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MRRA welcomes public to picnic

BRUNSWICK The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority held its annual open house and picnic Wednesday night, providing the public a chance to talk with MRRA officials and get to know a little more about the base redevelopment. More...

Senter Fund Committee soliciting grant requests

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Gun displayed during road rage incident

BATH — A Topsham man was arrested by Bath police after allegedly brandishing a gun during a road rage incident on his way to work last week. The incident was reported at 6:50 a.m. on Aug. 18. More...

Topsham Public Library annual book sale is Sept. 23-25

TOPSHAM — The Topsham Public Library annual Friends' Book Sale will take place at the library from Friday, Sept. 23, to Sunday, Sept. 25. More...

Reaction from Wednesday’s decision

Here are some quotes Wednesday about the president’s decision to create a new national monument, Katahdin Waters and Waters, east of Baxter State Park. More...

Downeast Institute’s Brian Beal talks clam restoration

BRUNSWICK Brian Beal, director of the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, recently spoke at Curtis Memorial Library about the organization’s field experiments in efforts to restore Casco Bay’s soft-shell clam po More...

USDA giving $300K to boost Maine farms, markets, rural jobs

BANGOR (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving nearly $300,000 to five Maine communities and organizations to support rural business growth in the state. More...

Illuminated road signs changed to display obscene messages

PORTLAND (AP) — Contractors are trying to change two illuminated road signs in Portland that were changed to display obscene messages. More...

French burkini bans face legal challenge as tension mounts

PARIS France’s highest administrative authority is studying whether local bans on full-body burkini swimsuits are legal, amid growing concerns in the country and abroad about police forcing Muslim women to disrobe. More...

Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts

AMATRICE, Italy Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communitie More...

Nonprofit asking Clinton, Trump to stop campaigning on 9/11

NEW YORK ( AP) — A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks. More...

12 dead in attack on American University

KABUL, Afghanistan A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul’s outskirts, a More...

Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria

ANKARA, Turkey U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told his Turkish counterpart that Syrian Kurdish forces have started withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish officials said Thursday. More...

 

Obituaries

Harry K. Warren - 2016-08-25
Fred N. Vose III - 2016-08-25
Stevenson R. Cushing - 2016-08-25
Robert C. Albert - 2016-08-24
Dean D. Schuster - 2016-08-24
Jane P. Morse - 2016-08-24
Marie C. Cox - 2016-08-23
Karen S. Seigars - 2016-08-23
Ruth M. Kish - 2016-08-23
Frank L. Rose - 2016-08-22

Sports

Laplante lands in Topsham

TOPSHAM O’Neil Laplante has had a quite a life, with several highs and devastating lows along the way. More...

Ortiz, Red Sox downed in extras

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The latest memorable night for David Ortiz ended badly for the Boston Red Sox. More...

Sea Dogs walk off before fireworks

PORTLAND Nate Freiman drilled a walk-off three-run homer over the Maine Monster and the Sea Dogs (51-76) took the rubber match over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-68) by a final score of 10-7 in front of a sellout crowd on Wednesday night at Hadl More...

Living

Divided America:

Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

It’s a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can’t vote, aren&rsquo More...

Sea beet leaves and elderflower: Learning to forage for food

TOLLER PORCORUM, England “This,” said our guide James Feaver, “is our main course.” We were standing in front of a dung heap in a high meadow in the English countryside. Pushing up out of the ooze was a low-growing weed. More...

Mild support for Trump in Midcoast

Nominee has difficulty consolidating support among GOP politicians

BRUNSWICK Earlier this month, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, used a Washington Post op-ed to declare that she would not vote for Donald Trump in November. More...

NRA, LePage slam gun question

Background check proposal on November ballot

PORTLAND A referendum designed to strengthen background checks is an affront to gun rights and individual liberties, Gov. Paul LePage said on Wednesday. More...

GEORGETOWN FROM ABOVE

A CLUSTER OF GEORGETOWN’S ISLANDS in the Sheepscot River, as seen from above, captured Tuesday in this aerial photo by Georgetown photographer Jerry Crute. More...

Local police departments to establish sobriety checkpoints

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Office will participate in a sobriety checkpoint over the next week in conjunction with the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. More...

Free healing clinic in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — A free light body healing clinic will take place Friday from 1-5 p.m., presented by Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy and People Plus. More...

College admissions presentation in Freeport

FREEPORT — On Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Freeport Community Library invites high school students and their families to a “How Colleges Really Choose Students?” presentation with Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting. More...

Land from Quimby is new national monument

PORTLAND President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt’s Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby’s goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversar More...

Maine father and daughter convicted of running drug ring

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man and his daughter were convicted of running a multi-state drug distribution ring earlier this week. More...

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson to make stop in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is holding a pair of campaign stops in Maine. The Sun Journal reports Johnson will appear in Portland and Lewiston on Friday. More...

Region’s drought keeps deer tick numbers down

CONCORD, N.H. The drought conditions that have gripped much of the Northeastern U.S. this summer appear to have a silver lining — fewer ticks. More...

Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. Mobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just like after Hurricane Katrina, as federal authorities bring in temporary housing for thousands of people displaced by catastrophic flooding. More...

Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant

NEW YORK A Mississippi firefighter who received the world’s most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like “a normal guy” for the first time in 15 years. More...

Soldier killed in Afghanistan was from the Milwaukee area

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The Green Beret who was killed by an explosive in Afghanistan this week was raised in the Milwaukee area. The Defense Department says Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Thompson died Tuesday in the southern province of Helmand. More...

North Korea missile test adds to ‘Military First’ celebration

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Opinion

LETTERS

Support for Seth Berry I am writing to voice my strong support for Seth Berry for State Representative of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Richmond. More...

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Our Macho Environmental Disregard

GUEST COLUMN

Though many think the world revolves around humanity, it really doesn't. Despite what it says in the Bible, our dominion over this planet and all other living things is still very much a work in progress progressing not all that well. More...