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Planning Board tables CVS-related applications

BATH The Planning Board Tuesday night tabled its review of three applications submitted by TMC New England LLC proposing a new CVS Pharmacy at the corner of Court and Floral streets. More...

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Local

Teen leaving Brunswick stage for big city

BRUNSWICK There’ll be no rest for one of the younger cast members after the curtain closes on Maine State Music Theatre’s production of “Footloose” this weekend. More...

Bath looks to the future with climate change in mind

BATH Bath City Planner Andrew Deci announced that design professionals are coming to Bath in November to help the city look at designing the future downtown to be more resilient to climate change. More...

Bond between grandparents and grandkids benefits both

What used to be the "golden years" of life for seniors is now turning into any opportunity to spend even more time with their youngest family members. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Torpedo the Missile Expansion

North Korea, with depressing regularity, threatens to send a missile into America’s west coast. Their most recent tests have proved to be inconclusive about whether their missile technology works, and whether they even have a nuclear device. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

THU/21 BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC PEOPLE PLUS, 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m., 35 Union St., Brunswick. MISCELLANEOUS SHINE — VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 5- 7p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church. Dinner provided at 5p.m. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin "Emily" has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she's starting to book her plane reservations. More...

Today In History

Today is Thursday, August 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year. More...

Maine

Plan requiring jobs for food stamps criticized

AUGUSTA (AP) — Advocates for the poor urged Gov. Paul LePage’s administration Wednesday to scrap a plan that would require people to have a job to receive food stamps. More...

Maine apple growers expect good season

LIVERMORE (AP) — Maine’s apple growers say they’re expecting a good crop this season despite several hailstorms that caused damage at some orchards. More...

Police ID Manchester robbery suspect

MANCHESTER (AP) — Authorities have identified the suspect in a Manchester pharmacy robbery earlier this month. Police say Thomas Bourque, 31, of Belgrade robbed the Rite-Aid in town on Aug. 3. More...

Nation

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

ST. LOUIS To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race. More...

Get Active!

Assessment finds plenty of opportunity for healthy lifestyle

HARPSWELL It may come as no surprise to the town’s 4,470 residents that active living options are never far away in Harpswell. More...

Grant brings Freeport farm closer to easement

FREEPORT The Freeport Conservation Trust has been awarded a state-sponsored grant, bringing the nonprofit closer to its goal of purchasing an agricultural easement for a local equestrian farm. More...

 

Obituaries

Shirley Smith Haapanen - 2014-08-21
Paulette E. Cram - 2014-08-20
Lillian Martin - 2014-08-20
Mary E. Voorhees - 2014-08-20
Winifred E. Reed - 2014-08-20
Payson W. Tucker - 2014-08-20
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-08-20
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-08-20
Marilyn A. Labbe - 2014-08-19
David E. Dyer - 2014-08-19
Clifford J. Miller - 2014-08-19
Frances B. Fowler - 2014-08-18
Mary E. Voorhees - 2014-08-18

Sports

One bad inning costs Buchholz in 8-3 loss

BOSTON Through four innings, Clay Buchholz was in charge. Then he was in trouble. The inconsistent righthander took a two-run lead into the fifth then allowed five runs in that inning. More...

Sea Dogs win fifth straight

HARRISBURG, Pa. — One night after clinching its first playoff spot since 2008, Portland rallied for a 5-3 Eastern League win over the Harrisburg Senators (49-80) on Wednesday night at Metro Bank Park. More...

Bowdoin’s Pearson a Hall of Famer

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College head field hockey coach Nicky Pearson has been selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. More...

Letters

BHS graduation ideas

I read with interest your editorial in the Aug. 18 edition concerning the venue for the Brunswick High School graduation. I have never been to this event, but I know the setup for Bowdoin graduations and alumni events in the Watson Arena (the Sid). More...

Endorsing Watson

Harpswell, West Bath and Brunswick citizens are fortunate to have the opportunity to send Byron Watson to Augusta this fall. More...

Commentary

Regaining America’s Gamesmanship

The National Governors Conference’s summer meeting was much the same as its winter one. The central message was unchanged. States must compete, economically, not only against each other but against the world. More...

There is No Try!

“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”— Yoda More...

Living

Pompeii

Dead city lives in ruins ... and in our imagination

POMPEII, Italy Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. More...

AIDS activist goes from FDA critic to supporter

WASHINGTON As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. More...

Asbestos pushed as product for the poor

VAISHALI, India The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. More...

World

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing today, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligenc More...