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Phippsburg school aims for new basketball court

PHIPPSBURG Phippsburg Elementary School students are working together with the Parent Teacher Association to raise funds for a new basketball court. A recent spaghetti supper brought them $1,600 closer to their $5,000 goal. More...

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Outdoor track under way!

EDWARD LITTLE HIGH SCHOOL hosted a KVAC track meet on Friday. Clockwise from the top left, Mt. More...

Red Sox rally falls short

Six-run third inning lifts Orioles

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston’s Patriots’ Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Monday. More...

Red Wings hope to use speed vs. Bruins’ strength

• Game 3 tonight, 7:30 p.m.

DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings think they have figured out what they need to do to beat the Boston Bruins. Detroit used its skill to win Game 1 against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins. More...


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

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TUE/22 TALKS-WORKSHOPS MAINE POET LAUREATE WESLEY MCNAIR, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library. The focus will be on his memoir “The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry”, published in 2012. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I manage a group of 15 employees. A few months ago, I hired the wife of an old friend. More...


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Give and go mourned

To the Editor: I have been a volunteer for at least two years at the former Bowdoin Give & Go sale. More...

Family & Friends

Saying goodbye to Daisy

Anyone who has endured the loss of a pet knows the following, “either pets live too short or we live too long.” More...

Spring chores

Spring finally seems to be coming to Cornish Flat — about a month late, this year. My snowdrops are just starting to bloom and large patches of snow are still on the lawn and garden - though there are bare spots. More...

Parenting: It doesn’t get easier

Sarah Smiley

Last week, I posted the following on Facebook: “Why didn’t anyone tell me that this parenting stuff just keeps getting harder?” The responses were amusing: “We didn’t want to scare you.” “At least you have b More...

BIW awarded $57 million for fleet, design work

Contracts for maintenance support on new class of ship

BATHBath Iron Works was awarded two separate contracts Tuesday for work totalling $57 million. More...

Report reveals $38,168 hike in Woolwich’s new budget

Town warrant published

WOOLWICH Woolwich published the warrant for the May 7 Town Meeting and the Annual Town Report, which shows an increase of $38,168 this year over last year’s budget. More...

King visits Bowdoin’s FHC

Talks about need for manufacturing hubs

BOWDOIN Among visits to several Maine companies, U.S. Sen. Angus King toured FHC, Inc. in Bowdoin on Thursday to learn about the company, which designs and manufactures microelectrodes used for brain surgery and produces medical research equipment. More...


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Coldwater Creek closing Brunswick store

BRUNSWICK Brunswick’s will be one of four Maine Coldwater Creek stores to close after the woman’s clothing retailer filed for Chapter 11 protection. More...

Firefighters battle Brick Island blaze

BOWDOINHAM Bowdoinham firefighters responded to a fire on Brick Island in Merrymeeting Bay Monday afternoon and the first challenge was wrangling up boats to get there. More...

Staley to lead president search

BRUNSWICK James E. Staley of New York City will chair the search for the 15th president of Bowdoin College. More...


Bennett seeks to unite GOP at convention

PORTLAND After two raucous and divisive GOP conventions, Maine Republican party chairman Rick Bennett is promoting solidarity. More...

Settlement reached with wreath company

PORTLAND (AP) — A settlement agreement has been reached with a manufacturer of Christmas wreaths targeted during an investigation into the work status of company’s employees. More...

NYC man faces counterfeiting charge

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Police have arrested a New York City man they say used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills at a mall. A worker at the Maine Mall in South Portland contacted police at about 6 p.m. More...


Biden to Russia: ‘Stop talking and start acting’

KIEV, UKRAINE U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia today that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine. More...


EBT pix the real ‘welfare’ abuse


Most Mainers have never been on welfare, they just know they don’t like spending taxpayer money on it. So welfare reform, at least for Republicans, seems like a political winner. In the last six months of his term, Gov. More...

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Energy and planet Earth


Our world is heating up and the rate of warming has been accelerating. To find out why, scientists have examined the three factors that could be responsible: (1) The sun, (2) Earth's reflectivity, and (3) Greenhouse gases. More...

Caring for Mother Earth

The cost of gas, oil and electricity is much higher than the pump price, or your monthly CMP statement, would indicate. It is higher in dollars, and very high in the damage we do to our environment when we burn fossil fuels. More...