April 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


Domestic violence murder


Maine’s a small state, and we don’t have a lot of murders. But one of the things we’ve known for a while is that about half of the murders in Maine are domestic.  More...


What is it about Republicans and rail?


Three years ago, we watched in amazement as newly elected Republican governors turned down 100 percent federal funding, sometimes amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, to upgrade rail service between their major cities. More...


Kathleen Regina Newmiller

BRUNSWICK — Kathleen Regina Newmiller, age 52, died at her home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. More...


Mayor of eastern Ukraine city shot in the back today

KIEV, Ukraine   The mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city was shot in the back today and pro- Russia insurgents seized yet another government building as tensions rose in eastern Ukraine ahead of a new round of U.S. sanctions.  More...


Ex-prison inmate sues over padlock assault

PORTLAND (AP) — The first of four federal lawsuits brought by former Maine State Prison inmates beaten by fellow prisoners using prison- issued padlocks is being heard this week.  Keith Ayotte’s lawsuit against the state Department o More...


Congress returns to work to do the bare minimum

WASHINGTON   Congress gets back to work Monday after a twoweek vacation, and it’s looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum.  Forget immigration, a tax overhaul, stiffer gun checks. More...