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Carson seeking District 24 seat

Senate candidate runs on education, environment plan

BRUNSWICK “I personally believe democracy is not a spectator sport,” said Everett “Brownie” Carson, who is running for state Senate in District 24, which includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. More...

Two Lincoln County candidates forums are coming soon

WISCASSET The Lincoln County News invites the public to hear directly from local candidates for the Maine State Legislature during its candidates forums on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 13. More...

Wiscasset woman arrested on heroin charges

WISCASSET — A Wiscasset woman has been charged with the Importation and Sale of Heroin in Wiscasset area. More...

New England welcomed nearly 650 Syrian refugees

Maine has taken in 39 in the past year

BOSTON New England has taken in nearly 650 Syrian refugees from the U.S. goal of 10,000 set by Democratic President Barack Obama, with the vast majority finding homes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. More...

Driver in hayride crash: I didn’t know of mechanical issues

BATH (AP) — The man who was behind the wheel of the Jeep involved in a fatal Halloween-themed hayride crash two years ago in Maine says he had no prior indication of mechanical issues with the vehicle. More...

Maine getting more than $9M to improve crime victim services

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s health and human service agency will receive more than $9 million to improve crime victim services in the state. More...

Maine’s reduced moose hunt getting underway up north

CARIBOU (AP) — Fewer moose are up for grabs for Maine hunters this year in a hunting season that is about to get underway. The moose hunt is broken up over several sections in different parts of the state. More...

Maine crime down 7% for 4th consecutive year

AUGUSTA Crime has dropped for a fourth consecutive year in Maine with a 7-percent decline in 2015, but law enforcement officials are concerned about an increase in several categories of violent crime, officials said Monday. More...

Clinton puts Trump on defensive in heated debate

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Angry Charlotte residents denounce city councilors over police shooting

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Colombia on path to peace with historic accord

CARTAGENA, Colombia After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between More...

WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92% of people

GENEVA More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said today. More...

Strong winds from big typhoon hit Taiwan, 4 dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 260, officials said. More...

 

Obituaries

Ernest L. Parsons - 2016-09-27
Kevin L. Kelley - 2016-09-27
Margaret L. Smith - 2016-09-27
Lionel R. Levasseur - 2016-09-27
Allan B. Corderman - 2016-09-26
Ronald Joseph Janowski - 2016-09-26
Margaret Berté - 2016-09-26
Nancy L. McKeen - 2016-09-26
Frederick A. Findlen - 2016-09-26
Simone Hoffman - 2016-09-23
James Perrin - 2016-09-23
Darlene M. Temple - 2016-09-22

Sports

Morse storms back

Shipbuilders earn 4-2 field hockey win

BATH Monday’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference field hockey clash between Morse High School and Oceanside was a game of possession sequences. Thankfully for the Shipbuilders, the last sequence was theirs. More...

Belichick quiet about Patriots QB situation

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Patriots coach Bill Belichick remains mum on his team’s quarterback situation ahead of its game against division rival Buffalo this week. More...

Bruins sign Marchand for 8 years

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension. The team announced the deal on Monday as Marchand prepares to play for Canada in the finals of the hockey World Cup. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been with my boyfriend, “Jake,” for two years. We are both 32. Since the beginning, his sister, “Michelle” (who is 26), has never liked me. Jake admits there’s no reason for it. More...

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Milestones

BIRTHS

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick A girl, Juliet Susan Alexander, to Brian M. and Melissa L. (Armes) Alexander of Topsham, Sept. 10, 2016. A boy, Brayden David Hanna, to Derek S. and Jenna K. (Tibbetts) Hanna of Damariscotta, Sept. 11, 2016. More...

Brunswick students get muddy

Group collects green crabs for research project

BRUNSWICK Nearly 25 Brunswick High School students got dirty Monday afternoon, making good use of a $35,000 University of Maine grant to conduct marine research. More...

LePage’s documents don’t back up claims on blacks, Hispanics

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Golf tourney raises funds for Community Health

BRUNSWICK Mid Coast Hospital held it’s 23rd Annual Golf Fore! Health Classic on Sept. 14 at the Brunswick Golf Club. More...

Curtis hosts Browntail Moth panel

BRUNSWICK — A community panel discussion will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m., on browntail moth mitigation in Midcoast Maine. More...

Topsham couple sentenced to five months for Social Security fraud

PORTLAND Topsham couple was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to five months in prison and three years of supervised release for a conspiracy to defraud the Social Security Administration. More...

Woman with child in car charged with OUI

BATH — Bath police arrested a woman Saturday night after receiving a report that she had left the Best Buy parking lot in Topsham while intoxicated. Lt. More...

Man sentenced for turning mother’s home into ‘drug den’

BANGOR (AP) — A federal judge in Maine chastised a 38-year-old Winthrop man for turning his mother’s home into a “drug den” before sentencing him to serve just short of five years behind bars. More...

Biologists to discuss making room for cottontails in Maine

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — Maine biologists are visiting Scarborough to discuss plans to make some habitat better for once-common New England cottontail rabbits. More...

Dozens of dead seagulls turns up in Portland park

PORTLAND (AP) — Officials in Portland are asking for the public’s help in solving the mystery of why three dozen dead seagulls have turned up in a public park in the city. More...

Feds find rights violation at nation’s oldest public school

BOSTON Officials at the nation’s first and oldest public school didn’t sufficiently investigate racially charged incidents and failed to address racial hostility, a federal civil rights probe concluded on Monday. More...

New SAT exam taken by nearly 1.4 million students, no scores yet

WASHINGTON No score results yet, but students didn’t seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam. More...

Houston gunman had thousands of rounds at scene

HOUSTON A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, autho More...

Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym. More...

Failure to get Syria cease-fire stole spotlight at UN

UNITED NATIONS The failed attempt by the U.S. and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual U.N. More...

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

LONDON As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo’s massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web. More...

‘Miss Piggy’ comment a topic at debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says it was a “real problem” when the 1996 Miss Universe gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned. More...

Opinion

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Keeping Mere Point Land Not in Town’s Best Interest

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As did most other Town Councilors, I received over 100 emails or letters before the vote on Sept. 19 on whether to retain or sell the tax-acquired property at 946 Mere Point Road. More...

Question 2 Will Undo Tax Breaks for Wealthy, Raise $159M for Schools

On Nov. 8, Maine voters will consider Question 2, a ballot initiative that would roll back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicate this revenue to provide additional state level resources for schools. More...

Home & Family

Jerry’s Junk

Louisville picker knows what he likes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. He reaches for a particular brick on the side of his building and scrapes his fingernail across it once, twice, three times until the nail is filed to a satisfactory smoothness. More...

Fall flowers still blooming in the garden

Almost every flower gardener has great June flowers: peonies are dramatic and go well with the Siberian iris that bloom at the same time. Bachelor buttons are blooming and poppies are popping out everywhere. More...

What your chop needs ... an easy salad

This recipe is a template for topping sauteed steaks or chops of most any kind with a wilted salad, a splendid dish for an early fall dinner. More...