August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Train tussle brings back memories

Much has been said about the pros and cons of a passenger rail layover facility in Brunswick. I have followed the controversy with interest, in that it has many similarities to my own neighborhood’s struggle over a decade ago.  More...

Obituaries

A. Gardner Larrabee

BOWDOIN — A. Gardner Larrabee, age 89, of Parkway, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his home.  More...

World

Russia bans Western food over Ukraine sanctions

MOSCOW   Russia today banned most food imports from the West in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine — a sweeping move that will cost Western farmers billions of dollars but could also lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.  More...

Maine

Maine welfare applicants will soon face drug tests

AUGUSTA   Maine will soon require welfare applicants and recipients who’ve been convicted of drug-related felonies to be tested for drugs to ensure that taxpayer dollars aren’t being spent to enable an addiction, Gov. More...

Nation/World

Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

HONOLULU   Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.  More...