September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wiscasset board urged to reverse road name decision

Letters cite ‘Redskin’ use

WISCASSET A Penobscot Indian chief and an Elder Council member have sent letters to the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen asking the board to overturn its decision to allow a private road to be given a name widely considered derogatory. More...

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PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

THE PEOPLE PLUS WRITE ON GROUP meets every week to talk about their own works and discuss the process of writing. More...

Topsham man charged in six area burglaries

TOPSHAM Topsham police say they have arrested a man they say is behind six burglaries that have take place in the last three weeks. More...

FOMB finishing up its Outside! 2014 series

BOWDOINHAM Friends of Merrymeeting Bay concludes its Outside! 2014 series with a mushroom walk from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. More...

Editorial

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Casual violence

With a few missteps and bouts of cluelessness, the NFL is finally cleaning up its act when it comes to domestic violence among its ranks. More...

Political Cartoon

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Universal Sudoku Puzzle answer

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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...

Maine

An Elephant Never Forgets

Old friends trumpet arrival of Rosie, Opal in Oklahoma, says shelter director

HOPE A week after Hope Elephants co-founder Jim Laurita’s sudden, tragic death in his elephant pen, the two Asian elephants he always called “his girls” are settling in at the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma. More...

OSHA investigating death of Hope Elephants co-founder

AUGUSTA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Augusta on Thursday confirmed that the federal agency is investigating the Sept. More...

Rhode Island woman dies in Kittery crash

KITTERY Police say a woman from Rhode Island on the way to her summer home in Maine died in a collision on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery when a tractor-trailer crashed through guardrails, crossed a median and hit her SUV head on. More...

World

Scots reject independence in historic vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. More...

Who won & who lost?

Who won and who lost in this historic referendum? WINNERS: The 55.3 percent of Scottish voters who wanted to stay in the United Kingdom. LOSERS: The 44.7 percent who disagreed. WINNER: More...

France strikes Islamic State group’s Iraq depot

PARIS Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes today against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said. More...

Effort begins to fix Dunning St. building

Fire department condemns 11-unit Brunswick residence

BRUNSWICK A newly hired property manager at 9 Dunning St. said he is anxious to bring the building back up to code so that residents can return to their homes there. More...

Raise your stein!

Oktoberfest occurs Saturday in Topsham

TOPSHAM With bands, keg tossing and stein-hoisting contests and, of course, local beers and food planned for Saturday — the second Oktoberfest put on by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber promises to be bigger, better and even tastier than la More...

 

Obituaries

Sue Milliken - 2014-09-19
Roger M. Marshall - 2014-09-19
Richard Earle Bodge - 2014-09-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-09-18
F. Edward Evans - 2014-09-17
Anna Ione Douglas - 2014-09-16
Timothy J. Wilson - 2014-09-16
William J. Simonitis - 2014-09-16
Cindy Jane Oconnor - 2014-09-16
Daniel Cressey - 2014-09-16

Sports

Greyhounds overcome Wolverines

Injuries take toll in 1-0 Lisbon win

LISBON FALLS Injuries are a part of sports, and too often they occur at the most inopportune time. More...

Pirates sweep Red Sox

PITTSBURGH It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you’re just meant to win,” he said. More...

Bruins have some lineup questions

BOSTON The Boston Bruins have some lineup questions entering training camp after a disappointing second-round exit in the playoffs. More...

Letters

Permit failures speak volumes

NNEPRA has now failed twice to secure a stormwater management permit for the 60,000 square foot train garage it proposes for Brunswick West. More...

Commentary

Good economic news can turn out badly

Are things getting better? That’s difficult to know, because good news often turns out to be bad news. Here’s an example. Personal savings have increased. Recent reports indicate that consumer spending has declined, but savings are up. More...

Piling on the NFL

Domestic violence just doesn’t happen on elevators. And it’s not just committed by former NFL running backs. More...

All That Matters

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Emily Webb, the lead character, has the opportunity to return to her hometown for one day after she has died. Emily chooses her 12th Birthday. More...

Worship

In Memory Of A Great Man

FAITH NOTES: Words that Encourage
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Cardinals debate marriage before meeting

VATICAN CITY The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis. More...

Acharya Greenleaf to present talk

BRUNSWICK — Acharya Michael Greenleaf will present a talk at the Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center on Sept. 26 and 27. Greenleaf is an acharya, or senior teacher, will present a talk on Friday, Sept. 26, from 6: 30- 9 p. More...

Nation

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

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Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

NEW YORK Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say “open sesame” to the New York Stock Exchange today, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion. More...

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Common Ground

Popular organic farmer and gardener fair back in Unity

UNITY It's always the third weekend after Labor Day, in the waning beauty of September, this vast celebration of the harvest in Unity. More...

Oktoberfest comes early to Topsham

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Chocolate Church Gallery opens ‘Made in Clay’ today

BATH —The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath, announces the opening reception for the MADE IN CLAY exhibit on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. More...