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Dunning Street tenants to return home today

Ordered out 2 weeks ago

BRUNSWICK Residents of the 11-unit apartment building at 9 Dunning St. were scheduled to return home this morning, two weeks after they were ordered to leave by the town citing life-safety violations. More...

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Local

Turning an eye to walkability

TOPSHAM It wasn’t what many were expecting to hear from an expert on walkability — the Lower Village has more offroad parking than it needs. More...

Candidate forums begin Thursday

BRUNSWICK A series of forums for local and state senate candidates beginning Thursday will help introduce political hopefuls to Brunswick voters. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Why Is This Hard?

It’s stories like the one we ran on Monday that leave us scratching our heads about how local officials operate. More...

Commentary

The Cost of Peace

We are familiar with the term, “peace dividend,” meaning that as a war ends, there is an effort, at least, to beat swords into ploughshares and have extra money to spend on domestic needs, or to pay down the debt if you happen to be an Au More...

Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful

Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

WED/1 MISCELLANEOUS PAUL BETIT AT WISCASSET PUBLIC LIBRARY, 7p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 882-7161. GIRL SCOUT INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND SIGN-UP NIGHT, 6:30p.m., Coffin School, Brunswick. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: Last year I found a bottle of Valtrex in my husband's car. He had been taking the medicine for months. More...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, October 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year. More...

Maine

Cutler attacks LePage over Great Northern deal

PORTLAND Independent governor’s race candidate Eliot Cutler accused Republican Gov. More...

Lawsuit aims to keep Maine out of bear debate

PORTLAND A group that wants to abolish bear baiting sued Tuesday to stop what it described as illegal campaigning by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife against a Nov. 4 statewide referendum. More...

Senate rejects UMS board nominee Dench

AUGUSTA The state Senate rejected one of Republican Gov. More...

World

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy govt. buildings

HONG KONG Student leaders of prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong warned today that if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings More...

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7, wound 21

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early today, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. More...

NATO gets a new chief — one Putin may approve of

BRUSSELS At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President More...

OCT. 15 FUNDRAISER IN FREEPORT

Favreau uses humor, hard work in fight against ALS

FREEPORT Y ou can ask Kirk Favreau of Topsham — or his friends — anything, but be prepared to endure some off-color humor before you get a straight answer. More...

Freeport workshop focuses on enrollment

FREEPORT A PUBLIC hearing on the withdrawal referendum question will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Freeport Town Hall, located at 30 Main St. More...

 

Obituaries

Daniel R. Donovan - 2014-09-30
Larry L. Crowley - 2014-09-30
Roberta Downes Kolsti - 2014-09-30
Richard Lewis Wiley - 2014-09-30
David L. Edwards - 2014-09-30
Bertha E. Rideout - 2014-09-30
Jack Leroy Clark - 2014-09-30
Robert R. Brillant - 2014-09-30
Joyce Gould Preston - 2014-09-30
Elio H. Scherpa - 2014-09-29
Henry James Hartford - 2014-09-29
Christine J. Steene - 2014-09-29
Bertha E. Rideout - 2014-09-29
Glenn Edward Barrett - 2014-09-26
Barbara J. Laberge - 2014-09-26
DEATH NOTICES - 2014-09-26

Sports

Frustrated Falcons all tied up

Freeport (1-6-1) girls soccer can’t find scoring touch

Elayna Girardin has watched her Freeport High School girls soccer team out-possess and outchance nearly all of its Western Maine Conference opponents this season. More...

Buchholz has surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has undergone minor knee surgery after an inconsistent season. More...

Well worth the wait for Royals

Kansas City beats Oakland, 9-8, in 12 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason. More...

Letters

Collins deserves vote

Susan Collins has earned our respect, our praise and our vote for United States Senator. More...

Vote for Gerzofsky

At a time of partisan division both in Augusta and Washington, we need to reward those who have the experience and commitment to work cooperatively to serve Maine citizens. Stan Gerzofsky is one of those public servants. More...

Vote ‘Yes’ on 1

Those who are leading the charge to keep bear baiting, hounding and trapping are once again using smoke and mirrors rather than science and facts to defend these unsportsmanlike and dangerous practices. The Maine Dept. More...

Business

L.L. Bean opening store in Minnesota mall

Freeport-based retailer scheduled to open location in mid-November

FREEPORT — Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its first Minnesota store. More...

Invasive green crabs

... turned into cat food

FREEPORT A s researchers from Casco Bay to Frenchman Bay study the lifestyle and diet of invasive European green crabs in an effort to control the predators, a North Carolina company has made an attempt to find Mainers willing to sell the creeping cr More...

Topsham’s Priority among 8 earning state award

Three winners from Portland

AUGUSTA — Gov. More...

Nation

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas area

DALLAS The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area’s West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. More...

Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

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Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, More...