April 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Police: Brunswick man assaulted pregnant girlfriend

Woman injured, hospitalized

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police arrested a man Thursday night they say assaulted his pregnant girlfriend. More...

Hazing leads to forfeits

Bowdoin College sanctions men’s tennis team

BRUNSWICK The Bowdoin College men’s tennis team will forfeit games and be ineligible for postseason competition after school officials uncovered an unspecified incident of hazing. More...

Annual ‘art attack’ coincides with Jubilee

BATH The first time Jennifer Geiger noticed the colorful canvas banners catching wind from downtown lampposts, it was long before she was executive director of Main Street Bath. More...

IT’S HOT CHOCOLATE TIME!

“IT’S NICE to see them ‘working across the aisle,’” said emcee Tom Anglim, of the signature Tambo Line that closed Thursday’s opening night of the “Let the G More...

Special Sections

Local

Spirit endures after church fire

BRUNSWICK The Rev. Sylvia Stocker has no fear that, despite a very different exterior, the heart of the new Unitarian Universalist church, when it’s completed, will be exactly the same as the church that burned nearly two years ago. More...

Land group offers GPS training at Thorne Head

BATH The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to join staff member Chris Cabot to learn and practice using GPS 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. More...

Bowdoin man faces domestic assault charge

BOWDOIN A Bowdoin man was arrested late Wednesday night after he allegedly held a woman in a choke hold and struck her. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department was called to a report of a domestic disturbance on Adams Road at 11:40 p.m. More...

Editorial

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Eyes in the sky

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and More...

Gerzofsky off the rails

We’re scratching our heads over the letter Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, sent to the operator of the Amtrak Downeaster, criticizing that agency for wanting to site “an industrial-use facility in a residential neighborhood.” More...

Commentary

Big budget requires small compromises

Republicans and Democrats have both proposed federal budgets, the first time in years that each has come up with a plan. Both parties call for tax increases and spending cuts. More...

Be realistic with Brunswick school budget

It’s that time of year again, when the Brunswick school board puts together next school year’s budget. More...

Jackie Bradley Jr. — The Red Sox’s no-hit wonder

There might be one way Jackie Bradley Jr. could improve upon his opening day performance against the Yankees. He could get a hit. More...

Worship

Ancient site unearthed in Iraqi home of Abraham

BAGHDAD British archaeologists said Thursday they have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham. More...

CHURCH LISTINGS

Area church groups that would like to be included in this list may call, mail or deliver a note containing the church’s name and location, the pastor’s name and services schedule to Worship Page Editor Daryl Madore at 504-8247 or news@tim More...

Ted Fish to perform at Gospel Light church

WEST BATH — Ted Fish will minister in song during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Gospel Light Fellowship. More...

Nation

U.S. employers add 88,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown is a reminder that the job market’s path back to full health will be uneven. More...

Popular film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Roger Ebert, the popular film critic and television cohost who along with his fellow reviewer and sometime sparring partner Gene Siskel could lift or sink the fortunes of a movie with their trademark thumbs up or thumbs down, died Thursday in Chicago More...

2nd hiker found alive in California

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — At first, the rescuers couldn’t believe their ears: After four days of grueling searching, they suddenly heard a faint female voice calling for help. More...

Ticket

Freeport Flag Ladies star in film

Documentary on local patriots to be screened at L/A Film Festival

AUBURN T he public world premiere of local filmmaker Walter Skold’s “One Tuesday Morning” will take place this weekend at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. More...

Celebrated folksinger, autoharpist in concert

PHIPPSBURG — Acclaimed by pianist George Winston as “one of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times,” Adam Miller will perform in concert on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Phippsburg Congregational Church. More...

People Plus hosting Folk Dance Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Folk Dance Brunswick, which includes dances from the Balkans, Israel and around the world, will be held tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at People Plus Center, 35 Union St. Many dances are taught and no partner is needed. More...

Bowdoin College junior in 'Jeopardy!'

N.C. native competing in popular TV quiz show

A Bowdoin College junior is headed to California to compete in the “Jeopardy! College Championship.” More...

Lisbon volunteers beautify town Saturday  Free Access 

LISBON — The newly formed Positive Change Lisbon group is tackling its first annual cleanup day Saturday in an effort to beautify the town all along Route 196. More...

Next week, 'Eat Brunswick'  Free Access 

Downtown group lines up festival of eateries

BRUNSWICK — A celebration of local restaurants begins Monday, as the second annual “Eat Brunswick Week” gets underway. More than 15 restaurants will offer special pricing and menu choices during the event, which runs through next Sunday, April 14. More...

If you move it, they will build

MRRA to move plane, clear way for development

BRUNSWICK A nyone know how to move a 66-year-old warplane? If so, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority wants to talk to you. More...

2 facing weapons charges

BATH Police arrested two Portland men on weapons charges after an incident Wednesday night on Bluff Road. Fadhil Alghazi, 51, and Ali K. More...

 

Obituaries

Sally Coulter Brooks - 2014-09-12
Raymond A. Duval - 2014-09-12
Bruce Earl Dickinson - 2014-09-11
Jane C. Durgin - 2014-09-11
Dolores Joyce Herbers - 2014-09-11
Holly L. Doherty - 2014-09-11
DEATH NOTICES - 2014-09-11

Community

TALENTED TEENS

MR. TEEN MAINE Parker Quimby, 13, of Windham, and Miss Maine Outstanding Teen 2012 Katie Elliott, of Scarborough, celebrate at the Mr. More...

Bath turf panel meeting today

To report to City Council by April 17

BATH A newly formed committee charged with cementing plans to install field turf at McMann Field meets today for the first time. The meeting, at the Bath Parks & Recreation Department office, begins at 2 p.m. More...

Freeport groups line up for funding

FREEPORT Councilors listened to residents’ concerns this week about which agencies and line items will get funding during the upcoming municipal budget process. More...

Sports

Lofty times for Huskies’ Sam & Jacki

Sam Purcell and Jacki Kelly two keys to USM’s lacrosse success

The University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team is riding high these days, sporting a 6-2 record. They strive to be a major player in the Little East Conference. More...

Jagr scores in Bruins debut, Boston beats Devils, 1-0

BOSTON Jaromir Jagr’s first goal in a Boston uniform was not one he will brag about at the end of his Hall of Fame career. It was all the Bruins needed to win in his debut, though. More...

Pettitte pitches Yankees past Sox

NEW YORK Andy Pettitte was a rock on the mound in his latest gritty performance. Mariano Rivera jogged in from the bullpen to nail down a ninth-inning lead. More...

Letters

Neighborhood wrong place for train facility

To the Editor: I read JT Leonard’s article regarding concerns I have raised about the proposed train layover facility to be built in the Brunswick West neighborhood (“Gerzofsky says residents ‘abused’,” April 3, Page A1) More...

How are people ‘abused’ by trains?

To the Editor: Abused, really? Stan Gerzofsky stating that “this community is being abused because it was built near tracks that were never used, nor ever intended to be used, for this purpose.” What? More...

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Fri/5 MISCELLANEOUS SPRING USED BOOK SALE, Mid Coast Hospital Café Conference Rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; sponsored by Auxiliary to benefit healthcareer scholarships; 373-6015. CHESS CLUB, 4-4:45 p.m., Patten More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’m married to the love of my life. Our 25th anniversary will be here soon. My issue is, my husband has a beard I cannot stand. It’s long and unkempt, and makes him look 10 years older than he is. More...

Maine

LePage vetoes bill on teen tanning

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage announced Thursday that he vetoed a bill to prohibit tanning facilities from allowing those under 18 years of age to use tanning machines. More...

Man, 57, charged in apartment house fire

AUGUSTA (AP) — Fire officials say a 57-year-old man has been charged with arson for starting a fire that destroyed the Augusta apartment house he lived in. More...

Probe sought on order to destroy papers

LEWISTON (AP) — Two state lawmakers from Lewiston are calling for an investigation into claims by a Maine Center for Disease Control official that she was ordered to destroy documents. More...

World

China kills birds as sixth death occurs

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain today, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered all poultry at a market where the virus was detected in pigeons being sold for meat. More...

Rocket attack in Syrian capital kills 5

BEIRUT (AP) — A barrage of rockets slammed into a contested district on the northeastern edge of Damascus, killing at least five people and trapping others under the rubble, activists said today. More...

Attacks in Iraq kill 3 soldiers, 3 civilians

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bomb attacks have killed six people in two cities. More...