Truck collides with State PD cruiser on I-295 in Richmond

RICHMOND The driver of a tractor trailer truck that struck the back of a state trooper’s cruiser on Interstate 295 Thursday morning has been cited for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle. More...

Program encourages rookie surf fishermen

PHIPPSBURG While Popham Beachgoers dodged rain drops on Wednesday afternoon, rookie fishermen eager to learn more about the sport braved the storm to learn from an expert. More...

BRIEFS

Paving on Water Street and River Road More...

In lawsuit, House Speaker Eves accuses LePage of blackmail

PORTLAND House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, filed a civil lawsuit against Gov. Paul LePage in U.S. District Court in Portland on Thursday afternoon. More...

MAINE BRIEFS

Actress Valerie Harper hospitalized in Maine OGUNQUIT (AP) — The Ogunquit Playhouse says actress Valerie Harper has been hospitalized after falling ill before a performance. More...

Press Herald: LePage staff involved in budget talks

AUGUSTA Gov. More...

Confederate flags placed near MLK’s church in Atlanta

ATLANTA Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. More...

Executive, daughter on college visit trip killed in plane crash

MILWAUKEE The victims of fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit. More...

Hikers drawn to geological gem along the Arizona-Utah border

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. More...

Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect

HARARE, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers. More...

Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

JERUSALEM An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said. More...

 

Obituaries

Charles Sawyer - 2015-07-31
Toby Sanders - 2015-07-31
Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29
Jennie M. Belanger - 2015-07-27
Linda M. Rollins - 2015-07-27

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FRI/31 MISCELLANEOUS FREEPORT COMMUNITY MARKET, 1- 5p.m. at the L.L. Bean Flagship Store’s “Moose” parking lot. Fresh, locally grown produce, specialty foods and quality hand-made goods. Running every Friday afternoon. More...

Opinion

Supporting Survivors

We, like so many others, have been deeply saddened by a story that is currently dominating the news — that 46 women have (so far) come forward as survivors of assault at the hands of Bill Cosby. More...

LePage vs. Legislature: War Within Government

GUEST COLUMN

Checks and balances. In school, we are taught constitutions create them to prevent any one branch of government — legislative, executive, judicial — from having too much power and to ensure each has its own distinct role. More...

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MEETINGS

Arrowsic PLANNING BOARD, Monday, 7 p.m., Town Hall ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Town Hall EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Town Hall Bath PLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 6 p.m., City Hall CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday, 6 p.m., City Hall Bowdoin BOARD More...

Worship

Trusting God When Life Hurts

Act V: Looking Around

I was seven months pregnant when my husband, Dana, walked through the door and wearily announced that he’d been laid off — again. More...

Hope Haitian Children’s Choir performs at Nazarene

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BRIEFS

Hoy presiding over Orr’s service ORR’S ISLAND — Rev. Mary Ann Hoy will preside over the service Sunday, Aug. 2, at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/ Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

A monster of a fair

Topsham tradition returns for 161st year

TOPSHAM The monster trucks are coming to Topsham Fair next week and they will be crushing what lies in their path. The Topsham Fair returns Sunday for its 161st year and is one of the oldest agriculture fairs in the state, established in 1854. More...

Music and more at Peace Fair in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK The Peace Fair will take to the downtown Mall in Brunswick 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, offering art, music and an opportunity to consider the possibilities of peace in our time. More...

Fat Boy celebrates 60 years

BRUNSWICK Wednesday marked 60 years since John Bollinger and Joe Burton rolled out their first Whopper Burger Basket at Fat Boy. More...

Upward Bound wraps up another year

BRUNSWICK Students in the Upward Bound program at Bowdoin College, which concluded this week, say the six-week experience has helped prepare them for the full college experience. More...

THIS WEEK,

People Plus hosted John Wasileski at an Author’s Chat for his book, “The Highlands.” Wasileski is recognized as the preeminent originator of active lifestyle and retirement communit More...

New art exhibit sheds light on the homeless youth of Bangor

BANGOR Dan Fleming has experienced heartbreak more than once. He watched a young woman, beaten black and blue by an ex-boyfriend, beg her mother to let her come home. More...

Campus officer pleads not guilty to murder at traffic stop

CINCINNATI A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail. More...

Review: NYPD body camera program should record more

NEW YORK A body camera pilot program at the nation’s largest police department raised a wide range of questions about how to best monitor police and community interactions, according to a report released Thursday. More...

Crews battle fast-moving fire in California

LOWER LAKE, Calif. A fast-spreading wildfire in Northern California’s Lake County has destroyed two buildings and more than doubled in size overnight. More...

Sanders rallies supporters in video simulcast

WASHINGTON Vermont Sen. More...

Beaches scoured in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion Island More...

Al-Qaida-affiliated group abducts U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria

BEIRUT The leader of a U.S.- backed rebel group and several of his men have been abducted in northern Syria by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, the rebel group and opposition activists said Thursday. More...

WORLD BRIEFS

Italian anti-death penalty group honors Pope Francis ROME (AP) — An Italian antideath penalty group has honored Pope Francis with the prize ‘’Abolitionist of the Year” for his strong position against the death penalty and oth More...

Sports

LaFountain back in charge of Eagles

Mt. Ararat looks to improve on 1-7 campaign

TOPSHAM A familiar face will be walking the sidelines as the head coach of the Mt. Ararat High School football team this season. More...

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. More...

Red Sox salvage series finale

BOSTON Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. More...

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Shakespeare at Monmouth

REVIEW If on a lazy hazy summer day, a day murky with the murmur of thunder in the distance, enter thee into a moving vehicle and traverse the windy back roads to partake of the enchanting spectacle “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” pres More...

Catie Curtis in concert

GEORGETOWN Catie Curtis, Jenna Lindbo, and the talented musicians of the Georgetown “Catie-on-the- Cove" singer-songwriter retreat are back. More...

Haitian Choir to perform Saturday

Enthusiasm, energy and a message of hope – a group of 15 children and 5 accompanying adults from Haiti arrived in Boothbay, Maine on July 24 ready to share their music in both English and Creole. More...