May 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Police report motorist who hit state rep in 2nd crash

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick man who caused a crash on Park Row that left a woman pinned between two vehicles on Friday afternoon was the same motorist who struck a Maine state representative on her bicycle two weeks ago, according to police. More...

Judge: Noise ordinance can’t be used vs. abortion protests

PORTLAND Law enforcement authorities cannot use a noise provision in the Maine Civil Rights Act to restrict anti- abortion protesters outside a clinic in Portland, a federal judge ruled Monday. U. S. More...

Veteran accused of reckless conduct with assault rifle

Shapleigh man held without bail

SHAPLEIGH A former U. S. Army Ranger is due in court this afternoon after sheriff ‘s deputies allege he fired his AK-47 semi-automatic rifle 15 to 20 times inside and outside his home. More...

4-year-old boy’s death declared an accidental drowning

ST. ALBANS ( AP) — Police say the death of a 4- year- old boy found in a man- made pond not far from his Maine home has been classified as an accidental drowning. More...

Atkinson man injured by fire that destroys house, camper

ATKINSON ( AP) — Police say an Atkinson man suffered severe burns when his house caught fire. Fifty- year- old James Wellington is being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland. More...

4 groups get state money for lobster research, education

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s marine resources department is providing grant funding to four organizations for research and education involving lobsters. More...

AHL signs off on Portland Pirates sale to Springfield group

PORTLAND (AP) — A minor hockey league’s governing body has approved the sale of the Portland Pirates to a group of Springfield, Massachusetts, investors. More...

Wilton receives $200k EPA grant for cleanup of former mill

WILTON (AP) — The town of Wilton has been awarded a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant totaling $200,000 to assist with costs associated with cleaning up the former Forster Mill. More...

University of Maine System forecasts budget surplus

BANGOR (AP) — The University of Maine System is forecasting a budget surplus after years of budget deficits that led to staffing and program cuts. More...

Senior housing complex fire accidental

OXFORD (AP) — Investigators in Oxford say a fire in a senior housing complex that killed a woman and left another in critical condition has been ruled accidental. More...

Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’

LOS ANGELES Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get “messy” but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press: & More...

Bill Cosby due in court today in Pennsylvania sex-assault case

PHILADELPHIA Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court this morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-yearold entertainer to trial. More...

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to U.S.

BOSTON Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. More...

Death toll rises in bombing of Syria gov’t strongholds

BEIRUT A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization said today, as an activist group raised the overall death toll from the day's unprecedented wave of attacks on More...

Forensic official: Human remains suggest explosion may have brought down Flight 804

Official: ‘I cannot say what caused the blast’

CAIRO Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said today. More...

South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee

SEOUL, South Korea An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said today. More...

 

Obituaries

John C. Vear - 2016-05-24
Charles Farrington - 2016-05-24
Richard A. Stroud - 2016-05-24
Dr. Miles E. Waltz - 2016-05-24
Mary Ann Weinberg - 2016-05-24
Jonathan Bond - 2016-05-24
Sharon Talbot - 2016-05-24
Margot A. Weber - 2016-05-23
Harold Edwards Jr. - 2016-05-20
David P. Darling - 2016-05-20
Joseph Redzinak - 2016-05-20
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-20
Amy Lynn Cole Veilleux - 2016-05-19
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-05-19

Sports

Dragons fall to Blue Devils in tennis

Brunswick suffers first defeat of regular season

LEWISTON Since the 2011 season when now Bates College sophomore Maisie Silverman was a young Brunswick High School girls tennis freshman, the Dragons have suffered few regular season Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference losses. More...

St. Dom’s cools off Lisbon

Greyhounds get blanked in key MVC contest, 1-0

LISBON Heading into Monday’s clash with St. Dominic Academy, the Lisbon High School baseball team was red hot, winning six straight games and piling up 68 runs. More...

Brady appeals suspension

NEW YORK Tom Brady’s lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs — it’s the basic right to a fa More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: A coworker has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She’s not sure how long she may have. She is relatively young, so it’s tragic. We have excellent insurance from work, national health care and disability insurance. More...

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Milestones

BIRTHS

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston A girl, Winry Rose Foster, to Glenna Kathryn Welch and Joel Lee Foster of Lewiston, May 9, 2016. A boy, David Emu Allisot III, to Jacklynn Reynolds and David Allisot Jr. of Lisbon, May 11, 2016. More...

Farrar, Toto

ENGAGEMENT

GEORGETOWN — Katherine Farrar and Mauro Toto of Georgetown wish to announce their engagement. Farrar, daughter of Brenda Buzzell of Brunswick, is a 2007 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School and is currently a nursing student at SMCC. More...

Two teen car burglary suspects found cuffed together  Free Access 

Lisbon police believed they solved a recent rash of motor vehicle burglaries after responding to a suspicious call at Miller’s Variety — only to arrive and find two teenage boys handcuffed together behind the store where some of the stolen items were More...

Man arrested after firing rifle during family argument in Freeport  Free Access 

A Freeport man was arrested and faces multiple charges after he allegedly shot a rifle several times following an argument with a family member Saturday afternoon. More...

D. TODD AND CO.

Tilemaker to celebrities

BRUNSWICK Tucked deep in the bottom of Fort Andross in Brunswick, Deborah Todd has been quietly churning out handmade artisan tiles for some big name customers from fire to finish. Todd said her company, D. Todd and Co. More...

Appeal of lawsuit against LePage to play out this summer

PORTLAND An appeal of a federal judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit that accused Republican Gov. Paul LePage of abuse of power and blackmail will continue through the summer with legal briefs and another round of oral arguments. More...

BANGOR POLICE CHUCKLE AT KNUCKLES

A BANGOR POLICE OFFICER is getting a laugh out of a man’s tattoo that says “Cops Suck.” The Bangor Police Department on Monday posted a Facebook photo of Russell Johnson, right, hol More...

Ethics Commission considers charge against state rep

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Ethics Commission is considering a complaint from a Portland man that a state representative and senate candidate sent a mailer to voters without disclosing financing. More...

Man hit by moped dies from injuries

PORTLAND ( AP) — A Portland man who was struck by a moped last week has died from his injuries. Police say 52-year-old David Burnham died over the weekend at Maine Medical Center. More...

Lawmakers ask LePage to apologize to Deering High School

LEWISTON Republican Gov. Paul LePage declined Monday to apologize for comments he made about a Deering High School student repeatedly being treated with the heroin antidote Narcan. More...

Police respond to ‘chaotic scene’ following crash

YORK (AP) — Multiple vehicles were left either damaged or totaled after a 71- year-old Maine man lost control of his car while trying to pull into a parking space at a shopping center in York. More...

UMS unanimously reappoints Chancellor Page

BANGOR ( AP) — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has unanimously reappointed Chancellor James H. Page through June 2018. Page is the first Maine native and University of Maine alumnus to serve as chancellor. More...

Maine DHHS agrees to pay $100K after state lab inspection

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to pay $100,000 in fines and equipment purchases to settle claims it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws. More...

Provision on made-in-USA sneakers closer to approval

WASHINGTON A proposal to require the Defense Department to buy U.S.-made sneakers has cleared the House, bringing the concept closer than ever to become federal law. More...

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate. More...

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal

BALTIMORE After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore’s top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to brin More...

Federal appeals court revisits Texas voter identification law

NEW ORLEANS A federal appeals court is set to take a second look at a strict Texas voter ID law that was found to be unconstitutional last year. More...

Obama pushes for better human rights in Vietnam after arms deal

HANOI, Vietnam President Barack Obama today pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power. More...

Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

IDOMENI, Greece Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country’s largest informal refugee camp today to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border. More...

New report says health facilities attacked in 19 different countries

UNITED NATIONS Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more t More...

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Weakend at Bernie’s

GUEST COLUMN

Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Really. Just ask her. More...

Of School Choice and Bathrooms

Any doubt about the desire of the Federal Government to take over our local schools has been erased. More...

Home & Family

Moishe House

... enriching a Jewish fabric

DETROIT As the skies darkened and streets quieted in a Detroit neighborhood on a recent Friday evening, a cozy brown brick home swelled with light and sound. More...

The Sparkle Effect

... an Iowa nonprofit that ‘includes’ everyone

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More on growing veggies

This year Mother Nature, if she were a middle school student, would be at best a tease, and at worst a bully. Or maybe the Wicked Witch of the West. She gives us warm and sunny — then threats of snow or hail. More...