July 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Maine delegates disappointed, but energized

Attend GOP convention

BRUNSWICK Generally, the Republican National Convention is a chance for party activists to let go of the bitterness of the primary season and get energized for the general election campaign. Not so for some Maine delegates attending in Cleveland. More...

STUDENT NOTES

ROTARY RECOGNITION The Brunswick Rotary Club recognized the following local high school students for their involvement over the past school year in community and school activities that exemplifies the Rotarians’ motto of “service above s More...

KELT, warden leads clam flat expedition

GEORGETOWN — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to traverse the softshell clam flats with Georgetown’s Shellfish Warden, Jon Hentz, and learn to dig clams Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. More...

SAD 75 business manager Dyer dies

Members of School Administrative District 75 are grieving after the district’s business manager, Steve Dyer, died unexpectedly earlier this week. More...

Car ‘takes flight,’ crashes into warehouse

Bath driver sustains only minor injuries

BRUNSWICK Brunswick police and fire departments were called to a crash at 343 Bath Road Thursday evening to find a car had crashed through the corner of a building. More...

Old lobster spared the pot, will retire to Maine aquarium

BOOTHBAY HARBOR It’s not common for senior citizens to move from Florida to Maine, but Larry the Lobster’s life depends on it. More...

How millennial nostalgia fueled the success of ‘Pokemon Go’

PORTLAND The children who once dreamed of capturing real-life Pokemon starting in the 1990s are now the nostalgic millennials helping fuel the worldwide success of “Pokemon Go.” More...

Judge rejects bid for new murder trial

AUBURN (AP) — A Maine man convicted of murder in the 2013 death of a Lewiston resident has lost his bid for a new trial. More...

Slight drop in average heating fuel prices

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine survey has found that the average statewide price for heating oil has dropped two cents from last month. The Governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday that the average price was $1.91 per gallon. More...

Trump’s closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention

CLEVELAND In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. More...

Minnesota police officer may have had previous interaction with Castile

MINNEAPOLIS A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, newly released records released show. More...

Mississippi shooting investigated

LAUREL, Miss. Authorities in Mississippi say they are investigating the shooting of a man by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer. Laurel Police Capt. More...

Bath in Photos

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Morse High School alumni march past Bath City Hall during the annual alumni parade. More...

Patten Free Library

Bath Institution Celebrates 125 years

BATH The Patten Free Library, a stalwart in Bath for well over a century, is celebrating its 125th anniversary at its current location this year. More...

Remember When?

When Elephants Walked the Streets of Bath

BATH When the circuses came to town, elephants were the highlight of the exciting circus parades. An elephant named “Jumbo” was the most popular at the time. Jumbo was the biggest elephant in captivity having been purchased by P.T. More...

Bath in Photos

SCENES OF BATH. Clockwise: Waterfront Park in Bath on a recent sunny day. More...

 

Obituaries

Mary M. Hayes - 2016-07-22
Carole A. Hunnewell - 2016-07-22
Noah H. Nixon - 2016-07-22
Doris M. Stickney - 2016-07-22
Sandra Mank - 2016-07-22
David A. Ober - 2016-07-22
DEATH NOTICES - 2016-07-21
Richard J. Unger - 2016-07-20
Anne Hammond - 2016-07-20
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-07-20
Priscilla T. Odle - 2016-07-19
Michael D. Sonia - 2016-07-19
Walter M. Norton - 2016-07-19
Winfield H. Benner - 2016-07-18
Barbara Holmes - 2016-07-18

Sports

What a run for Lisbon!

State champs return from New England Regional

LISBON At a very young age, the members of this season’s Lisbon U12 baseball team felt a tragic loss. More...

Hot Red Sox pound Twins, 13-2

BOSTON July just keeps getting better in Boston. The Red Sox continued their midsummer surge with another offensive barrage, getting 17 hits and routing the Minnesota Twins 13-2 on Thursday night. More...

Sea Dogs silenced by B-Mets, 4-0

PORTLAND Josh Zeid went a season-high eight scoreless innings and the Binghamton Mets (45-51) led wire-to-wire in a 4-0 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs (35- 62) on Thursday night at Hadlock Field. More...

Worship

FAITH NOTES :

Room for God

Among the things I most enjoy about having children is what they teach me about God. More...

All Saints by the Sea

Island chapel celebrates 100 years

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Beth Israel and Bowdoin Bible study groups merge

BATH — Beth Israel Congregation of Bath has announced that their Sabbath morning Bible study group has been joined by the Bible study group that has been meeting at Bowdoin College for the past 15 years. More...

MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE

In midst of capital campaign, Brunswick theater having best year

BRUNSWICK In the midst of a successful capital campaign, Maine State Music Theatre is enjoying its best year to date. More...

Topsham petition drive coming

Signatures sought on bag fee and Styrofoam ban

TOPSHAM After Topsham officials took a stab at revising a bag fee ordinance proposed by a group of residents in order to address issues raised at their last meeting, both opponents and proponents of the initial ordinance joined forces in opposing th More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

UNITED WAY STAFF AND EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN MANAGERS joined the monthly People Plus Men’s Breakfast last week as part of their tour of local partner agencies. More...

Maine Audubon honors Gideon

FREEPORT — Assistant House Majority Leader Sara Gideon is being honored by Maine Audubon as a 2016 Environmental Champion for her work on a bipartisan comprehensive solar measure. More...

Book sale in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — The annual Laura E. Richards Library will hold its annual book sale at the Georgetown Historical Society at 20 Bay Point Road on July 30 and July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Rail authority review finds no evidence of mismanagement, lack of transparency

BRUNSWICK Following a preliminary review, The Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability did not find a high risk for mismanagement or lack of transparency at the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. More...

Primary election challenges lead to proposed changes in campaign law

AUGUSTA The Maine Ethics Commission fined losing Senate candidate Rep. More...

High court suspends probate judge

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has suspended a York County probate judge after finding that he violated judicial conduct. More...

Maine DEP issues air quality alert

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is warning of unhealthy air in parts of the state. The agency has issued an air quality alert for Friday because ground-level ozone is expected to reach unhealthy levels. More...

Man gets 50 years for fatally stabbing girlfriend

AUGUSTA A Maine man convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in an alcohol-fueled fight was sentenced to 50 years in prison after apologizing to the victim’s family on Thursday. More...

Texas officer in patrol car video says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’

AUSTIN, TEXAS Patrol car video publicly released Thursday shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have “violen More...

Rio security push crumbles as murders, police killings rise

RIO DE JANEIRO On the eve of hosting the world’s largest sporting event, Rio de Janeiro’s decade-long push to curb violence in hundreds of slums appears to be crumbling. More...

From a Bath Native

A Love Letter to Bath

Bath is the home of my youth. The red and white crane visible just as one approaches the first exit off Route 1 might be the most beautiful site I have ever seen, because it has always meant that soon will come rest, family, fun and friends. More...

Bath Iron Works

BIW’s Past Points to its Future

BATH Bath Iron Works is a mainstay of the Midcoast area. The humble shipyard has an out-sized effect on the region, drawing workers in from communities more than an hour away and impacting local communities for miles. More...

Maine Maritime Museum

Bath Museum Offers Look at Maine’s Seafaring Heritage

BATH Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum details the local maritime history from the time of the early English settlers to today’s lobstering industry, and more exhibits are added all the time. More...

Bath Events

July 22 MISCELLANEOUS BOATSHOP WORKSHOP: SHAKER BOX MAKING DAY 2, 5-8p.m., Maine Maritime Museum. All materials included, no experience necessary. $70 for members, $75 for nonmembers. More...