August 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


Tough Choices


$81.05.  That is how much the Brunswick school district spent per graduate on its 2014 graduation ceremony at Bowdoin College’s Watson Arena in June. More...


Can Anyone Cure Gridlock?


Congress has left Washington for a five-week recess, and it’s hard to see much difference. Even while in session, the national legislature has gotten precious little done the past two years.  More...


Ernesto Jose’ Silva Jr.

BATH — Ernesto Jose’ Silva Jr., 53, resident of Lincoln Street in Bath, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born on Oct. 1, 1960, in Brooklyn, NY, a son of Ernesto Jose’ and Sonia I. More...


UMaine engineers test materials that may be used for manned-mission to Mars

ORONO   If NASA successfully builds a spacecraft large enough to carry astronauts to Mars, the ship will need to be able to slow down from 10,000 miles per hour in order enter the planet’s atmosphere and safely land.  More...