Gov. Paul LePage is signing the bill to allow bars to open and serve alcohol a few hours earlier when St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday. That is what happens this weekend. Sunday is March 17th and that is St. Paddy’s Day.
Two thousand Canadian cyclists who planned to spend a week pedaling around central Maine this summer with a Canadian bike touring group won’t be coming after all. That is unless someone can help out right way with their U.S. customs issues.
You've seen the stories of people finding religious images in some of the strangest things. I remember an old clip from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where an older lady had a potato chip collection of several images. Something similar to that has happened to a couple in Turner, Maine.
Rep. Brian Jones of Freedom and a handful of environmental advocates are supporting a law that would prohibit state and local governments from buying bottled water. They feel the move would save the state thousands of dollars and put Maine into a leadership role in the effort to reduce waste from bottled water. However, there are some concerns.
Mainers who use food stamp benefits cards will not have to show photo IDs when they buy groceries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said “no" a request by Gov. Paul LePage's administration to require photo ID. The Department of Agriculture said that would infringe on card holders' rights and would not fight fraud.
Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.
Safety versus freedom in the form of a motorcycle helmet is back in front of Maine lawmakers. There is a new bill on mandatory helmet use for all Maine motorcyclists. It is being reviewed by a legislative committee.
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