May 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

$85K stays in school budget

Brunswick Town Council votes 5-4 to keep original $37.6M spending plan

BRUNSWICK In a turnaround by the Brunswick Town Council with a 5-4 vote, the school board kept its original $37.69 million proposed budget Thursday night. More...

Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Chick Ciciotte ... a vet helping vets

TOPSHAM For someone who’s devoted more than 40 years to helping veterans and getting them the attention they deserve, this year’s grand marshal in the local Memorial Day Parade, 83-year-old William “Chick” Ciciotte, now finds More...

Work to begin in preparation of Bath Viaduct replacement

BATH Maine Department of Transportation contractors will begin excavation and drainage work along Leeman Highway next week, immediately after Memorial Day. More...

Beardsley to be re-nominated

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he will renominate William Beardsley to serve as education commissioner in the next legislative session. More...

Deadline for Mainers to change party

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine residents are running out of time to change their political party in advance of the June primary. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says voters have until Friday to make the change in most municipalities. More...

Mt. Ararat High School Top 10 2016 graduates

1. Rose Horowitz Parents: Susan Horowitz and Gail Kass Lives in: Harpswell Attended: West Harpswell Elementary School More...

STUDENT NOTES

Rotary Scholarship Nathan Carpenter received the 2016 Emily McMann and Ethel MacNeil Culinary Arts Scholarship, awarded to a high school senior who has successfully completed culinary arts courses through the Bath Regional Career and Technical Cente More...

College to try new approach to curriculum

NEW LONDON, CONN. For about 40 years, many Connecticut College students selected their courses like those at most universities, taking classes outside their majors mostly at random in an attempt to complete a mandatory general education checklist. More...

Pair of bills aimed to prevent more lead poisoning in Maine

LEWISTON (AP) — A state representative from Lewiston says a pair of bills would help prevent childhood lead poisoning in Maine. Rep. More...

Rep. Bruce Poliquin votes for LGBT rights for federal contractors

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine has reversed an earlier vote in supporting an executive order that bars federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees. More...

Dump Trump? Some millennials aren’t so sure

COSTA MESA, CALIF. Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California. More...

Baylor looks to rebuild after report on sex assaults

AUSTIN, TEXAS Baylor University will be looking to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found administrators mishandled allegations of sexual assault and the team ran with an attitude that it was above the More...

G-7 leaders support action on economies

SHIMA, Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is More...

‘Death fell from the sky’

Obama visits Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA, Japan Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 people killed by the world’s first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapon More...

West Bank outpost’s impending evacuation a test for Israel

AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly-expanded hardline government. More...

 

Obituaries

Edna M. Griffin - 2016-05-27
John R. Brassil - 2016-05-27
Richard W. Hyde - 2016-05-27
Sally-Ann Clark - 2016-05-27
Kristen K. Fenimore - 2016-05-27
Dorothy M. Lavoie - 2016-05-27
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-27
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-26
Robert E Linneken - 2016-05-25
Richard P. Sullivan - 2016-05-25
John C. Vear - 2016-05-24
Charles Farrington - 2016-05-24
Richard A. Stroud - 2016-05-24
Dr. Miles E. Waltz - 2016-05-24
Mary Ann Weinberg - 2016-05-24
Jonathan Bond - 2016-05-24
Sharon Talbot - 2016-05-24

Sports

Bradley’s streak snapped, Sox fall

BOSTON Jon Gray walked into Fenway Park on Thursday just a week removed from the worst pitching performance of his young career. He bounced back by silencing the best offensive team in the majors. More...

Freeport falls just short

Falcons drop final home game of season to Fryeburg, 8-7

FREEPORT There’s no telling where the Freeport High School boys lacrosse team might be without goalie Zac Wogan. More...

Lisbon boys and girls capture MVC track titles

LISBON Lisbon High School track coach Dean Hall used his athletes like pawns in a chess game Thursday — and he knew all the right moves. More...

Worship

Your Success Depends on God

Ever claim to believe one thing only to discover that you are in fact practicing a completely contrary conviction? More...

Pope embraces Al-Azhar imam

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important channel for Catholic-Muslim dialogue after a five-year lull and at a time of increased Islamic extremist More...

Sunglasses, wide-brim hats approved for missionaries

SALT LAKE CITY Mormon leaders are giving their young missionaries some help for those long walks beneath the blazing sun by granting them permission to wear sunglasses and wide brimmed hats. More...

ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Students line up to fight hunger

BRUNSWICK Students from St. John’s Catholic School formed a human chain from their Pleasant Street location to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program on Union Street on Thursday morning. More...

Senate committee approves $433 million for BIW destroyer  Free Access 

Bath Iron Works to construct warship

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$37.57M SAD 75 budget accepted

Spending plan now faces district-wide vote by residents

TOPSHAM Only 44 voters attended a School Administrative District 75 district-wide budget meeting Thursday where they approved a $37.57 million spending plan for 2016- 17. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PORTLAND PIE CO.’S JOE O’NEIL, left, with People Plus Membership Coordinator Frank Connors and People Plus volunteer Amy Feeley with pizzas for the People Plus Monday Munchies program. More...

OUI patrols increase over Memorial Day weekend

BATH — Sheriff Joel Merry of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office has announced there will be an OUI saturation patrol located within Sagadahoc County during the Memorial Day holiday weekend May 27-30. More...

Sierra Club Maine endorses Hepler

PORTLAND — Sierra Club Maine is endorsing Allison Hepler of Woolwich for District 53 of the Maine State House. More...

Memorial Day observances in the Midcoast

BRUNSWICK Midcoast Maine will join the nation Monday in marking Memorial Day with parades, prayers and celebrations. Here’s a look at what our local communities are doing to celebrate the holiday: Bath More...

Yale commencement includes first ROTC graduates since ‘70s

NEW HAVEN, CONN. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions to the Yale’s first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades. More...

Richmond High School Class of 2016 Top 10

Nicole Knight More...

Biden to West Point grads: Inclusion of women, gays strengthens U.S. Military

WEST POINT, N.Y, Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2016 on Saturday that greater diversity, including more women and openly gay soldiers, will strengthen the country's armed forces. More...

Gov. LePage sticks by debunked overdose story

BANGOR (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is sticking by a discredited story about a high school student going to class after being revived from an overdose. More...

Man admits kidnapping, sexually assaulting teen; gets 45-90 years

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Trump hosts rally in Montana after securing nomination

BILLINGS, MONT. More...

Flint residents hope pipe flushing will help get lead out

FLINT, MICH. Foul-smelling water that came through the tap of David G. Mata Sr.’s house in Flint last year turned his sinks and toilets a brownish-orange color and nearly killed all of his plants. More...

Timeline: Baylor contends with series of rape reports

WACO, TEXAS Baylor University, the largest Baptist school in the U.S., has been contending for the past year with cascading reports of sexual assaults committed by football players and, more broadly, complaints by students, alumni and others that of More...

Cave escape: Rushing water, sucking mud and pitch black

HORSE CAVE, KY. Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn’t supposed to be. More...

Dr. Beach names Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay best beach in America

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Opinion

LETTERS

In Support of Will Neilson More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois. In 1929, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. married Anne Morrow in Englewood, New Jersey. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. More...

Ticket

New Maine Paintings

Opening receptions for show, beginning of new season Saturday in Wiscasset

WISCASSET The Wiscasset Bay Gallery and Wiscasset Bay Gallery Modern & Contemporary are hosting receptions from 3-5 p.m. More...

Faces of the Festival: Jason Friedman, horn

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HOROSCOPES

WEEK OF SUN., MAY 29

ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20 Aries, expect others to pay attention to what you have to say this week. It may seem like no one is giving your thoughts much mind, but they’re not falling on deaf ears. TAURUS Apr. 21 - May 21 More...