June 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Officer resigns after arrest

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick police officer has resigned after he was arrested last week on a charge of attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor following a federal investigation. U.S. Attorney Thomas E. More...

BEAUTIFUL, BOUNTIFUL BERRIES

JESSAMYN SCHMIDT of Fairwind Farms sells fresh berries at the Strawberry Festival, which was held Friday from on Brunswick's mall. The berries were picked that morning by Fairwind Farm staff. More...

BDA hosts BBQ fundraiser

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick Downtown Association was cooking up a grand old time on Saturday at the Brunswick mall. More...

Mainer may be youngest Dem delegate

AUGUST Trevor Doiron isn’t old enough to vote until late July. But when he does, he’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton as one of the youngest national Democratic delegates this year. More...

Crews battling blaze sparked by lightning on Maine mountain

KINGFIELD (AP) — Maine Forest Rangers say firefighters are battling a large fire near the summit of one of the state’s tallest mountains. Crews took on the 12-acre fire on Mt. Abram in Franklin County on Sunday. More...

Police: Most fatal motorcycle crashes involve speed, alcohol

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine police say a study of fatal motorcycle crashes in the state last year showed that most happened during the day and involved speed or alcohol. More...

State police investigating death of Greenville man

GREENVILLE (AP) — Maine State Police say they are investigating the death of a Greenville man who apparently had been involved in a dispute over rental property at the time police were called Saturday night. More...

UM hosts dozens of students at stormwater science event

ORONO (AP) — High school students and teachers from Maine and elsewhere in the country are coming to the University of Maine for a program to create environmental solutions to stormwater management. More...

Acadia National Park improves bus circulation at Bubble Pond

AUGUSTA (AP) — From now until October, visitors to Acadia National Park will only be able to explore the picturesque Bubble Pond by riding free park buses and bicycles. More...

Police look for evidence related to 1980 cold case

HERMON (AP) — Police in Maine have been looking for remains related to a 1980 cold case in the Bangor area. Bangor police and Maine State Police are looking for the remains of Sharon Smith, who was reported missing in 1980. More...

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions today in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. More...

West Virginia bracing itself for more heavy rain

ANSTED, W.Va. More heavy rains are expected in West Virginia, where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week. More...

White nationalists, protesters clash; 10 hurt

SAN FRANCISCO A white nationalist group’s rally outside the California state Capitol building turned violent as fighting broke out with a larger group of counter protesters, leaving 10 people injured with stab wounds, cuts and bruises. More...

Independence Day travel to break record

NEW YORK It’s going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation’s highways. More...

Looking at Iraq’s war against IS after Fallujah

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces say they have completely liberated the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group after a month-long operation, marking one of their biggest victories since the extremists swept across large parts of the country in 2014. More...

The things they carried: Iraqi special forces share treasured possessions

FALLUJAH, Iraq Sgt. Ahmed Abdelaziz, with Iraq’s special forces, has been almost continually deployed fighting the Islamic State group ever since the militants overran nearly a third of Iraq in the summer of 2014. More...

China a potential winner in ‘Brexit’

BEIJING China is a potential winner if Britain and the European Union rework trade deals and look for investors after a British exit. More...

 

Obituaries

Richard E. Harriman - 2016-06-27
Patricia Peterkin Hart - 2016-06-24
Theodore F. Brooks - 2016-06-24
Margery B. Follansbee - 2016-06-24
William G. Hayden - 2016-06-24
Edgar L. Black Jr. - 2016-06-24
Mary A. McAloney - 2016-06-24
Anna M. Brown - 2016-06-23
Charles E. Mesplay - 2016-06-22
Mary E. Glennon - 2016-06-22
Bruce L. Allen - 2016-06-22
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-06-22

Sports

Youth All-Star baseball action

ON SATURDAY, area youth baseball All-star teams met in semifinal action in Bath. More...

Red Sox drop another series

ARLINGTON, Texas Clay Buchholz allowed the first six Texas batters to reach in his second start since a brief demotion to the bullpen, and walked a seasonhigh five. More...

U.S. claims fourth at Copa America

GLENDALE, Ariz. Not quite a victory for the United States. Just a good enough effort to leave the team feeling better about itself. Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the U.S. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: Please remind your readers that it’s important to keep their dogs on a leash for their pets’ protection as well as the protection of those around them. More...

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Limb falls on power line, knocks out power to thousands in Lisbon, beyond  Free Access 

LISBON Thousands of Lisbon power customers are without power after authorities say a tree limb fell on a power line, causing a transformer to explode. More...

SHEEP ISLAND BLAZE

Crews battle fire over weekend

HARPSWELL Area fire departments were kept busy fighting a forest fire on Sheep Island near Cundy’s Harbor over the weekend. More...

Cessna group flies into Brunswick

Pilots hold annual gathering

BRUNSWICK A squadron of Cessna aircraft descended on the Midcoast over the weekend via Brunswick Executive Airport for the annual gathering of the Cessna Pilots Society. More...

State Service Commission elects local leaders

AUGUSTA John Portela of Brunswick was elected chairman of the Maine Commission for Community Service June 17. More...

Sustainability showdown scraps seaweed shindig

SOUTH PORTLAND The Maine Seaweed Festival is a dream day for New England’s natural food lovers, who spend the day munching on seaweed granola and schmoozing with kelp harvesters at a day-long party astride sun-splashed Casco Bay. More...

Ann LePage takes waitressing job

BOOTHBAY HARBOR The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli. It was Ann LePage’s first double shift at McSeagull’s, a bustling restaurant touting double-wrapped bacon scallops and views of Boothbay Harbor. More...

Oakland shooting victims added to Maine memorial

AUGUSTA (AP) — Three people who were killed in an Oakland shooting last year have been added to a memorial for Maine homicide victims. More...

Shots fired outside Augusta Wal-Mart; 4 charged, no injuries

AUGUSTA (AP) — Four people are facing charges after police say shots were fired during an incident outside an Augusta Wal-Mart Sunday evening. Augusta police say the people involved were sitting in two cars parked next to one another. More...

Artists will promote public art concept for Congress Square

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s public art committee says four artists have been selected as finalists to develop a public art concept for one of the city’s most visible public spaces. More...

Fish immunology conference taking place in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — An international conference about the health of marine life is expected to bring some 250 researchers and industry leaders to Maine’s largest city. More...

Sex charges against former education worker dropped

AUBURN (AP) — Maine prosecutors have dropped sex charges against a former education technician at Sacopee Valley High School who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 16- year-old student earlier this year. More...

Officer stops 12-year-old driving car with dragging bumper

BANGOR (AP) — Police in Maine say an officer stopped a car driven by a 12- year-old boy after noticing it had frontend damage and a dragging front bumper. More...

Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event

WASHINGTON In December, 13 of the 14 Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate hosted a fundraiser for their favorite primary candidate: Hillary Clinton. The one who didn’t show? Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. More...

Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at U.S. gay pride parades

NEW YORK Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month’s massacre at a Florida gay nightclub. More...

Rafting deaths highlight challenges of responding to emergencies in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The recent deaths of two women during a rafting excursion illustrate not only how unpredictably dangerous Alaska’s wilderness can be, but also how limited resources are in the nation’s largest state. More...

Owners defend their choice of AR-15-style firearms

ATLANTA Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago. “Quite honestly, I was scared of it,” she recalls. But as soon as she fired it, she became a fan. More...

UK Treasury chief tries to calm fears over ‘Brexit’ fallout

LONDON Britain’s Treasury chief sought today to ease concerns about the vote to leave the European Union, saying the economy is as strong as it could be to face the uncertainty — even as a survey showed many companies are looking to move More...

Spain’s conservatives win, seek coalition with nation’s Socialists

MADRID Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said today he plans to seek a “grand coalition” with the center-left Socialists after his ruling conservative Popular Party won the country’s unprecedented repeat election. More...

Argentina’s ‘stolen babies’ seek the truth

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Pedro Sandoval stopped celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even his own birthday after he found out the truth: The mom and dad he knew growing up had stolen him from his biological parents, who were kidnapp More...

Similar frustrations for Trump and Brexit voters

MAYBOLE, Scotland At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. More...