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Sinclair takes on incumbent Rushlau in District 6 race

For district attorney

BATH In the race for District 6 district attorney, incumbent Geoffrey Rushlau is facing David Sinclair, a former city councilor for Bath. More...

LISBON WINS WESTERN C

LISBON HIGH SCHOOL field hockey players Courtney Lawrence (3), Arianna Kahler (31) and Molly Nicholson (7) hold up the championship plaque after a 2-1 double overtime win over Oak Hill in the Western More...

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Don’t forget to fall back by one hour on Sunday at 2 a.m. More...

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Local

Church will decide on sale to land trust

Unitarian-Universalists bought Woodward Cove plot for possible new church location

BRUNSWICK It will be up to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick to decide whether to sell an access point used by shellfish harvesters to a local land trust. More...

Hickox stayed in Freeport

Town issues Ebola statement; notes ‘little danger to public’

FREEPORT Town officials issued a public information statement Thursday notifying residents that a healthcare worker recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa passed through Freeport on Oct. 27. More...

Wiscasset to interview potential town planners in Nov.

WISCASSET Several candidates have been identified for the vacant town planner position in Wiscasset as the town prepares a team to conduct candidate interviews. Former Town Planner Misty Parker resigned from the position, effective Oct. More...

Commentary

Campaigns reveal clear trends

Whatever the outcome of next week’s elections, some political trends emerge. They include the role of big money’s television buys, the status of conservatism and the role of women. More...

Living Deliberately

In Moby Dick, Herman Melville wrote about a “Nantucket Sleighride,” a term used by Nantucket whalemen to describe what happens immediately following the harpooning of a whale. More...

Worship

FAITH NOTES :

Words that Encourage

It should be OK for religious groups to use schools, too As a child going to a church-run school in the farmlands of central Oregon, I remember hearing terrifying stories of children in communist countries who were punished for owning Bibles or talk More...

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues tha More...

So. Freeport Church sets authors’ lunch

FREEPORT — On Friday, Nov. 7, South Freeport Congregational Church is hosting an author luncheon with two award winning authors: Lily King and Susan Conley. More...

Nation

Trooper ambush suspect caught

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. More...

Chocolate prices set to increase

NEW YORK That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. More...

World

African nations worst Ebola crisis responders

JOHANNESBURG The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. More...

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus today

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA Japan’s stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar today after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. More...

Candidates voice views

Forum held Thursday

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Town Council hopeful Daniel Harris went on the offensive against his opponent, incumbent District 5 Councilor Gerald Favreau, during a candidates forum on Thursday. More...

Who’s running for council?

— District 5: GERALD FAVREAU has held his seat since 2006. He served as vice chairman in 2011. He works as a combat systems designer for Bath Iron Works. More...

RIVER WEB

A RECENT FOGGY MORNING VIEW of the Black Bridge spanning the Androscoggin River between Brunswick and Topsham. More...

The 7 ballot questions

There are seven questions on Maine’s statewide ballot on Nov. 4. More...

Harpswell approves power deal

Contract good for 35 months

HARPSWELL The Harpswell Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a contract with competitive electricity provider Constellation NewEnergy Inc. at their Thursday night meeting. More...

TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

ThursdayLucky for Life:7-10-11-17-20 (24)Day Pick 3: 7-3-0Day Pick 4: 0-7-4-9Evening Pick 3: 1-1-3Evening Pick 4: 2-1-2-8 More...

 

Obituaries

Gail D. Smith - 2014-10-31
Wilmer J. McBurnie - 2014-10-29
Elizabeth M. Merrill - 2014-10-29
Joan L. Boucher - 2014-10-29
Benton V. Sturgeon - 2014-10-29
Paula Goddard - 2014-10-29
Janet G. Bonney - 2014-10-28
Clyde R. Bailey - 2014-10-27

Sports

Kahler golden for ’Hounds

Lisbon off to State Class C field hockey championship Saturday

SCARBOROUGH Lisbon High School field hockey player Arianna Kahler has battled through an injury-plagued season. More...

Bruins slip past Sabres 3-2 in OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. Brad Marchand’s status was a game-time decision that paid off for the Boston Bruins. More...

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara to deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. More...

Letters

Talbot is easy choice

As a three-term state representative for the town of Topsham from 2006-12, it is extremely important to me who becomes our next voice in the Maine Legislature. The choice is easy this Nov. 4 …Kim Talbot. More...

Bellows cares for women’s issues

As someone who cares deeply about women’s issues, I am writing to express my support for the candidacy of Democrat Shenna Bellows for U.S. Senate. More...

Re-elect Rushlau

Among the many races to be determined next week, one not reaching the heights of attention but certainly as important to all citizens is that of District Attorney. More...

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Maine

Obama energizes Dems for Michaud

PORTLAND Less than a week before Election Day, President Barack Obama swung through Maine on Thursday and called on Democrats to get everyone they know to the polls to defeat Republican Gov. Paul LePage. More...

Man gets 15 years for sexual abuse of boys

BANGOR ( AP) — An Orono man charged with sexually abusing several young boys over a period of years has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. More...

Bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling

PORTLAND ( AP) — A bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing almost $1 million from two former employers in Maine and New Hampshire. More...

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Dracula at Morse High

BATH Morse High School will be performing an autumn play for the first time, and the choice — Dracula — is a perfectly haunting choice for the Halloween weekend. More...

Five River Arts Alliance to hold holiday show

BRUNSWICK Five Rivers Arts Alliance presents their 17th Annual ADAA Holiday Show & Sale on the weekend of November 14, 15, and 16th at four Brunswick venues. More...

Stable Gallery comes to Front Street

BATH — The Stable Gallery artists from Damariscotta are having a Holiday Show from November 1 to December 31 at 110 Front Street. The new store front is warm, inviting and full of fine art, craft and fun holiday surprises. More...