May 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


Back to the chalkboard


It’s that time of year again, when students await their final grades, with anticipation and trepidation.  A single letter can make a great deal of difference, between moving on in one’s school career, or repeating a grade.  More...


Clean elections a vote against cynicism


If you’re angry, annoyed, disturbed, or upset about the influence of money on politics, you’re like just about every American who’s interested in the subject. More...


Angie Ann Laverdiere

HARPSWELL — Angie A. Laverdiere, age 90, of Harpswell Island Road, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. She was born on Sept. More...


Kremlin pushes for dialogue after Ukraine vote

DONETSK, Ukraine   The Kremlin made it clear today that it has no intention to try to annex Ukraine’s eastern provinces after the controversial referendums where the majority of voters allegedly said they backed sovereignty for their regio More...


Three-way gov. race puts focus on Maine

AUGUSTA   Maine voters in November will make history by either electing the nation’s first openly gay governor, electing its only independent governor or re-electing a Republican who is seen as one of the most vulnerable and volatile polit More...


Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

WASHINGTON   The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military “continually should be reviewed,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday.  More...