Posted inMid-Maine, News, State

Excise tax dip hits towns

PITTSFIELD, Maine — As a municipal rule of thumb, excise taxes generally dip in the first few months of every year. But they often rebound by May when people’s wallets have recovered from the holiday season, and many consumers have received their income tax refunds and are buying new cars, snowmobiles, boats or campers.

Posted inHigh School Sports, Sports

Deshane powers Coyotes by Bapst

OLD TOWN, Maine — When she gets in the open field, Old Town sophomore forward Katie Deshane is dangerous.
John Bapst of Bangor found that out Saturday, as Deshane registered her third career three-goal game, including two in the second half as the Coyotes earned a hard-fought, 3-2 schoolgirl soccer victory over the Crusaders in a battle of two of Class B’s top teams.

Posted inLiving

Masters of mystery

Pictures from the Vacationland side of Maine would include boats bobbing in the harbor, visitors browsing in “quaint” stores, tourists chowing down on “lobstah.”
That isn’t the Maine in which Page Erwin have set their Sam Barrows mystery series.