May 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


The Maine GOP’s ‘War on Women’

Among the many, many bills that were vetoed and sustained May 1 in Augusta was one possibly overlooked bill, LD 1247, that would have extended family planning and women’s health services, including cervical cancer screening, for 13,700 poor Mai More...


Vetoes not a form of leadership


As the Legislature labored on into the night Thursday, more than a few lawmakers must have wondered whether this was really “veto day,” usually a quick tidying up of loose ends, or another end-of-session marathon where debate continues as More...


John A. Clements

CROYDON, NH — Former NH DOT Commissioner John A. Clements, of Croydon, NH, died at home on April 28, 2014, at the age of 83. He was born on Aug. 22, 1930, in Hyannis, MA, to Florence Pinkerton and George F. Clements. More...


Protester: 1st Lady orders arrests

LAGOS, NIGERIA   A leader of a protest march for 276 missing schoolgirls said that Nigeria’s First Lady ordered her and another protest leader arrested today, expressed doubts there was any kidnapping and accused them of belonging to the I More...


Weather, low prices hurt elver market

PORTLAND   Maine's lucrative elver season is off to a slow start, with cold weather and resurgent foreign markets combining to depress catch and prices paid to fishermen, officials say.  More...


At least 3 critically injured in circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I.   At least three performers remain in critical condition following a circus accident in Providence.  Authorities are trying to determine what caused a support frame to collapse Sunday during the Ringling Bros. More...