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Police: Woman dies, man hospitalized in Alna shooting

ALNA A man was hospitalized Saturday morning and a woman evidently took her own life in an Alna suicide that Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said had some “unusual circumstances.” More...

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Local

Lisbon-Mt. Ararat Christmas tree sale coming

TOPSHAM The Annual Lisbon High School and Mt. Ararat Christmas Tree Sale event is scheduled to start Saturday, Dec. 6. Trees will be available from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6; Sunday, Dec. 7; Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14. More...

How to handle a fall

BRUNSWICK — Christine Levesque from Head to Toe Physical Therapy will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, on how to get up off the floor! More...

Salvation Army accepting applications

BATH — The Salvation Army is accepting applications for people who are looking for some help for Thanksgiving and Christmas. More...

Commentary

Degrading of Citizenship Continues

GUEST COLUMN

U.S. citizenship, one of the world’s most precious and coveted treasures, is being diluted to near meaninglessness through poorly conceived federal policies and shameful fortune seekers who take advantage. More...

What is a Form DD-214?

How many times have the local funeral director, and I and my fellow veterans, heard this question from the surviving family of a veteran? What is a 214, what is it for, and how do I get a copy of one? More...

Republicans Can Stop Pretending

GUEST COLUMN

Illegal immigrants are the perfect Republican foe. They’re easily exploited as low-cost workers benefiting business and easily maligned for being “lawless” benefiting politicians. More...

Maine

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

SOUTH PORTLAND Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. More...

Coast Guard aids vessel off coast

PORTLAND (AP) — Coast Guard crews by air and sea and a good Samaritan came to the rescue of a flooded fishing vessel off the Maine coast. More...

Communities get $1M for in-home health care

AUGUSTA (AP) — Four Maine communities are getting more than $1 million to develop ways to help people who are sick or elderly stay in their homes. More...

Shift work

Union cries foul over BIW proposal to subcontract with other shipyards

BATH A new proposal by Bath Iron Works President Frederick Harris to cut costs by outsourcing work to other shipyards threatens to end years of relative peace between management and the defense contractor’s largest union. More...

New tenants targeted for former Bath hospital

BATH After struggling several months to combat the loss of several tenants, the owner of the former Bath hospital on Park Street said new tenants are starting to line up, including a new tenant in the cafe and a contract with the Navy for 15 furnish More...

 

Obituaries

Benjamin W. Burlock - 2014-11-24
Terry G. Favreau - 2014-11-24
Marion J. MacPhail - 2014-11-24
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

Sports

Purple Haze

Marshwood downs Brunswick for State B football title

PORTLAND Whether it was by design or by accident, one can hardly blame the Brunswick defense for focusing a lot of attention on Marshwood High School running back Brett Gerry. More...

Bowdoin sweeps Colby

Men’s hockey out to 3-0-1 start

BRUNSWICK Bowdoin College senior men’s hockey player John McGinnis has put together the kind of start athletes dream about. More...

State HS football champions crowned

PORTLAND Maine high school football championship playing-out-ofyour mind club ... welcome Alex Mace to the fold for all eternity. Mace and sidekick Kyle Flaherty spent four years sharing the load of leading Oak Hill. More...

Letters

Why skip the turkey?

Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. More...

Reform brings Medicare changes

Seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that this year — perhaps more than any year in the past — is an important one to pay attention to their Medicare coverage options during the Open Enrollment Period, which ends Dec. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I was recently fired from my job for chronic tardiness. I have worked at this business for four years, and although I knew my lateness was seen as a problem by my boss, it was still a surprise. More...

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Nation

Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

FERGUSON, MO. The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown. More...

World

In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment

JERUSALEM In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive. More...