April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Phippsburg in for challenging budget year

PHIPPSBURG The Selectmen’s Annual Overview predicts a challenging year for Phippsburg as the draft budget shows increases across municipal and school lines, set against marked decreases the previous year. More...

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Sports

Dragons lax rolls over youngish Eagles, 17-2

TOPSHAM The last time the Brunswick High School boys lacrosse team officially stepped on to the field, the Dragons suffered an Eastern Maine Class A title game loss to Cheverus. The Dragons have long waited for that next chance. More...

Bruins beat Red Wings; take 2-1 series lead

Detroit has to win Game 4 on Thursday night

DETROIT The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit’s mistakes, and their stellar goaltender’s flawless performance. More...

Dogs power past Mets

Spring homer lifts Portland

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Portland Sea Dogs (12-4) needed a couple more innings, but powered past the Binghamton Mets (9-7) 5- 3 in 11 innings Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. More...

Nation

GOP activists push party to support gay marriage

LAS VEGAS As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to samesex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by More...

World

Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

DONETSK, Ukraine Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted today that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The women’s vote

Now that the election season is under way, the courting season is beginning. Like brightly plummaged birds, they dance around the dun-colored maiden, hoping for her attention ... and her vote. More...

Commentary

The high cost of food

You may have noticed — how could you not notice? — that the price of food has increased in recent months. More...

Oh, Romeo, Romeo ...

Sorry, Juliet. He’s hard to find on many college campuses. Today is accepted as William Shakespeare’s birthday, and on the Bard’s 450th, American higher education gives him about as much love as the Capulets gave the Montagues. More...

Councilors balk at budget

Brunswick leaders gear up to pare down proposed increases

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Town seeks BDC grants

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Development Corp. negotiated another request for funds in an amount that board members said could compromise grants and loans to other appli- cants. More...

BIW gets $57M in new work

Include LCS design, fleet maintenance

BATH Bath Iron Works was awarded two separate contracts Tuesday for work totalling $57 million. One contract, for $28.7 million, is for fleet maintenance work on Navy ships. More...

Bowdoinham home damaged in early morning Pond Road fire

BOWDOINHAM A Bowdoinham woman woken by a smoke detector early this morning escaped her smoke-filled home through a window with her cats. More...

Obituaries

Frank Alvah Donnell - 2014-04-23
Christina I. Viger - 2014-04-23
Bruce G. Crawford - 2014-04-23
Louis E. Thibeault Sr. - 2014-04-22
Natalie Demeny - 2014-04-22
Jeffery Allan Goodell - 2014-04-22
Rosalyn F. Williams - 2014-04-22
Donna Claire Holt - 2014-04-18
Rena M. Wilbur - 2014-04-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-04-18

Local

Board reviews Cedar Beach easement costs

June 10 vote in Harpswell

HARPSWELL At a recent meeting, the Harpswell Board of Selectmen reviewed implementation costs associated with the town’s acceptance of the Aspatore easement to Cedar Beach and Cedar Island, totaling $5,200 and to be voted on by secret ballot o More...

CHANS honors Hospice volunteers

BRUNSWICK — In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, CHANS Home Health Care honored Hospice care program volunteers on April 17. More...

Breinich named to college of planning fellows

Brunswick official recognized

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Planning Director Anna Breinich will be inducted by the American Institute of Certified Planners into the institute’s College of Fellows at an April 27 ceremony, held in conjunction with the American Planning Association&rs More...

Maine

Michaud calls for Maine to cut heating oil usage

YARMOUTH U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Tuesday called for Maine to cut its dependency on heating oil in half by implementing mandatory energy efficiency ratings for new homes and boosting the state’s use of renewable energy such as wind and solar. More...

LePage: Dems’ defeat of bills is ‘shameful’

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage is blasting the Democratic-controlled Legislature for blocking his measures to overhaul the state’s welfare programs and change the work permit process for minors this session. More...

LePage vetoes Dems’ welfare bill, 2 others

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would direct the administration to report on efforts to combat welfare fraud. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

WED/23 MISCELLANEOUS OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHAMBER OFFICE, 5-7 p.m. Visit our new location at the MTI building on Brunswick Landing. Register at www.midcoastmaine.com. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years. Our marriage may not be perfect, but it's quite good. More...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year. More...

Letters

Opposed to CMP’s rate hike

To the Editor: I am one of the half million customers who will be affected by Central Maine Power’s proposed unfair rate increase if the Public Utility Commission approves their proposal. More...

We remember

To the Editor: More...

Business

Family gift blossoms into business mixing driftwood, technology

Docksmith ... based in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK K atie Francis drew her Aunt Laura’s name in a Christmas swap a few years ago and, remembering that her aunt was a beachcomber, asked her husband, Chris, to make her an electronic docking station from driftwood. More...

SMCC Foundation hires director

Campus in Brunswick

SOUTH PORTLAND — The Southern Maine Community College Foundation has hired an executive director to lead the foundation into the future and expand its positive impact on the college. SMCC has a campus in Brunswick. More...

RollEase hires for Brunswick facility

BRUNSWICK — Greg Farr, senior vice president of RollEase, a Connecticut-based custom window covering supplier, is proud of the fact that he and his company have brought high-paying jobs with great benefits to the state. More...