June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Brunswick cruiser strikes pedestrian

Police say bad weather likely a factor

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Police say poor weather may have been a factor early Wednesday morning when a pedestrian was struck by a police cruiser. According to a press release issued by Patrol Cmdr. More...

SUNSET OVER MERE POINT

THE SUN SETS over Mere Point on a recent evening. More...

Lisbon Rec, Sunshine Hill offer Sox trip

LISBON — The Lisbon Rec and Sunshine Hill Seniors are offering a trip to Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 31. The game is slated to start at 1:30 p.m., arrival in Boston will be about 11:30 a.m. More...

In Bangor, Trump strikes back at Chamber

BANGOR Donald Trump struck back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in a mostly rural area in Maine, where his message of economic populism could earn him a vote in the Electoral College. More...

Large snake eats beaver, swims across river where kids play

WESTBROOK (AP) — The hunt for a large snake seen feasting on a beaver in Maine has residents atwitter. More...

Maine town planners OK expanded community solar farm

CHINA (AP) — Officials in a Maine town have approved plans to build a community solar farm next to state Route 32. More...

Tanker hits three moored sailboats on Maine-N.H. border

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to determine why an oil tanker hit three moored sailboats in a river on the Maine-New Hampshire border. More...

Panel may tweak candidate financing

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Ethics Commission will not penalize a publicly funded Democratic candidate for using a vague campaign finance rule that allowed his volunteers to pay for $1,800 worth of mailings. More...

Wardens find fisherman who was missing

GREENVILLE (AP) — The Maine Warden Service has located a Massachusetts fisherman who had not been seen in a few days. The service said earlier on Wednesday that it was looking for 68-year-old Donald Jones of Shirley. More...

Massachusetts bill would allow passers-by break car windows to free over-heated pets

BOSTON Passers-by who spot an animal locked in a hot car would be allowed to smash the car’s window to rescue the pet under a bill approved unanimously by the Massachusetts Senate. More...

White Mountain Squadron awarded Civil Air Patrol charter

WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol’s White Mountain Squadron has officially received its charter and will begin operations in the state’s North Country communities. More...

Organizers: Al Gore’s daughter among 23 arrested in protest

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers say the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore was among 23 people who were arrested during a protest of a Boston pipeline. More...

Senate to debate bill to boost reliance on renewable energy

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate is poised to debate legislation designed to increase the state’s reliance on renewable energy sources, including offshore wind and hydropower. More...

Century-old rule book Kloran describes KKK beliefs and practices

For all the hatred, terror and mayhem blamed on the Ku Klux Klan through 150 years, the group actually has a rule book. More...

Officials: 3 people dead after police chase in Mississippi

OVETT, Miss. Three people died early Wednesday after a police chase in Mississippi that started when an SUV crossed the road’s center line and forced a deputy’s car onto the shoulder, officials said. More...

Film academy invites 683 new members to join

LOS ANGELES Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. More...

Grizzly bear kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park

HELENA, MONT. A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said. More...

Details released of some of the Istanbul attack victims

ISTANBUL Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed more than 40 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, apparently targeting Turkey’s crucial tourism industry. More...

Boris Johnson won’t run for head of Conservative Party in Britain

LONDON The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic last-minute turn with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — considered a front-runner — ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally today. More...

2 Chinese police officers charged over man’s death

BEIJING Beijing prosecutors said they have arrested two police officers on charges of negligence nearly two months after a man’s death in their custody sparked nationwide concern over police abuse. More...

 

Obituaries

Diana Mann-Schnake - 2016-06-30
Bradley A. Hauck - 2016-06-30
David A. Ober - 2016-06-29
Blinn B. McIntosh - 2016-06-29
Catalina Lopez - 2016-06-29
Vicki Pinkham - 2016-06-29
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-06-29
Ellen M. DeLong - 2016-06-28
Deane R. Lanphear - 2016-06-28
Joan E. Coleman - 2016-06-28
Charity A. Donahue - 2016-06-28
Richard E. Harriman - 2016-06-27

Sports

Robbins sweeps the streets at Speedway

WISCASSET Across the world, waving a white flag in battle symbolizes defeat, used by weaker contenders to indicate surrender. When it flies at Wiscasset Speedway, drivers and fans receive a very different message — go hard. More...

Price struggles continue

Red Sox drop finale to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Matt Moore insisted it didn’t give him any extra satisfaction to outpitch David Price. More...

Phelps does it again

OMAHA, Neb. Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time. That number wasn’t really important. The only thing that mattered was No. 5. More...

Living

ROCKLAND

Coastal scenery, the arts and good food

Every town in Midcoast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. More...

NOW turns 50

Feminists hail important gains, but ‘battle goes on’

NEW YORK Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. More...

CLASS AFLOAT

Brunswick teen learns at sea

BRUNSWICK Madeline Henderson wasn’t always the adventurous type. “Out of our three kids, she was the introvert,” said Elizabeth Henderson, Madeline’s mother. “But a year at sea can change people.” More...

Midcoast participates in ‘Moonshot’ cancer event

TOPSHAM Local cancer survivors, advocates, health care providers and other members of the Maine cancer community gathered at the American Cancer Society headquarters in Topsham on Wednesday to listen to Vice President Joe Biden speak from Washington More...

Man who brought gun to restaurant arrested

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick man was arrested early Saturday morning at a local restaurant because he allegedly had a gun with him while consuming alcohol in the establishment. More...

Brunswick’s Holbrook still the winner after primary recount

Republican will face Pingree in November

AUGUSTA A two-day recount has confirmed that Republican Mark Holbrook narrowly beat Ande Smith in the 1st Congressional District primary to face Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree this fall. More...

Bath housing appoints new board member and officers

BATH — Michelle Renaud Rines of Woolwich has joined the Bath Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors. In addition, new officers include Mary Terry from Woolwich as president and Catherine Powers from West Bath as vice president. More...

Coastal Humane, Petco team up for adoption event

BRUNSWICK The Coastal Humane Society is teaming up with Petco of Topsham for the Be A Lifesaver mega adoption weekend July 9-10 at the Topsham store. More...

Police: 15-year-olds stole 8 cars, caused $50k in damage

FARMINGDALE (AP) — State police say two 15-yearold boys stole eight cars and caused $50,000 in damage to some of the vehicles and the Litchfield Fairgrounds. More...

USDA awarding 13 renewable energy grants in Maine

SPRINGVALE (AP) — Two U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are in Maine to announce renewable energy grants to 13 businesses. More...

University of Maine at Presque Isle has interim president

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — The University of Maine System has appointed a new interim president for the system’s campus in Presque Isle. Longtime faculty member Raymond Rice will serve as interim president. More...

Death of whale known as Snow Plow investigated

RYE, N.H. (AP) — A necropsy is being performed Wednesday on an 18-year-old dead humpback whale that had been named Snow Plow by scientists, days after she washed ashore in New Hampshire. More...

Vote will ensure poor women have access to health care, says Sununu

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Sununu helped kill a measure in the state a year ago that would have provided funding for Planned Parenthood over concerns it was selling fetal tissue for profit. More...

Dive teams search for missing canoer in NH

ERROL, N.H. (AP) — Dive teams will resume their search this morning for a missing canoer in Errol. More...

State to distribute water after chemicals found in wells

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Trial date set for man charged in human bones theft

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a Connecticut man charged with stealing human bones from a Massachusetts cemetery. The Telegram & Gazette reports that a Worcester judge on Tuesday scheduled a Jan. More...

Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. More...

U.S. officials: Military concerned about timeline for transgender rules

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. More...

Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers

WASHINGTON A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. More...

Publisher: ‘Mein Kampf’ proceeds to aid Holocaust survivors

BOSTON A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler’s infamous manifesto “Mein Kampf” to a local organization that works with aging Holocaust survivors. More...

Hope and fear as combative president takes over the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in today as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid his threats to More...

Mongolian People’s Party victorious in parliament election

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia The opposition Mongolian People’s Party has won a decisive victory in parliamentary elections in the landlocked nation where a fall in commodity prices has sent the economy into a sharp decline. More...

Brexit shakes hopes of Balkan EU bidders

BELGRADE, Serbia When Britain voted to leave the European Union, pro-Russians in Serbia were quick to proclaim the bloc’s death: they lit candles and laid flowers in front of the EU headquarters in Belgrade and declared the country’s eff More...

Opinion

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Thursday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2016. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On June 30, 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in Washington, D.C. On this date More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The man who has done his level best More...

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