May 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Frosty’s opening in Lisbon

LISBON Frosty’s Donuts was scheduled to open its latest retail location this morning at 700 Lisbon St. in Lisbon Falls, according to co-owner Shelby Omdal. “We’re not a city business at all. More...

Bath Celebrates Spring with Mayfair

BATH — Bath will celebrate the arrival of spring with Mayfair, a day-long event featuring a city-wide yard sale, maypole dancing and live music on Saturday. More...

Rummage sale in Bowdoinham tonight

BOWDOINHAM — The 16th annual Giant Rummage Sale is coming to the Bowdoinham Town Hall on School Street this weekend. Proceeds of the sale benefit the Bowdoinham Community School field trip fund. More...

Brunswick schools to conduct climate survey

BRUNSWICK Next week, the Brunswick School Department will begin conducting a school climate change survey in partnership with the National School Climate Center to measure and evaluate learning and workplace climates in the district. More...

Governor’s adoption of Veto the dog violated shelter rules

LEWISTON (AP) — A woman who had her heart set on taking home the same stray dog that Republican Gov. More...

City didn’t know about Pirates move

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s mayor says the city didn’t know that the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League were planning to leave Maine for Springfield, Massachusetts. More...

Man charged with raping woman, 73, pleads not guilty

AUGUSTA (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges he broke into a 73- year-old woman’s home and raped her at gunpoint. More...

Mass. man dies after being backed over by a bulldozer

PHILLIPSTON, Mass. (AP) — A 60-year-old suburban Boston man was killed earlier this week when a bulldozer backed over him while he was working at a site in central Massachusetts. More...

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP’s Trump

WASHINGTON Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. More...

The women who died at the hands of the ‘Grim Sleeper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Franklin Jr. More...

Behind closed doors, North Korea opens full congress of ruling party

PYONGYANG, North Korea North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country’s stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international cri More...

Activists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo

BEIRUT A coalition of Syrian rebels and jihadists seized a strategic village from pro-government forces outside the contested city of Aleppo on Friday, signaling the reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative insurgent coalition on the opposition& More...

‘Space Invaders,’ ‘Grand Theft Auto III’ now hall of fame games

ROCHESTER, N.Y. More...

 

Obituaries

Dillwyn P. Paiste IV - 2016-05-06
Lucille Thibodeau - 2016-05-06
SERVICE NOTICES - 2016-05-06
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-06
Richard H. Carlton - 2016-05-05
Sharron Lee Morse - 2016-05-05
Caroline G. Beckjord - 2016-05-05
Granville Wallace Sr. - 2016-05-04
Georgia Ann Durkee - 2016-05-04
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-05-04
James E. Schillinger - 2016-05-03
Evelyn M. Woodhouse - 2016-05-03
Reginald J. Fortin - 2016-05-03
W. Henry Richardson - 2016-05-03
Robert N. Dolloff - 2016-05-03
Elizabeth F. Wiggins - 2016-05-03
Paul J. Rizzo - 2016-05-03
James Beck - 2016-05-03
Lillian Jewell - 2016-05-03

Sports

Greyhounds blow by Hall-Dale, 19-8

Lisbon moves to 4-1 with 19-8 MVC win

FARMINGDALE It was a cold, cloudy day for softball at Hall-Dale High School on Thursday, but the bats were hot. More...

Bath YMCA gymnasts in state meet

BATH The Bath YMCA Gymnastics team competed in their State Meet April 23-24 with fantastic results. Kallie Maney, Excel Gold, earned fist place all-around in the 11-and-under division and first place on bars. More...

Sea Dogs end slump with B-Mets, 2-1

PORTLAND The Portland Sea Dogs (9-18) struck for two runs in the seventh inning and held on to defeat the Binghamton Mets (13-11), 2-1 on Thursday afternoon at Hadlock Field in Eastern League action. More...

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Faces of the Festival: Kaplan Fellow Roger Zare, composer

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BIMF to present The Jupiter String Quartet August 1

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La Bella Figura exhibition on view in Damariscotta

DAMARISCOTTA La Bella Figura, an exhibit of photographs by Judith and Burke Long previously at Points of View Gallery in Brunswick, travels to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, where it opens Saturday. The show runs through June 15. More...

WELCOME TO THE LANDING

Bath YMCA officially opens facility

BRUNSWICK Area businesses, volunteers and supporters of the Bath Area Family YMCA braved Thursday’s cold and damp weather for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for their Brunswick Landing facility. More...

Woolwich puts forth $1.5M budget

Town Meeting slated for Saturday

WOOLWICH Woolwich residents will be voting on a $1.5 million municipal budget at their Town Meeting on Saturday. More...

RSU 1 budget at $28.3M

Residents to vote on spending plan May 31

BATH A $28.3 million spending plan proposed by the Regional School Unit 1 board will go before residents at a district wide budget meeting later this month. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

BEA BLAKEMORE, front, center, a local Zumba Fitness instructor, poses with her class at People Plus after a recent Zumba workout. Her class, open to the pubic, is every Monday at 10 a.m. More...

Student Notes

NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY Sydney Gilman, of Brunswick, a 9th grader at North Yarmouth Academy, was awarded Highest Honors for the first semester. BHS 3RD QUARTER HONOR ROLL Grade 9 More...

Two face drug charges after stop at Brunswick gas station

BRUNSWICK A Bath man and Brunswick woman were arrested on drug charges in Brunswick Thursday afternoon following a two-month investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police agencies. More...

12-year-old boy steals Bangor school bus

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Bangor say a 12-year-old boy stole a school bus and went on a brief joy ride before being stopped by a man who was able to get on and take control of the vehicle. Police say John St. More...

Maine Democrats gathering in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Democratic Party is gathering for its convention in Portland with a hope of uniting the party in advance of the presidential election. More...

Senate opts to study, not create, needle exchange program

CONCORD, N.H. An effort to remove criminal penalties for possessing needles with trace amounts of drugs stalled Thursday in the New Hampshire Senate. More...

Recovering El Faro recorder expected to be a challenge

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Federal investigators say recovering the voyage data recorder from the sunken cargo ship El Faro will be a challenge. More...

Museum purchases book that belonged to Anne Frank

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston museum has purchased a book that belonged to diarist Anne Frank and her older sister. The Museum of World War II says it purchased the volume of Grimm’s Fairy Tales at Swann Auction Galleries for $50,000. More...

‘We got him,’ victims’ father says of ‘Grim Sleeper’ killer

LOS ANGELES By the time police found Alicia Alexander’s body under a mattress in an alley in 1988, six other young, black women had died similar deaths in the neighborhood known as South Central Los Angeles. More...

Canadian convoy waits for dawn, hoping to flee wildfire zone

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta Canadian officials waited for dawn Friday to see whether it will be safe for a convoy of evacuees to get out of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area. More...

Cops seek killer of man who washed ashore wearing ‘cement shoes’

NEW YORK The victim washed ashore in Brooklyn, his body wrapped in plastic garbage bags, his head and hands covered in duct tape and his feet submerged in concrete — fitted with a pair of fabled “cement shoes.” More...

Calendar

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FRI/6 MISCELLANEOUS CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE, during regular library hours, Patten Free Library, Bath. Books looking for new families. No set prices, asking for donations. FOLK DANCE BRUNSWICK, 6:30- 9p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunwsick. More...

Opinion

LETTERS

Planned Parenthood Supports Everyone If Planned Parenthood ceased to exist, my healthcare would not be affected. However, one out of every five women in America has sought the care from Planned Parenthood. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles More...

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Worship

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN BRUNSWICK

BRENDA CROSS leads a gathering at the Elks Lodge in Brunswick for the 65th National Day of Prayer on Thursday. More...

A Glimpse Into Hardship and Healing

It isn’t often that a new voice comes along in publishing that haunts you with its raw, broken beauty and grace. More...

Friends of Kakamega brings Pastor Nelson Ida to speak in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK Friends of Kakamega invites people to hear Pastor Nelson Ida at the Spring Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at McAvoys on the Green, at the Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick at 6:30 p.m. More...