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Bath flips switch to explore future Solarize program

Idea of partnering with Brunswick part of discussion

BATH Solarize Bath may be in the city’s near future, taking its cue from Freeport, one of the first Maine communities to adopt a Solarize program. More...

 

Obituaries

Katharine H. Bell - 2015-07-02
Richard L. Field - 2015-07-02
DEATH NOTICE - 2015-07-02
Winona Gaudreau - 2015-07-01
Virginia Grimes - 2015-07-01
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-01
Michele A. St. Clair - 2015-06-30
Elizabeth J. Massanek - 2015-06-30
Elisabeth W. King - 2015-06-30
Donald M. Page - 2015-06-30

Sports

‘Canada Day’ belongs to Toronto, 11-2

Porcello’s struggles continue

TORONTO Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. More...

Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. More...

Kessel headed to Penguins

PITTSBURGH On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

THU/2 MISCELLANEOUS “SMALL ENGINES WITH JOHN ROBBINS,” 7p.m., Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road. See small engines in actio on the library lawn. Great for all ages. 833-5430. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, "Against the Tide in New Jersey." He said his "independent, intelligent, loving" daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and had recently moved in with th More...

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Maine

LePage endorses Chris Christie for president

PORTLAND On a rain-slickened patio above a bustling diner, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday morning became the first Republican governor in the nation to endorse a presidential candidate for 2016: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. More...

Pageant miscount upsets contestant

WINSLOW (AP) — A 17- year-old Miss 4th of July pageant winner informed of a miscount is upset, the 14- year-old winner who’s agreed to share the title isn’t talking, and the pageant organizer is defending herself from charges of rig More...

Lobsterman finds body in Taunton Bay

SULLIVAN (AP) — The Maine Marine Patrol says a lobsterman has found the body of a man in upper Taunton Bay. More...

World

Greek vote battle begins amid cash crisis

ATHENS, Greece The battle for Greek votes was in full swing today ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. More...

2 dead in Taiwan water park fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll in a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend has risen to two with 200 still in intensive care. More...

Shark critically injures surfer in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old surfer has been critically injured by a shark at the same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February. More...

RESTORING HISTORIC ELEMENTS OF 1855

Stowe House renovations underway

BRUNSWICK Renovations to the Stowe House, a home Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family rented in the 1850s while she penned the anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” will restore historic elements of 1855 to “bring it back to More...

Lawmakers back LePage investigation

To look into governor’s involvement in Good Will-Hinckley situation

AUGUSTA Members of the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to start a formal investigation into Gov. Paul LePage’s use of taxpayer money to force Good Will- Hinckley to fire House Speaker Mark Eves. More...

Freeport zeroing in on single-use bag ordinance

Panel to receive reports

FREEPORT Economic and environmental analysis of a potential single-use bag ban or fee in Freeport are near completion and those finalized reports should soon be presented to the town council’s ordinance committee. More...

News

FIREFIGHTERS TACKLE BOWDOINHAM BLAZE

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ALERTED shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday to a house fire at 630 Post Road in Bowdoinham. The home belongs to Andy Desjardins. More...

Sweetser closes Brunswick overnight respite program

BRUNSWICK Sweetser’s Peer Crisis Respite Overnight Program in Brunswick has closed. More...

Wheaton College graduates

The following local residents were among the 371 members of the Class of 2015 to earn degrees from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, on May 16, during the colleges 180th Commencement ceremony: Henry Arsenault, a resident of Arrowsic, graduate More...

Opinion

Support Polio Eradication

As our nation reflects on the past 60 years of polio progress, and the more recent successes in Pakistan, I urge our elected officials to fully support polio eradication efforts until we reach the end. More...

Thank You for a Job Well Done

The Friends of Brunswick Public Library have completed their latest annual book sale and seen the second highest results ever! More...

Take Action on Toxic Chemicals

I work for the Learning Disabilities of Maine and am the proud mom of a child with autism. No child should be exposed to chemicals that cause cancer, reproductive problems, or learning disabilities. More...

Living

It’s never too late to swing

Ex-Texas Playboy saxophonist still playing at age 92

DALLAS B illy Briggs slid the saxophone’s neck strap over his head and stood to play. His khakis were crisply pressed down the middle and his polo shirt tucked. More...

Japan’s tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

TOKYO From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the temple streets of Kyoto, tourists are cramming Japan’s prime sightseeing spots, puzzling their way through Tokyo subways, and splashing out cash on cosmetics, sushi and high-tech toilet seats. More...

Nation

Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last of the funerals for the nine victims of the Charleston church shooting is scheduled for South Carolina’s capital city, followed by burial at the Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery. More...

Solid hiring expected for June as U.S. job market nears normal

WASHINGTON U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. More...

NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks

NEW YORK New York City officials are reviewing the city’s contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants. More...