Bates College settles discrimination suit

AUBURN (AP) — Bates College has settled a discrimination lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was expected to engage in activities such as watching “chick flicks” with her boss.

Sarah Hulbert, 59, worked as an executive assistant for the college’s president, A. Clayton Spencer, for about a month in 2012 before she was terminated.

Hulbert’s suit claimed she was “intentionally” treated differently from her male co-workers by being forced to jog and take tennis lessons with Spencer.

After Hulbert resisted and was later fired, the lawsuit says a Bates human resources officer told her if Spencer had “discarded” her, then “no one else will wish to take you.”

A Bates spokesman says the school “strongly disagrees” with Hulbert’s accusations.

The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

Navy Blue Angels will return to Maine in 2017

BRUNSWICK (AP) — The Navy’s Blue Angels are coming back to Maine, but fans are going to have to wait a year.

The next Great State of Maine Air Show is scheduled at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station for 2017, and the Navy flight demonstration team will once again be the headliner.

It’s going to take place on the weekend of Aug. 26-27, 2017.

Tri-City Chorus readies for holiday concert

SACO — The Tri-City Community Chorus will present “Sure Stars Shining,” a holiday concert, on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. The concert will feature a collection of holiday works honoring Christmas and Hanukkah. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door for adults, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for seniors and students, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Tickets may be purchased from chorus members; Community Pharmacy, Main St., Saco; Hannaford, Elm St., Biddeford; or Market Basket at Biddeford Crossing.