October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

An Environment of Our Own Making

Not so terribly long ago, most products were of natural or organic origins. Natural, however, wasn’t necessarily all that great. Lead paint, asbestos insulation, mercury thermometers, all seemed harmless enough. More...

Obituaries

Edward Parr Johnson Jr.

PHIPPSBURG — Edward Parr Johnson Jr., a retired electrical engineering executive, a resident of Phippsburg and husband of Elizabeth Hill Johnson, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after a brief illness. More...

World

U.S.-led airstrikes hit besieged Syrian town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey   The U.S.-led coalition pounded positions of the Islamic State group in the Syrian border town of Kobani today in some of the most intensive strikes in the air campaign so far, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.& More...

Maine

Spirited debate among gubernatorial candidates

PORTLAND   Trading jabs in a debate that almost didn’t happen, Maine’s three gubernatorial candidates squared off Wednesday in a spirited discussion of health care, minimum wage and the state’s struggling paper industry.  More...

Nation/World

Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when More...