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Bath Savings warns of scam

BATH Bath Savings Institution is alerting local residents to a phone phishing scam involving scammers falsely identifying themselves as the bank. More...

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Brunswick man taken to hospital, charged following high-speed chase

BATH Bath police pursued a speeding vehicle through downtown Bath Wednesday night trying to get the driver to stop, until the vehicle rolled over on Chandler Drive in the Bath Shopping Center. More...

Baked bean supper

LISBON FALLS — A home baked bean bean and ham supper will take place from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Lisbon Methodist Church, located on School Street in Lisbon Falls. More...

Grief support group

BRUNSWICK — CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice is offering a free holiday grief support group, open to anyone in the community that may be experiencing loss. It will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. More...

Editorial

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Fourth Estate Falls Down

There is a reason why the press — and by extension its use of television, radio and the Internet — are protected under the Constitution. More...

Political Cartoon

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Et Cetera

TRI-STATE LOTTERIES

ThursdayLucky for Life:5-17-29-34-36 (15)Day Pick 3: 9-0-7Day Pick 4: 4-6-6-1Evening Pick 3: 4-9-6Evening Pick 4: 7-3-4-5 More...

Crossword

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Universal Sudoku Puzzle answer

Answer to puzzle from Calendar page More...

Maine

Fire kills mother, 3 kids in deadly month

PORTLAND Firefighters rushed into a burning mobile home in far northern Maine early Thursday but they were too late to save a 28-year-old woman and her three children killed in the inferno — the latest fire deaths in a devastating month for th More...

Arson suspect jumps from jail stairwell

ALFRED (AP) — Officials say a Biddeford man charged with starting a fire that killed two people has been hospitalized after jumping off a stairway railing in jail. More...

Man gets 7 1/2 years for drug charges

BANGOR (AP) — A Bangor man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for distributing the synthetic drug known as bath salts. U.S. More...

World

U.S., Turkey still not in sync on Syria

ISTANBUL Vice President Joe Biden today will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition’s fight against Islamic State extremists. More...

Japan’s lower house dissolved for early election

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament today, forcing an early election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so he can pursue his policy goals. More...

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

MEXICO CITY A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square. More...

Ticket

Seasonal oldies and goodies

Every family has favorite things to do in the holiday season. More...

Midcoast Youth Theater brings an island heat-wave to Brunswick

Midcoast Youth Theater brings an Island heat-wave to Crooker Theater in Brunswick with the production of Once on This Island on December 4th-7th. More...

Kendra Denny Show at River Arts West Gallery

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts invites the public to join Kendra Denny of Camden on Saturday, November 22nd at River Arts West Gallery for an opening reception from 3-5pm of her solo encaustics show. More...

West Bath to accept $1.25M to end lawsuit

Town claimed it was overcharged by RSU 1

WEST BATH West Bath has agreed to accept a $1.25 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit the town brought against Bath and Regional School Unit 1 that claimed it was overcharged more than $1.9 million by the school unit. More...

School closure sparks more debate

Vote coming up soon in Wiscasset

WISCASSET The possible closure of the Wiscasset Primary School was the subject of lively debate at a public hearing Thursday night that took place at Wiscasset Middle School — the facility the town’s youngest students could move to. More...

 

Obituaries

SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-11-21
Grace B. Fortier - 2014-11-20
Cecile M. Fortini - 2014-11-20
Christopher Perron - 2014-11-20
Barbara T. Brown - 2014-11-20
Clara Bailey - 2014-11-20
Jack G. Oswald - 2014-11-19
Donna D. Burns - 2014-11-19
Peggy A. League - 2014-11-19
Richard Ernest Morgan - 2014-11-18
Kathleen M. Corey - 2014-11-18
Susan Cannon - 2014-11-18
Byron James Bouldin - 2014-11-18
Raymond L. Moore - 2014-11-18

Sports

Brunswick-Marshwood meet Saturday

State Class B football championship pits similar teams

BRUNSWICK Two teams will take the field Saturday night (6:06 p.m. kick-off) for the State Class B high school football championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland (6:06 p.m.). More...

‘Secondary’-to-none for Brunswick football

Dragons defensive backfield unit a secret force on the football field

BRUNSWICK Whether it be throwing on warm clothes and a jacket to watch a high school football game on a cool Friday night or sitting in front of the television on Sunday afternoon watching the professionals battle it out from one end of the field to More...

RB Blount rejoins Patriots after being cut by Steelers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. More...

Letters

Neither fair nor good

Background: RSU 1 has been found in court to have overcharged West Bath $1.9 million over 4 years. The City of Bath’s town council will consider offering West Bath $1.2 million to settle West Bath’s lawsuit against RSU 1. More...

Commentary

Obama’s Immigration Move Stokes Partisan Fires

In just 30 years, the U.S. population will increase by 84 percent, mostly resulting from a massive and wave of immigrants. More...

Midterm Elections and The Great Gatsby

Jack Clayton’s 1974 rendition of The Great Gatsby is the quintessential American epic, as well as a sophisticated blockbuster. More...

History’s Mysteries

A View of Thanksgiving

It is still a week until Thanksgiving, but you may wish to impress your dinner guests with some of the following facts, as there are so many myths associated with this celebration. More...

Worship

Ebola free radio

Cape missionaries breach Africa lockdown via airwaves

HYANNIS, Mass. Forced by the Ebola epidemic to be under lockdown in a children’s home in Sierra Leone, missionaries Patty and Allen Morell of Centerville are reaching out to thousands of people in the West African nation with a radio program. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Words that Encourage

Preparing for Advent One of my favorite Christmas memories from childhood was of eagerly waking each day in December to pull apart the tiny perforated doors on the paper Advent calendar my mom hung in the kitchen of our cozy Oregon ranch. More...

Bereans planning Thanksgiving dinner

BRUNSWICK — Berean Baptist Church will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner at the church, Thursday, Nov. 27, at noon. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP the church office by Nov. 21, by calling 725-2648. More...

Nation

Obama sets off on a sales mission on immigration

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president’s executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy. More...

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, FLA. A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. More...

Snow ends, rain possible for Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. More...