August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tonight on the Mall: Couch to 5K, music

BRUNSWICK Parkview Adventist Medical Center is looking for more runners and walkers for its second Couch to 5K event this year, to take place tonight on the Mall in downtown Brunswick. More...

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Surfer hurt at Reid St.

Son performs CPR on Woolwich dad

GEORGETOWN A Woolwich man who went surfing with his son at Reid State Park on Tuesday morning was resuscitated on the beach before being taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital. More...

SUMMER HISTORY WALKING TOUR

ON SUNDAY, AUG. 31, join architectural historian Scott Hanson for a tour of Fort Andross/Cabot Mill, the next in Pejepscot Historical Society’s Summer History Walking Tour Series. More...

SAGADAHOC COUNTY

Summonses Daniel Watson, 23, of Phippsburg, Aug. 23, 2:03 a.m., charged with operating with an expired license greater than 90 days, on Old Bath Road, West Bath. Thomas Robison, 59, of Woolwich, Aug. More...

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Tiny houses, senior villages

There are 140 people waiting to get into Pejepscot Terrace off Jordan Avenue, according to Speaker Mark Eves. Pejepscot Terrace is a senior housing center that is restricted to seniors on a fixed income below a given threshold. More...

Commentary

Global Warming and Ice Ages

Last winter, in the midst of an unarguably cold winter, it was not uncommon to hear people say things like, “Where’s global warming NOW?” Others argued that (based on erroneous internet information) meteorologists don’t accept More...

It’s Good to Have to Get Things Done

Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done? More...

Business

Surf’s Up!

Carpenter channels love of riding waves into a business

OLD TOWN L uke Cushman of Old Town knows his way around a wood shop. Cushman’s father was a carpenter and passed the trade on to him, and he hopes to pass woodworking on to his 13-year-old son, Jonah. More...

Artistic travelers will find respite, inspiration with Idyllworks

GEORGETOWN — While a trip to the local spa can provide some much needed relaxation, sometimes an hour or two of peace and quiet just isn’t enough to fully recharge. More...

John Peters joins Eaton Peabody Consulting Group

AUGUSTA — Eaton Peabody Consulting Group recently announced that John Peters has joined its consulting team. More...

Nation

In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

DALLAS In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust â?? More...

Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

WASHINGTON Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist." More...

Next up for Wiscasset — closing a school

Public input sought on Thursday

WISCASSET With the first school year as a stand-alone district just around the corner, the Wiscasset School Committee has another weighty task at hand — the possible closure of one of the district’s three schools. More...

Freeport withdrawal

Hearing focuses on enrollment, costs

FREEPORT Following the state’s preliminary approval of a withdrawal agreement between Freeport and Regional School Unit 5, the school board opened a public hearing Tuesday night to gather input on the proposed withdrawal terms. More...

 

Obituaries

Gretchen S. Bischoff - 2014-08-27
John F. Albis Sr. - 2014-08-26
Margaret Irish - 2014-08-26
Priscilla A. Fogg - 2014-08-25
Ronald S. Breton - 2014-08-25
Valerie Vreeland Kezer - 2014-08-25
John T. Atkinson - 2014-08-25
DEATH NOTICES - 2014-08-22

Sports

Sox roll in 11

Boston scores 7 in 11th for 11-7 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO To Mike Napoli, it was “just another homer.” Napoli hit a shot into the fifth deck, the first at Rogers Centre in more than three years, as part of Boston’s seven-run 11th inning and the Red Sox held on for a 11-7 win on Tu More...

Buccaneers trade for Patriots G Logan Mankins

TAMPA, Fla. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. More...

Wiscasset Speedway hosts Mini Stock Tour

WISCASSET The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour made its one and only appearance in Maine at the Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday, highlighting the Group One night of racing, with NAPA Super Street, Outlaw Mini, Prostock and New England 4-Cyl More...

Letters

Diversity needed

Letter writer Ryan Jones insists BIW unions support Senator Susan Collins because she “works hard for us and our shipyard.” Has there ever been a legislator from Maine that didn’t “support” BIW and work to get bills and More...

On Obama’s review of police equipment

Politics aside, anything that will keep law enforcement officer deaths down is a good thing. Unfortunately we have lost 67 officers this year to date, we have also lost 43 military members in the same time frame. More...

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CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered. More...

Maine

Bill Clinton to campaign for Michaud in Portland

PORTLAND Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will come to Maine to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud next week, Michaud’s campaign announced Tuesday morning. More...

LePage embraces candor in campaign

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can’t help mouthing off. More...

Teens pleads guilty to microwaving kitten

PORTLAND (AP) — Two Maine teenagers have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service each after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges alleging they put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turned it on. More...

World

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

KABUL, Afghanistan Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. More...