July 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Topsham trail project closer to starting

TOPSHAM A new trail in Topsham is another step closer to becoming a reality after selectmen last week awarded the contract for the first leg of the project. More...

Remembering Steve Dyer, SAD 75 business manager

TOPSHAM Those who knew Steve Dyer say that the late School Administrative District 75 business manager treated everyone with respect and kindness. Many have tales of how special Dyer made them feel. More...

Maine conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

WINDHAM The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago. More...

Fair-goers urged to practice good hygiene

AUBURN (AP) — Maine’s agriculture department is encouraging families to practice good hygiene at summer fairs after several people were sickened by E. coli last year. More...

Drought hits Northeastern U.S., could last for months

CONCORD, N.H. At Lavoie’s Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven’t broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted. More...

Air refueling wing has a new commander

AUGUSTA (AP) — The National Guard unit that performs midair refueling of aircraft has a new commander. A ceremony was held this month for Col. Frank W. Roy, who’s now serving as commander of the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor. More...

UNE gets nearly $900K for primary care

BIDDEFORD (AP) — The federal Health Resources and Services Administration is giving nearly $900,000 to University of New England to help the school grow the state’s health care workforce. More...

Man sentenced for DUI with injuries in national forest

BANGOR (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Maine man has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined more than $2,500 for felony driving under the influence related to an accident in Acadia National Park that seriously injured his passenger. More...

High gas inventories contribute to Maine heating price slip

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Governor’s Energy Office says high gas inventories have contributed to a dip in price of heating fuel in Maine. More...

Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida

FORT MYERS, FLA. Two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, authorities said. As many as 17 people have been shot in the early shooting today at Club Blu, police Capt. Jim Mulligan said. More...

New life, new destruction for Southern California wildfire

LOS ANGELES A wildfire that destroyed 18 homes has surged back to unpredictable life, darkening the skies north of Los Angeles with black smoke and driving thousands from their homes. More...

Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

PHILADELPHIA The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak today with tem More...

UN mission in Afghanistan finds that children bear brunt of war

KABUL, Afghanistan The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan’s conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said today. More...

 

Obituaries

Romain Evans Drolet - 2016-07-25
Andrew H. DeBiasio - 2016-07-25
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

Sports

Sea Dogs focused on development

Portland rolls by Mets, 9-3 on Friday night

PORTLAND Teddy Stankiewicz’s numbers are a bit misleading. The Portland Sea Dogs starter entered Friday night’s game against the Binghamton Mets with a 2-7 record and a 5.08 ERA. More...

Mets edge Sea Dogs

PORTLAND David Roseboom struck out Yoan Moncada for the final out and the Binghamton Mets (47-52) defeated the Sea Dogs (36-64), 2-1 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field to win the series three games to one. More...

Porcello stays perfect at home, Red Sox win, 8-7

BOSTON A year ago, Rick Porcello was hearing nearly as many boos as cheers in Fenway Park. Now, he’s piling up wins in front of the home fans. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: After two failed marriages, I married a wonderful man whom I love but am not in love with. He recently had a seizure, after which he was diagnosed with moderate dementia. More...

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Cedar Beach issue unites community

Fight for access continues

HARPSWELL Cedar Beach has been a part of island life for as long as Harpswell residents can remember. More...

RICHMOND DAYS

Festival enjoys sunny success

RICHMOND The annual Richmond Days festival brought hundreds of folks to the banks of the Kennebec River to celebrate their community this past weekend. More...

Bath’s LOCAL garden has new management, expanded mission

BATH After six years as a destination for Regional School Unit 1 field trips, an outdoor classroom and a supplier of Harvest Dinner produce, Bath’s LOCAL garden has a newly expanded mission: to serve as a nearly year-round demonstration garden More...

Concerns raised over paddler deaths

PORTLAND As the popularity of paddle sports surges, the Coast Guard is urging kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders to be prepared before venturing out following a rise in deaths in the past year. More...

Owners working to repair historic dam

CHINA (AP) — The owners of a deteriorating historic dam in Maine have reached an agreement with state agencies to make repairs. More...

Former officer denies sexual activity with teen was forcible

PORTLAND A former Biddeford police officer is acknowledging having engaged in sexual activity with a then-16-year-old boy who’s now accusing him of sexual abuse. More...

Doughnut dump days dawning — bad news for bears

AUGUSTA (AP) — The smell of doughnuts will soon be in the air in the Maine woods, which is good news for hunters and bad news for black bears. More...

Boaters pulled from Casco Bay after sailboat overturns

PORTLAND (AP) — A ferry captain and Portland Fire Department boat crew rescued four people from Casco Bay after their sailboat overturned in a squall as thunderstorms kicked up Saturday afternoon. More...

UM to host summit on engineering in biology, agriculture

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine will host a four-day conference about engineering in the fields of agriculture and biology. The Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference will run from July 31 to Aug. 3. More...

MPBN to air state basketball finals for 3 more years

BANGOR (AP) — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will be televising the high school basketball tournament championships for the next three years. More...

Dems seek display of unity despite leadership shuffle

PHILADELPHIA Democrats are opening their national convention in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking party united behind Hillary Clinton, but they face lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and a fresh po More...

Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing

NEW YORK Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. More...

28 injured in crash involving bus, Jeep and tractor-trailer

YEADON, PA. More than two dozen people have been injured in a crash involving a bus, a Jeep and a tractor-trailer. It happened Sunday evening in Yeadon, just outside of Philadelphia. More...

Germany: Syrian asylum-seeker blows himself up, wounding 12

ANSBACH, Germany A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany, authorities said today. More...

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A Nightmare Whose Shadow Still Lengthens

RE: MAINE

I’m ordinarily not a fan of “anniversary stories,” the old chestnuts newspapers once cranked out every summer, when advertising was plentiful but news was not. More...

It Is What It Is

MAKING SENSE

The stunt Ted Cruz pulled at the GOP convention in Cleveland Wednesday night may someday become known as his “Mistake on the Lake.” By making a point to not endorse Donald Trump in his speech and telling people to vote their “ consc More...