April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ArtWalk organizers learn lessons

Feedback fuels changes to monthly Brunswick walks

BRUNSWICK M ay 9 kicks off this year’s series of ArtWalks in downtown Brunswick, and organizers are working to improve their patrons’ experiences based on lessons learned from pervious years. More...

Orion stage fund passes halfway mark

TOPSHAM Some performers may be seated on stage out of harm’s way playing an instrument or standing behind a microphone but often the vibrant, lively shows that headline at the Orion Performing Arts Center involve actors and actresses down on t More...

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Sports

Lisbon tracksters compete

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Lackey hot, Pineda tossed, Red Sox win, 5-1

BOSTON The pine tar on Michael Pineda’s neck was a stain for the New York Yankees. More...

Late push lifts ’Builders to opening win

Holbrook doubles twice in 8-3 Morse baseball victory

READFIELD Morse was holding a slim 3- 2 lead in its Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference high school baseball opener against Maranacook on Wednesday. More...

Nation

Feds propose e-cigarette regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. More...

Vermont moves toward labeling GMO foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. More...

FCC veering from internet neutrality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the socalled “last mile” connection to people’s homes, but e More...

Editorial

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Wrong stimuli

We get in line. We take off our outer clothes, our shoes. We surrender our laptops and cell phones. We put our shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste in clear plastic bags for the whole world to see. More...

Living

Teething woes for Chinese tourists

In Thailand and elsewhere, Chinese tourists have acquired the same sort of reputation for loud, uncouth, culturally unaware behavior that inspired the term “Ugly Americans” decades ago.

CHIANG MAI, Thailand T he bucolic, once laidback campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. More...

Tumbleweed troubles in Colorado

ORDWAY, Colo. Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the droughtstricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school. More...

Chinese lawyers recount torture by police

BEIJING His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. The handcuffs behind him were jerked upward and soon he was dangling in the air. More...

Barbershop, silent auction to benefit Respite  Free Access 

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Area Respite Care will hold its 14th annual Barbershop Concert and silent auction on Saturday, April 26, at United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, in Brunswick. More...

Huse School sale OK’d

Councilors learn school would be converted into assisted-living facility

BATH The City Council unanimously approved a sale agreement for the former Huse School building Wednesday night during a 10-minute meeting. More...

Crews seek rail safety training

LAC-MÉGANTIC AFTERMATH

AUGUSTA Ever since a crude oil train disaster decimated a Quebec village’s downtown last July, more and more Maine fire departments have been requesting training on rail safety. More...

Obituaries

Linda F. Laguerre - 2014-04-24
Everett H. Parker - 2014-04-24
Frank Alvah Donnell - 2014-04-23
Christina I. Viger - 2014-04-23
Bruce G. Crawford - 2014-04-23
Louis E. Thibeault Sr. - 2014-04-22
Natalie Demeny - 2014-04-22
Jeffery Allan Goodell - 2014-04-22
Rosalyn F. Williams - 2014-04-22

Local

2 hurt in Richmond crash

RICHMOND The driver of a sport utility vehicle that flipped on Dingley Road on Wednesday night was flown by helicopter to Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center. More...

Wiscasset to get $1.2M for clean water project

WISCASSET The Wiscasset Water District and waste water treatment plant are getting a $1.2 million boost in aid from the federal government, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree announced Tuesday. More...

Fire damages mobile home in Freeport

FREEPORT A mobile home fire Wednesday night in Freeport had firefighters on the scene in six minutes. Fire Chief Darrel Fournier said the fire at 11 Port Drive was called in at 6:50 p.m. and firefighters had responded by 6:56 p.m. More...

Maine

Maine nursing homes may get $14 million boost

AUGUSTA After years of underfunding that has forced some of Maine’s nursing homes to slash staff and close their doors, the facilities could get some relief under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. More...

Wilkerson, Close to receive Bates degrees

LEWISTON (AP) — Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Alexis Wilkerson and Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close are among four people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at the Bates College commencement. More...

State proposes next sea urchin season

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s proposed 2014-15 sea urchin season schedule includes the same number of harvesting days as the previous season. More...

World

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I come from a troubled family. I am just now realizing that there is more to life than posting bond for family members and getting people out of jail at 3 a.m. I got my GED and started college this year. More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. More...

Commentary

Bottom line myopia

The National Governors Association’s winter conference was a curious spectacle that still resonates. More...

Avanel and the Flu-zees

Everyday we walk among local heroes that care for our health, sometimes without us even knowing. More...