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Brunswick High School Honor Roll

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter. Grade 9 High honors Andrew Bobker, Brooke Escoe, Justin Faulkner, Ariana Franklin, Lauren Margerum, McKinley Stinson, Chloe Teboe and Parker Wild. Honors More...

PUBLIC MEETINGS

BathPLANNING BOARD, Tuesday,6 p.m., City Hall. BowdoinhamCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTADVISORY COMMITTEE,Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., CoombsMunicipal Building. More...

MILITARY NOTE

Navy Seaman NATHAN L. McCOTCHEON, son of Christina A. McCotcheon of Milton, Fla., and Trevor C. Williams of Lisbon recently completed U. S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Maine

Search continues for toddler

WATERVILLE Police said they were considering all possible scenarios in the search for a missing 20- month-old girl, whose disappearance unleashed a flood of leads from a concerned public. More...

Brothers sentenced in pot case

BANGOR ( AP) — Two brothers from Maine have been sentenced to federal prison for growing marijuana on their adjacent properties. More...

BRIEFS

White Christmas odds grow in northern N.E. GRAY (AP) — The National Weather Service says the latest outlook opens the door to a sliver of hope for a white Christmas in northern New England. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Tue/20 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave.,Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 13 years to a good guy who is a great dad. We have two boys, ages 9 and 11. The problem is, we don’t communicate. We hardly have sex and we don’t get along at all. More...

Editorial

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Don’t forget working class in America

OTHER VOICES

Both Republicans and Democrats have discovered that the middle class in this country is hurting and has been in slow decline for decades since the post-World War II boom era. More...

Time to show compassion

OTHER VOICES

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has joined Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire in filing a petition with the U.S. More...

Family & Friends

Ga. farmers out to bring back OLIVE OIL

SAVANNAH, Ga. J ason Shaw says his first fall harvest yielded fruit for no more than 500 bottles, just enough to sell at select tastings and to share with restaurant chefs in hopes of priming their palates for more. More...

Stovetop ham keeps oven free for pies

When there are so many things that need to get in the oven for your holiday dinner, why not do most of the main dish on the stovetop? More...

Tending your soils, now

Notes from the Garden

I have a confession to make: I added soil amendments last week without first getting my soil tested. I teach gardening, and the first thing I say about soil is to get it tested before you do anything. More...

Brunswick bans fireworks

Town council supports measure with 6-3 vote

BRUNSWICK Town councilors on Monday approved a ban on the sale and use of consumer fireworks but voted down a proposed amendment that would have allowed their use in more rural areas of Brunswick. More...

Bath extends 'Smart Meter' statute

BATH — The Bath City Council on Monday gave final approval to an ordinance that restricts Central Maine Power’s ability to install so- called “ Smart Meters” in the city for another six months. More...

Obituaries

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
Donna Claire Holt - 2014-04-18
Rena M. Wilbur - 2014-04-18
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-04-18

Local

Santa stops to fill his sleigh

It was only 8 a.m. when volunteers arrived at the North Pole Annex. My wife dropped me off a few minutes later and we all got on the elevator as I started to present the PLAN. More...

Saturday snowfall keeps sheriff’s department busy

WOOLWICH The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department was kept busy responding to crashes after a snow squall hit the area Saturday morning. More...

BRIEFS

Special Christmas farmers market set BATH — The Bath Farmers Market is planing a special Christmas Market on Friday from 9 a. m. to noon at the United Church of Christ on Congress Avenue. More...

Sports

Lisbon girls work comeback magic

Greyhounds get past Wiscasset, 34-32

WISCASSET When talking about fourthquarter comebacks, New Englanders have been flooded with Tim Tebow talk, referring to the Denver Broncos quarterback who has been the media darling of the National Football League. More...

Thomas saves 33 in 3-2 Bruins win over Canadiens

Boston has won 19 of 22 games

BOSTON It doesn’t matter who is coaching the Canadiens or how many points separate them from Boston in the standings, the Bruins never take it easy against Montreal. More...

San Fran beats Big Ben, Steelers, 20-3

SAN FRANCISCO Ben Roethlisberger threw a few extra passes in near darkness after the lights went out at Candlestick Park. More...

World

Paroled American leaves Peru

NEWARK, N. J. More...

Deadly snowstorm hits nation’s Great Plains

WICHITA, Kan. More...

Suspect in NYC torching charged

NEW YORK (AP) — Deloris Gillespie was a fun- loving, fast-talking mother of four who helped anyone she could in her Brooklyn neighborhood and at the post office where she worked for years. More...

Commentary

Will China break?

Consider the following picture: Recent growth has relied on a huge construction boom fueled by surging real estate prices, and exhibiting all the classic signs of a bubble. More...

Letters

Devastation looms

To the editor: These are desperate economic times. The status of state government finances is dire as evidenced by the news about proposed state budget cuts that are nothing short of devastating. More...

Unacceptable cuts

To the editor: Gov. Paul LePage’s budget cuts to minimize health benefits to Maine residents are going to affect a large population that depends on these benefits to stay alive. More...