December 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page


Green holiday


This year, lighting America for the holidays will consume more than 6 trillion watt-hours of electricity, or, using U.S. More...


Welfare — It’s in the Constitution


The Constitution’s preamble, in its original form, reads:  “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the genera More...


Donald Leon Friend

BATH — Donald Leon Friend, 77, of Bath, ME, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Portland, ME, at Maine Medical Center.  More...


Merger creates world’s largest airline

American Airlines emerges from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminates its long pursuit of a merger partner when the two complete their deal today and create the world's biggest airline.  More...


State sees drop in shrimp fishing

TOPSHAM   Ben Martens, the executive director of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association in Topsham, said a little more than 200 Mainers fished for shrimp last winter out of the more than 500 people with shrimp fishing licenses.  &ldq More...


Study: Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents

Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like “The Walking Dead” but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.  More...