December 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Coastal Humane, Lincoln County shelter seek homes for the holidays

BRUNSWICK   The Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick and Lincoln County Animal Shelter of Edgecomb are looking for homes for the holidays for two special groups of animals rescued from overcrowded facilities in Magee Mississippi, and Blairesville More...

Gov. LePage claims non-citizens could have voted

AUGUSTA Republican Gov. Paul LePage is telling state legislators he’ll rubber-stamp their election certifications despite his concerns about the accuracy of the state’s official results. More...

Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity

NEWRY   Whether he’s called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine.  More...

Marijuana vote recount begins

AUGUSTA (AP) — A recount of a public referendum that legalized recreational marijuana use in Maine is getting underway in the state’s capital city. More...

Vermont lawmaker abandons recount

MONTPELIER, Vt.   Vermont’s longest serving state senator is not going to seek a recount after losing his bid for his 25th term in the Senate.  More...

Vermont town votes to tear down historic school building

BRIDGEWATER, Vt. More...

Investigators search for clues in fatal fire

Friends mourn after tragedy at dance party

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

After major victory, North Dakota pipeline protesters to defy deadline

CANNON BALL, N.D. More...

Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s fight to force presidential recounts in three states focuses today on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal jud More...

2 dead after gunfire near Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY   Authorities say two people are dead after gunfire erupted Sunday evening near Salt Lake City.  The Utah County Sheriff ’s Office says the violence flared as a woman called police to say a man was shooting at her vehic More...

Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump’s tweets

BEIJING   Chinese leaders face a challenge: How to deal with Donald Trump.  Weeks before taking office, the incoming American president is riling Beijing with confrontation and online statements that appear to foreshadow a tougher foreign p More...

UN refugee agency hands out aid to those uprooted from Mosul

KHAZIR, Iraq The U.N. More...

UK Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to European Union exit

LONDON   Britain’s Supreme Court began hearing a landmark case today that will decide who has the power to trigger the U.K.’s exit from the European Union — the government or Parliament.  More...

 

Obituaries

Ralph A. Richards - 2016-12-05
Samuel S. Greene - 2016-12-02
Alvin G. Litchfield - 2016-12-02
Dana W. Mayo - 2016-12-01
Nicholas D. Oram - 2016-11-30
Paul MacDonald - 2016-11-30

Sports

Polar Bears fall, 2-1, in wild Colby game

Bowdoin swept by the Mules in weekend series

BRUNSWICK It was only a matter of time. More...

35th Westlake

THE 35TH ANNUAL Westlake Wrestling Tournament was held on Saturday at Bath Middle School, with 14 teams taking part. The tournament is named in honor of Steven J. More...

Brady breaks record, Pats roll over Rams

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

Teen Center part of council agenda

People Plus looking to expand building

BRUNSWICK   A new Teen Center at People Plus’ Union Street location, extending regional commuter bus service from Portland to Brunswick, plus cost predictions for a new elementary school and renovated junior high school are on tap for toni More...

‘I don’t think my work is done’

Longtime state lawmaker Stan Gerzofsky looks back and ahead

BRUNSWICK   After 16 years in the state Legislature, Stan Gerzofsky is stepping out of the limelight to be replaced by incoming Democratic Sen. Everett “Brownie” Carson.  More...

Restaurants, workers in Midcoast worried about wage impact

Question 4 fallout

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Lots of Toys for Good Girls & Boys!

SANTA CLAUS FUND

Bath Iron Works First and Second shifts under the coordination of Jean Pullen was very generous this year! Their effort yielded $1203 and with that money, three bicycles and 81 games and toys were purchased to help fill boxes this year. More...

Lawmakers: Release secret details on election interference

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s independent senator is calling on President Barack Obama to release top-secret information on alleged Russian attempts to interfere with the presidential election.  More...

2 rare Canada lynx shot dead in Maine; feds investigating

TOWNSHIP 14 RANGE 7   Two rare Canada lynx have been shot dead, and state and federal wildlife authorities are investigating.  The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. More...

Maine gets shellfish monitoring grant

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Department of Marine Resources will use a $32,000 grant to improve its ability to test for domoic acid, a biotoxin that can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning.  More...

Shrimp farming plan wins N.H. competition

DURHAM, N.H. More...

Hikers start petitions opposing hotel on Mt. Washington

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember

HONOLULU In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders — 26 girls and four boys — at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most are smiling, some look stern. More...

Police: Fake news story led gunman to pizzeria in DC

WASHINGTON   A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news re More...

Supreme Court takes up cases about race in redistricting

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is taking up a pair of cases in which African-American voters maintain that Southern states discriminated against them in drawing electoral districts. More...

Should a convicted former House speaker get his pension back?

BOSTON   Thomas Finneran was once the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, ruling the state House of Representatives with an authoritarian style that earned him the nickname “King Tom” from some critics.  More...

Trump taps former rival Ben Carson as housing secretary

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson today to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More...

Italy faces political, economic uncertainty after rejection of constitutional reforms

MILAN Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe’s fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty today. More...

‘We have lost everything’: Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. “Where am I? What happened?” she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. More...

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A Week of Trumpisms

The death of the dictator of Cuba took over our headlines for a few days and made some world leaders look pretty stupid.  Canada's leader Justin Trudeau reacted as if Fidel Castro was a saint to be mourned, not a thug whose death should be celeb More...

The Fallout from Question 2

My partners and I are radiologists with a busy radiology practice in Brunswick. This past summer we posted a position, in the hopes of finding a new radiologist to join our group next summer.  More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My daughter asked me if she should have another child, and based on what I have observed with her first, I definitely feel she shouldn’t. I want a polite way to respond without hurting her feelings, but can’t find the words. More...

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