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New Woolwich committee to produce newsletter, share content

WOOLWICH A newly formed Public Communications Committee in Woolwich aims to produce a triannual community newsletter and foster content sharing with public access television and the town website. More...

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Snacks taken from Houdlette Field facilty

RICHMOND Richmond police are still investigating the case of the missing junk food. Who broke into the snack shack at Houdlette Field on High Street earlier this month and stole candy, chips and soda? More...

Woman rescued after jumping off Swinging Bridge

BRUNSWICK Brunswick police pulled a woman from the Androscoggin River late Tuesday afternoon after she jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Maine State Police notified Brunswick police at 5: 43 p. m. More...

Assault charge leveled against Bath man who fled into woods in his underwear

BATH A Bath man was arrested by police after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Monday in front of her two children and then hid in woods behind the home. More...


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More Trouble for Riverview

In virtually a carbon copy of last spring’s attack, a nurse was seriously injured Saturday by an inmate at Riverview. More...

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WED/20 BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC MID COAST HUNGER PREVENTION SOUP KITCHEN, 10:30a.m to noon, 84A Union St., Brunswick. MISCELLANEOUS COASTAL MAINE ANTIQUES SHOW, 9a.m. to 4p.m., Round Top Farm, Business Route 1, Damariscotta. Admission $10 per person. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. More...

Today In History

Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. More...


Man sues his wife’s killer prior to sentencing

BELFAST A man whose wife was fatally shot has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against her killer, who’s due to be sentenced today. More...

Attorney General dismayed by no pay boost for assistants

AUGUSTA Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and some lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Paul LePage’s delay in signing off on a pay boost for assistant attorneys general. More...

Blind pedestrian killed in SUV crash

SURRY (AP) — Police say a blind pedestrian has been killed in Maine’s Hancock County. Police say 54-year-old James Miekka was walking along Toddy Pond Road with his guide dog when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Tuesday. More...

Town presents new manager

Selectmen also make committee appointments, establish annual goals

QUICK MEETING IN WISCASSET WISCASSET During a Tuesday night meeting that lasted less than 20 minutes, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen introduced the new town manager, made committee appointments, settled the selectmen’s annual goals, and appr More...

Portela runs for at-large seat

BRUNSWICK John Portela, who has lived in Brunswick for the past 20 years, has been active on a number of Mid-coast area boards and commissions. More...


Paulette E. Cram - 2014-08-20
Lillian Martin - 2014-08-20
Mary E. Voorhees - 2014-08-20
Winifred E. Reed - 2014-08-20
Payson W. Tucker - 2014-08-20
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-08-20
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-08-20
Marilyn A. Labbe - 2014-08-19
David E. Dyer - 2014-08-19
Clifford J. Miller - 2014-08-19
Frances B. Fowler - 2014-08-18
Mary E. Voorhees - 2014-08-18
Carole Irene Marsh - 2014-08-15
David R. Furbish - 2014-08-15
Marion Kinell - 2014-08-15
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-08-15


Fall athletes hit the field running

Comfortable temperatures greet high school athletes

BRUNSWICK Boys soccer players Ryan Olson and Bailey Jones had smiles on their faces when they began a five-minute endurance run, with the goal to run as many lengths of a 50-yard area as possible. More...

Playoffs for Dogs

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Portland Sea Dogs (79-50) came back from a 4-1 deficit to down the Harrisburg Senators (49-79), 5-4 in the opener of a three-game Eastern League series Tuesday night at Metro Bank Park. More...

Webster solid, Uehara shaky as Red Sox lose 4-3

BOSTON Boston’s rookie starter was solid. The star closer wasn’t. Allen Webster allowed three runs in six innings before Koji Uehara allowed the tie-breaking run in the Red Sox’s 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. More...


Is Brunswick police speeding necessary?

On Monday, Aug. 18, my 6-year-old granddaughter and I were at the playground on Longefellow Avenue from about 1 p.m. to about 2:15 p.m. There were a number of other children and some parents there also. More...


Perplexed Pollinators and Other Buggy Tales

Part two of a three part series on the cost of climate change More...

Michael Brown Had Pot in His Blood!

So it turns out, thanks to a leak from the St. Louis County medical examiner’s office, that the unarmed teen who was shot by a cop six times in Ferguson, Mo., including twice in the head, had marijuana in his bloodstream. More...


Maine Audubon selects new executive director

Former Trout Unlimited leader

FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon recently announced the appointment of Charles Gauvin as its new executive director. More...

‘Stonington is true Maine’

World-traveling chef cooks ‘local’ at island restaurant


New literary review launched in Maine

The Maine Review, a new Mainebased literary review which publishes short fiction, poetry, essays and memoir, is launching its first quarterly issue this month. More...


American journalist beheaded, Islamic extremist group threaten to kill again

WASHINGTON In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. More...

Liberian slum quarantined to stop spread of Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia Security forces deployed today to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. More...