December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Testing the Common Core of Education

As states move toward a common educational standard, there are a lot of questions about the process. Some of the questions are valid, and even concerning; others are nonsense. More...

Obituaries

Roy L. Lutz Jr.

BATH — Roy L. Lutz Jr., 84, of Bath, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born in Bath, Maine, on Sept. 17, 1930, the son of the late Roy L. and Doris L. (Fuller) Lutz.  More...

World

Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.  More...

Maine

Board rejects bad-faith claims against FairPoint

PORTLAND   Two unions that accused FairPoint Communications of bargaining in bad faith have lost their appeal to the National Labor Relations Board, delivering a blow to striking workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, officials said Tuesda More...

Nation/World

2-year-old accidentally kills mother in Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho   A 29-year-old woman described as a “beautiful, young, loving mother” was fatally shot by her 2-year-old son at a northern Idaho Wal- Mart in what authorities called a tragic accident.  More...