May 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters to decide on RSU 1 budget

Meeting is tonight

BATH A $28.3 million spending plan proposed by the Regional School Unit 1 board will go before residents tonight at a district-wide meeting, where they will decide if that is the 2016-17 budget that goes out to referendum on June 14. More...

Fire levels Bowdoin home

BOWDOIN A vacant home on Bing Moore Road in Bowdoin was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 3:35 a.m. More...

Smith, Holbrook battle for GOP nod in 1st District

PORTLAND Navy veteran Ande Smith and psychologist Mark Holbrook believe they have what it takes to beat four-term Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree. But first the Republicans have to battle each other. More...

Possible suspect in custody following shooting in Portland

PORTLAND ( AP) — Police say they have a possible suspect in custody after a man was shot following an altercation in Portland’s West End section. Lt. More...

State lawmakers to question Warden Service officials

AUGUSTA (AP) — Legislators will question Maine Warden Service leaders this week about allegations of improper conduct during undercover operations in York and Aroostook counties. Members of the public can attend, but not speak, at the 9 a. m. More...

Small fire prompts evacuation of 22

GRAY (AP) — Officials in Maine say a small fire at an assisted living facility in Gray prompted the early morning evacuation of 22 residents. More...

Portland Head Lights under wraps during maintenance

CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) — A lighthouse billed as the most photographed in the country is under wraps. The Portland Head Light is surrounded by scaffolding as workers repair cracks in the stone masonry and repaint the beacon that dates to 1791. More...

Shapleigh man dies in boating mishap

SHAPLEIGH ( Journal Tribune) — Maine wardens say a boater who fell overboard Saturday night was run over by the vessel piloted by his twin brother and later died in hospital. More...

Clayton Rose delivers first Bowdoin College commencement address

BRUNSWICK During Bowdoin College’s 211th Commencement ceremony, held Saturday, May 28, bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to the Class of 2016, comprising students from 39 states, the District of Columbia, and 15 other countries and territo More...

Poll: Americans want nomination system changed

DES MOINES, Iowa Bernie Sanders’ pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support. More...

Texas river expected to crest at record level today

FORT WORTH, Texas Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. More...

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight cancer together

SALT LAKE CITY Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. More...

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

SEOUL, South Korea A North Korean missile launch likely failed today, South Korea’s military said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nucle More...

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

KABUL, Afghanistan Amnesty International said today that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country& More...

Bangladesh sentences 6 militants to death for robbery killings

DHAKA, Bangladesh A court in Bangladesh’s capital today sentenced to death six militants from a pair of banned Islamist groups for the killing of seven people during a bank robbery last year. More...

 

Obituaries

Donald F. Towle - 2016-05-31
Evelyn M. Hill - 2016-05-31
Cecile A Gagnon - 2016-05-31
Peter L. DeVore - 2016-05-31
Edna M. Griffin - 2016-05-27
John R. Brassil - 2016-05-27
Richard W. Hyde - 2016-05-27
Sally-Ann Clark - 2016-05-27
Kristen K. Fenimore - 2016-05-27
Dorothy M. Lavoie - 2016-05-27
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-27
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-26

Sports

Four wins for Dragons

Conference track meets held Saturday

BATH Coming into Saturday’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships at the McMann Field Complex, Brunswick coach Dave DeLois had an idea of where his boys and girls were likely to place. More...

Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu captures tennis title

PORTLAND Nick Mathieu has left the court in the Maine Principals Association Schoolboys tennis tournament disappointed the past two seasons. More...

Tennis postseason field set

BATH The high school tennis playoffs have arrived, with several area teams looking for postseason glory and a chance to lift the state championship hardware. More...

Home & Family

Meet Kevin Neary

Robbery victim keeps plenty busy

UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. There are not enough hours in the day, it seems, to accommodate Kevin Neary’s busy schedule. More...

Nix the phrase ‘all volunteer military’

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

For most things, the military moves at a glacial pace. As recently as the 1970s, there was still a section on an officer’s fitness report reserved for evaluating how supportive his wife was. Did she host enough parties? Attend all the coffees? More...

Plants for butterflies, bees and pollinators

Butterflies are the poster children of the environmental movement. Everybody loves them, and wants to see them thrive. But do you know what you can do to help? It’s quite simple, really. More...

Ceremony celebrates those who served

In Topsham, Brunswick

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick-Topsham Memorial Day parade and ceremony once again celebrated those who served, and was a somber remembrance of those lost to war on Monday. More...

One last Civil War charge at Brunswick school

BRUNSWICK The Union Army claimed victory over the field at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary for the last time Friday. More...

$433M approved for Bath Iron Works destroyer

BATH U.S. Sen. More...

Construction begins on Augusta’s new fire station

AUGUSTA (AP) — Construction work began last week at the site of what will be Augusta’s first new fire station since Lyndon B. Johnson was president. More...

Spring turkey hunt enters final days

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Maine’s annual spring turkey hunt is entering its final days of 2016. The spring season for wild turkeys takes place all over the state and is limited to bearded birds. It ends for the year on June 4. More...

Spanish tall ship returning to Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — One of the participants in last year’s Tall Ships Portland festival is returning. The Spanish ship El Galeon is scheduled to tie up on the Portland waterfront Tuesday evening. More...

NOAA to beachgoers: No selfies with seals

PORTLAND (AP) — Back away from the seals, and don’t even think about taking a selfie. That’s the message from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as Memorial Day weekend wraps up in Maine. More...

Holiday ushers in unofficial start of summer in Maine

( AP) — Dozens of parades were held across the state as Mainers celebrated Memorial Day, which marks the unofficial start of summer. More...

National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date

OXON HILL, MD. If not for his high- pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. More...

High- and low-tech warnings seek to protect against sharks

CHATHAM, Mass. More...

Director: Cincinnati Zoo safe despite the shooting of a gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit. More...

After San Bernardino, counselor now has to face other side of crisis

LOS ANGELES Mandy Pifer drove to the Los Angeles Police Department last week and prepared to face a fresh wave of grief. Pifer, a crisis counselor, has spent the last six years comforting people in the aftermath of death. More...

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

DOHA, QATAR The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. More...

Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from temple

Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals. More...

Iraqi forces in city of Fallujah repel Islamic State attack

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city’s south today, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant held city with the help of U.S.-l More...

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‘America’s Best Idea’ Comes to Maine

RE: MAINE

The big day for the proposed Maine Woods National Monument arrived May 16, when National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis held two meetings, in Millinocket and Orono, to hear from Mainers about the designation sought by Roxanne Quimby, co-founde More...

Look Who’s Crying Now

MAKING SENSE

Look which party is blowing itself up now and struggling to unify behind a single candidate. Hint: It’s not the Republicans. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: After reading some of your columns concerning abusive, controlling relationships, I realize that I am in one, but not in the way you assume. I am the abuser. More...

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