March 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Pre-K Is A Great Anti-Crime Strategy

As state policymakers work to craft Maine’s next biennial budget, the sheriffs, police chiefs and prosecutors who are members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids are urging lawmakers to prioritize high-quality early learning programs to reduce futur More...

Obituaries

M. Wesley McPhee

WEST BATH — M. Wesley McPhee, 86, of Lemont Drive, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He was born in Bath on July 25, 1928, one of twin sons of Matthew and Catherine J. Cramond McPhee. More...

World

Nigerians await final tally in vote

ABUJA, Nigeria   The second day of vote counting in a bitterly contested presidential vote started late on today and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will be governing Africa’s richest and biggest nation.  More...

Maine

Lawmaker says new bill not about Susan Collins

Change has nothing to do with the senator’s potential run for governor, Moonen says

AUGUSTA   State Rep. Matt Moonen, DPortland, said Monday that a bill he’s authored to change the way the state selects a replacement U.S. senator in the event of a vacancy has nothing to do with gubernatorial politics.  More...

Nation/World

Police searching for armed prisoner after escape from hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va.   Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early today and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody.  More...