Maine News You May Have Missed

A destroyed culvert creates a 143-mile detour, Portland’s Happy Wheels roller rink reopens in Westbrook, and more.


A piece of metal weighing six or seven pounds fell from the sky and landed near a Capitol security officer. The Federal Aviation Administration suspected it came off a plane on an international route but, as of press time, had not found the source.

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The Abbe Museum, Maine’s only Smithsonian affiliate and a repository for Wabanaki history and culture, hired Cherokee Nation citizen Betsy Richards as its new executive director. She previously worked at a social-justice nonprofit in New York.


On York Beach, 50-year-old comedian Dane Cook proposed to 23-year-old fitness instructor and aspiring singer Kelsi Taylor. She said yes.


Happy Wheels, a roller rink formerly in Portland, reopened three years after closing. New co-owner Derek Fitzgerald grew up skating at the original location in the ’70s and ’80s.


Heavy rain destroyed a culvert in Jackman, necessitating a 143-mile detour to bypass the washed-away section of road.


Historian David McCullough, a longtime seasonal resident, passed away at age 89. McCullough’s work twice received a Pulitzer Prize and twice a National Book Award, and in 2006, President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.