February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Campaign coffers filling

Silly season is approaching, and even though it’s not, strictly speaking, economics, and goodness knows there are enough economics stories to go around, we can’t help but get excited by looking at campaign finance reports which have all c More...

Obituaries

Edward J. Cheetham

TOPSHAM — Edward J. Cheetham, of Topsham, passed away peacefully with his loved ones at his side on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.  More...

World

Strong quake shakes China; no casualties

BEIJING (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a sparsely populated area of China’s far western region of Xinjiang today, damaging some houses, though no casualties were reported.  More...

Maine

Senate backs $40M revenue sharing bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would prevent $40 million in cuts in state aid to cities and towns, while Republicans and Democrats continued to spar over the timing of the measure and how to pay for More...

Nation/World

GOP principle gone in debt ceiling vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority — the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.  On Tuesday, it ab More...