October 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

False Promise of ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’

“Jobs, jobs, jobs.” That’s what candidates promise in Maine and all over the country. Their experience specially qualifies them, they say, to use their sought-after job in government to create employment for others.  More...

Obituaries

Alfreda W. Powers

HOULTON — Alfreda “Freddy” W. Powers, 62, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 27, 1952, in Brunswick, the daughter of Gerald S. and E. Ethel (Smith) Woodward. More...

World

Hong Kong police clear smaller protest zone

HONG KONG   Riot police cleared an offshoot Hong Kong prodemocracy protest zone in a dawn raid today, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than two weeks, but leaving the city's main thoroughfare stil More...

Maine

8 sets of human remains found in Cornish

CORNISH   A contractor attempting to replace a drainage pipe unearthed a ghoulish discovery — eight sets of skeletal remains — outside the Cornish Town Hall, which turned out to have been built on a cemetery, authorities said.  More...

Nation/World

Kobani key to U.S. strategy against I.S.

WASHINGTON   Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.  More...