A Bangor woman is asking Maine’s highest court to give domestic partners custody rights to pets after a relationship ends. A district court judge refused Jessica Sardina’s motion, saying he was bound to follow property laws, and her ex-partner’s signature appeared alone on the adoption papers. Currently, Maine state law can only grant share custody of pets to married couples.

Maine‘s Attorney General has joined a large group of states in a lawsuit that claims generic drug manufacturers are involved in a conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices. The lawsuit alleges that the companies have reduced competition and restrained trade relating to more than 100 drugs.

Marine officials and first responders are asking boat owners to label their boats, in case they find themselves in an emergency situation. Every watercraft should have the operator’s name, address, phone number, and emergency contact info so rescuers can identify who the boat belongs and who to contact, if the operator is in trouble.

Washington County residents now have a new way to provide tips of suspicious behavior or criminal activity. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working with Healthy Acadia and Tip411 to provide an anonymous tip line, including through a free app, that’s available on the department’s website. In addition, folks can text the keyword WCSO and the information to Tip411.

A gun range in Bucksport will hold a Children’s Fun Field Day at the range this Saturday, with activities to include archery, gun safety and shooting, map and compass skills, and crafts. One person under the age of 16 will win a free lifetime hunting and fishing license. Find more information on the event that runs from 10 to 2 on the Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club Facebook page.



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