January 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Government promises, customers pay

Government sometimes promises consumers that by paying higher prices now, they will pay lower prices later.  The government gets into the market, but leaves all the risk to customers. More...

Obituaries

Lloyd R. Skelton

LITCHFIELD — Lloyd R. Skelton, age 93, died unexpectedly on Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Litchfield. He was born in Bowdoin, Maine, on July 20, 1920, the son of Willis and Mona (Taylor) Skelton. He was one of ten children. More...

Ticket

Eleemosynary:

A Wor(l)d of Many Layers

REVIEW NEWCASTLE Eleemosynary: 1. Charitable; of or for charity or alms; 2. A word rarely heard except at spelling bees; 3. A hauntingly human piece of writing crafted by Lee Blessing. The set is stark in its simplicity. Three chairs. More...

Maine

Maine Guard engineers train for Afghanistan

Helping recruits ease into service

AUGUSTA — As the United States continues its efforts to drawdown the troop presence in Afghanistan, National Guard engineering companies are still being deployed to help with base closure operations.  More...

Community

Local food powwow in Topsham

TOPSHAM Nearly 40 leaders in local agriculture met in the Topsham Grange Hall Wednesday to talk about building a “more resilient” food system in the Mid-coast. One of the major topic: the financial challenges of farming. More...