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Mills: ‘A good time for transition’

SBA head mum on future plans

BRUNSWICK Gov. Karen Mills? The outgoing administrator of the U.S. More...

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Local

Teen accused of Freeport break-in try

FREEPORT A 16-year-old from Brunswick was arrested early Thursday after an unsuccessful break-in attempt at Doherty’s North Freeport Store on Wardtown Road. More...

GUS MAKES A WITHDRAWAL

GUS THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER, owned by David King, takes out assets in the form of a treat from a teller at Bath Savings Institution on Front Street in Bath recently. More...

Topsham couple faces drug charge

TOPSHAM Topsham police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency detectives arrested a Topsham couple Wednesday on suspicion of selling prescription drugs from their Forest Drive home. More...

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Corporate abusers on the run

If you’d like to know why Republicans are trying to shut down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, take a look at three things the agency has accomplished in its first 18 months: More...

Letters

King is wrong to back drone strikes

To the Editor: Predator and Reaper drones are not humane. More...

Commentary

Split developing among House Republicans

Something unusual has begun to happen in Congress. The House of Representatives has started to look like an American legislative institution instead like the British House of Commons, where strict party discipline is the norm. More...

The loaded odds of college admissions

When I applied to college 40 years ago, I applied to four colleges in the “most selective” category. More...

Worship

Windows on Water Series continues at First Parish Church

BRUNSWICK — As part of its seventh annual winter education series, “Windows on Water,” First Parish Church, UCC, will host a mini-film festival this weekend. More...

Caregivers seminar on tap at Berean Baptist

BRUNSWICK — A caregivers seminar, “Don’t Just Survive, But Thrive!,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church, 15 Cumberland St. More...

Lenten meal proceeds to benefit MCHPP

BRUNSWICK — St. Charles Borromeo Church will begin its benefit Lenten Haddock Supper series tonight. Each week the meal — served from 5 to 7 p.m.— benefits a different local nonprofit organization. More...

Nation

Senate Republicans stall Hagel vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — By delaying a confirmation vote on Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, Senate Republicans have forced Leon Panetta to remain on the job he is eager to give up. More...

Passengers cheer as disabled ship docks

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Military Update

Chiefs detail readiness crisis; Hill offers no relief

Defense Department civilian and military leaders gave full details this week of the readiness crisis unfolding across America’s armed forces — and got back not a whit of reassurance from Congress that relief is on the way. More...

Ticket

Better late than never

Blizzard delays ‘Sex, Lies and the Devil Inside’ debut, but actors more ready than ever for tonight’s opening

BATH Studio Theatre of Bath has put together six one act plays, collectively called “Sex, Lies and the Devil Inside,” for an evening of laughter, beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a two weekend run. More...

Arts marketing focus of Arts Alliance talk

BRUNSWICK — Five Rivers Arts Alliance will present its first member meeting of 2013 with a talk titled “Marketing, Murals and More,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Frontier Cafe in Fort Andross. The public is invited. More...

Family dance on tap at Bath Dance Works

BATH — It’s time for another oldtime family dance at Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St. Accompanied by local fiddlers and guitar players, dancers will sachet and doci do in the old ballroom from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. More...

Topsham selectmen postpone meeting

TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen meeting that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until the next regular scheduled meeting, 7 p.m., March 7. More...

Daughtry wants local voices on MRRA board

Submits bill along with other Mid-coast legislators

BRUNSWICK — State Rep. Matthea Daughtry, D-Brunswick, this week introduced a bill that would require local representation on the agency that is redeveloping the town’s former naval air base. More...

Heater at center of blast probe

Complaints preceded fatal Bath explosion; lawsuit likely

BATH — Attention is being focused on how property managers responded to complaints of an odor in the days before an explosion killed a 64-year-old Bath woman. More...

Healthy donation extends SAD 75 post

United Way grant is latest to help fund health coordinator

TOPSHAM Thanks to a one-time $10,000 contribution by the United Way of Mid Coast Maine, the School Administrative District 75 school board Thursday was able to extend the contract of a longtime school health coordinator to the end of the current sch More...

Mom charged with child endangerment

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick woman was taken to a hospital and charged with endangerment after police found her home, allegedly intoxicated and unresponsive, with her 3- year-old child. More...

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Community

Spirit of local volunteers gets praise from community

BATH Together with Sagadahoc County officials, the Spirit of America Foundation on Tuesday recognized the five latest winners of the county’s Spirit of America Award. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., town office. Arrowsic CONSERVATION COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m., town hall. Bowdoin BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town office. Bowdoinham More...

AARP seeks to fill a top Maine post

AARP Maine announced it seeks a volunteer to serve as its new state president, acting as a leader and spokesperson for the more than 230,000 AARP members in Maine. Applicants must have previous volunteer experience with AARP or other organizations. More...

Sports

It’s game day with coach Flaherty

AUBURN He opens his Wednesday morning eyes around six, but really he’s been awake for hours, rolling the game of basketball around in his head. Is there anything I’ve missed? What can I do better? What can we do better? More...

Lebron, Heat roll over Thunder; Clippers best Lakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James had 39 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat trampled the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-100 in a Thursday night showcase before the All-Star break. More...

Bowdoin to host NESCAC swimming

Basketball teams head to Tufts for quarterfinals

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College is scheduled to serve as the host site for the 2012 New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship this weekend at Greason Pool. More...

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Fri/15 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCross- Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. PHIPPSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 1 & 6 p.m., 1047 Main Rd.; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1- 800-RED-CROSS. More...

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Maine

Bangor Daily News nixes pursuit of gun permit list

BANGOR Beset by a firestorm of controversy, the Bangor Daily News rescinded its request of police agencies across the state to obtain lists of concealed weapons permit holders. More...

Studies: National park could create 450 to 1,000 jobs

PORTLAND (AP) — A pair of studies commissioned by a foundation that wants to create a national park in northern Maine suggest that communities near federal parks have better economic performance than other rural communities and that creation of More...

Company eyeing ferry run has vessel pact

ELIOT (AP) — A Maine company that wants to operate ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia says it has an agreement to lease a new $165 million vessel and could start service this summer if it is awarded a contract. More...

World

500 people hurt as meteor falls in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains today, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. More...

Pistorius statement disputes charge

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A statement from the family of Oscar Pistorius and his management says they dispute the claim that he murdered his girlfriend “in the strongest terms.” More...

Airbus will not use lithium-ion batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbus said Thursday it is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane because of uncertainty surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of Boeing’s 787. More...