October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bath shines a light on the state

BATH Charlie Hudson’s meticulous work is one of the reasons Main Street Bath became the only such organization in the state — ever — to win the National Great American Main Street Award earlier this year. More...

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Local

FairPoint: Upgrades boost Net in Mid-coast

PORTLAND (AP) — Fair- Point Communications says customers served by 11 of its central offices in Maine will see faster broadband service thanks to upgrades that have been approved. More...

NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS

NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS go up Tuesday at Stanwood Street and Pleasant Street. More...

POLICE

Bath Arrests William S. Hanley, 58, of Phippsburg, Oct. 19, 12:25 a.m., charged with OUI on King Street. Andrea White, 19, of Bath, Oct. 19, charged with assault on Newton Road. Cueltry A. More...

Editorial

Cut Medicaid? Ask the hospitals

The new head of Louisiana State University’s battered public hospital system acknowledged the obvious recently: Without the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Louisianians will suffer. More...

Despicable Taliban

When a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl was gunned down last week by the Taliban, it generated protests and outrage in her own country and throughout the world. More...

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Commentary

Brunswick Landing on its way to being an economic engine

The closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station — announced in 2005 — became reality in May 2011. Now that we’re a year and a half into the redevelopment process, I’m sure people are interested in how it is progressing. More...

Focus

World’s oldest survivor of Auschwitz dies at 108

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp — a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland’s Nazi occupiers — has died at the age of 108, an official said Monday. More...

Business

Southwest reveals flight plan

Portland service begins in April

PORTLAND — Southwest Airlines recently released its planned flight schedule for service at the Portland International Jetport, which begins on April 14, 2013. More...

NEWS FROM THE CHAMBER

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: In John Maxwell’s book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” there is one principal that continually stands out to me: the law of navigation. More...

Beltone opens new facility in Brunswick

Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Oct. 31

BRUNSWICK — Beltone New England has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art hearing health facility in Brunswick. More...

Nation

Both Obama, Romney increase campaign pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Locked in a stubbornly tight race, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are demonstrating the urgency of the campaign’s final stretch, with the incumbent alone set to cover 5,300 miles in the busiest single More...

Man selling autograph collection for daughter

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Three decades ago, Ken Kallin began amassing the 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. More...

2 toddlers, mother found dead in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman and her two toddler children were found dead in a violent and horrific scene that authorities said has shocked even veteran law enforcement. More...

Public gets opportunity to weigh in

PARKVIEW’S FUTURE

BRUNSWICK The public is weighing in on a proposed merger between Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Central Maine Healthcare today. The Department of Health and Human Services hearing was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. More...

Police: Man kills 2; trooper fatally shoots suspect

LAMOINE (AP) — A man who shot his father and uncle to death was himself fatally shot by a member of the state police tactical team following a manhunt Tuesday by troopers, sheriff ’s deputies and game wardens, police said. More...

Wide range of choices in House Dist. 66 race

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the next in a series of articles previewing local races for the Maine Legislature. Election Day is Nov. 6. More...

 

Obituaries

SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-11-21
Grace B. Fortier - 2014-11-20
Cecile M. Fortini - 2014-11-20
Christopher Perron - 2014-11-20
Barbara T. Brown - 2014-11-20
Clara Bailey - 2014-11-20
Jack G. Oswald - 2014-11-19
Donna D. Burns - 2014-11-19
Peggy A. League - 2014-11-19
Richard Ernest Morgan - 2014-11-18
Kathleen M. Corey - 2014-11-18
Susan Cannon - 2014-11-18
Byron James Bouldin - 2014-11-18
Raymond L. Moore - 2014-11-18
Clifford M. Wells - 2014-11-17

Community

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Bowdoinham CABLE/INTERNET COMMITTEE, Thursday, 1 p.m., CoombsMunicipal Building.PLANNING BOARD, Thursday,7 p.m., Coombs MunicipalBuilding. Brunswick More...

Sports

Morse holds off Freeport

No. 1 Shipbuilders oust Falcons, 4-2

BATH Down 2-0 at halftime, Morse High School girls soccer coach Steve Boyce told his players not to get down, to keep their heads and spirits up. Well, it’s amazing what one goal in the opening seconds did for the team’s morale. More...

Lisbon field hockey moves on to ‘states’

Greyhounds growl, top Panthers, 2-1 in West

SCARBOROUGH This time, Lisbon High School was ready. The Greyhounds spent the summer playing in a field hockey league on artificial turf. More...

Erskine stuns Dragons

Eagles win in PKs to eliminate Brunswick

BRUNSWICK It was inconceivable. Second-seeded Brunswick, 14-0 and home to No. More...

Letters

Rogers best choice for District 62 race

To the Editor: I have worked on projects with Kyle Rogers and feel that he is the best person to represent the city of Bath as Ward 3 councilor and in District 62 at the Legislature. More...

Working mother backs DeChant in District 62

To the Editor: As a working mother with children enrolled in the public school system, I am supporting Jennifer DeChant for House District 62. More...

Daughtry has ability to get along with people

To the Editor: I have known Mattie Daughtry all of her life, and I cannot think of anyone more suited for the Legislature. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Wed/24 MISCELLANEOUS SCIENCE TRUNK SERIES: “The Human Body: Blood & Bones,” 4-5 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141, ext. 17. AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Movement More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’m 15. I have dated since I was 12 but never told my parents and sort of went out of my way to hide it from them. I had sex when I was 13, but was always careful about using birth control. More...

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Maine

New 131-room hotel proposed in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — One of Portland’s largest landowners is proposing to build a 131- room hotel near the city’s Old Port area. J.B. More...

South Portland backs gay marriage question

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — South Portland is joining other major Maine cities that have endorsed “yes” votes for the gay marriage question on the Nov. 6 ballot. More...

Woman’s body found after fire in OOB

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Maine fire investigators say the body of a 62-yearold woman was found after firefighters extinguished a blaze in a house in Old Orchard Beach. More...

World

U.N. envoy: Syria, rebels agree to truce

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.- Arab League envoy to Syria says the Syrian government and some rebel leaders have agreed to a ceasefire during the upcoming Muslim fourday holiday. More...

EU sends Microsoft formal complaint

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has sent Microsoft a formal complaint, accusing the software giant of failing to comply with a European order to give customers a choice among Internet browsers. More...

Gaza rockets draw Israeli strikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of rockets and mortars from the Gaza Strip pummeled southern Israel early today and an Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian militant, in a sharp escalation of violence following a landmark visit to Gaza by Qatar’ More...