September 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public receives lesson on upcoming referendum issues

Thursday event hosted by League of Women Voters

BRUNSWICK On Thursday, the League of Women Voters of Maine’s Brunswick chapter held an event to inform residents of the referendum items that will be on the upcoming November ballot. More...

Fundraisers set for cancer foundation

BRUNSWICK The Dean Snell Cancer Foundation is preparing for its biggest fundraisers of the year — the annual golf tournament and the “Thanks for Giving” gala dinner. More...

Free diabetes education classes at Mid Coast Hospital

BRUNSWICK — Healthcentric Advisors, the New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization is offering free diabetes self-management classes. More...

Landing receives $517K in economic development funding

BRUNSWICK Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the agency redeveloping the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, will receive $517,000 to offset a $1 million infrastructure project. More...

Nonprofit seeks to educate immigrants on civic engagement

PORTLAND (AP) — A new nonprofit has launched in Maine with the goal of encouraging the state’s newest residents to vote in elections and make their voices heard in Augusta. More...

Portland Symphony Orchestra grant will bring music to kids

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland Symphony Orchestra is getting $600,000 to bring music to Maine children. The money will support the orchestra’s PSO Explorers program. The money is from Bingham Trust. More...

PACs linked to pro-Sanders group, LePage seek influence

AUGUSTA Two new political groups are ready to spend tens of thousands of dollars on doorto door canvassing and contributions ahead of this fall’s statewide election. More...

Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting

TOWNVILLE, S.C. A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath. More...

Clinton’s ‘nasty’ Trump ads are mostly his own words

WASHINGTON Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making “nasty” ads about him. Most of Clinton’s commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. More...

Bruce Springsteen signs fifth-grader’s absence note

PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and “The Boss” gladly played along by signing the boy’s absence excuse note. More...

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with U.S.

WASHINGTON A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. More...

 

Obituaries

Gene S. Moll - 2016-09-30
Allan C. Frizzle Jr. - 2016-09-30
Marilyn J. Coffin - 2016-09-30
Blanche E. Ryder - 2016-09-30
Elaine M. Lemont - 2016-09-30
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-09-29
Geoffrey W. Collins - 2016-09-28
Ernest L. Parsons - 2016-09-27
Kevin L. Kelley - 2016-09-27
Margaret L. Smith - 2016-09-27
Lionel R. Levasseur - 2016-09-27
Allan B. Corderman - 2016-09-26
Ronald Joseph Janowski - 2016-09-26
Margaret Berté - 2016-09-26
Nancy L. McKeen - 2016-09-26
Frederick A. Findlen - 2016-09-26

Sports

Freeport blanked by Falmouth

Early goal sets tone for girls soccer

FREEPORT A lot can happen in 14 seconds. In Thursday’s girls high school soccer match between Freeport and Falmouth, 14 seconds was all it took for Mia Cooney to give the visiting Yachtsmen a one-score lead. More...

Yankees complete sweep of Red Sox

New York eliminated from postseason contention

NEW YORK Starlin Castro was at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night when Baltimore finished a 4-0 win at Toronto, eliminating the Yankees from postseason contention. More...

Only the Bills stand in the way of 4-0 for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The 2016 season is still in its first month, and so far nothing has been able to stop the New England Patriots. Not Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. Not the injuries to both of Brady’s backups. More...

Worship

FAITH NOTES :

Moms Shouldn’t Have to Go It Alone

Moms, this one is for you. You who struggle to work and raise kids. Who are figuring it out as you go. Who are in it for the long haul – the rest of your life. No vacation days. No sick days. More...

Pope visits Georgia and Azerbaijan with message of peace, reconciliation

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is wrapping up a Caucasus pilgrimage that began in June in Armenia and ends this weekend with a visit to two other countries with tiny Catholic communities: the Orthodox Christian bastion of Georgia and the largely Shiite M More...

Living the Word

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”. Ecclesiastes 3:1 The Seasons of our Lives More...

PUT ON YOUR OWN PLAY

MSMT staging costume sale on Saturday

BRUNSWICK Looking for an unusual item to wear this Halloween? Or how about a crocodile to keep in the house? Maine State Music Theatre is holding its fifth annual costume sale on Saturday at their headquarters at 22 Elm St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Meeting focuses on new school

Public invited to Saturday gathering in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick School Board and Facilities Maintenance Committee will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to discuss plans for a new elementary school. More...

Police seize 17.5 lbs of pot from Bath residence

BATH Bath police say a child custody complaint led to the seizure of 17.5 pounds of processed marijuana on Tuesday. According to a press release, Bath Police Det. Marc Brunelle went to a residence at 5 Bumpy Hill Road just before 3 p.m. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PEOPLE PLUS MEMBERS who moonlight as drivers in the People Plus Volunteer Transportation Network are pictured here at the recent Spectrum Generations’ Celebrity Chef Challenge to support Meals More...

Hobart receives ‘bold leadership’ award

Tuesday, September 20, Rep. More...

Court upholds teen rape and murder victim’s privacy rights

CONCORD, N.H. The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday decided that the details of a young woman’s sexual history should remain private after her rape and murder. More...

Burt’s Bees co-founder buys campground on Schoodic

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Conservationist and Burt’s Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has bought a scenic campground on the Schoodic Peninsula and her family intends to continue operating it. More...

More than 1 million Mainers dealing with drought conditions

PORTLAND (AP) — The federal government says more than 1 million Mainers are currently dealing with drought conditions. The latest report by the U.S. More...

After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers

HOBOKEN, N.J. More...

Cellphones spill into Yellowstone’s wilds despite plan

BILLINGS, Mont. Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth. More...

Rescue turns new attention on unsolved ’13 killing

HARTFORD, Conn. It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his home, shot three times with a rifle. More...

Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ drug suspects

MANILA, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be “happy to slaughter” 3 million addicts. More...

Opinion

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to York, Pennsylvania. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Nothing you can’t spell will ever work. More...

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ONE WAY TRIP TO MARS

The Chocolate Church presents an out-of-this-world rock opera

BATH An opera for the space-ages opens this weekend at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath. More...

Freeport Fall Festival this weekend

FREEPORT The Freeport Fall Festival, now in its 18th year, attracts thousands of people to Freeport for a day of art, music and fun. This year the festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Author to join tour of haunted lighthouses

BATH Local author Greg Latimer will join the Lighthouse Legends and Lore Cruise scheduled for Sept. 30 hosted by Maine Maritime Museum and conducted by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. More...