December 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Six people escape Freeport blaze

Several pets perish in Saturday’s fire

FREEPORT Thanks to a working smoke detector, residents escaped their Unity Lane apartment building after it caught fire late Saturday morning. More...

Sand pile being moved to avoid unfair use

TOPSHAM Selectmen Thursday voted to move the sand pile it provides for residents from the Foreside Field to behind the town’s public safety building in response to reports that some people are taking more than their allotted two buckets. More...

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Local

Historic church reopening doors for pre-Christmas merriment

BOWDOINHAM Since he bought the historic, decaying church on Ridge Road in February 2013, Albert Stehle has making repairs to the church, readying the roof to be shingle ready — as promised. More...

Attorney for owner of Gediman’s denies fraud

BATH The attorney for the owner of Gediman’s Appliance, which closed its Bath and Lewiston stores abruptly in September, said Thursday that his client is taking steps to address complaints to the attorney general’s office that he left mo More...

Editorial

Solving Maine’s Industrial Malaise

Another mill closes, just before Christmas. Another large number of people are out of work. More...

Political Cartoon

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Et Cetera

CALENDAR

TUE/23 MISCELLANEOUS CUNDY’S HARBOR LIBRARY’S COMPUTER AND INTERNET APPROPRIATE USE POLICY DISCUSSION, 6-7p.m., Cundy’s Harbor Library. Open to all. COMPUTER AND EREADER DROP-IN, 9a.m. to 11a.m., Topsham Public Library. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a soldier in Afghanistan who is single with few friends, if you would even call them that. We work 24/7. No days off, no breaks. It's not an easy life. You would not believe how nice it is to receive a message from family or friends. More...

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Nation

Police on alert after cop killings

NEW YORK Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to deat More...

World

Iraq TV show makes ‘terrorists’ confront victims

BAGHDAD Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. More...

Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

HAVANA As the U.S. More...

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS IN ALNA

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Students collect for the hungry

BRUNSWICK Students at Coffin School this month collected 1,914 items, including food and personal care supplies, for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. More...

Town amending TIF district to allow fund movement

TOPSHAM Selectmen voted 5-0 Thursday to start the process to amend the town’s municipal tax increment financing district to allow it to move funds to the Downtown TIF. More...

Slain N.Y. cop is Bowdoin parent

BRUNSWICK One of two New York City police officers killed Saturday is the father of a Bowdoin College student. Officer Rafael Ramos is the parent of Justin Ramos, class of 2017. More...

 

Obituaries

Barbara A. Gordon - 2014-12-22
Joseph R. Melrose Jr. - 2014-12-22
John S. van Summern - 2014-12-22
Wendall B. Kinney - 2014-12-19
Nancy Birckbichler - 2014-12-19
Robert H. Jackson - 2014-12-19
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-12-19
Grace Sproul - 2014-12-18
Wilma Marie Hovey - 2014-12-18
Frances M. Fossett - 2014-12-18
Mary M. Day - 2014-12-18
Charles Cole Sr. - 2014-12-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-12-18
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-12-18
Marion M. Gilmore - 2014-12-17
Jane A. Lindholm - 2014-12-17
Alan William Markell - 2014-12-17
Dorothy M. McKenna - 2014-12-17
Barbara R. Pierce - 2014-12-17

Sports

Dragons ‘steal’ a win from Rams

Brunswick boys basketball improves to 3-3

BRUNSWICK There was little that went right for the Brunswick boys basketball team through three quarters in a Saturday matinee against Bangor. More...

Wolverines push back, down ’Hounds

WISCASSET Lisbon had erased all of a first-quarter 11-point deficit, using a 10-0 third-quarter run in claiming a 32-31 advantage through 24 minutes. Could this be the game that the winless Greyhounds put an end to their early-season funk? More...

Eagle girls come away with OT win

LEWISTON First impressions proved deceiving Saturday afternoon. While Lewiston rolled to an early lead, Mt. Ararat stumbled at the start. The Blue Devils built a sizable lead and the Eagles were falling out of it. More...

Commentary

Should We Really Take this Chance?

RE: MAINE

The “Cromnibus” spending bill that marked the end of the least productive Congress in 60 years was every bit as bad as you’ve heard. More...

Mid-Coast Legislators Support Veterans

On Dec. 13, veterans from around the mid-coast region met with their legislators. Following a ‘Meet and Greet’ over coffee and donuts, they attended a session with speakers from various veterans groups. More...

Maine

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

KITTERY Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000- horsepower gas turbine engines. More...

Woman, 2 children found dead in Garland

GARLAND (AP) — Maine State Police have located a 27-year-old man they want to question in the deaths of a woman and two children at his home in Garland. More...

Man charged with killing grandmother

WILTON (AP) — Maine State Police say a Wilton man has been charged with murder in the death of his grandmother. More...