October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vandalism of sign irks Brunswick Republicans

Occurs at Bath Road location

BRUNSWICK Brunswick’s Republicans have taken umbrage with what they said were two attempts over the weekend by vandals to remove a banner at their new Bath Road headquarters. More...

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Local

Driver injured, buildings damaged in Maine St. accident

BRUNSWICK A 68-year-old Harpswell woman was taken to a hospital after her vehicle drove into the dividing wall between the Little Tokyo and Gelato Fiasco restaurants on Maine Street Wednesday afternoon. More...

Bath woman facing numerous charges following vehicle stop

BATH Bath police charged a woman with driving under the influence Tuesday after she was allegedly driving dangerously on Route 1 and Front Street with two fouryear old children in the vehicle. More...

Meet the candidates

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association is hosting a “meet the candidates” event from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight in Brunswick Council Chambers, located at Town Hall at 85 Union St. More...

Commentary

Gubernatorial Game Changer Ignored

Maine’s gubernatorial race has run about as expected. As expected, it is primarily a referendum on the last four years of governance. As expected, it has remained a three way race even though one persistent contender still lags behind. More...

‘If Only I’d Known’

The last PeaceWorks Commentary talked about the Global Climate March which drew 400,000 people to New York demanding that world leaders take seriously the risks we all face from continued extraction and use of fossil fuel. More...

Living

Welcome back

Former baseball All-Star returns to alma mater

HOUSTON A silver Porsche sedan pulls into the parking lot next to Reckling Park. More...

Searchers on horses can provide helping hand

WHITEWATER, Wis. In the summer of 2006, Sandy Olds was preparing for her daughter’s wedding when an automated call alerted her that a 13-year-old autistic boy was missing near her Richmond home. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Confederate ironclad sunk; fighting near Richmond

A Union vessel sunk the Confederate ironclad Albemarle at its berth in Plymouth, N.C., 150 years ago this week in the Civil War. More...

Nation

Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can’t seal itself off

WASHINGTON Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that con More...

Senate control could turn on 2 independents’ moves

WASHINGTON After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. More...

Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos

WASHINGTON Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust. More...

Switching sides

Maine’s U.S. Sen. Angus King, right, is withdrawing his support for independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler and backing the Democratic candidate — Rep. Mike Michaud. More...

Deer hunting season coming; let’s keep it safe

BRUNSWICK W ith deer season nearing, hunters and hikers alike are reminded to use caution when visiting local preserves where hunting is permitted. More...

Panel advises extension of no shrimp fishing

Vote on next year’s season set for Nov. 5

PORTLAND Scientists say the Gulf of Maine shouldn’t be fished for northern shrimp for a second straight season because of concerns of warming ocean temperatures. More...

 

Obituaries

Wilmer J. McBurnie - 2014-10-29
Elizabeth M. Merrill - 2014-10-29
Joan L. Boucher - 2014-10-29
Benton V. Sturgeon - 2014-10-29
Paula Goddard - 2014-10-29
Janet G. Bonney - 2014-10-28
Clyde R. Bailey - 2014-10-27

Sports

Giants World Series champs!

MVP Bumgarner pitches San Fran to 3-2 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. More...

Morse unable to set sail against Capers

Shipbuilders drop 6-1 decision

CAPE ELIZABETH When the final horn blew, the Morse High School girls soccer team likely wanted nothing more than to forget what read on the scoreboard — 6-1 in favor of Cape Elizabeth. More...

Dragons get past Messalonskee

Brunswick moves on to Eastern A semifinals

BRUNSWICK When a Brunswick High School girls soccer player thought the ball was going to bounce, it skid. More...

Letters

Save the bears

I spent 10 years training and searching in the woods of Maine in search and rescue. During training, it required long hours playing victim for simulated searches and on actual search missions, clearing assigned areas. More...

Vote for DeChant

I first met Jennifer DeChant at the State House, when she represented most of Bath, North of Rose Street, before she was my Representative. More...

Vote for Pierce

Jeffrey Pierce is the type of legislator the Founding Fathers had in mind when they conceived of a House of Representatives occupied by the citizenry of all types. 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: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I'm honored, but I don't know what to do. I dislike her fiance. He is disrespectful and mean to her and to their son. More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, October 30, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year. More...

Maine

Cutler staying in race

PORTLAND Independent Maine candidate Eliot Cutler says he is not backing out of the race despite increasing pressure from some voters who see him as a spoiler. More...

King switches support to Michaud

PORTLAND Maine Sen. Angus King is withdrawing his support for independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler and backing the Democratic candidate — Rep. Mike Michaud. More...

Nurse prepared to go to court for ‘freedom’

FORT KENT A nurse from Maine who’s in isolation after returning from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients says she’s prepared to go to court if the state tries to quarantine her. More...

World

Peshmerga troops start to enter Kobani

SURUC, TURKEY Activists say 10 Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered a northern Syrian border town, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani. More...

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

KOSLANDA, SRI LANKA There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said today, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the mud. More...

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, UKRAINE Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps. More...