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Bath crimefighting duo earns Maine Grange award

BATH Corporal Michelle Small and K9 Sampson have been awarded the Maine State Grange Community Service Outstanding K9 team of the year. The was recognized at the Maine State Grange event at the Skowhegan Community Center last week. More...

10,000-square-foot retail space proposed for Topsham Fair Mall

TOPSHAM The Planning Board will get its first look at a proposed 10,000- square- foot retail store being proposed for the Topsham Fair Mall tonight. The meeting will take place at 7 p. m. at the municipal building, located at 100 Main St. More...

Candidate forum, public hearings slated prior to town council meeting tonight

LISBON A candidate’s forum will take place at the town office at 6:30 p.m. today. Following opening statements, candidates for contested positions will be asked: — What are your qualifications for the office you seek? More...


Smashing Pumpkins

OK, there’s nothing really funny about a riot, but after the brouhaha over the Keene, New Hampshire, BearCat, a tank- like armored personnel carrier the town bought with a grant from the military, we can’t be faulted if we found ourselves More...

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TUE/21 MISCELLANEOUS SPECTRUM GENERATIONS PRESENTS THE PEOPLE PLUS SENIOR HEALTH EXPO, 9a.m. to 1p.m., Cook’s Corner Mall. See the Health Expo supplement in today’s paper. Over 65 exhibitors. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I would like to weigh in on your response to "Day Care Drama in Indiana" (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care. More...


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Candidates tangle over taxes, economy

AUGUSTA Accusations flew Monday when the three men vying for Maine governor met for another televised debate dominated by the taxes, energy and the economy. More...

Restaurateurs get prison time

PORTLAND (AP) — Two restaurateurs who pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally are going to prison. More...

Civil War soldier gets new headstone

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — A Maine Civil War soldier has a new grave, thanks to the actions of one of his descendants. More...


Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

WASHINGTON People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. More...

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

CHICAGO As Democrats across the country make an electionyear push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as More...

Council delves into Cook’s Corner

Why mall vacancies and upcoming moves to Topsham Fair Mall?

BRUNSWICK Why does the Topsham Fair Mall seem to thrive while vacancies continue to grow at Cook’s Corner area malls? More...

No TM contract yet in Brunswick

No contract was signed Monday that would have made Interim Town Manager John Eldridge the official, permanent manager. More...

Jail program back to making toys after June fire

WISCASSET For most, Halloween and Thanksgiving eclipse any thought of Christmas until after the turkey feast is tucked away. But at Two Bridges Regional Jail, inmates are already busy making Christmas toys for local charities. More...



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Deliah to the rescue

Schreiber scores winner in overtime to lift Lisbon to 2-1 win

AUBURN When the Lisbon High School girls soccer team faced St. Dom’s earlier in the season, Saints standout Kym Johnson blanketed Greyhounds leading scorer Deliah Schreiber as the Saints slipped away with a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference win. More...

Steelers surge past Texans, 30-23

PITTSBURGH, Pa. Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone. More...

Bumgarner against Shields in WS opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series. More...


Vote for McCreight

I am writing this letter in support of the candidacy of Jay McCreight for the position of State Representative in House District 51. More...

In support of Watson

I want to take a moment to give you a glimpse of Byron Watson’s exceptional character. More...


Bond issues misleading, matching funds questionable


Maine voters will be faced with six bond issues in November, but they may be forced to make uninformed choices. More...

Common Core: Excellence or What?

The education of our youth is our future. Excellence must be the goal that motivates educational decisions for our children. Teachers must be given the best materials and support to facilitate a great education. These are all noble statements. More...

Family & Friends

Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

WINSLOW, ARIZ. On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week. More...

Planting garlic

Garlic is one of those magical flavors that give foods depth of flavor and the richness of another world. Italian food, French food, Indian food – these all include liberal use of garlic. More...

The military: sacrificing personal freedoms for you

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

All this month: • A school district in Washington state decided to remove swings sets from its playgrounds after the tragic death of a child. More...


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows today to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. More...

China’s economic growth at 5-year low

BEIJING China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders’ plans for a controlled slowdown. More...