October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Why Elections Disappoint

“Democracy isn’t a spectator sport.” We’ve all heard that, its meaning clear. Yet, it might help if politics became more of one. More...

Obituaries

Carlene Wright

WOOLWICH — Carlene Wright, 84, of Dragonfly Way, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, peacefully with her loved ones by her side, including her best friend, Hazel Adams, at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.  She was born in Boothbay on Sept. More...

World

Canada attack stirs terror fears

OTTAWA, Ontario   Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq More...

Nation/World

3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

WASHINGTON   The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.&nb More...