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Parking Bans

BRUNSWICK Several communities have parking bans in place or will start soon due to the snow storm. More...

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BOWDOINHAM PIE SALE

FROM LEFT, BOWDOINHAM LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBERS Susie Uhle, Jacinta Blodgett and Debbie Butler put on this year's pie sale. More...

Police seek ‘Peeping Tom’ caught on camera

BATH The Bath Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a convicted sex offender police say was caught on camera looking into dormitory windows on the Hyde School campus in recent months. More...

The History of St. Nicholas

In Holland, St. Nicholas was called Sint Nikolaas, nicknamed Sinter Klaas. By 1773, Sinter Klass had made his way to New York and in 1774, it was reported in the newspapers that Dutch families gathered to honor the anniversary of his death. More...

Letters

Feed the hungry, save life on the planet

Pope Francis last week addressed a World Health Organization’s International Conference on World Hunger and Nutrition urging conferees to “Feed the hungry, save life on the planet.” With uncharacteristic pessimism he challenged worl More...

Commentary

‘Metropolitan’ University?: Part Two

Last week, we looked at other universities’ attempts to become ‘metropolitan’ or engaged universities within their communities. More...

Where Do We Go From Here?: Part Two

The next several years will determine the future direction of our beloved nation. The recent election is our starting point, and the topics discussed must be addressed, if we are genuinely to get back on the right track. More...

Business

Loring authority feeling the power of alternative energy

Loring Solar I and II combined was the largest solar project of its kind in the state, but a larger project — a nearly 4,500-panel array at Brunswick’s Bowdoin College by the company SolarCity — had its installation completed in October.

LIMESTONE O n an old concrete parking lot next to a deserted building on the former Loring Air Force Base, there is something very exciting and environmentally friendly going on. More...

MSMT hires Group Sales and Outreach manager

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre recently announced that Katie White has joined the administrative office staff as Group Sales and Outreach manager. More...

Brunswick’s Boisvert receives fellowship honor

BOSTON — Susan Boisvert, a senior risk management consultant for Coverys and a Brunswick resident, is one of the most recent recipients of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management’s (ASHRM) Fellowship Award. More...

Nation

Thanksgiving travelers to contend with rain, snow

MINEOLA, N.Y. One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow. More...

Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

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Reaching out, meeting needs

Azure Cafe in Freeport offers free meal, community connections on Thanksgiving

FREEPORT T hanksgiving Day preparations begin early for Azure Cafe’s executive chef Chris Bassett, who already has his hands full making pastry from scratch for more than 30 pies for the annual free Thanksgiving meal, hosted by the cafe and Fre More...

Giving thanks amid heartache

Native Americans grapple with gratitude, painful history at Thanksgiving

History, as taught in U.S. history books, showcases a view of Thanksgiving given to us by the settlers who fought to survive after their arrival in America. More...

Black Friday isn’t for everybody

Customers, not just sales, are focus for some Brunswick retailers

Shaking off the post-Thanksgiving feast torpor, lines of eager discount shoppers will begin to form at area big box stores on Thursday afternoon as national forecasts predict a rosy Black Friday for retailers. More...

 

Obituaries

Burleigh C. Lewis - 2014-11-26
Paula J.L. DeDominicis - 2014-11-26
Elsa Neitzke Martz - 2014-11-25
Vivien C. Gustwick - 2014-11-25
Burleigh C. Lewis - 2014-11-25
Robert D. Spickler - 2014-11-25
Benjamin W. Burlock - 2014-11-24
Terry G. Favreau - 2014-11-24
Marion J. MacPhail - 2014-11-24

Sports

Polar Bears storm past Nor’easters

Bowdoin men’s basketball improves to 4-0 with 67-48 win over UNE

BIDDEFORD With the State of Maine in a winter storm warning for the next couple of days due to a potential nor’easter on the horizon, the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team showed that it wasn’t to be bothered by a storm of its More...

Tired Bears get home tie

Bowdoin, UMass-Boston women’s hockey play to 2-2 deadlock

BRUNSWICK The odds were stacked against the Bowdoin College women’s hockey team on Tuesday night at Sidney J. Watson Arena. More...

Bowdoin men earn hockey win

BIDDEFORD — The Bowdoin College Polar Bears scored twice in the third period to break open a tight game on their way to a 3-0 victory over the University of New England in non-league men’s ice hockey action Tuesday evening at the Harold A 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: I recently found out my daughter has been having an affair with her sister's husband. This will tear our family apart. It will also have a huge impact on my grandchildren. More...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, November 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year. More...

Maine

Suit settlement benefits adults with disabilities

AUGUSTA Adults in Maine with autism and intellectual disabilities will receive housing and other support services through the state’s Medicaid program under a classaction lawsuit settlement. More...

Demonstrations in Bangor, Portland

PORTLAND (BDN) — Answering a call for peaceful vigils in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who in August fatally shot the unarmed 18-yearold Michael Brown, gatherings took place in Portland and Ban More...

Maine heating prices continue decline

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil dropped 3 cents in the past week. More...