Things You Need to Know Today: St. Francis de Sales Church Cross Gets New Home
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Gardiner Maine Street is getting a block of real estate. Centralmaine.com reports Camden National Bank charged the group one dollar for the building at 149 to 167 Water Street. It will developed in artistic and living space.
The cross that used to sit on top of St. Francis de Sales Church in Waterville has it new home. According to centralmaine.com it has been moved to St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. It has been restored and is now sit on a four foot base at the cemetery.
The high lead levels at Benton Elementary School may have been caused by brass fittings. According to centralmaine.com the school is changing out the fittings and is still using bottled water for the kids.
From the Associated Press:
Mainers seeking to vote early are running out of time. Thursday is the deadline for residents to request an absentee ballot.
A judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit targeting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to grant an "incidental take" permit for Canada lynx in Maine. Two separate lawsuits by Friends of Animals and Center for Biological Diversity have been combined into one action that will be heard by U.S. District Judge Jon Levy on Thursday.
Donald Trump could take an electoral vote from liberal New England thanks to support in northern Maine. The state is one of two that allocate electoral votes by congressional district. Trump will likely lose Maine's total vote. But the Republican candidate's message is resonating in the vast 2nd Congressional District covering the state's rural north and east.
Political bombast is nothing new: America's founding fathers weren't above pounding tables and accusing each other of disloyalty or treason. Steven Bullock, an expert on the colonists and their incivility, says even Benjamin Franklin could be "an arrogant know-it-all." But Bullock says Franklin and others helped forge the now-endangered ideal of civil discourse.
It's the end of a 108-year drought for the Chicago Cubs. They've won the World Series, beating the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night, 8-7 in 10 innings. Cleveland tried to win its first crown since 1948, but lost the last two games at home.
The leader of the Islamic State group has released a new message, encouraging his followers to keep up the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. organization that monitors militant activity online, says an audio recording supposedly from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calls on followers to obey orders while remaining resilient and steadfast. IS is trying to defend Mosul against Iraqi government forces.
A train crash has killed 17 people in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi. A railways official says another 50 people were injured in the accident, which happened when one of the trains crashed into the back end of another on the city's outskirts.
The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the burning of a black church in Greenville, Mississippi. The local fire chief says someone set fire to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday night, and "Vote Trump" was spray-painted on the building. The fire chief says the church is about "80 percent destroyed."
Philadelphia's transit agency is calling on the union representing about 4,700 striking workers to engage in good-faith negotiations to bring an end to the walkout. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it's clear the strike is "causing severe hardship" for residents. The strike began Tuesday, shutting down buses, trolleys and subways that provide about 900,000 rides a day in the city. Regional rail lines have been experiencing delays.