April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Phippsburg eyes $2.1M municipal budget

PHIPPSBURG The town of Phippsburg will be weighing a $2.1 million municipal budget at Town Meeting next week. More...

Marijuana question going on state ballot

PORTLAND A referendum proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine has met the threshold to appear on the November ballot, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday. More...

Joshua Chamberlain’s name going on Hampden rest area

AUGUSTA Rep. Arthur “Archie” Verow’s plan to name the Hampden rest area for Brewer native Joshua Chamberlain will come to fruition at a dedication ceremony on Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m. More...

Governor apologizes for abrupt exit at ceremony

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage apologized Wednesday to the president and the former president of the University of Maine at Farmington for abruptly leaving a dedication ceremony and calling two students “idiots.” More...

AMA urges lawmakers to overturn Narcan veto

AUGUSTA In a letter Wednesday, the top doctor for the American Medical Association urged Maine lawmakers to overturn the governor’ s veto of a bill that would have provided broader access to the opioid overdose drug naloxone — known comm More...

Mom charged after boy found in ditch covered in nail polish

ROCKLAND (AP) — Police say they have charged a Rockland woman after a neighbor found her 3-year-old son lying in a drainage ditch with nail polish on his body. WMTW-TV reports police recovered the boy after a call from a neighbor on Saturday. More...

Education leader: Blue ribbon commission meetings to be open

AUGUSTA (AP) — The chairman of a blue ribbon education commission says all future meetings will be open to the public after Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, a Democrat, called for sanctions over a closed-door meeting at the Republican governor&rs More...

NY man gets 21 years for trafficking crack, heroin in Lewiston

PORTLAND (AP) — A Brooklyn, New York, man has been sentenced to serve more than two decades in prison for trafficking crack cocaine and heroin throughout the Lewiston area. More...

Researchers look for happiness at Harvard’s newest center, with help from $21M donation

BOSTON For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there’s some good news. Harvard is on the case. More...

Trooper charged with assault out on bail

AYER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper accused of assaulting his girlfriend this past weekend has been released on bail and ordered to remain under GPS monitoring. More...

An unusual turn: Cruz names Fiorina as running mate

WASHINGTON An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. More...

New hearing for youth charged in school shooting

HAMILTON, OHIO A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting and wounding two students in an Ohio school cafeteria is scheduled to appear in juvenile court to face charges including attempted murder. More...

Deadly airstrikes hit hospital in Syrian city

BEIRUT A wave of nighttime airstrikes hit a hospital in Syria supported by Doctors Without Borders and nearby buildings in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo, killing at least 27 people as the U.N. More...

 

Obituaries

Ethan Erland Hedblom - 2016-04-28
Davis S. Almy Sr. - 2016-04-28
Pamela Sue Williams - 2016-04-28
Susan Adams - 2016-04-28
Carolyn E. Owens - 2016-04-27
Patricia J. Ames - 2016-04-26
Carol A. Wagner - 2016-04-26
John E. Frost - 2016-04-26
Carolyn E. Owens - 2016-04-26
Arlene F. Giggey - 2016-04-25
Wayne A. Fish - 2016-04-25
Pamela J. DeMerchant - 2016-04-25
Robert J. Rogers - 2016-04-25

Sports

Halls pitches ’Hounds past Falcons, 12-1

RUMFORD Wednesday’s windswept Mountain Valley Conference high school baseball game at Hosmer Field decelerated from a pitchers’ duel into a pounding more quickly than you could burn dinner. More...

Lisbon in tennis action

THE LISBON HIGH SCHOOL girls tennis team hosted Hall-Dale in an MVC matchup on Wednesday. The Greyhounds fell to the Bulldogs, 3-2. More...

Pedroia hits slam and solo HR, Red Sox beat Braves, 9-4

Dustin Pedroia needed a few extra feet for two homers. David Ortiz simply powered the ball around Fenway Park to pass a couple of Boston’s baseball legends. More...

SCOOP-A-THON AT GELATO FIASCO

MIDCOAST REGIONAL REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Executive Director Steve Levesque, left, and Curt Dale Clark of the Maine State Music Theatre scoop up sweetness at the eighth annual Scoop-A-Thon at Gelato More...

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK Don’t be surprised to see and hear some poetry on the streets around town today. As part of National Poetry Month, today has been designated — by the town council — as Poem in Your Pocket Day. More...

RECEIVING BOSTON POST CANE

SURROUNDED BY FAMILY MEMBERS and the Woolwich selectboard, Alice Willard Bond, 96, was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane on Wednesday. More...

Freeport fire ruled accidental

State schedules meeting to help jobless workers

FREEPORT While fire investigators worked to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed The Corsican Restaurant early Wednesday morning, the Maine Department of Labor organized a Rapid Response session for Friday to help the workers affected by the More...

UMF protester proud to be called ‘idiot’ by LePage

FARMINGTON Freshman Ally Hammond, an Auburn native, said she was shocked that a sign she held up Tuesday prompted Gov. Paul LePage to storm off a stage at the University of Maine at Farmington, calling her and another student “idiots.” More...

Examiner identifies body as Maine Maritime student

BANGOR (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office has identified a 21- year-old man whose body was found in the Penobscot River as Maine Maritime Academy student David Breunig. More...

Report: Maine highest regional rate for incarcerated parents

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new study of federal child health data shows that Maine has the highest percentage of children with an incarcerated parent among all New England states. More...

Delivery man sentenced for stealing from VA

BANGOR (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Glenburn man will spend two years on probation for stealing a package belonging to the Veterans Administration while he was employed as a delivery man. More...

Consultant: Additional casino would cost Massachusetts some tax revenue

BOSTON Massachusetts will collect less gambling tax revenues if two casinos rather than one are allowed to open in its southeastern corner near Rhode Island, a state consultant’s report released Tuesday suggests. More...

Officials: Church fire ‘definitely suspicious’

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Fire officials have characterized a blaze that caused approximately $70,000 in damage to the exterior of a Massachusetts church as suspicious. More...

SUV drives through Boston barber shop

BOSTON (AP) — Police say three people were hospitalized after a sport utility vehicle crashed through the front of a barbershop in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. More...

Senate considers under-21 ban on tobacco sales

BOSTON (AP) — A bill before the state Senate seeks to make Massachusetts the second U.S. state to outlaw the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under the age of 21. More...

After fanfare, forecasters review warnings of storm ‘outbreak’

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. More...

Hastert judge delivers verbal equivalent of public flogging

CHICAGO When he sentenced Dennis Hastert to more than a year in prison, the judge in the former House speaker’s hush-money case delivered the verbal equivalent of a public flogging. More...

New killings in Bangladesh leave LGBT community full of fear

NEW DELHI The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country’s already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, r More...

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THU/28 MISCELLANEOUS T.O.P.S. MEETING (TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY), weigh-in 6- 6:40p.m., followed by meeting. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick. For more information, call 729-6400. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 7p.m., St. More...

Opinion

Brownie Carson for Senate

I write to support Everett “Brownie” Carson’s candidacy for State Senate district 24. Although I have only just met him, I have been an admirer for many years. I believe that Mr. More...

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Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of unders More...

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Living

Guyana’s rain forest

... waterfalls, cliffs and tiny golden frogs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana From 6,000 feet above Guyana’s rain forest, the jungle canopy below spread to the horizon in every direction, like wall-to-wall green carpeting. Winding, mud-brown tributaries of the Demerara River shimmered in the sunlight. More...

Museum reveals brief history of underwear

LONDON Think of it as Victoria’s (and Albert’s) secret. More...

Old railroad bridge and its spray paint hold iconic status

HAZELHURST, WIS. A little spray paint and an old steel railroad bridge may not sound sentimental, but their planned removal has created an uproar in the North Woods. More...