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Power generation site planned

Anaerobic digestion facility eyed for Brunswick Landing

BRUNSWICK A New York company plans to build a bacteria-based power generation facility at Brunswick Landing. More...

Marine Resources cuts shrimp catch

72% reduction from last year

PHIPPSBURG The Maine Department of Marine Resources has cut the allowable catch of shrimp landed from Maine waters. More...

Special Sections

Local

2nd arrest in Richmond store burglary

RICHMOND Police arrested a Brunswick man Thursday night Richmond police had been seeking in connection with an early-morning convenience store burglary Jan. 10 in Richmond. More...

Bath studying rules on chickens

BATH People living within city limits who might like to have a few laying hens on the property have been pretty much out of luck. The prospects of owning chickens on lots of fewer than 2 acres, however, appear to be a bit brighter. More...

Topsham planners review blasting

TOPSHAM The Topsham Planning Board will meet tonight to consider an application for a blasting permit submitted by Harry C. Crooker and Sons. More...

Editorial

Border line behavior

OTHER VOICES

It seems like just yesterday that the Republican Party’s idea of comprehensive immigration reform consisted of electrified border fences, cracking down on “anchor babies” and self-deportation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

A market approach to kids and violence

To the Editor: We are very lucky to live in a part of the world relatively devoid of extreme violence, political upheaval, poverty and all the other bits of chaos we witness in the news on a regular basis. More...

Can’t afford failed chief executive

To the Editor: The next gubernatorial election is two years away, and it’s way too early to speculate who the Democratic nominee will be. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Tue/5 MISCELLANEOUS More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are both schoolteachers. She hates to call in sick and often teaches class when she says she feels ill. I don’t argue with her. More...

BRIDGE

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Milestones

Rebecca Diller, Michael Kfoury

BALTIMORE, Md. — Rebecca Diller and Michael Kfoury were married on Oct. 26, 2012. The ceremony took place at The Engineer’s Club at Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, and was officiated by the Rev. Larysa Shell. More...

BIRTHS

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick A boy, Robert James Wade, to Jamie Lyn (Judkins) and Robert Emery Wade of Vassalboro, Jan. 17, 2013. A girl, Madelyn Rose Simmons, to Amy Lynn (Pelletier) and Gregory Walter Simmons of Waldoboro, Jan. 17, 2013. More...

Maine

LePage to give State of State tonight

AUGUSTA With state revenues scarce as ever and the political atmosphere as fickle as the Maine weather, Gov. More...

Man sentenced for unlawful sexual contact

BANGOR (AP) — A Glenburn man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to molesting two young girls. Daniel Severance admitted on Monday to six unlawful sexual contact charges in a deal with prosecutors. More...

Underage drinking trial begins in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Defense attorneys say a husband and wife did all they could to stop teenagers from drinking at a party at their Falmouth home, but Cumberland County’s top prosecutor says they knew there was underage drinking and failed to More...

Hannaford shedding Maine jobs

Delhaize America, owner of Hannaford, is laying off 350 corporate employees, including an unspecified number at Hannaford’s headquarters in Scarborough. More...

Harpswell charter school advances again

7-0 vote moves application to contract phase

AUGUSTA — The Maine Charter School Commission has voted unanimously to endorse the application of the Harpswell Coastal Academy by moving the school forward to the contract phase, school officials reported on the school's Facebook Page. More...

Butler Head easement on agenda

Bath eyes Merrymeeting Bay conservation

BATH — The City Council on Wednesday night will consider a conservation easement for Butler Head Preserve, 133 acres of protected land jutting into Merrymeeting Bay. More...

Council backs United stance

OK’d resolution calls for constitutional amendment to limit money in campaigns

BRUNSWICK A wary Town Council waded into national politics Monday, adding Brunswick’s voice to a growing movement calling for a constitutional amendment to limit the influence of money in politics. More...

 

Obituaries

Burleigh C. Lewis - 2014-11-26
Paula J.L. DeDominicis - 2014-11-26
Elsa Neitzke Martz - 2014-11-25
Vivien C. Gustwick - 2014-11-25
Burleigh C. Lewis - 2014-11-25
Robert D. Spickler - 2014-11-25
Benjamin W. Burlock - 2014-11-24
Terry G. Favreau - 2014-11-24
Marion J. MacPhail - 2014-11-24
SERVICE NOTICE - 2014-11-21

Community

‘BEE’ FOR ‘BRILLIANT’

FROM LEFT, ELIZA RUDALEVIGE, grade 6, and Brin Stricklett, grade 7, emerged as cochampions in the Brunswick Junior High School Spelling Bee recently while Nathan Benoit, grade 8, is the alternate. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

ArrowsicROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday,7 p.m., town hall. BathPLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 6p.m., City Hall.CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday, 6p.m., City Hall. Bowdoinham250TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE, Wednesday, 7 p.m.,Coombs Municipal Building. More...

University of Maine

ORONO — The University of Maine recognized 2,035 students for achieving dean’s list honors in the Fall 2012 semester. Locally, they include: Bath: Kristen Shirley, Seth Smith, Kai Whitehead. More...

Sports

Hyde completes big turnaround

Phoenix girls, winless last season, finish 16-1

BATH Hyde girls senior girls basketball players Kara Fischer and Katie Comeaux suffered through an 0-17 season last year, where little went right for the Phoenix. More...

Ravens Lewis ends NFL career on top

NEW ORLEANS So, Ray Lewis, now that you’ve won a Super Bowl, what’s next? No, he’s not going to that amusement park. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker is heading into retirement — and he can’t wait. More...

Niners have better chance than Ravens to be back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens carried off the Lombardi Trophy. Their beaten opponent has a better chance of doing it next season. More...

Commentary

Parkview here to stay

GUEST COLUMN

TAKE ME TO PARKVIEW. You’ve seen the bumper stickers. You’ve read the letters to the editor right here in this newspaper. More...

Friends of fraud

Like many advocates of financial reform, I was a bit disappointed in the bill that finally emerged. Dodd-Frank gave regulators the power to rein in many financial excesses; but it was and is less clear that future regulators will use that power. More...

Family & Friends

Plan to see a flower show

The old timers say that on Groundhog’s Day you should still have half your woodpile left. I say you should have ordered your seeds and made plans to attend at least one spring flower show. More...

The changing dynamics of military marriage

The unflattering stereotype of suziehomemaker military wives who bake casseroles and follow their husbands wherever they go did not come from nowhere. It came from history. But times are changing, and I wonder, has our military culture kept up? More...

Simple, versatile chocolate bark for Valentines

Looking for an easy way to impress this Valentine’s Day? Consider a simple — but still sensational — chocolate bark. More...

Nation

Governor meets with Democratic leaders

AUGUSTA (AP) — GOP Gov. Paul LePage on Monday ended a two-month stalemate by holding a sought-after face-to-face meeting with Democratic legislative leaders that was also attended by key Republicans. More...

NEW YORKERS PAY TRIBUTE

NEW YORK CITY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and former New York City Mayors Rudolph Giuliani, center, and David Dinkins put their hands over their hearts as a casket containing the body of former Ne More...

Commuters’ time in traffic costs $121B

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An annual study of national driving patterns shows that Americans spent 5.5 billion additional hours sitting in traffic in 2011. More...