December 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus


Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897.  More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have some advice for "Lacking Why," the girl in your Oct. More...



Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick   A girl, Posey June Clark, to Abbe Melena (Goodwin) and P. Joseph Clark of Brunswick, Dec. 3, 2013.  A girl, Raya Carly Yenco, to Taylor Megan Rogers and Kiel Robert Yenco of Bowdoin, Dec. More...


Mainers sign up for insurance before deadline

AUGUSTA   Groups helping Mainers figure out their health insurance options on the federal marketplace said Monday that they’re keeping busy ahead of the looming coverage deadlines.  The deadline to sign up on the federal marketplace f More...


Utah turns to higher court to halt gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY   Utah state lawyers have again turned to a Denverbased federal appeals court in their bid to put a stop to gay couples getting married, saying the state should not be required to abide by one judge’s narrow view of a &ldquo More...