January 22, 2018 RSS feed / Local

RALLY ON THE MALL

MORE THEN 100 PEOPLE joined a gathering organized by Brunswick Area Indivisible on the Brunswick Mall Saturday for the sister event to the Women’s March in Augusta, also a national event, as seen in t More...

Police: Lisbon man charged following high-speed pursuit

TOPSHAM   Topsham police say they arrested a Lisbon man who led them on a 16-mile high speed pursuit on Route 201 from Topsham to Richmond over the weekend.  More...

Sen. Vitelli to hold Dresden office hours

DRESDEN — State Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, will be holding office hours on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bridge Academy Public Library on 44 Middle Road in Dresden.  More...

Lienert promoted to colonel

Brunswick resident has distinguished career in armed forces

BRUNSWICK   Joe Lienert and his wife, Laura, thought their stay at Brunswick Naval Air Station would just be one stop in a series along Joe’s distinguished career path in the U.S. Navy. More...

Maine out of running for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

MRRA had offered $200M in incentives

BRUNSWICK   Neither of Maine's long-shot bids to lure Amazon to the Pine Tree State has made the cut.  Seattle-based Amazon on Thursday named 20 cities that are still in consideration for a second headquarters. More...

Negotiations unlikely for Topsham to provide Bowdoinham with EMS

Door open for future talks, but no deal this year

TOPSHAM   Topsham selectmen opted not to enter into negotiations with Bowdoinham for EMS services, but did not completely rule out future discussions.  The board made it clear on Thursday that negotiations for service in the next fiscal ye More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

MEMBERS of the Brunswick High School Class of 1962 — from left: Raymond Bouchard, Denise Coombs, Patsy Bergeron — presented a $500 check to the Brunswick Area Teen Center. More...

STUDENT NOTES

HUSSON UNIVERSITY   Students from the following local communities have been recognized for academic performance at Husson University for the fall 2017 semester  President's List   Bowdoin: Hannah R. Hauser  Brunswick: Lauren J. More...

Father-daughter ball in Brunswick is Feb. 10

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department is inviting all Brunswick-area fathers and their daughters (grades 1-6, or 12 or to age 12) to a valentine's ball, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Harriet Beecher Stowe gymnasium.  More...

Free tax prep help is now available

BATH — Midcoast CA$H is a member of CA$H Maine and is one of over 12,000 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs across the country that the IRS relies on to help people file their taxes every year, completely free of charge. More...

Nonprofit bookstore to reopen in February

BRUNSWICK — Construction delays on the building at 11 Pleasant St. in Brunswick means Twice-Told Tales, a nonprofit business operated by the Friends of Curtis Library, will not reopen or accept new donations until next month. More...

MONSOOR SEA TRIALS

THE FUTURE USS MICHAEL MONSOOR passes Spring Point Light in South Portland after performing offshore sea trials Wednesday. More...

Harpswell man charged with arson

Wednesday morning fire destroys mobile home, kills two dogs

HARPSWELL   State fire marshal investigators have determined the cause of a fire that killed two pets and destroyed a mobile home in Harpswell early Wednesday morning was arson.  More...

Freeport Community Services’ White Nights Gala is Jan. 25

FREEPORT Freeport Community Services’ annual White Nights Gala will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Freeport. More...

Library to offer calligraphy workshop

BATH — Art educator Jackie Johnson will present a calligraphy workshop for teens on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. The workshop is free, open to students in grades six through twelve, and will be held in the Library’s Community Room. More...

Four facing drug charges

BATH   Four people were charged for drug possession after police were called to the Bath Shopping Center to investigate the report of someone seen with a syringe in the CVS parking lot last week.  The police received the complaint at 6 p.m. More...

Police: 2 overdose while infant at home

Narcan administrated twice within an hour

BATH   Bath police say a couple overdosed an hour apart Monday afternoon while their two-month old baby was home.  At 1:19 p.m. More...

Commanders of Bath-built ships face charges

Destroyers USS Fitzgerald, John S. McCain involved in fatal collisions

WASHINGTON Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday. More...

Landlord in fatal fire again due to file brief in appeal

PORTLAND (AP) — A landlord who was convicted of code violations stemming from Maine’s deadliest fire in decades is due to file a brief in his appeals case.  More...

Brunswick photographer giving talk

TOPSHAM   Brunswick photographer Doug van Kampen will share his experiences — and work — at a First Light Camera Club event Thursday.  The Thursday presentation, titled “Documentary Photography in the U.S. More...