February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Making health care affordable

Except for the truly fortunate, health care is an unavoidable financial burden. Few can pay out of pocket. Insurance is necessary, yet unaffordable for most. Deductibles bring one closer to affordability, but without desired coverage. More...

Obituaries

Russell A. Michaud

BRUNSWICK — Russell A. Michaud, age 85, of Weymouth Street, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Brunswick on May 15, 1929, the son of Adolphe and Rose Alma Belanger Michaud.  More...

World

Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine   Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve today, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. More...

Maine

Communities fight LePage plan to cut state aid

AUGUSTA   In what has become an annual event, municipal officials from around the state descended Wednesday on the State House to lobby against proposed cuts to state aid that they say will hurt towns’ and cities’ ability to provide More...

Nation/World

To fight extremism, Obama calls on U.S. to embrace its Muslims

WASHINGTON   In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn’t: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.  More...