January 20, 2017 RSS feed / Local

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PAT O'BRIEN, Director of Marketing for Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, right, at People Plus’s FYI! Olive Oil 101 event last week. More...

Richmond train bridge being dismantled

RICHMOND   A low clearance railroad bridge that has been hit several times in past years — and shaved off the top of many box trailers like a sardine can — is soon to be one less obstacle for drivers.  The state-owned railroad t More...

Remember When?

Bath’s Florence Nightingale

BATH   Excerpts from Parker McCobb Reed’s History of Bath and Environs, Sagadahoc County, Maine (1894), Henry Wilson Owen’s History of Bath, Maine (1936) and Bath Historical Newsletter #8 September 1990.  More...

TrainRiders hires first director

PORTLAND   Rail advocacy group TrainRiders Northeast has hired George O’Keefe, Jr., of Winthrop as its first ever executive director  O’Keefe is a Master’s Degree candidate in the Policy, Planning, and Management Program, More...

Red Cross critically needs donors after severe blood shortage

BRUNSWICK   Following several rounds of severe winter weather, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.  More...

Service for environmental journalist

BRUNSWICK — A memorial service for Phyllis Austin will be held Monday, January 23, 2017, 11 a.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St. in Brunswick. More...

Connecting seniors in Maine’s oldest town

Harpswell call program will reach the elderly

HARPSWELL This week, Harpswell Aging at Home kick started a new Seniors Connecting program to reach out to seniors with weekly phone calls. More...

Crash leads to outage

TOPSHAM   Hundreds of Central Maine Power Co. customers were without electricity for about five hours as crews repaired a utility pole sheared by a car Wednesday morning.  The crash was reported at 8:46 a.m. More...

Bath city council sets special election for Ward 7

BATH   The Bath City Council has set the date for a special election to fill the vacant council seat for Ward 7, which has been empty since Councilor Leverett “Tink” Mitchell passed away in late December.   More...

Brunswick approves pay increase for entry-level cops

Town attorney’s contract renewed

BRUNSWICK Entry-level pay for new Brunswick patrol officers is now $ 20 per hour, and retroactive to July 1, 2016, per a contractual agreement approved by the Brunswick Town Councilors Tuesday. More...

Brunswick police arrest fugitive

BRUNSWICK   A call Saturday morning for reported suspicious activity lead Brunswick police to a man who had a warrant for his arrest out of Florida.  Police responded to Garrison Street at 8:32 a.m. and ended up arresting Adalberto W. More...

Another parking ban for Brunswick  Free Access 

The Town of Brunswick has declared a parking ban starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. More...

MDOT plan contains millions for local 2017 projects

BRUNSWICK The Maine Department of Transportation released its annual three-year work plan earlier this month containing millions of dollars worth of projects in the Midcoast. More...

‘Red Carpet Revival’ film series at Patten Free

BATH   In conjunction with the film industry’s award season, Patten Free Library will screen six Best Picture Oscar winners on Friday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 3 and ending March 10. Admission and refreshments are free.  More...

March for women’s rights planned in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK A Women’s Rights Vigil is planned from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday on the Brunswick Mall. Organizers say the vigil is in solidarity with the March for Women’s Rights being held in Washington, DC, at the same time. More...

Brunswick police arrest fugitive from justice  Free Access 

A call Saturday morning for reported suspicious activity lead Brunswick police to a man who had a warrant for his arrest out of Florida. More...

Freeport Community Library hosts final Camden Conference event

On Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Freeport Community Library is will host a presentation by Ekhlas Ahmed. This is the last in a series of 2017 Camden Conference related events held at Freeport Community Library.  More...

STUDENT NOTES

EMMANUEL COLLEGE   Olivia Chase of Brunswick and Mary Gregory of Freeport were named to the Emmanuel College Fall 2016 Dean’s List   More...

Upcoming Restorative Justice Project training opportunity

BATH   The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast is offering a free training for volunteers interested in mentoring young people involved in the criminal justice system. An informational session will be held on Thursday, Jan. More...

Bath Rotary Club to hold food drive

BATH — The Bath Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Bath Sunrise Rotary and the Morse Interact Club, will be holding a food drive to benefit the Bath Area Food Bank on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Shaw’s Supermarket in Bath from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...