February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Free trade vs. fair trade  Free Access 

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership has lost “fast track” status, courtesy of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., it is still going to be working its way through Congress, albeit somewhat more slowly. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Raymond LaBeau Jr.

ORONO, Maine/REVERE, Mass. — Joseph (Joe) R. LaBeau Jr., formerly of Orono and late of Revere, MA died peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, due to the complications of old age. More...

World

Delays, disruption hit London commuters

LONDON (AP) — London commuters are facing long delays and massive disruptions after subway workers walked off the job to protest upcoming job cuts.  Long lines began forming at bus stops before dawn today as travelers sought alternative me More...

Maine

Bear bait foes post 78,528 signatures

AUGUSTA (AP) — A group that wants to ban bear hunting using bait, dogs and traps says it has submitted 78,528 signatures to the state.  Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting says the secretary of state needs to certify only 57,277 signatures to qu More...

Nation/World

CVS to phase out tobacco

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.  More...