September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Positive news from MRRA

Employee count keeps climbing

BRUNSWICK And the good news just keeps coming from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. Steve Levesque, MRRA’s executive director, just released his report on the state of development at Brunswick Landing and Topsham Commerce Park. More...

Brunswick High School gardens pay off

BRUNSWICK It’s the third year for the Brunswick High School gardens, and this year the small plot adjacent to the school has been paying off with dividends. More...

AAA hosting free car care clinic Friday

BRUNSWICK — AAA Northern New England will host a free car care clinics at its Brunswick branch office Friday. The office is located at Merrymeeting Plaza, 147 Bath Road. No appointment is necessary to stop by the car care clinic. More...

Senior Expo offers free information, resources

FREEPORT — The Freeport Senior Expo is an opportunity for mature Mainers to talk with resources and find information. More...

Biddeford shooting investigated as homicide

BIDDEFORD The Monday morning shooting death of a 30-yearold Biddeford man is being investigated as a homicide, police said Tuesday. More...

LePage panel finds no bias in discrimination agency’s work

AUGUSTA ( AP) — A panel created by Maine Gov. Paul LePage has found no bias by the state’s anti-discrimination agency. More...

Maine archers ready to pursue deer in annual fall hunt

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine archers are heading into the woods to participate in the state’s annual fall hunt for those who harvest deer with bow and arrow. The archery season begins on Thursday and lasts until Oct. 28. More...

Police say Maine man drove 146 on Interstate 95

PITTSFIELD ( AP) — Maine State Police say they’ve charged an 18-yearold Manchester man with driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph on Interstate 95, more than twice the 70 mph speed limit. More...

Support coming for Maine’s forest products industry

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine forest products industry is getting a boost from the federal government in the form of funding that will assist the state’s two largest universities. More...

Law banning ballot photos found to be unconstitutional

CONCORD, N.H. A state law that prohibits voters from posting photos of their ballots online suppresses a large swath of political speech and is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. More...

Police: Wal-Mart employee sets 3 fires inside store

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for an employee of a Massachusetts Wal-Mart they say set three fires inside the store, forcing the disposal of all the food on the sales floor. More...

3 children found safe, couple in custody after search

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, have found two people accused of custodial interference involving three children, who were found safe. More...

Police: Jailed man asked grandma to distribute drugs

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in Keene, New Hampshire, say they monitored jail calls from a man to his grandmother that indicated she went to his home to recover drugs and distributed them to at least one person at his direction. More...

NH gets 1st flu case of the season

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says it’s received the first positive influenza test result of the season, from an adult in Rockingham County. More...

3 people dead in 5-vehicle crash on Mass. highway

WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say three people have died and several others were injured in a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 195 in Westport. More...

Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois medals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. More...

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE, S.C. A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. More...

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. More...

Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

WASHINGTON A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president’s desk. More...

Investigators identify 2 men who took bag that held bomb

NEW YORK Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian tourists. More...

Saudi Arabia may still fight back against 9/11 lawsuit bill

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia’s lobbying and warnings to Congress were not enough to blunt the passing of legislation allowing families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the kingdom for the attacks. More...

Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

BEIRUT Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and m More...

 

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICE - 2016-09-29
Geoffrey W. Collins - 2016-09-28
Ernest L. Parsons - 2016-09-27
Kevin L. Kelley - 2016-09-27
Margaret L. Smith - 2016-09-27
Lionel R. Levasseur - 2016-09-27
Allan B. Corderman - 2016-09-26
Ronald Joseph Janowski - 2016-09-26
Margaret Berté - 2016-09-26
Nancy L. McKeen - 2016-09-26
Frederick A. Findlen - 2016-09-26

Sports

Take time to smell the roses

BRUNSWICK There are moments in life when many of us take stock in what we have. Normally it takes a tragedy to send us back to reality. More...

Red Sox lose, but take AL East crown

NEW YORK Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. More...

Ryan trolls as Pats explore QB options

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Patriots welcome back Tom Brady from his “Deflategate” suspension in less than a week. More...

Living

Divided America:

How China fueled pain ... and support for Donald Trump

HANNIBAL, Ohio Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. More...

Eating healthy meals on a budget

Brunswick-based Access Health offers tips at event

BATH On Wednesday, Patten Free Library hosted a SNAP-Ed Pop-Up Grocery Tour led by Brunswick-based Access Health. More...

YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Service providers say issue is real

TOPSHAM Local youth service providers say youth homelessness is real, and services are needed to support students, help them graduate high school and transition into adulthood. More...

Candidate forum in Brunswick canceled

League cites lack of Republican participation

BRUNSWICK On Tuesday, The League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area canceled a candidate forum in Brunswick after Republicans did not accept invitations to participate. More...

Topsham’s Van Note named to board of directors of the IBTTA

TOPSHAM Bruce Van Note of Topsham was elected to serve on the board for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association during the association’s 84th annual meeting in Denver, Colorado last month. More...

Greenfield to speak on lyme disease

BRUNSWICK — Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host Dr. Jeff Greenfield, at their Brunswick meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Midcoast Hospital in the Boardroom, 123 Medical Center Dr. More...

Lawmakers could no longer pay themselves from PACs

AUGUSTA A state commission is again proposing legislation to bar politicians from using their own committees to pay themselves. Right now, Maine law doesn’t restrict how a political action committee, or PAC, can spend its money. More...

Ex-Mountie pleads guilty to smuggling narwhal tusks

BANGOR A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 10 money-laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 59, of St. More...

Herring fishing to be closed off New England coast in October

YORK ( AP) — Herring fishing off of part of the New England coast will be shut down for most of October. The closure begins on Sunday and lasts until Oct. 29. More...

Community College System seeks state funding increase

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Community College System has requested a 13 percent increase in state funding with a bulk of the new money set to go toward the expansion of workforce development programs. More...

Drought forces those with shallow wells to look for options

STANDISH (AP) — Many Maine families who rely on shallow private wells have been forced to change the way they live due to the area’s drought. More...

Help for sexual assault services for immigrants

LEWISTON (AP) — The federal Office on Violence Against Women is giving a Maine immigration resource center $300,000 for sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy in the immigrant community. More...

Striking a chord: Bostonians embrace pop-up painted pianos

BOSTON Bostonians are embracing the painted pianos that have popped up across the city and neighboring Cambridge in recent days. Celebrity Series of Boston placed 60 upright pianos decorated by local artists late last week. More...

Police hope anniversary of murder will yield new info

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Portsmouth police hope the 35th anniversary of the murder of a 23-year-old aspiring model and beauty school student will bring new information to light that will help solve two cold cases. More...

Young girl runs over 2-year-old sister while starting car

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A 2- year-old New Hampshire girl is recovering at a Boston hospital after her 7-year-old sister accidentally ran over her while starting the family car. More...

NH pushes to clear medical marijuana card backlog

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire are waiting more than 40 days before they receive authorization to use cannabis dispensaries. More...

Jeb Bush to teach, lecture on education at Harvard this fall

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending time at Harvard University this fall. Harvard’s Kennedy School announced Tuesday that Bush will be a visiting fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance. More...

Long wait, short encounter before police shooting

EL CAJON, Calif. It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed. More...

Man rescued at sea says suspicions about sinking compound grief over his mother

BOSTON A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother. More...

Congress overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 legislation

WASHINGTON In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. More...

A look at Hungary’s referendum on the EU’s refugee quotas

BUDAPEST, Hungary Hungarians will vote Sunday in a referendum which Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will give his government the popular support it seeks to oppose any future plans by the European Union to resettle asylum seekers among its member More...

Suspect in killings of 4 women over 10 years called charmer with dark side

ASHLAND, Ohio An occasional drifter linked to the slayings of at least four women in little over a decade could always find a place to stay and someone to give him a lift. More...

UN: 75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly, the U.N. Children’s Fund is warning. More...

Opinion

LETTERS

Support for Neilson Will Neilson will represent our district as state representative in Augusta with distinction. He has had many opportunities to be in leadership positions in his hometown of Arrowsic and in the Greater Bath community. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, More...

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