December 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page


What Violence Begets


A student from Bowdoin College is fatherless today after the shooting of two New York City police officers who were sitting in their car the Saturday before Christmas.  More...


Climate Change Solutions Also Build Community

One afternoon last month, I was out in the backyard playing with my kids when I saw my neighbor struggling to winterize the picnic shelter in her yard. Naturally, I offered to help. As we talked, she told me that she had been very ill. More...


C. Charles Ashton

WISCASSET — C. Charles Ashton, 69, of Lowelltown Road died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in West Newfield on Nov. More...


Women excised from public life, abused by IS

BEIRUT   The gunmen came to the all-girls’ elementary school in the Iraqi city of Fallujah at midday with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code for females in areas ruled by the I More...


Police: Man, 22, killed grandmother with a hammer

WILTON   A 22-year-old man charged with killing his grandmother over the weekend told police he bludgeoned her with a hammer while she slept in their home in Wilton.  More...


Police union leader known for his bite

NEW YORK   Patrick Lynch was hollering.  Standing outside a Brooklyn hospital after the bodies of two slain police officers were taken away, the head of the nation’s largest police union railed against Mayor Bill de Blasio for failin More...