February 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Baker to seek second term in state Senate

TOPSHAM Sen. Linda Baker, a Republican from Topsham, has announced she will run for a second term in the Maine Senate. Baker represents District 23, consisting of about 35,000 people in all of Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden. More...

Bath Back Pack Program growing

BATH The Bath Back Pack Program is in full swing, serving 85 area elementary school students. More...

STUDENT NOTES

Phillips Exeter Academy The following students made the honor roll for the fall 2015 term at Phillips Exeter Academy: Maya V. Pierce, grade 11, of Freeport, earned Highest Honors Claire M. Dauge-Roth, grade 11, of Bath, earned Highest Honors More...

Database of Legislators’ sources of income launched

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No criminal charges filed in Chebeague funds investigation

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Department announced Monday it has concluded its investigation into missing funds from the town of Chebeague Island and that no charges will be issued. More...

Riverview didn’t address staffing

AUGUSTA(AP) — Officials tasked with ensuring that patients at Augusta's Riverview Psychiatric Hospital are being treated properly say the hospital failed to address staffing and other problems. More...

911 details revealed in shooting transcript

AUGUSTA (AP) — Transcripts of 911 calls show police had trouble finding an SUV in which two people were killed on Christmas morning in Manchester, Maine. More...

Police charge woman in Paris fatal crash

PARIS (AP) — A 32-year-old Maine woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed her 41-year-old passenger in Paris last month. More...

Hearing on voter intimidation bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Democrats say support for a bill to protect voters from intimidation shows the public is on board with a plan to prevent harassment at the polls. More...

New England mops up as snow falls on East Coast

BOSTON A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and dropped several inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts is expected to bring snow to other parts of the East Coast. More...

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from NH with wins

MANCHESTER, N.H. More...

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

HONG KONG Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaos as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and ar More...

 

Obituaries

David R. Girardin - 2016-02-09
William S. Gannon IV - 2016-02-09
James C. Dilios - 2016-02-08
David R. Girardin - 2016-02-08
Melissa Hodsdon - 2016-02-05
Anne G. Perry - 2016-02-05
Mira R. Graziano - 2016-02-05
Robert Elliott - 2016-02-05
Jane Lester - 2016-02-05
Alice Hammond - 2016-02-05
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-02-05
Raymond M. Blanchette - 2016-02-04
Donald L. Kopyc - 2016-02-04

Sports

Basketball postseason set

BRUNSWICK The Maine High School basketball regular season has come to a close, and with it the final Heal Point Standings from the Maine Principals’ Association. More...

Broncos party to take place today

DENVER (AP) — Denver’s getting ready to party like it’s 1999. More...

Lebron’s triple-double lifts Cavs by Kings

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his 40th career triple-double, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests. More...

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School board to receive pot policy

Meeting on draft version set for Wednesday in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick School Board on Wednesday night will hear a draft policy from the planning and policy subcommittee regarding allowing the use of medical marijuana on school property. More...

Support grows for Freeport track

FREEPORT The Tri-Town Track and Field Project continues to gain local support as the Freeport Economic Development Corporation revealed its endorsement of the project on Monday. More...

LePage blasts critics in 9-page letter

Governor forgos formal State of the State address

AUGUSTA Lashing out at “socialists, career politicians and their allies in the media,” Gov. Paul LePage on Monday used a State of the State letter to lawmakers to attack critics and lay out his proposals. More...

KELT presents ‘Winter in the Woods’ at Morse Pond Preserve in Georgetown

Discussion group will read a collection of musings in Bath

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MCHPP hosting 2nd Harpswell food mobile

HARPSWELL Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) in Brunswick is planning to host its second food mobile in Harpswell on Feb. 25 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the back parking lot of the Harpswell Town Office. More...

Service cuts loom for developmentally disabled

SANFORD Parents and others say a proposed change in assessment that determines levels of service for those with developmental disabilities could result in fewer hours of service for severely disabled clients. More...

Fishing rules changed to reduce waste

PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators say the rules for fishing Atlantic herring have changed in an attempt to reduce waste. More...

Grants to help jobs, entrepreneurship

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce will send $640,000 to spur job creation in rural Maine. More...

Animals perish in mobile home fire

NEW GLOUCESTER (AP) — Authorities say several animals died in a mobile home fire in Maine. The fire was reported around 4 p.m. Monday in New Gloucester. Town Fire and Rescue Department Capt. More...

Saddleback won't be open for school break

RANGELEY (AP) — The Saddleback ski mountain says it won't be opening for February school break next week. More...

Bates receives $19M for digital studies

LEWISTON (AP) — Bates College is launching a new program in digital and computational studies after receiving $19 million from seven families. More...

Singer Don McLean pleads not guilty

CAMDEN (AP) — Don McLean's attorney says the singer has entered a not-guilty plea to a domestic violence charge in writing and will not appear in court later this month. More...

Sanders and Kasich win first votes in tiny New Hampshire town

DIXVILLE, N.H. Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday. More...

$4 trillion-plus budget for 2017 to be released by president today

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that’s freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Cong More...

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

BAD AIBLING, Germany Two commuter trains crashed head-on this morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical More...

Report: Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

BEIRUT A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded today near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 10 people and causing wide material damage, state media said. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

TUE/9 MISCELLANEOUS IPAD WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS, 10:30a.m. to noon, Patten Free Library’s second floor board room. Fourth of 5 sessions, held on Tuesdays, to help seniors with their ipads. Free and open to anyone age 55 and older. No class Feb. More...

Opinion

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My Drummer

Every now and then someone shares that picture of Sam Elliott overlaid with the caption “You must be a special kind of stupid.” One fact about folks my age is that few ideas are really “new,” especially in economics, politics More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Shrove (preceding Ash Wednesday) Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. More...

Home & Family

Christian Children’s Ranch

Child abuse case casts shadow over Idaho nonprofit

BOISE, Idaho Cleve Cushing describes it as a call that changed his life. More...

Man saves dog’s life from icy Va. river

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The little black dog with the pink collar raced through the snowy woods, leaving a trail of broken twigs in her wake. More...

Spring flower shows blooming soon

This has been a relatively easy winter for me. No heavy snows requiring me to climb up on my roof to shovel off the flat part above a death-defying 30-foot drop. No temperatures lingering below zero for days on end. More...