March 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

‘Just say no’ the new political motto

“Just say no.” That anti-drug campaign response coined by First Lady Nancy Reagan has become the motto of opponents of government policy.  Critics can reject a policy without proposing an alternative. More...

Obituaries

David M. Pratt

PHIPPSBURG — David M. Pratt, 70, of Clifford Road, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 8, 2015. After a five-year battle with prostate cancer, he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.  More...

World

Ukraine’s grinding war stains innocence of childhood

KHARTSYZK, Ukraine   Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. More...

Maine

Funerals, fundraisers set for victims of deadly County crash

FORT KENT   As family and friends continue to come to terms with the four deaths in Monday’s northern Maine head-on collision, funerals and memorial services have been scheduled with additional fundraising efforts begun online.  More...

Nation/World

Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers

FERGUSON, Mo.   Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers in front of the city’s police department heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb.  More...