June 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Despite disagreement, Furbish name preserved

Brunswick selects name for former Navy land

BRUNSWICK While debating what to call almost 600 acres of open recreational space at Brunswick Landing, town officials found out what’s in a name Monday. More...

No serious injury after car hits Brunswick business

BRUNSWICK — Police say the elderly driver of a car that hit a business on Mason Street Monday afternoon accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake pedal while attempting to park. More...

Barbecue is back in Bowdoinham

BOWDOINHAM After the town brought the once-traditional summer chicken barbecue back for the town’s 250th celebration in 2012, many wondered if it would stick around. More...

FLAG DAY CEREMONY IN HARPSWELL

UNSERVICEABLE U.S. More...

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Local

Bowdoinham home vandalized

Sheriff’s department also probes 2 thefts in Bowdoin

BOWDOINHAM The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating $10,000 to $15,000 in vandalism inflicted on a vacant Wildes Road home. More...

Biker bails, avoids truck

RICHMOND A Farmingdale man was taken to a Lewiston hospital Sunday morning after he purposefully dumped the motorcycle he was driving on U.S. Route 201 before colliding with a pickup truck that pulled in front of him. More...

Police peg perp passed out over pizza

Alleged Pa. fugitive suspected of forgery captured dozing

BRUNSWICK A man reportedly found passed out in a Maine Street pizza joint early Saturday morning was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland to await extradition to Pennsylvania. More...

Sports

INAUGURAL VIKING VA-K 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN

THE INAUGURAL VIKING Va-K 5K and Family Fun Run were held Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick. The 5K and Family Fun Run were presented by the St. More...

No room for error

Game 6 tonight

MIAMI (AP) — They lost three times in three months in one of the most overpowering stretches the NBA has ever seen. Now the Miami Heat have lost three times in five games. More...

Rask shuts down Blackhawks

Bruins take 2-1 series lead, 2-0

BOSTON The puck bounced off the post and rolled across the crease, away from the goal line. The red light flashed briefly, but replays would confirm that Tuukka Rask’s shutout streak was intact. More...

Commentary

When shift happens, colleges can’t wait for luck

GUEST COLUMN

If the economy is improving, why are so many people and businesses still struggling? Was it harder or easier for previous generations to get ahead? What about the future? Pondering such questions can yield frustration — or insight. More...

The irrational rush toward cuts

Last week the International Monetary Fund, whose normal role is that of stern disciplinarian to spendthrift governments, gave the United States some unusual advice. “Lighten up,” urged the fund. “Enjoy life! Seize the day!” More...

Family & Friends

THE NEW DADS

Diaper duty is just the start for these fathers

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Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they’d like to be one someday. More...

Growing with kids

By all rights, I never should have turned out to be a gardener. I tell parents that if they want their children to be gardeners when they grow up, that they should never make them pull weeds. My parents made me pull weeds. More...

Nation

House takes up anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The abortion wars are returning to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of age. More...

Comittee considers tough immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on its first immigration bill this year, a tough enforcement measure giving state and local officials new powers to act against people here illegally. More...

Intel chief: NSA foiled many terrorist plots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled “dozens” of terrorist plots. More...

Freeport acknowledges bogus motto

Town Council plans to officially debunk 'Birthplace of Maine'

FREEPORT — It officially is the end of an era.Municipal officials are poised to acknowledge Tuesday that Freeport’s long-standing motto, the “Birthplace of Maine,” is nothing more than colorful local fiction. More...

Topsham planners to hear about access road behind Coastal Metal Fab

TOPSHAM — The Planning Board will hold a public hearing tonight for both site plan and site location of development applications submitted by FMC, LLC for a planned commercial development on property at 120 Old Lisbon Road. More...

Dresden men charged in Bath robbery

BATH The Walgreens pharmacy on State Road was robbed Friday by two 23-year-old Dresden men, federal prosecutors say. Nicholas Alexander was arrested on Saturday and Devin Alexander was arrested Monday in connection with the crime. More...

LePage vetoes Medicaid bill

Focus of expanding program goes back to Democrats in Legislature

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage on Monday vetoed legislation to expand Maine’s Medicaid program, turning the focus back to majority Democrats to try and rally enough Republican votes to override it. More...

FROSTY’S OPENING IN BATH

SHELBY OMDAL, above, is shown inside the new Frosty’s Donuts at 770 Washington St. in Bath. Frosty’s, located downtown and not far from Bath Iron Works, will open to the public at 4 a.m. More...

 

Obituaries

Alfreda W. Powers - 2014-10-17
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-10-17
Beatrice E. Lavoie - 2014-10-16
Martha J. Laberge - 2014-10-16
Edna B. White - 2014-10-15
Mildred Allen - 2014-10-15
DEATH NOTICE - 2014-10-15
Vera Louise Allen - 2014-10-14
William O. DeBery II - 2014-10-14
Roger A. Kingsbury - 2014-10-14
Neil T. Greenleaf - 2014-10-14

Community

OLD GLORY

AN 18-FOOT-BY-33-FOOT REPLICA of a garrison flag designed in the same configuration as the 1860 Fort Sumter flag will hang in the atrium at the Cultural Building at the State House Complex in Augusta More...

Bath band ushering in summer

BATH With balmy summer evenings in the offing — hopefully — the venerable Bath Municipal Band begins its summer concert series at 7 tonight at the scenic gazebo in Library Park. More...

Scholarship Fund board meets in Bath

BATH — The Morse High School Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, June 21 in the high school’s alumni room. This is the board’s annual public meeting. More...

Letters

Bath library had big fundraiser

To the Editor: The Patten Free Library wishes to recognize the merchants of our service communities of Bath, West Bath, Georgetown, Woolwich and Arrowsic for generously donating to the 21st Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at J. R. More...

Brunswick crew picked litter promptly

To the Editor: I am writing to thank the work crew that cleaned up the mess of trash on both sides of Meadow Road in Brunswick at the culvert. I'm impressed with how quickly and efficiently you took care of the matter. More...

‘Senior Prom’ was lots of fun in Topsham

To the Editor: We attended the Mt. Ararat High School Senior Prom for senior citizens Friday evening. The School Jazz Band was featured for three sets and, in between, the deejay played songs of the 1950s and ’60s. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Tue/18 MISCELLANEOUS BRUNSWICK FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Mall, www.brunswickfarmersmarket.com. FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS, 6:30 p.m., The Long Branch School, Main St., Bowdoinham; Patty 666-3945 or Rebecca 208-0318. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my fiance for four years. He is 32, I’m 23. He is Catholic and I am Jewish. More...

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Maine

Acadia fall sends 2 climbers to hospital

BAR HARBOR (AP) — A broken rope was to blame for the injury of three climbers on a 25-foot-high rock face and a complicated rescue at Acadia National Park, rangers said Monday. More...

Charges unlikely in death of Mass. cyclist

HANOVER (AP) — A cyclist killed during the Trek Across Maine likely lost control and veered into a tractortrailer that was passing his group from behind while he had one hand on his handlebar and was sipping water, Maine State Police said Monda More...

Firefighters save snakes from burning attic

AUBURN (AP) — It may sounds like a B-grade movie, but it was all too real for Maine firefighters who encountered “Snakes in an attic.” Firefighters in Auburn learned upon responding to an attic fire Monday morning that a tenant was More...

World

Karzai: Afghan troops take lead to secure country

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced today in a significant milestone in the 12-year war. More...

Suicide attacks kill 24 people in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say the casualty toll from a double-suicide bombing attack in and around a Shiite mosque in Baghdad has risen to 24 killed and 52 wounded. More...

U.S.-Russia divided over Syria solution

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — The leaders of major economic powers are declaring themselves dedicated to a political solution to Syria’s bloody civil war, even as President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin stake ou More...