May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Food bank’s Gates gets Mainsail Award

BATH Kimberly Gates, the Bath Area Food Bank’s executive director, received the prestigious Morse High School Mainsail Award on Wednesday. More...

Land trust seeks to finish Morse Pond trail

BATH The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is undertaking a trail expansion project at Morse Pond Preserve in Georgetown. More...

Downeaster shifts to summer schedule

PORTLAND — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, in cooperation with Amtrak and its operating partners, announced that the summer schedule for the Amtrak Downeaster went into effect Monday. More...

Lawn Sale To Benefit 1811 Old Jail

WISCASSET — The Lincoln County Historical Association will hold its annual lawn sale Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the 1811 Old Jail at 133 Federal St. in Wiscasset. More...

Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

PORTLAND With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive. More...

Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal

AUGUSTA An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost, kept a journal of her ordeal and ultimately resigned herself to the idea she was going to die and it could be years before her r More...

Glider crashes into Androscoggin River, pilot unharmed

BETHEL ( AP) — State police say the pilot of an ultralight airplane escaped without injury after crashing his glider into the Androscoggin River in Bethel. More...

New Hampshire to continue battle with emerald ash borer

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire is looking at another summer of battling the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees in 26 states. It’s been found in at least 16 towns in New Hampshire and officials say it is spreading. More...

Perimeter breaches at U.S. airports a continuing problem

An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation’s busiest airports between Ja More...

Shots fired at T.I. concert in New York City leave 1 dead, 3 wounded

NEW YORK Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T. I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concert-goers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said. More...

11 states sue Obama administration over school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. More...

WHO: Nearly 960 people killed in attacks on hospitals in two years

WASHINGTON Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report today that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health More...

French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests against labor bill escalate

LE HAVRE, France Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre today, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers More...

Rescuers retrieve body of Dutch climber who died on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal A helicopter today retrieved the body of a Dutch climber who died last week on Mount Everest, while attempts were being made to retrieve the bodies of two other climbers and to locate two more who went missing on the world’s t More...

 

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-26
Robert E Linneken - 2016-05-25
Richard P. Sullivan - 2016-05-25
John C. Vear - 2016-05-24
Charles Farrington - 2016-05-24
Richard A. Stroud - 2016-05-24
Dr. Miles E. Waltz - 2016-05-24
Mary Ann Weinberg - 2016-05-24
Jonathan Bond - 2016-05-24
Sharon Talbot - 2016-05-24
Margot A. Weber - 2016-05-23

Sports

Polar Bears win Division III tennis title

Bowdoin downs Middlebury, 5-0

KALAMAZOO, Mich. The Bowdoin College men’s tennis team won its first NCAA Division III Championship with an impressive 5-0 victory over rival Middlebury in the title match on Wednesday. More...

Wolverines double-up ’Hounds, 4-2

WISCASSET The beginning of Gregg Wood’s first season leading the Wiscasset High School baseball team was like a roller coaster ride. The Wolverines had good days and bad days, ups and downs, big wins and tough losses. More...

Patriots file support of Tom Brady in court

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

Living

Brighton Boulevard

A hipster Denver ’hood in the making

DENVER More...

Autism and education: Flexibility helps students thrive

HANOVER, Pa. Kaela Dutterer is a head banger. More than a year ago, her mother, Heidi Dutterer, received concerned calls from her teacher about this behavior in the classroom. More...

COVE CRUISER

A PARASAILER skims across the cove at Wharton Point in Brunswick on Wednesday. A high tide and stiff breezes made for about a 20-minute ride. More...

Freeport moving closer to bag ban

Ordinance vote slated for June 14

FREEPORT With little vocal opposition, Freeport may likely be the latest town in Maine to enact a plastic bag ban if a proposed ordinance is passed by voters on June 14. More...

Q&A with Cory King ... new chamber director

BRUNSWICK The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber will be getting a new executive director after Memorial Day, with Cory King stepping in for interim director Carolyn Farkas-Noe. More...

Bath’s Brunelle nominated for Elks award

BATH The Maine Elks Association, in conjunction with the Bath Police Department, is pleased to announce that Det. More...

Swan Island wildlife tour June 2

RICHMOND — On June 2 from 6-7:30 p.m., Swan Island staff will host an evening wildlife sightseeing tour, to observe the wildlife when it is more visible. Dress for the weather and bring a camera and binoculars. More...

History talk in Topsham June 14

TOPSHAM — On Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm, the Topsham Historical Society again welcomes Bruce J. Bourque, Chief Archaeologist & Curator of Ethnographyat the Maine State Museum. More...

LePage at odds with Maine liberals over transgender lawsuit

AUGUSTA A top Maine Democratic leader and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine have lambasted Republican Governor Paul LePage for joining a lawsuit about transgender rights on behalf of himself. More...

Ex-Army Ranger transferred to holding unit for veterans

AUGUSTA (AP) — An ex- Army Ranger charged in connection with a shooting incident in Shapleigh that sparked a standoff with police has been transferred to a holding unit for military veterans. More...

Wiscasset Water District to get $4M for water safety

WISCASSET ( AP) — A water district in Wiscasset will receive more than $4 million in federal money to replace century-old water lines. U.S. More...

UMaine to collect, evaluate lobsters for shell disease

ORONO The University of Maine is creating a team to collect and evaluate sick lobsters that are harvested in state waters. More...

Report traces the arc of Hillary Clinton’s server, agency failures

WASHINGTON Eight days before Hillary Clinton took office as secretary of state in January 2009, an aide to former President Bill Clinton quietly registered a new internet address for the couple. More...

Pro-Trump Hispanics face ridicule from friends, family

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Michelle Obama set to speak at Native American commencement

SANTA FE, N.M. Michelle Obama plans to address 105 Native American high school graduates today during a commencement speech that comes as she tries to spotlight the plight of tribal youth in the final months of her husband’s presidency. More...

Japan urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis

ISE, Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is urging fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to avert another global crisis by acting to rescue the faltering global recovery. More...

Obama: World leaders rightfully ‘rattled’ by Trump

SHIMA, Japan President Barack Obama said today that foreign leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs. More...

In image-conscious Dubai, even the police patrol in luxury cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime. More...