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Ashley Bryan, Prolific Author, Dies at 98

Ashley Bryan, Prolific Author, Dies at 98

Prolific children’s author, illustrator, and painter, Ashley Bryan, has passed away at the age of 98. He is known for the title’s “Beautiful Blackbird,” “Freedom Over Me,” and “Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum.” The longtime Maine resident died “peacefully” on Feb. 4, 2022, in Texas at his niece Vanessa’s home. He was born on July 13, […]

Remembering the Life of Actor Robert Hogan

Remembering the Life of Actor Robert Hogan

Actor Robert Hogan, known for his roles on “The Wire” and “M*A*S*H” has died at the age of 87. According to The New York Times, his death was caused by “complications from pneumonia.” His family has confirmed that he died in his Maine home on May 27, 2021. Hogan was born on Sept. 28, 1933, […]

Celebrity Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Dies at Age 87

Celebrity Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Dies at Age 87

One of the most famous United States lawyers, F. Lee Bailey, has died at the age of 87. He represented Patty Hearst, Sam Sheppard, the Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo, and one of O.J. Simpson’s lawyers. According to his oldest son, Bendrix Lee Bailey, the famed lawyer died on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in hospice care […]

Shaw’s Union Drivers, Mechanics Go on Strike [Video]

Shaw’s Union Drivers, Mechanics Go on Strike [Video]

Dozens of Shaw’s supermarket union mechanics and drivers went strike on the morning of May 3, 2021.  According to WABI — one of Maine’s local CBS channels — Teamsters Local 340 represents over 70 people who work in Wells, Maine, and Scarborough, Maine. On Monday morning, picketers walked out of both locations and gathered outside […]

Maine Contemplates Viking-Style Funeral Pyres

Maine Contemplates Viking-Style Funeral Pyres

The state of Maine is contemplating allowing Viking-style funeral pyres. According to Maine’s Portland Press Herald — published on March 23, 2021 — Legislatures will be weighing whether or not to allow the ancient ritual of outdoor cremations. This would give many people in the Pine State the ability to celebrate their lives like a […]

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