April 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Brunswick police say man urinating on fence got combative

Woolwich man allegedly kicked officer, is arrested

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police arrested a Woolwich man they say became combative as police tried to issue him a warning for urinating in public early Sunday morning. More...

Zildjian, cymbal pioneer, dies in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK Robert Zildjian, whose surname is synonymous with cymbals played by the best drummers in Western popular music, died March 28 at age 89 in his Brunswick home. More...

Chimney fire guts Bath home

Chief: Crews challenged by "balloon construction"

BATH — A two-story home was badly damaged Saturday after an apparent chimney fire. Charles Nace — who lives in the house at 1270 High St. More...

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Local

Crews save burning Bowdoinham home

Heat lamp warming chicks suspected cause

BOWDOINHAM Firefighters from three departments quickly squelched a fire that broke out in an upstairs room of a Carding Machine Road home early Friday, saving it from serious damage. More...

Phippsburg official faces OUI suspicion

PHIPPSBURG A Phippsburg Budget Committee member was arrested Friday and charged with operating under the influence. Michael W. Rice, 51, of Phippsburg allegedly crashed his car into a swamp just south of Morningside Cemetery on Parker Head Road. More...

Rail officials to speak at Thornton Oaks

BRUNSWICK — Thornton Oaks Retirement Community will host representatives of the Maine Eastern Railroad and the Amtrak Downeaster at a Town Matters forum at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The event will take place at 25 Thornton Way. The public is invited. More...

Editorial

Eat right, stay healthy

OTHER VOICES

As a nation, we're not eating a healthful diet. The American Way has come to include copious amounts of food — often of the greasy, fatty variety — and we’re paying for it with our lives. More...

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Commentary

Agencies tilting at windmills

RE:MAINE

Now we know why it was important that a Republicancontrolled Legislature rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to abolish the Board of Environmental Protection in 2011. More...

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L.L. Bean offering first summer camp

FREEPORT — Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean announced that it will be offering its first-ever summer day camp for kids through its Outdoor Discovery School program. More...

Girl Scouts learn lifetime skills from cookie sales

BRUNSWICK — Though Girl Scout Cookie season is drawing to an end, the financial literacy skills girls learn from the sales should last a lifetime. More...

Nation

Second prosecutor is shot to death in Texas

KAUFMAN, Texas After the daylight assassination of his deputy two months ago, Mike McLelland, the district attorney in largely rural Kaufman County, responded with a flash of angered bravado, denigrating the perpetrators as “scum” and vo More...

Witness: Man yelled about God after church killing

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Witnesses say the 25-year-old man accused of walking into an Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service was yelling about God and Allah after the killing. More...

Holmes to hear if prosecutors will seek execution

COLORADO THEATER ATTACK

CENTENNIAL, Colo. After a week of legal twists and turns, James Holmes will find out today if he could face execution if convicted in the Colorado theater attack that killed 12 people. More...

Brunswick police investigate Harpswell Road burglary

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police are investigating a burglary reported Sunday night at a home on Harpswell Road.The burglary was reported at 8:40 p.m. Lt. More...

Knife fight at Richmond trailer park  Free Access 

Saco woman arrested, faces criminal threat charge

RICHMOND Police arrested a Saco woman who became involved in an altercation with a man while holding a knife Sunday morning. More...

Topsham looks at housing, retail projects Tuesday

Agren Appliance could get final approval after hearing

TOPSHAM — A proposed 47-lot single-family home subdivision and a two-story appliance store to be located on Mallett Drive, are up for public hearings Tuesday before the Planning Board. More...

Harpswell girl, 6, hurt while skiing

Money being raised for medical costs

HARPSWELL People are banding together to help the family of a 6-year-old girl who was injured in a ski accident. More...

Aircraft mechanic piecing his vintage plane together

SCOTT ROYAL OF RICHMOND

BRUNSWICK Peering through the doorway of his 1948 Luscombe 8E — largely in pieces on the ground around him — Scott Royal grabs hold of a control stick used to steer the vintage aluminum aircraft. More...

Obituaries

Community

THE HELPING SORT

A CREW of Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary book sorters finished sorting thousands of books Saturday that were donated for the annual spring used book sale. More...

Sports

Bowdoin women’s lax in split

BRUNSWICK Throughout the second half of Saturday’s women’s lacrosse game at Ryan Field, Bowdoin seemed on the verge of going on a run to make its New England Small College Athletic Conference matchup with Middlebury a nip-and-tuck contes More...

Exciting Bradley Jr. makes Sox roster

Boston opens today vs. Yankees

NEW YORK Jackie Bradley Jr. More...

Play Ball! Astros strong in AL debut

Houston beats Rangers, 8-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Many predicted the Houston Astros would be the worst team in the majors this season. On opening night, they certainly didn’t look like it. More...

Letters

Guns kill people, and they do it well

To the Editor: Guns do kill people. Killing is what they are designed for. When you need one for protection, you rely on that reality. A gun’s proficiency exceeds the proficiency of most gun users. A gun rarely kills someone on its own. More...

Bath Food Pantry thanks community

To the Editor: The Bath United Methodist Church wishes to thank the citizens of Bath for their generosity in gifts of food and funds for the Bath Food Pantry. More...

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Mon/1 MISCELLANEOUS CRAFT MEETUP, for knitters, beaders, weavers, quilters, rug hookers, etc.; bring project to work on or share, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR READERS: It’s April Fools’ Day, the day on which I share some offbeat letters and examples of readers’ efforts to pull my leg. It’s all in fun — so enjoy! More...

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Maine

Guilty of prostitution, fitness teacher faces jail

Wright could get 10 months for paid-sex scheme

PORTLAND The dance instructor who used her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution faces jail time after pleading guilty in a case that captivated a quiet seaside town known for its beaches and picturesque homes. More...

Medical marijuana workers unionize

HALLOWELL (AP) — Employees at Maine’s largest medical marijuana dispensary group have unionized, but the head of the company that employs more than 40 people won’t say if they’ll recognize the union, officials say. More...

Gas company holding job fair in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — A company involved in a natural gas distribution project in central Maine plans a job fair in Augusta to fill 45 positions. Summit Natural Gas of Maine will hold the job fair on Wednesday at the Senator Inn in Augusta. More...