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Which one in Wiscasset?

School closure plans still undecided

WISCASSET Rushing to meet a Sept. 16 deadline, the Wiscasset School Committee weighed the middle and primary schools as candidates for closure at their Thursday night meeting in an effort to get a referendum question on the Nov. 5 election ballot. More...

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Habitat moves its offices to Topsham

TOPSHAM After more than seven years at 108 Centre St. in Bath, Habitat for Humanity/ 7 Rivers Maine has announced it is moving its ReStore and administrative offices to 126 Main St. in Topsham. More...

Last chance to Cruise ‘In on Cathance is Saturday

BOWDOINHAM On Saturday, the Town Landing Restaurant will host the final Cruise ‘In on the Cathance for the summer. The classic and antique car Cruise ‘In starts at 4 p.m. at The Town Landing restaurant located at 12 Main St. More...

Coastal Humane in final push for ASPCA Challenge

BRUNSWICK The Coastal Humane Society is seeking help from the public to finish the Rachael Ray/ASPCA $100,000 Challenge that ends Sunday. Coastal’s four-day “Funtastic Fifty Dollar Adoptions” began Thursday. More...

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Commission Chooses Fairness

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler asked the Ethics Commission to allow him to collect $3,000 from individual donors, like partisan candidates do. On Wednesday, the Commission voted to do just that. It was the fair thing to do. More...

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Commentary

U.S. fails in exporting democracy

One of the biggest American exports these days is democracy, but it’s a product that isn’t doing very well. Almost as soon as opposition to a dictatorship appears, the U.S. More...

Obamacare, the Incredible Shrinking Campaign Issue

Back in the distant days of yore — circa 2013 — Republicans viewed Obamacare as the meatiest, juiciest issue of the 2014 campaign season, the political equivalent of a Porterhouse steak. More...

ETHICS & RELIGION

Vatican Hides Predator

Where is Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski of the Dominican Republic? No one knows. This is a scandal at several levels, but I regret to say it begins with Pope Francis. More...

Worship

New church begins worship in Freeport

FREEPORT — The Warehouse Worship, a new nondenominational church, is now meeting Fridays at Freeport Community Library. More...

Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls

RICHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The Amish are famous for their barn raisings, when an entire community turns out to help a neighbor. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Words that Encourage

Despite trials, former reporter says God still working for good I t’s strange how our plans and God’s unfold in ways we least expect. More...

World

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countrysi More...

2 Brunswick men indicted

Members of anti-tax group; charged with conspiracy to defraud U.S.

PORTLAND Two Brunswick men that are members of a tax-protest group now face prison — and one may have to pay $1 million in fines — for failing to pay taxes on income earned from renting space for communication towers. More...

Clam project finds Brunswick, Harpswell ‘working together’

HARPSWELL Intertidal flats spanning Brunswick and Harpswell are slated for a volunteer effort to seed half a million baby soft-shell clams the first weekend in September. More...

Greeting, Q&A with manager candidates set

BRUNSWICK Brunswick residents will be able to meet and mingle with the two town manager candidates, followed by a televised Q&A session over local cable access, starting this coming week. More...

 

Obituaries

Herman N. Brown - 2014-08-29
Paul Edward Putnam - 2014-08-29
Harvey B. Lesh Jr. - 2014-08-29
Edith Bruce Hazard - 2014-08-29
Gretchen S. Bischoff - 2014-08-27
John F. Albis Sr. - 2014-08-26
Margaret Irish - 2014-08-26
Priscilla A. Fogg - 2014-08-25
Ronald S. Breton - 2014-08-25
Valerie Vreeland Kezer - 2014-08-25
John T. Atkinson - 2014-08-25

Community

Tsugaru, Japan’s Farmland

TSUGARU-BATH EXCHANGE TRIP

When you arrive in the Aomori area, which is roughly the latitude of Massachusetts, you are in another world. More...

Sports

Renaud still going strong in Year 30

Mt. Ararat coach two wins away from 300

The sound of his familiar voice often carried all the way through the Mt. Ararat High School complex. If within ear shot, the angry sounding words during a boys soccer game might bring the toughest of nails individual to a stop. More...

Garoppolo impressive in start

Pats fall to Giants, 16-13

Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo gave Bill Belichick something to think about in his first start for the New England Patriots. Whether he did enough to win the backup job to Tom Brady remains to be seen. More...

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

NEW YORK Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks f More...

Letters

Vote for Talbot

Kim Talbot has worked for large and small businesses in the area and has owned a business. She understands the plight of business in Maine and of the worker. Kim wants to help people, not support them. More...

Brian Hobart for House District 55

I want a candidate who has the experience managing public money in a responsible manner and who can make the tough decisions to balance a budget. More...

Time to revise

When will our political representatives revise our twisted, incomprehensible tax system versus their latest suggested tinkering? More...

Maine

Ex-publisher in court on child porn charge

AUBURN (AP) — A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has appeared in court for the first time since being charged with possessing child pornography. More...

Serial bank robber gets 10 years in jail

BANGOR (AP) — An Old Town man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for committing a pair of bank robberies that netted him more than $17,000. More...

Lost Valley coming up with a plan to reopen

AUBURN (AP) — Maine’s Lost Valley ski area and community volunteers are pulling together a plan to try to reopen this winter. More...

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Bike Maine comes to the Mid-coast

BATH Be on the lookout for bicycles in the roadway. More...

Wild, wild life at Freeport Library

FREEPORT — During the month of September the library is very pleased to be hosting a solo exhibit of wildlife and fine art photography by Mid-coast Maine resident Leon Vanella. More...

Champagne on the Sheepscot

NEWCASTLE — Music, art, champagne, delicious food and a lovely venue to enjoy ... what could be a better way of spending a few hours Saturday, September 13, at the annual Champagne on the Sheepscot event. More...