August 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Action against LePage weighed

House Republicans are meeting today

AUGUSTA Republican leaders in Maine are trying to figure out a fitting punishment for racially charged comments and a threatening voicemail made by Gov. Paul LePage, who has repeatedly avoided punishment for impolite remarks. More...

Bowdoin’s Rose welcomes students

BRUNSWICK Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose challenged members of the incoming class of 2020 to embrace being uncomfortable, to question their beliefs, and to develop the “skills, knowledge and disposition” that will make them &ldqu More...

Police continue to investigate robbery

FREEPORT — Freeport police say there are no updates as they continue to investigate the Friday armed robbery of a School Street store. More...

Kasich back in New Hampshire with nostalgia, eye on future

CONCORD, N.H. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning again in New Hampshire. The former presidential candidate and chief Donald Trump critic is the first of 2016’s failed GOP hopefuls to return to the state since the February primary. More...

Man suffers medical emergency, crashes truck into Macy’s

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Police say a 77-year-old Maine man crashed into the outside of a Macy’s department store in South Portland after suffering a medical emergency while behind the wheel. The accident happened around 9:35 a.m. More...

Maine hospital agrees to pay $125K over handling of drugs

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office says the Northern Maine Medical Center has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle allegations over handling, documentation and destruction of drugs. More...

Northern Maine town backs off welfare recipient drug tests

MADAWASKA ( AP) — The town manager in a northern Maine community says he is backing off a proposal to drug test welfare recipients. More...

Gas prices rising in northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As the summer driving season comes to an end, gas prices have been on the rise, including in northern New England. More...

Eversource spending $30M to trim trees in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The largest energy provider in the New England region will spend $30 million this year to trim trees along 2,800 miles of power lines in New Hampshire. More...

Judge denies request to review contentious sex assault case

BOSTON (AP) — The top district court judge in Massachusetts has denied a request to review a sexual assault case in which a former high school sports star received a sentence that some think is too lenient. More...

Hurricane to pass ‘dangerously close’ to Hawaii’s Big Island

HONOLULU The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii, saying Hurricane Madeline could pass “dangerously close.” The storm should be near or over the Big Island by Wednesday, said f More...

There they are: 52 Miss America contestants hit Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. More...

Seattle weighs new rules for food-service and retail businesses with hourly workers

SEATTLE Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some lastminute changes — the latest push More...

Brazil’s Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate’s ouster vote

BRASILIA, Brazil On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America’s most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democ More...

 

Obituaries

Robert J. Donovan - 2016-08-30
June Esther Wilson - 2016-08-30
Margaret A. Doughty - 2016-08-30
Betty M. Smith - 2016-08-30
Rodney G. Garnett - 2016-08-30
Betty M. Smith - 2016-08-29
Adaia Shumsky - 2016-08-26
Fred N. Vose III - 2016-08-26
Wendell F. Cressey - 2016-08-26
Joan C. Jones - 2016-08-26
Gary R. Babine - 2016-08-26
Harry K. Warren - 2016-08-25
Fred N. Vose III - 2016-08-25
Stevenson R. Cushing - 2016-08-25

Sports

‘Drive Out Cancer’ event held in Topsham

THE ANNUAL “Drive Out Cancer” Field Hockey Tournament was held at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday, with Brunswick, Freeport, Morse and Mt. More...

‘Worn out’ Ortiz still producing in last year with Red Sox

BOSTON In what’s become a regular scene, David Ortiz stepped into the dugout, preparing for batting practice, when a team staff member asked if he was ready. More...

Porcello first 18-game winner in majors

BOSTON Rick Porcello had a simple answer to why he can’t think about his current success. He knows there are a lot more important things he’s helping the Boston Red Sox chase. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I recently retired after 26 years of working with a professional partner of the opposite sex. Now my wife expects me to cut off all communication with her. More...

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Milestones

60th anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

TOPSHAM — Mary Ann (Pilon) and Dr. Alfred Francis Obery of Arbor Avenue in Topsham recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Dr. Obery’s occupation was as a dentist and he is now retired. More...

BIRTHS

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick A girl, Freya Odette Bailey, to Brooke Cameron Murray and Michael Raymond Bailey of Bath, Aug. 2, 2016. A boy, Nickolas Richard Doble, to Timothy Richard Doble and Patricia Rolande Christ of Damariscotta, Aug. 4, 2016. More...

Bath police looking for suspect they say assaulted man with hammer  Free Access 

BATH Bath police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted for aggravated assault after allegedly hitting another man in the face several times with a hammer last week. More...

TRAVIS MILLS FOUNDATION

Dinner to benefit injured veterans

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick American Legion Post 20 will be holding a dinner and dance, open to the public, with proceeds benefiting the Travis Mills Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 5-9 p.m. More...

Bike benefits program slow to start in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK Cyclists in Brunswick are receiving growing encouragement from local businesses to ride into town and take advantage of benefits. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for it to take off. More...

Brunswick police’s Garrepy named patrol commander

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Police Chief Richard Rizzo has appointed Tom Garrepy, an 18-year veteran of the department, to the patrol commander position following the retirement last week of Marc Hagan. More...

Man allegedly shows ex gun at traffic light

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police arrested a Brunswick man on Saturday after he allegedly showed his ex-girlfriend a gun while stopped at traffic lights in town. More...

Man, 31, arrested following dispute

FREEPORT — Freeport police arrested a man following a domestic dispute reported Sunday at 10:34 p.m. on Oak Avenue. More...

Spill-response vessel decommissioned

PORTLAND (AP) — A massive spill-response vessel capable of skimming and recovering 444,000 gallons of oil and water per day has been removed from service in Maine. The Portland Press Herald reports Virginia-based Marine Spill Response Corp. More...

Engineers ready for a grate time at stormwater conference

PORTLAND (AP) — It’s all going down the drain in Portland. Maine’s largest city is hosting the International Low Impact Development Conference, an event that highlights stormwater management and treatment systems. More...

Maine 2nd highest in average personal income growth

PORTLAND ( AP) — A new study says Maine had the second highest average increase in personal income in the country over the last year at 4.6 percent. More...

Bad year ahead for deer as state approves permit bump

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Maine’s state government has likely lost the support of the deer lobby. The state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has decided to approve an increase in “ any deer” hunting permits. More...

Sen. Shaheen, Gov. Hassan to highlight addiction hotline

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan are going to be highlighting a 24-hour addiction crisis hotline in New Hampshire. The event today will be held at 1 p.m. in Nashua. More...

Massachusetts officer faces federal fraud charges

BOSTON (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts police officer is facing federal charges for what authorities are calling a double-dipping scheme that defrauded the city of Quincy out of more than $10,000. Lt. More...

Comedic entertainer Gene Wilder kept his serious side off camera

LOS ANGELES Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood’s top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks. More...

Trump’s flip-flop on deportation highlights campaign weaknesses

SEATTLE Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn’t care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign. More...

Airport scare hard to avoid with slew of false reports

LOS ANGELES In the moments before reports of gunshots spread panic at Los Angeles International Airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro. More...

Good boy! Dogs know what you’re saying, study suggests

BERLIN Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying. More...

France criticizes Turkey’s military intervention in Syria

PARIS French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey’s “contradictory” military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a “protagonist” in the war. More...

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With Black Lives Matter misinformation, Pingree’s opponent stirs up racial animus

Republican Congressional candidate for Maine’s 1st District, Mark Holbrook, outlines on his website his priorities for race relations in the U.S., including a blog entitled the “War on Police.” Throughout his blog and website, he sh More...

The ‘why’ and ‘why not’ of ranked choice voting

As a teenager, I heard JFK & RFK borrow Shaw’s ‘Some men see things as they are and ask why. More...

Home & Family

How doughnuts can be made healthier — by baking them

Doughnuts are my kryptonite. Fried sweet dough dipped in glaze, and then dunked into a cup of steaming hot coffee? Yes, please. And I will give this to you straight: once or twice a year, I’m all in. More...

Royal treatment:

Creating a new look for the QM2

What a daunting assignment for an interior designer: Redecorate the Queen Mary 2. The ship relaunched earlier this summer after $132 million in renovations. More...

To my son, peanut butter is ... green

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

This week I learned that people who are colorblind, including my son, Lindell, think peanut butter is green. Of all the things that surprised me about this — including, how can something so clearly orange ever look green? More...