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RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY

A LOOK AT SOME OF the fall colors across the water in Beal’s Cove in the town of Harpswell. More...

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Students take divestment request to trustees

BRUNSWICK A group of Bowdoin College students are continuing to press the case to divest fossil fuel companies from the college’s endowment. Members of Bowdoin Climate Action met with the school’s board of trustees Oct. More...

Planning Board hears plans for two projects

TOPSHAM The Planning Board Tuesday got its first look at a proposal by the scrap metal recycling company Grimmel Industries to build a new road and access the property from Route 196 instead of through the Pejepscot Village neighborhood. More...

Conley to appear at Curtis Memorial

BRUNSWICK — Multitalented author, academic and innovator Susan Conley will be appearing at 7 p. m. tonight at Curtis Memorial Library. More...

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Clean Elections Need Our Help

The Maine Clean Elections fund has been a local success story since 1996, providing funds for local candidates to run, and keeping the playing field level. It has been a popular program, with more than 65 percent supporting the fund. More...

Commentary

Why Elections Disappoint

“Democracy isn’t a spectator sport.” We’ve all heard that, its meaning clear. Yet, it might help if politics became more of one. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for more than 15 years to a man who refuses to kiss me. We kissed briefly on our wedding day (long enough to take a photo) and have not done so since then. More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, October 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year. More...

Maine

$1.6M spent on bear hunt ballot question TV ads

AUGUSTA The two groups fighting over a contentious ballot measure in Maine that would ban the use of dogs, bait and traps for bear hunting have spent $1.6 million so far to run television advertisements, according to information the Center for Publi More...

Man’s ashes to be launched into space

AUBURN The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space. More...

Susan Collins, Shenna Bellows debate

BANGOR Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows are clashing over issues like universal health care, the best way to fight Ebola and the best way to boost the economy. More...

World

Canada attack stirs terror fears

OTTAWA, Ontario Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and S More...

North Korea experts: U.S. needs to apologize for detainees to be freed

PYONGYANG, North Korea The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said today. More...

Dubai cuts profile as Mideast plastic surgery destination

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-thetop glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years. More...

Board grapples over what to do

Panel gathers Wednesday

BRUNSWICK Brunswick likely won’t get another elementary school for at least eight years, according to school officials. More...

Wiscasset returning to ballot for budget

WISCASSET Poor voter turnout at Wiscasset’s first open Town Meeting in nearly a decade caused the Board of Selectmen to vote Tuesday for a return to a secret ballot election for the municipal budget. More...

 

Obituaries

Carlene Wright - 2014-10-23
Leonard B. Hook - 2014-10-23
Catherine A. Bull - 2014-10-23
DEATH NOTICES - 2014-10-23
Lurene G. Coffin - 2014-10-22
Dr. Rudolf Winkelbauer - 2014-10-21
Natalie D. Douglass - 2014-10-21
William H. Grainger - 2014-10-21
Florence M. Connors - 2014-10-21
Claire A. Bichrest - 2014-10-21
Hans Hemkes Jr. - 2014-10-21
June M. Tucci - 2014-10-21
Beverly Babic - 2014-10-21
Peter Ambrose - 2014-10-20
William H. Grainger IV - 2014-10-20
Claire A. Bichrest - 2014-10-20
Lucy L. Earl - 2014-10-20

Sports

Royals take Giant step; even Series

Kansas City rolls to 7-2 win

KANSAS CITY, MO. Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. More...

Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

BOSTON Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. More...

Roberts to appear at Hadlock

PORTLAND — Single game tickets for the Portland Sea Dogs 2015 season along with 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game tickets will go on sale Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Hadlock Field ticket office. Phone and Internet orders will begin at noon. More...

Letters

Support clean elections candidates

The corruptive influence of enormous amounts of money in national, and now local, politics has saddened and outraged many American citizens including me. More...

Save the Sagadahoc treasurer

My name is Richard Newell and I’m the Treasurer of Lincoln County. Jane Scease is the Treasurer for Sagadahoc County and she is up for re-election this November. More...

Cain not a true Mainer

I have been reading up on the candidates and find that Emily Cain is not a true Mainer. Born in Kentucky, raised in Illinois, graduated high school in New Jersey. Moved to Orono and lived with relatives while attending UMO, then went to Harvard. More...

Living

‘Drag’ cutters

Styles don’t change popular Austin barber shop

AUSTIN, Texas On “the Drag,” businesses come and go. A student’s favorite freshman hangout may be gone by the time they come back for a post-graduation visit. More...

Voiceprints harvested by the millions

LONDON Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. More...

Banks harvesting callers’ voiceprints to combat fraud

LONDON “This call may be monitored.” You hear it every time you phone your bank about a lost credit card or an unexpected charge. You may realize your bank is recording you, but did you know it could be taking your biometric data, too? More...

Nation

3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

WASHINGTON The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. More...

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

WASHINGTON Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. More...