December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Defined By Food

People ask why I’m a vegetarian. I say, “I’m not. More...

Obituaries

Frances R. Besaw

WATERVILLE — Frances Roberta (Lowery) Besaw died on Nov. 29, 2014, after a short illness. She was born to John J. Lowery and Margaret B. MacDonald on Feb. 8, 1925, in Bath, Maine. More...

Milestones

Putin defends foreign policy

MOSCOW   In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin today evoked religious imagery and defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy as necessary for his country’s sheer survival.&nb More...

Maine

Gov. LePage swears in new Maine Legislature

AUGUSTA   A new Maine Legislature officially opened its session Wednesday, where Democratic and Republican leaders called on lawmakers to abandon the partisanship of the past and address the serious economic issues challenging the state.  More...

Nation/World

Protests erupt after decision in chokehold death

NEW YORK   The cell phone video of the last moments of Eric Garner’s life was watched millions of times on the Internet, clearly showing a white police officer holding the unarmed black man in a chokehold, even as he repeatedly gasped, &ld More...