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Maine land from Burt's Bees founder is new national monument  Free Access 

President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the Nat More...

SUNSET OVER MERE POINT

THE SUN SETS over Mere Point in Brunswick, in this image captured by local Brunswick photographer Glenn Michaels. More...

DeKeuster to speak at lyme disease support group

WISCASSET — Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host Becky DeKeuster at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wiscasset Community Center at 242 Gardiner Road. More...

Howard Johnson’s restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more

BANGOR The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the onceproud restaurant chain teetering on More...

Freeport examines future of aquaculture ordinance

FREEPORT Freeport’s ordinance committee and its shellfish commission on Thursday will discuss whether to proceed with a proposed shellfish aquaculture ordinance; or to work instead within the state’s existing intertidal aquaculture leasi More...

More closures ahead for beleaguered lobster bait fishery

PORTLAND (AP) — The lobster industry’s difficulty getting enough bait could be about to get worse because of upcoming closures in the herring fishery. More...

Triathlete veers off steep mountain road in Maine and dies

BATCHELDER’S GRANT (AP) — Authorities say a well-known triathlete from New Hampshire was bicycling with a friend inside a national forest in Maine when he went off a steep mountain road and died. More...

LePage to hold next town hall meeting in North Berwick

NORTH BERWICK (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage will hold his next town hall meeting in North Berwick, where he will focus on issues such as reducing income taxes. LePage’s town hall will take place at Noble High School at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. More...

Police nab Mainer who didn’t return car after test drive

GARDINER State police say they’ve nabbed the culprit who they say test drove a car from a Farmingdale dealership and never returned it. More...

Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues

BATON ROUGE, La. More...

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region. More...

Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

ANKARA, Turkey After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member’s most significant military More...

 

Obituaries

Robert C. Albert - 2016-08-24
Dean D. Schuster - 2016-08-24
Jane P. Morse - 2016-08-24
Marie C. Cox - 2016-08-23
Karen S. Seigars - 2016-08-23
Ruth M. Kish - 2016-08-23
Frank L. Rose - 2016-08-22
Elaine I. Chase - 2016-08-19
Sylvia A. Hammond - 2016-08-19
DEATH NOTICES - 2016-08-19
Jean A. Blake - 2016-08-19
Ann Jellis - 2016-08-19

Sports

Sea Dogs win big

PORTLAND Yoan Moncada ignited the Portland offense with a three-run homer and the Sea Dogs (50-76) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-67) 8-2 on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. Moncada reached base five times with a homer and four walks. More...

Eagles, Shipbuilders on the pitch

THE MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL and Morse High School girls varsity soccer teams battled in a preseason match in Topsham on Tuesday. In the photos, beginning with the top left and moving clockwise, Mt. More...

Buchholz strong in Sox win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Clay Buchholz had a strong performance in what might have been his final start before returning to the bullpen. More...

Business

5?'S... with Julie Shea, owner of The Mustard Seed Bookstore

Popular business located in Bath

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Delphi, Mobileye reveal autonomous car plan

DETROIT Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. The companies announced their partnership early Tuesday. More...

VIRUS-FREE ALTERNATIVES

A FAMILY from Peru takes a selfie in front of the Wynwood Walls in the Wynwood area of Miami, Florida. More...

Lots of love in Lisbon

Family showered with support after fire destroys their home

LISBON If there can be an upside to a tragedy, the kind that leaves a family of seven homeless with only the clothes on their back, it is the way the community comes together to help. More...

Phippsburg Land Trust works to obtain 50 acres

PHIPPSBURG The Phippsburg Land Trust is in the process of adding two new parcels of land to its lengthy system of trails, recreational area and conservation lands in Phippsburg. More...

Freeport event raises $10K to fight cancer

FREEPORT Sunday’s inaugural Amazing Place Adventure Race raised more than $10,000 for cancer research and patients, according to the American Cancer Society. The first-ever team-based mental and physical challenge contest attracted 21 teams. More...

Bath man charged with selling cannabis to teen

BATH — On Monday, Bath Police Det. Marc Brunelle arrested Bath resident Robert Scronce, 22, of Bath on an arrest warrant charging Scronce with Aggravated Unlawful Furnishing of Schedule Z Drug (Cannabis), a class C crime. More...

Adult ed offering Personal Support Specialist course

TOPSHAM — Merrymeeting Adult Education is offering an evening Personal Support Specialist course for those who wish to be direct care workers seeking employment in assisted living programs, residential care facilities, adult day service program More...

Bowdoin College, Brunswick mourn loss of Warren

BRUNSWICK Bowdoin College and the Brunswick community are mourning the loss of Harry Warren, director of Moulton Union, career counseling and placement, career services and secretary of the college emeritus. More...

Lincoln County deputy denies abuse charges

LINCOLN (AP) — A Maine sheriff ’s deputy has denied charges that he sexually abused three girls and supplied one with marijuana in exchange for sex on numerous occasions. More...

Advocates: Bathroom gender ruling unlikely to affect Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Advocates for LGBT rights say a federal ruling in Texas that blocks a directive aimed at expanding bathroom access for transgender students in public schools probably won’t affect Maine. More...

Remains of Civil War soldier return to Maine

CHELSEA (AP) — The remains of a Civil War soldier from Maine are back in the state after a long journey across the country. The Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group has been escorting the remains of Hodgdon native Pvt. More...

Puffin chicks are starving with less food available

PORTLAND Atlantic puffin chicks on Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine have had the worst breeding season ever recorded, with the majority of chicks starving to death in burrows, scientists said. More...

Parrot on the loose in Maine

MADISON A parrot that can do a wolf whistle and sometimes sounds like R2-D2 from the “Star Wars” films is on the loose in Maine. More...

Clinton Foundation donors got face time with Hillary at State

WASHINGTON More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. More...

At least 38 dead as quake rocks central Italy

AMATRICE, Italy A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. More...