February 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

West Bath to vote on RSU 1 lawsuit funds

Town says it paid too much in school costs

WEST BATH — Voters will consider spending up to $55,000 more for the town’s lawsuit against Regional School Unit 1 during Monday night’s special town meeting. More...

Woman loses control, hits tree in Bowdoinham

BOWDOINHAM — A 20-year-old woman was taken to a Brunswick hospital with non-life-threatening injuries shortly before noon today after losing control of her car on Post Road. More...

Neighborhood Cafe to feature Fussell’s favorites

SPECIAL MEMORIAL MEAL

BATH Dale Ann Fussell loved spaghetti and meatballs and broccoli cheddar soup. So those who worked with her at the Neighborhood Cafe will offer those favorite foods at a memorial meal today at the United Church of Christ. More...

Church offering historic building — free for the taking

BRUNSWICK Free to good owner: One house. Complete with history. By March 31. You pick up. It sounds like a prank ad in Uncle Henry’s but it’s not. More...

Special Sections

Local

2 hurt in chain-reaction Durham crash

DURHAM Two people sustained minor injuries in a four-car, chain-reaction collision Monday afternoon when a pickup truck plowed into a line of stopped traffic on Route 136. One person was treated and released. More...

FREEPORT UTILITY WINS AWARD

THE FREEPORT SEWER DISTRICT earned an Energy Management Achievement Award from the New England Water Environment Association recently, recognizing its progress toward reducing the amount of energy us More...

Wreck blamed on drifted snow

BOWDOINHAM A 20-year-old woman was taken to a Brunswick hospital with non-life-threatening injuries shortly before noon Monday after losing control of her car in a snowdrift on Post Road. The crash was reported at 11:39 a.m. More...

Editorial

Don’t count on changes to papacy

OTHER VOICES

History may show that the most significant decision during the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI may be his surprising decision to resign on Feb. 28. More...

Ironed out

One way to win at Monopoly is to put hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place, and maybe own a railroad or two. More...

Political Cartoon

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Commentary

New soil, new STEMs for Maine graduates

GUEST COLUMN

Elementary school students want to be scientists, astronauts, doctors and nurses when they grow up. With unlimited imaginations, they dream about building cities and inventing machines yet unknown. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Tue/19 BLOOD DRIVE ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, 1 & 6 p.m., 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; www.Red- CrossBlood.org or 1-800-REDCROSS. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: While I always enjoy your column, I thought your advice to “Wants My Space” (Dec. 14), whose son “Dustin” moved away five years ago and expects her to keep his room as he left it, was off the mark. More...

BRIDGE

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Milestones

Colin Cavanaugh-Johnston, Matthew Vensel

PORTLAND — Colin Cavanaugh-Johnston, daughter of Patricia Cavanaugh and Robert Grant of Brunswick, and Ronald Johnston and Jennifer Gosselin of Bedford, N.H., was married to Matthew John Vensel, son of Margorie Watterson and Dennis Filges of Ch More...

BIRTHS

Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick A girl, Miley Rae Chapman, to Alice Ann McDonald and Christopher Gene Chapman Jr. of Dresden, Jan. 29, 2013. A boy, Zachary Forrest Baker, to Lindsay Elizabeth (Cunningham) and Derrick Nelson Baker of Brunswick, Jan. More...

Nation

Study: Better TV might improve kids’ behavior

SEATTLE Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers’ behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found. More...

Gun owners get a discount at pizza shop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach pizza shop owner is showing his support for firearm rights by giving gun owners a 15 percent discount. More...

JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M

AMESBURY, Mass. (AP) — A collection of John F. Kennedy memorabilia fetched almost $2 million at auction, including $570,000 for the former president’s Air Force One leather bomber jacket. More...

Tree KOs power to 1,167 customers

WEST BATHPart of a tree that fell on a power pole in West Bath Tuesday night knocked power out to more than 1,000 customers for nearly an hour while Central Maine Power crews worked to replace the pole. More...

Collins, King, set joint BIW visit

Senators in Bath on Thursday

BATH — U.S. Sens Susan Collins, R-Maine, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus S. King, Jr., I-Maine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will visiting Bath Iron Works Feb. More...

Blinding sun sparks multi-vehicle crash in Durham

2 hospitalized after wreck at Rt. 136 near Stackpole Road

DURHAM — Police say blinding sun sparked a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Route 136 near Stackpole Road. More...

Forums set for new Harpswell school

First one is Feb. 25 in Bath

HARPSWELL — A new charter school has scheduled three meetings to offer information to prospective students, starting Monday. More...

Agren eyes Topsham expansion

Planning Board to review proposals for appliance store, new medical office tonight

TOPSHAM The town is reviewing plans for a new appliance store and a new medical office. The two proposals go to Planning Board review tonight. Agren Appliance wants to build a retail store at 78 Mallett Drive. More...

Train company refutes Brunswick traffic calculations

BRUNSWICK The company that owns the railroad tracks is balking at a town request to establish horn-free zones, citing what it says are flawed calculations of how many trains and cars pass through the intersections. More...

 

Obituaries

Daniel R. Donovan - 2014-09-30
Larry L. Crowley - 2014-09-30
Roberta Downes Kolsti - 2014-09-30
Richard Lewis Wiley - 2014-09-30
David L. Edwards - 2014-09-30
Bertha E. Rideout - 2014-09-30
Jack Leroy Clark - 2014-09-30
Robert R. Brillant - 2014-09-30
Joyce Gould Preston - 2014-09-30
Elio H. Scherpa - 2014-09-29
Henry James Hartford - 2014-09-29
Christine J. Steene - 2014-09-29
Bertha E. Rideout - 2014-09-29
Glenn Edward Barrett - 2014-09-26
Barbara J. Laberge - 2014-09-26
DEATH NOTICES - 2014-09-26

Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Bath Middle School Here is the second quarter honor roll for Bath Middle School Grade 6 More...

Teachers get close shave in ‘Freezeport’

FREEPORT Twenty Freeport High School teachers shaved their faces six weeks ago and created a contest among students to raise money for Freeport Community Services fuel assistance fund as part of the annual Freeze Out campaign. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

AlnaBOARD OF SELECTMEN,Thursday, 6:30 p.m., townoffice. ArrowsicCONSERVATION COMMISSION,Tuesday, 7 p.m., town hall. More...

Sports

Class A track: Nichols sets 400 record

GORHAM Alex Nichols of Brunswick High School broke the State Class A 400- meter run to highlight the Mid-coast region’s showing in the Indoor Track and Field Championships Monday at the University of Southern Maine. More...

Pedro Martinez back with Sox in new role

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Martinez might have been the most popular person in a Red Sox uniform during the team’s morning workout Monday. More...

Bobcats roll

AUGUSTA Richmond High School’s keys to success in reaching a third straight State Class D girls basketball championship game? More...

Letters

An appreciation for Dale Fussell

To the Editor: A week ago, I received the very sad news that my friend Dale Fussell had been killed in an explosion in her home. More...

Charter schools no cure-all for Maine

To the Editor: I congratulate Gina Hamilton on her excellent article about charter schools in your Feb. 13 issue (“Some charter schools offer virtually nothing to Maine,” p. More...

Bath Public Works gets praise for snow clearing

To the Editor: Along with my two sons, I had the eye-opening privilege of assisting Bath Public Works crews with hauling off the enormous amounts of snow left from the blizzard last weekend. More...

Family & Friends

Simple, versatile, sticky, sweet weeknight pork

My goal was simple — a weeknight-friendly pork dish that was all about stickysweet savory deliciousness. Neither take-out nor heavy lifting would be allowed, and versatility was a must. More...

Missing from the menu

As catch decline looms, will fish eaters notice?

GLOUCESTER, Mass. His city’s best fishing days are long past it, but lifelong Gloucester resident Ron Gilson still sees what once was when he drives past what remains. More...

Me and the kids: People repellant

I’m writing to you from onboard Amtrak’s Acela train, headed to see Dustin in Washington, D.C. Note: If you happened to be anywhere near us on this trip, I apologize. More...

Maine

Judge to address delay in Zumba prostitution case

ALFRED (AP) — A judge was to convene lawyers today for two defendants in a prostitution scandal at a Zumba studio to determine how the case will proceed following a lengthy delay. More...

Maine’s Acadia to get transportation money

BAR HARBOR (AP) — Maine’s Acadia National Park is going to be getting $800,000 in federal funding to build an intermodal transportation center where visitors can park their cars and take a free shuttle bus to destinations throughout the p More...

Auburn mayor wants to work with Lewiston

AUBURN (AP) — The mayor of Auburn says it’s time for his city and Lewiston to explore sharing services again, a plan that was discussed several years ago but abandoned. More...

World

Pistorius says no intentions to kill model

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. More...

China calls hacking allegations ‘groundless’

BEIJING (AP) — China has dismissed as ‘’groundless” detailed allegations pointing to a Chinese military unit in Shanghai as the source of massive computer hacking of U.S. targets. More...

UK patient dies from SARS-like coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — A British hospital says a patient being treated for a mysterious SARS-like virus has died. More...