June 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


Ethics as Nuisance

Sometimes an ethics complaint is real, genuine, and needs to be followed up on.  And sometimes an ethics complaint is a means for one side of a contentious issue to waste the time of the other side.  More...


Restructuring Elections Has Key Support


Now that the primary elections are behind us, the debate returns to what was always the main subject — the race for governor. The battle between incumbent Paul LePage and challengers Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler, has an epochal quality to it. More...


Ronald Joseph Belanger

TOPSHAM — Ronald J. Belanger of Topsham, ME, passed away on June 13, 2014. He was born on Aug. 10, 1938, to Mary Jane (Compagnon) and Jerome Belanger in Waterville, Maine.  More...


U.S. embassy in Baghdad to send some personnel out of town

WASHINGTON   With Baghdad threatened by the advance of an al- Qaida-inspired insurgency, the State Department is reinforcing security at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq’s capital — and sending some personnel out of town.  More...


Cyclists finishing 180-mile journey

BELFAST (AP) — Thousands of cyclists are finishing up a 180-mile journey across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association.  The 30th annual Trek Across Maine ride ends on Sunday at Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast. More...


Supreme Court to decide 17 more cases

WASHINGTON   It’s crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks.  The religious rights of corporations, the speech rights of abortion protesters and the privacy r More...