September 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Partisans claim Senate needs reform

This year could bring a major change in the U.S. Senate. Some pundits predict the Republicans will gain a majority, giving them control over both houses of Congress.  More...

Obituaries

Pauline Louise Girard

TOPSHAM — Pauline Louise Girard, 88, of Topsham, Maine passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2014, in Brunswick, Maine.  More...

World

Ukraine cease-fire talks start in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus   Talks expected to bring a much-anticipated cease-fire to the fighting in eastern Ukraine began Friday in the Belarusian capital even as the rebels kept pressing their offensive against a strategic port city.  More...

Nation/World

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acidtongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.  More...