State.
If it rains enough, I can bathe. I am staying in the house of Adela Garcia Martinez, a 73-year-old matriarch in the rural Mexican village of Charahuen. A little town of 60 families, Charahuen has no running water and no sewage system.
Blethen Maine Newspapers, owner of the Portland Press Herald, the Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, announced Thursday that the company is negotiating for the sale of its publications to Maine Media Investments LLC, an investment group headed by Bangor native and former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.
BELFAST, Maine – In the first application at trial of what is known as Maine’ s Jessica’ s Law, a Rockland man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine – When Sandra Rhoda opened her mail this week and found a new FairPoint calling card, she wondered just how much using it would cost her.
An organization of community activists called on state officials Thursday to pick up the pace developing a cleanup plan for vast amounts of contamination still left at the former HoltraChem factory in Orrington.CREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACER
BANGOR, Maine – Bangor Housing Authority, which recently asked a Vietnam veteran to remove a U.S. flag from his porch because it violated the subsidized apartment complex’s policies, put up a flagpole Thursday in the man’ s front yard.
There is a quiet but strong movement in Maine, one that mirrors the growing grass-roots demand for local, natural and organic foods.
HERMON, Maine – Two local businesses facing foreclosure are scheduled to be sold at auction this month, but there still is time to save the properties, according to one of the owners.
INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine – Capt. Tomah Lewey left such an important mark on Washington County’s landscape that on Thursday a portion of U.S. Route 1 was dedicated to the former surveyor, boat captain and farmer.
BOSTON – The Manny Ramirez era in Boston is over, his homers and headaches shipped far, far away to Los Angeles.
PITTSFIELD, Maine – It’s easy to tell when Bossov Ballet’s summer students are in town: Clusters of rail-thin girls, walking with the trademark turned-out feet and ramrod-straight backs of a ballet dancer, can be seen visiting the local ice cream parlor or just getting some air at the town parks.
FORT KENT, Maine – Municipal officials, with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have identified more than $681,000 in recovery and repair projects stemming from this spring’s flooding.