January 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinion

Stemming Abuse With Technology

EDITORIAL

A quiet new project is getting underway to monitor domestic violence perpetrators. The Maine Board of Corrections approved a pilot project last week to run an electronic surveillance system on known perpetrators in three locations. More...

Commentary

Working For An Absence of Violence

The peace that most of us work and pray for is the absence of violence — the wanton destruction and the criminal insanity called war.  What a blessing it would be for humanity if all the weapons of instant and mass killing were banished fr More...

Obituaries

Douglas E. Small

BELGRADE — Douglas E. Small, 82, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Dec. 30, 2014, at the USVA Medical Center at Togus.  More...

World

Israeli military divided over Gaza war probes

JERUSALEM   A fierce debate is raging within Israel’s military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last year’s Gaza war, with commanders increasingly at odds with military law More...

Maine

Man sentenced to 27 years for killing mother

PORTLAND (AP) — A Falmouth man who pleaded guilty to murder for killing his mother will serve 27 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.  The Portland Press Herald reports 48-year-old Andrew Leighton entered his plea on Monday. More...

Nation/World

New Congress getting sworn in with GOP taking charge

WASHINGTON   Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.  More...