April 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wiscasset meeting eyes draft budget, Scout Hall

WISCASSET The draft budget for 2014-15 will be presented to the Board of Selectmen at its regular meeting tonight. More...

Bath man charged with kidnapping

Accused of aggravated assault against Brunswick woman

BRUNSWICK Police on Monday released more details about the alleged kidnapping of a Brunswick woman by her former boyfriend on Thursday night. More...

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Sports

Coaching changes spice Wolverines’ athletics

Wiscasset spring sports preview

WISCASSET There has been quite a turnover of coaches at Wiscasset High School heading into the spring season. Three coaches began their first season with the Wolverines recently. More...

Six-run sixth lifts Sea Dogs to 9-4 win over Mets

PORTLAND — The Portland Sea Dogs (7-4) exploded for six runs in the sixth inning and beat the Binghamton Mets (7-4), 9-4 Monday night at Hadlock Field in Eastern League action. More...

Late call costs Celtics in 113-108 loss to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA Chris Johnson stepped back, heaved up a desperation 3-pointer and watched it fall in to tie the game with 0.9 seconds on the clock. Or so he thought. More...

Nation

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

ONE-YEAR LATER

BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them. More...

Sex offenders charged with rapes, killings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two registered sex offenders who have known each other since at least 2012 have been charged with raping and killing four California women since last year. More...

Judge considers stay on gay marriage ruling

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-ofstate gay marriage says he’s inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal. More...

Editorial

Fair taxes

EDITORIAL

It’s tax day, and for those of you who haven’t get filed, better get cracking. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Healthcare choices

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A christening?

To the Editor: On Saturday, over 5,000 people streamed into Bath to celebrate the near-completion of the USS Zumwalt, the Navy’s latest and most technologically advanced warship. More...

Family & Friends

Home decorating tips

for the flea-market shopper

The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. More...

Spring bulb flowers

I’ve been paying attention to snowdrops and crocus since I was 9 years old - I recently found entries in my diary that tell me so. More...

On-base mass shootings violate sense of security

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

In more ways than one, the military has sometimes been an institution that change forgot. Some people refer to military life as living in a “bubble.” Some people have worse names for it. More...

Brunswick man found guilty of sexual assault

PORTLANDA Cumberland County Superior Court judge has found a Brunswick man guilty of sexually assaulting a minor.Justice Joyce Wheeler issued a written verdict Monday in the trial of the gross sexual assault trial of Thomas Harmon.Harmon had waived h More...

Seeds of Knowledge forced to move

LEAVING TOWN-OWNED SCOUT HALL IN WISCASSET

WISCASSET A chorus of young voices reciting Spanish instructions could be heard from the entrance of the Scout Hall on a recent morning during a Seeds of Knowledge Education Center class. More...

Students take on a ‘challenge’ at SMCC

Prepare for annual wind blade competition

BRUNSWICK Southern Maine Community College students partnered with middle and high school students from Bath, Freeport and Portland on Friday to make wind blades at SMCC’s Midcoast Campus on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in preparatio More...

Obituaries

Gregory Arnold Goddard - 2014-04-15
Frank Farner - 2014-04-15
Josephine Atlass - 2014-04-15
Ellen Elaine Holt - 2014-04-15
Allan Howard Teel - 2014-04-15
Helen F. Lyons - 2014-04-15
Charles Henry DeGroot - 2014-04-14
Gregory A. Goddard - 2014-04-14
Leonard C. Pelletier - 2014-04-11
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-04-11
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-04-10
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-04-10

Local

Public gets chance to speak on $7.3M Lisbon bonds

Funds sought for new school gym, track and public works garage

LISBON Three proposed bonds go before public hearings tonight in Lisbon totaling $7.3 million dollars to fund a new Lisbon High School gymnasium and track and a new public works garage for the town. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. More...

READY TO SERVE AND PROTECT

MAINE’S 13 newest troopers joined the State Police following graduation ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. With Gov. More...

Suspects named, charges released in jewelry heist

FREEPORT Two males have been charged with theft after taking a necklace from a jewelry store in Freeport last Friday and eluding arrest, leading police on both a vehicle and foot chase ending in Brunswick. More...

Maine

Two Mainers appointed to serve in federal roles

Two Maine residents were selected to serve in federal roles, according to U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King on Friday. More...

Maine House OKs OD antidote bill

After 147-0 vote, measure moves to Senate; LePage pledges to veto

AUGUSTA Maine moved one step closer Monday to widening access to a drug that could prevent overdose deaths, but the measure faces a certain veto from Republican Gov. More...

Legislature rejects plan for right-to-work zones

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine lawmakers have rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to offer business tax breaks and workers the ability not to pay labor union fees in certain parts of the state. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

TUE/15 PERFORMANCES EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. From a story of the same title by Flannery O'Connor and created for the stage by More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse? My son was in a threeyear relationship with a woman who scored 15 out of 15 on your list. More...

BRIDGE

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Commentary

Income Inequality and Political Clout

GUEST COLUMN

As we watch the events unfolding in Ukraine and Russia, it is tempting to put our noses in the air and scoff at countries that are dominated by super-wealthy oligarchs, where elections are rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. More...

Pellets for palaces

GUEST COLUMN

How much would it cost Lord Grantham to keep Downton Abbey warm? someone asked on a cold Sunday evening last winter. Wondering about an answer, Drottningholm Palace came to mind. More...

Milestones

Corea, Payne

SAN FRANCISCO — Ana Marcela Corea and Charles McQuade Payne, of San Francisco, Calif., wish to announce their engagement. More...

BIRTHS

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston A girl, Averie Corinne Beal, to Ryan and Sarah Beal of Lewiston, March 25, 2014. A girl, Lucille Olivia Schalk, to Luther and Victoria Schalk of Topsham, April 5, 2014. More...

Crowning achievement

Greene resident named Mrs. Maine International

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Janet Desmarais, 44, of Greene, was crowned Mrs. Maine International this month and will go onto compete for the title of Mrs. More...