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Charter amendments hearing tonight

BATH — The City Council has a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. today in council chambers at City Hall to discuss proposed amendments to the city charter. More...

Cooperative Extension hosting annual meeting

FALMOUTH — The Cumberland County Extension Association will conduct its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. More...

Art talk at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK — Richard Shiff, who has written about the work of Richard Tuttle — an exhibition is on display at Bowdoin College — and interviewed the artist, will give a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...


Stop The Shaming

If you’ve been the recipient of any general assistance services, chances are pretty high that you’ve encountered at least one person who has looked down on you for it. More...

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The Buck Does Not Stop Here


During a campaign stop in Auburn Aug. 27, Gov. Paul LePage made a remarkable statement. More...

Political and Veteran Affairs

Let’s begin with the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 20, Brunswick. I commend Post 20 for a job well done. More...


At-risk dogs find ‘shelter’

PBS series ‘Shelter Me’ shows dogs getting a second chance

LOS ANGELES Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, driving one filmmaker to turn his camera into a lifesaver. More...

Word Jr.


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Comics Catch-Up

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The Monkey’s Fiddle (A South African Tale)


Once upon a time, the land was devastated by drought, and even insects and beans disappeared. Monkey traveled to another part of the country where his Great Uncle Orangutan lived. More...


U.S. works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. More...

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

DENVER The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. More...

Hundreds in California evacuate homes due to 2 raging wildfires

OAKHURST, CALIF. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. More...

Council gets Emerson update tonight

Brunswick fire station in need of repairs

BRUNSWICK The town council tonight will get an update on Brunswick’s Emerson fire station, which is in need of nearly $300,000 worth of repairs to its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. More...

Dome dons new copper coat

Work at Statehouse scheduled to finish in early November

AUGUSTA The weathered green copper that has crowned the Maine Statehouse for decades is now a fading memory. More...



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Two down ... Cony is next!

Brunswick football 2-0 after 41-6 victory over Gardiner

BRUNSWICK Throughout the past week, Brunswick football coach Dan Cooper and his staff preached Gardiner. More...

Patriots dominate Vikings, 30-7

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota’s first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England. More...

Freeport picks up football win

POWNAL — Pete LaMagna rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns as the Freeport High School football team improved to 1-1 with a 32-14 Western Maine Class C win over Gray-New Gloucester on Saturday at Pownal Recreation Field. More...


Tepler a great asset

I first noted Denise Tepler when she published a weekly column giving interesting cooking recipes in a local newspaper. I’m not sure where/when we actually met, but I have always been impressed with her intelligence and care for others. More...

Mattie Daughtry has served well

As a resident of the old State House District 63, I was delighted to discover that all of the southern part of Brunswick is now part of HD 49, because now I can vote for Matthea Daughtry for State Representative. More...

Et Cetera


MON/15 MISCELLANEOUS SAGE SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, 6:30-9p.m., Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham. Free open house and round dance. MIDCOAST COMMUNITY CHORUS FALL REGISTRATION, 5p.m., John Street Methodist Church, Camden. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: Your response to "Offended Daughter" (Aug. 10), whose mother didn't like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive. More...


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Multimedia project shares stories of Mainers who work, play on Casco Bay

CASCO BAY From teachers in a oneroom schoolhouse on Cliff Island to an alewife harvester at Nequasset Dam, Casco Bay provides a spectacular home to many Mainers who live, play and work along the coast. More...

Author wins award for novels ‘embedded’ with research

KENNEBUNK Women lounging in beach chairs with their toes in the surf and a “chick lit” novel in their hands may well have been studying sociology this summer, if the author of their summer read was Patricia Leavy. More...

Rescuers help entangled humpback off coast of MDI

BAR HARBOR After more than 24 hours, a 35-foot humpback whale entangled in fishing line and net was freed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. More...


Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal — destroying a marauding organization of extremists — is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and More...

South Africa Olympic body: Pistorius free to compete

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. More...

A Scottish ‘Yes’ also means exit from EU, NATO

BRUSSELS If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO d More...