Several people gathered at the Wiscasset waterfront on June 19 to bid farewell to the Providence and its crew. The Providence, built in 1976, is a replica of a Continental Navy sloop once commanded by John Paul Jones. The vessel has been docked at Wiscasset Harbor for repairs since September 2018. The reproduction of the Providence was built during America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976.

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  • Nurses at a second Down East hospital clash with management over a new contract
    The nurses and some support staff at another Washington County hospital are clashing with management over the terms of a new contract they are negotiating. A union representing about 60 nurses and hospital technicians at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, which has been negotiating a new contract since October, held a rally Thursday evening to highlight what it called “hospital mismanagement that makes it difficult to recruit and retain quality staff.” More
  • Belfast police chief once doubted Narcan, but saved lives have changed his mind
    Two years ago, Belfast police Chief Mike McFadden was not sure he wanted his officers to carry Narcan, the opioid overdose antidote, when they go out on patrols. It wasn’t that he opposed its use on principle. Narcan, the brand name for the drug naloxone, is one of the few tools that can reverse an opioid overdose. More
  • 30 years later, Lobster Bowl still both a game and a cause
    Football is arguably the most popular spectator sport in America, but it has not thrived without challenges. Concussion concerns have prompted those who organize the sport at all levels to elevate safety to the top of the priority list. In Maine there’s a numbers crunch, with an aging population meaning fewer kids are around to play the sport — a fact now in evidence at the high school level, where varsity eight-player football will be introduced for the first time this fall. More
  • The man who owns 6 of Maine’s 7 daily newspapers just bought a Bangor magazine
    A Bangor city councilor who started the magazine Maine Seniors recently sold his publication to Reade Brower, the owner of six of Maine’s seven daily newspapers and weekly newspapers across much of the state. The city councilor, David Nealley, said that he officially sold the magazine June 28, but he will remain involved with it until a special collector edition comes out Aug. More
  • Maine Hall of Fame diver remembered by former coaches
    Most divers take their time before propelling themselves off the diving board. They stand at the end of the board, visualize the dive and focus on what they need to do to be successful. Not former Bangor High School and University of Maine star Roy Warren, who launched into his dives right after he climbed onto the diving board. More


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