December 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Blue Angels roar into Brunswick

Squadron members here to promote 2017 air show

BRUNSWICK Blue Angels’ pilots Lt. Brandon Hempler and Lt. Dave Steppe made their entrance at Brunswick Executive Airport in grand, and loud, fashion on Thursday afternoon. More...

Santa is coming to Topsham

TOPSHAM — The Topsham Public Library will host three visits from Santa. More...

Meditation retreat in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center will be hosting The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level I in Brunswick, Jan. More...

STUDENT NOTES

MORSE HIGH SCHOOL AP SCHOLAR AWARDS Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. More...

Mount Washington rail owners want hotel

CONCORD, N.H. More...

College starts flying U.S. flag again

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts college that drew nationwide criticism when it stopped flying the U.S. More...

Lisbon Emergency, Topsham police get life saving equipment

Restaurant’s donation worth more than $30K

TOPSHAM Lisbon Emergency and Topsham Police Department representatives joined Firehouse Subs personnel at the Topsham restaurant Thursday morning to accept gifts of life saving equipment worth more than $30,000. More...

Officials examining rising I-295 crashes

FALMOUTH (AP) — State traffic engineers are looking into an increase in crashes on Interstate 295 between Falmouth and Gardiner.  The Portland Press Herald reports there were more than 350 crashes on that stretch of highway last year. More...

Maine to get $3.7M for preschool access

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine is among 18 states that will receive federal grant money through the Preschool Development Grants program to expand access to preschool education for children from low- and moderate-income families.  More...

Acadia’s Park Loop Road closes for winter

BAR HARBOR (AP) — Acadia National Park is shutting down the Park Loop Road to motor vehicles this month. More...

Trump voter lost her home to new Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON   When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.  She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington, D.C. More...

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary. Mattis, 66, is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command. More...

Indonesia blasphemy protest draws 200,000; ends peacefully

JAKARTA, Indonesia   At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.  More...

 

Obituaries

Samuel S. Greene - 2016-12-02
Alvin G. Litchfield - 2016-12-02
Dana W. Mayo - 2016-12-01
Nicholas D. Oram - 2016-11-30
Paul MacDonald - 2016-11-30
Phyllis Austin - 2016-11-29
Theodore F. Gaudreau - 2016-11-29
Donna Lee McDaniel - 2016-11-29
Robert R. Rich Jr. - 2016-11-28
George A. Gammon Jr. - 2016-11-28

Sports

Cody Todesco leads Bowdoin hockey

Colby weekend begins tonight

BRUNSWICK There was never any question about Cody Todesco. He was always going to be a Bowdoin star. More...

Pats fear worst for Gronk

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.   Rob Gronkowski’s season is likely over.  The New England Patriots tight end was scheduled to have surgery Friday for a herniated disk in his lower back, the team said in a statement Thursday night.  More...

A brilliant start, a bad finish and a 73 in Tiger’s return

NASSAU, Bahamas   Even with the wind at his back, Tiger Woods figured only a perfect 5-iron from 231 yards would reach the green. Adding to this challenge was he had taken only four full swings in competition over the past 466 days.  More...

Worship

FAITH NOTES :

Advent Week Two: Radical Hospitality

One of my favorite Christmas memories is also one of my hardest. Suffering with cancer, my mom lived four hours away from our home in Maine. That winter and fall I drove back and forth twice a month.  More...

Faith communities around Maine to demonstrate against acts of hate

PORTLAND In response to reports of an uptick in acts of hate reported around the U.S. More...

125th Anniversary Mass for St. Francis of Assisi Church in Belfast on Dec. 11

BELFAST   On Nov. 26, 1891, Bishop James A. Healy, the second Bishop of Portland, dedicated St. Francis of Assisi Church, located on 81 Court Street in Belfast.  More...

Pending Defense bill benefits BIW

BATH Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced this week that the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains billions of dollars for shipbuilding that would benefit Bath Iron Works. More...

Zumwalt underway again

BATH   The largest and most expensive destroyer built for the U.S. More...

A sometimes dangerous job ... Who wants that kind of work?

BRUNSWICK   Last of a five-part series on how Maine’s agencies that care for the intellectually disabled are facing potential funding cuts that will exacerbate an already critical shortage of support professionals.  More...

Lawn to speak at FOMB ‘Twisted Genes’ presentation

BRUNSWICK — Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s third presentation of their 20th annual Winter Speaker Series, entitled “Twisted Genes, Distorted Narratives,” features Fedco Seed founder CR Lawn. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

BRUNSWICK ATTORNEY N. SETH LEVY presented “All Your Docs in a Row” at the People Plus Center as part of the monthly FYI! series. More...

N.H. gets ideas on attracting talent

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire needs to tell its story better online and in person if it wants to attract workers, an economic development expert who’s been working with state officials said Thursday. More...

Cops: Victim has suspended license

PROVIDENCE, R.I. More...

Fire department says some ‘double-dipping’

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The fire department in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, says some families are “double-dipping” into a Santa Fund it runs, asking for toy donations more than once for the same child. More...

Landlord of house where 6 died in fire to serve 90 days

Victims include Topsham woman

PORTLAND   The owner of a building in Maine where six people died in a fire following a Halloween party two years ago was sentenced Thursday to three months in jail for his misdemeanor conviction.  More...

States lack data on financial elder abuse

AUGUSTA (AP) — An investigator with Maine’s government accountability office says it’s nearly impossible to measure how much of a problem elder financial abuse has become due to incomplete data. More...

County commissioners have final budget say

AUBURN (AP) — A judge has rejected claims in a lawsuit alleging that commissioners in a Maine county received unjust enrichment due to higher salaries they improperly set for themselves.  More...

2,300 without power in northern Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine utility says it’s working to restore power to more than 2,300 customers in the far northern part of the state after it got a good dose of winter.  More...

Crispy Christmas trees: Staged fire video shows potential risks

WORCESTER, Mass. More...

House pushes ahead with $611 billion defense policy bill

WASHINGTON The Republican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of military bases and awards U.S. More...

Next test for pipeline protesters: the North Dakota winter

CANNON BALL, N.D. So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands. More...

Families prepare to receive the dead from Colombia crash

MEDELLIN, Colombia Families are preparing to receive the bodies of the victims of this week’s air tragedy in Colombia as experts develop a clearer picture of how things went so terribly wrong with a charter flight that slammed into a mountains More...

Opinion

LETTERS

Reaching Out   More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Words spoken cannot be recalled.  — from “He Knew He Was Right” by Anthony Trollope   More...

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Q&A with singer / songwriter Suzanne Vega

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December events at Curtis Memorial Library

BRUNSWICK   The following is a schedule of events for December at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. The library will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and 31. All programs are free and open to the public. More...

HOROSCOPES

WEEK OF SUN, DEC. 4

ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20   Exchange heartfelt words with someone who could benefit from a pick-me-up. This might change this person’s entire perspective and improve his or her week.  TAURUS Apr. More...