May 11, 2018 RSS feed / Local

Police: Richmond man killed in Bowdoinham highway crash

State Police say a Richmond man was killed late Friday night when his pickup truck crashed into trees off Interstate 295. More...

Scout-o-rama to draw thousands to Freeport

FREEPORT   Freeport will be overrun with Boy Scouts Saturday as L.L. Bean again hosts the annual Scout-o-rama on the grounds surrounding its flagship store.  The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a parade of scouts down Main Street. More...

Japanese fashion trends boost L.L. Bean sales

FREEPORT (AP) — While L.L. More...

Lowe’s asked to remove product with ‘neurotoxin’ chemicals

BRUNSWICK   Tracy Gregoire didn’t go to the Brunswick Lowe’s Home Improvement store Thursday to get supplies for a project.  Instead, she delivered a letter urging the retail chain to remove a paint stripper from the store&rsquo More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR ELIZABETH STROUT spoke recently at People Plus Author’s Chat. More...

Topsham educator DeSimio looks for holes to mend

Jared DeSimio has a day job as an education technician at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. But in his spare time he’s an artist, working with discarded fabrics and clothing to turn them into functional and unique items. More...

Student Notes

HAMILTON COLLEGE   Julia F. Carpenter of Brunswick, was named the recipient of The David J. Gray Senior Prize in Sociology at Hamilton College’s annual Class & Charter Day, held on May 7  BECKER COLLEGE   More...

SPRING COMES TO THE CATHANCE

THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING has brought a return of activity to the Cathance River in Bowdoinham, including the return of docks and boating activity, as seen here. More...

Don’t stop believin’

Meet Journey!

BRUNSWICK Coastal Humane Society is so excited to help our latest rescue group from Castoff Pet Rescue in Georgia find homes on Saturday, May 12, though we might be most happy about helping a very special little dog named Journey who has had a rough More...

Richmond food pantry ready to stamp out hunger on Saturday

RICHMOND   Business is about to pick up for volunteers at the Richmond Area Food Pantry.  Not only will they be getting their regular food delivery next Friday, they’re also preparing to be flooded with donations from Saturday’s More...

Dem gubernatorial forum in Brunswick

SEVEN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in June share a light-hearted moment at Brunswick High School on Wednesday, during a forum hosted by the Democratic committees More...

Mid Coast-Parkview Health celebrates Nurses Week

BRUNSWICK   This year, Mid Coast–Parkview Health recognizes more than 600 staff nurses during Nurses Week, May 6 –-12. More...

MTA Work Underway

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Lisbon home destroyed by fire

A FIRE Tuesday morning destroyed a mobile home on Ridge Road. Flames swept quickly through the home at 45 Ridge Road, according to Fire Chief Nate LeClair. More...

Maine’s oldest person dies Tuesday in Freeport

Dorris Farrar was 111

FREEPORT Dorris Farrar, Maine’s oldest person, has died at 111. More...

Library Council launching ‘Living within Limits’ environmental poster contest

BATH   Patten Free Library’s Teen Library Council is partnering with the Brunswick-based conservation organization Manomet to launch an environmental poster contest focusing on sustainability. More...

Bike to Work Week returning to Bath

BATH — Bath's Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and the national League of American Bicyclists is organizing Bike to Work Week May 14-18. Both organizations encourage folks to bike to work or try cycling for fun and fitness.  More...

Maine State Music director named VP of National Alliance of Musical Theatre

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has been elected as Vice President of The National Alliance for Musical Theatre, a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. More...

Space Day

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Bath eyes $15.8M budget

Taxes expected to increase 2.48 percent

BATH   School tax increases are poised to drive most of a 2.48 percent property tax increase for Bath residents, say city officials.  The total amount to be raised by taxes will be $21.15 million, an increase of $510,978. More...