April 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Name change:

Trial loser becoming The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern

BRUNSWICK The Inn at Brunswick Station will soon become The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern following a February ruling by a federal court that the original name was too similar to that of The Brunswick Inn, which is only a few hundred yards away. More...

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Hoping to build on past success

Morse spring sports preview

BATH Last season saw several successes for the Morse High School spring sports squads. Baseball advanced to the Western Maine Class B semifinals, boys lacrosse garnered the No. More...

Blues down Chicago in 3OTs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night. More...

Bruins-Wings open tonight

BOSTON The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that means. More...


We remember

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More...


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University out of touch

At University of Maine, Farmington, a budget cut of $1.65 million meant that several professors and faculty members were let go. At University of Maine at Augusta, $2.7 million was cut from the budget, which will eventually cost jobs. More...

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Honor your Mother

To the Editor: President Obama will soon have an opportunity to honor Earth Day (April 22) by rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Dr. More...

The importance of newspapers

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Supporting Tucker

To the Editor: Finally, we have a statesman running for an office of public service, Ralph Tucker, to the Maine House of Representatives, House District 50, Brunswick. More...


Mid-coast churches plan Holy Week services

Congregations throughout the Mid-coast has planned special services throughout Holy Week. More...


What's the Buzz?

The importance of ‘beeing’ a beekeeper

TOPSHAM Keeping honeybees is more than a new urban pet trend, like keeping alpacas. Not that there’s anythng wrong with alpacas, or dwarf goats, or miniature dairy cows, or chickens, mind you. But keeping bees is special. More...

Fuego Diablo to host Pop-up Boutique, Open Mic

POWNAL — Fuego Diablo will offer its Pop-up Boutique this Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 52 Loring Lane in Pownal. New and gently used clothing will be sold, as well as accessories, shoes, and jewelry. More...

ArtVan to hold fundraiser for Bath family

BRUNSWICK — Jessica Homan was an ArtVan Youth Artist who passed away five months ago. To help support her family, ArtVan is hosting a fundraiser - Donate what you can Art-Making Event for the Homan Family, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

More learning may mean longer days

BRUNSWICK Superintendent Paul Perzanoski announced Wednesday that he is creating daily blocks of two-anda half hours each school day for uninterrupted learning. More...

From the Capitol to Mt. Ararat Middle School

New flag provides special day for local olympians

TOPSHAM These red and white stripes and poignant stars flew over the nation’s Capitol for a day before arriving in Topsham. For the first time Thursday morning, they flew over students and guests at its new home atop Mt. More...

After ‘end of the world’ explosion, town seeks hope

LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec Last of three parts Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Mégantic thought the world was ending. More...


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Freeport shares Active Living Plan highlights

FREEPORT Freeport’s Active Living Plan has been released and will soon be under review of the Planning Board. More...


THE TRAVEL CHANNEL will be filming on location at Red’s Eats, Wiscasset’s iconic seafood eatery, on May 3. More...


PEOPLE PLUS Executive Director Stacy Frizzle and Brunswick Parks and Recreation Director Tom Farrell pose with Otto from the Bill Dodge Auto Group at this week’s Brunswick Teen Center Scoop-a-t More...


Lawmakers approve final attempt to expand Medicaid

AUGUSTA As the legislative session wound down on Thursday, Maine’s Democratic-controlled Legislature approved a final attempt to expand health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act. More...

Suspended Lewiston student likely involved in ‘Assassin’ game

LEWISTON School officials and police think the Lewiston High School 10th-grader suspended for having a bright yellow squirt gun at school was likely involved in a game called “Assassin.” The 15-year-old student suspended for 10 days was More...

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FRI/18 TALKS-WORKSHOPS NATURAL MEDICINE TALK, 1 p.m., at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a "brownnoser"? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. More...


‘Checks and balances’ paralyze government

The checks and balances in the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions are among the most valued and unique features of American government. But their misuse now causes government gridlock. More...

LePage vetoes clean energy from the sun

It is extremely disappointing that the governor’s opposition to solar energy is holding Maine back on the opportunity for more jobs and cleaner air. More...

The first Earth Day

Earth Day has always seemed like a good idea, but one that has never been done particularly well. I was nine at the first Earth Day, and my parents, ever curious, took us up to Lincoln Park for the first celebration. More...