May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Topsham to discuss Green Bridge

TOPSHAM Selectmen will hear an update on the Frank J. Wood Bridge replacement project at the start of their Thursday meeting. More...

Grant awards: Lisbon gets $150,000, Brunswick $30,300

LISBON The town of Lisbon has received a $150,000 grant from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development that will allow seven businesses in the Lisbon Falls village area to participate in façade improvements. More...

Tom Settlemire is recipient of 2016 Espy Land Heritage Award

Award presented at the annual Maine Land Conservation Conference

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Woman charged with OUI allegedly had children in vehicle

ARROWSIC — A woman who was arrested for allegedly operating under the influence in Arrowsic Friday night was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from a traffic stop on Arrowsic Road in Arrowsic at 7:48 p.m. More...

BTLT Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring returning

BRUNSWICK —The Saturday Farmers’ Market, operated by the Brunswick- Topsham Land Trust at its Crystal Spring Farm property, opens for the season Saturday. More...

Sexologist Kinsey to be honored at Bowdoin College symposium

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Arrowsic man sentenced for social security fraud

ARROWSIC Robert Caton, 73, of Arrowsic, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to three years of supervised release for social security fraud. Caton was also ordered to pay $162,786.80 in restitution, United States Attorney Thomas E. More...

Island residents allowed to send bloodwork by ferry

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine residents will be able to use locked boxes on state ferries that allow for transportation of medical samples. Supporters of the change say it will help the state's island residents. More...

Union official: Madison mill to shut down on May 28

MADISON (AP) — A union official says the Madison Paper Industries mill will cease production on May 28, and workers will begin losing their jobs two weeks later. More...

Commission wants to protect Maine lobsters' future

PORTLAND (AP) — Scientists will study northern New England's key lobster fishing areas in an attempt to protect the crustaceans from the kind of collapse they have experienced farther south. More...

Pregnant woman attacked by group of men in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a “love triangle situation” may have caused a group of up to eight men to attack a pregnant woman near Central Square in Cambridge. More...

PBS show spotlights Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse move

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — An imperiled lighthouse moved off an eroding Martha’s Vineyard cliff is getting its moment on screen. More...

Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

INDIANAPOLIS Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph More...

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation’s schools

WASHINGTON The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. More...

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say three people have been killed in renewed rebel shelling of government held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo. More...

Iranian commander threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz to U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media More...

 

Obituaries

Granville Wallace Sr. - 2016-05-04
Georgia Ann Durkee - 2016-05-04
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-05-04
James E. Schillinger - 2016-05-03
Evelyn M. Woodhouse - 2016-05-03
Reginald J. Fortin - 2016-05-03
W. Henry Richardson - 2016-05-03
Robert N. Dolloff - 2016-05-03
Elizabeth F. Wiggins - 2016-05-03
Paul J. Rizzo - 2016-05-03
James Beck - 2016-05-03
Lillian Jewell - 2016-05-03
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-04-29
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-04-29

Sports

Brunswick shoots by Shipbuilders

Dragon boys improve to 4-0

BATH It wasn’t evident on the scoreboard, but Tuesday’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference boys lacrosse game between rivals Brunswick and Morse was useful for both sides. More...

White Sox cool Boston

CHICAGO Jose Quintana supplied the pitching, Jose Abreu took care of the offense and the defense was there all night long. The White Sox said goodbye to a longtime teammate, and then went right back to work. More...

Dragons still searching for a win

BRUNSWICK Softball coach Hugh Dwyer admits his Brunswick High School squad is fighting an uphill battle. More...

National Day of Prayer to be celebrated in Brunswick  Free Access 

BRUNSWICK — A National Day of Prayer service will be held in Brunswick at noon on Thursday. The celebration will be held at the gazebo on the Mall in fair weather, at the Elks Lodge on Park Row if foul. For more information, contact Rev. More...

Eldridge updates council on bridge

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Town Manager John Eldridge updated the town council Monday about the Maine Department of Transportation’s recent public meeting regarding the fate of the Frank J. More...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against LePage

Mark Eves plans to appeal

PORTLAND A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. More...

A FAMILIAR RING

THE FOG BELL near Doubling Point in Arrowsic was replaced on Sunday by the Range Light Keepers, about 44 years after it was removed by the Coast Guard. More...

Vegetable gardening class in Topsham

TOPSHAM — Master Gardener Ruth Bouchard Klein will be at the Topsham Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday providing a basic introduction to vegetable gardening. More...

Lawyers in Libraries coming to Topsham

TOPSHAM — Maine lawyers will be present during Law Week this week at Maine public libraries to meet and speak with the public about issues of access to courts and justice in the 21st Century. More...

LePage’s latest ‘Veto’

LEWISTON Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state’s all-time veto champion, has named his new dog Veto. LePage, who has earned renown for exercising his veto pen on bills he didn’t like, adopted a Jack Russell terrier mix from a shelter. More...

Brunswick man summonsed after hitting pole, porch in Freeport

FREEPORT A Brunswick man escaped injury after police say he crashed through a light pole and struck a porch after trying to avoid an animal in the road last week. The crash was reported shortly after 9 p.m. More...

King, Capito want more broadband speed for rural areas

BRUNSWICK (AP) — U.S. Sens. Angus King and Shelley Moore Capito are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase broadband speed definitions for a grant program that serves rural communities. More...

Team USA to wear made-in-Maine shoes

LEWISTON (AP) — Team USA is going to be sporting red, white and blue boat shoes made in Maine at the summer Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Sun Journal reports that team uniform maker Ralph Lauren has contracted with Rancourt & Co. More...

Lawmakers tackle regulations for short-term rentals, Airbnb

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School Board doesn’t want to pay for Trump visit

FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Farmington School Board officials say they shouldn’t have to foot the bill for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to the southeastern New Hampshire town. More...

NH man accused of videotaping children undressing

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Warren attacks Trump on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “toxic stew of hatred & insecurity.” More...

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods. More...

EU moves to grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips. More...

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DC celebrates another strong year for tourism

WASHINGTON More than 19 million U.S. More...