September 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Brunswick ban on polystyrene happens soon

Warnings, fines in place

BRUNSWICK Brunswick residents are reminded that a town-instituted ban on single use polystyrene packaging — like those used for fast food containers — takes effect this coming Saturday. More...

Bath man pleads guilty in peeping tom case

Sentenced to four years

BATH/BRUNSWICK A Bath man will spend four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges connected to a number of peeping tom incidents in the Bowdoin College area that took place last year. More...

Woman arrested after stabbing

LISBON Lisbon police arrested a woman after a stabbing early Sunday morning outside Farwell Mill Apartments parking lot on Lisbon Street. At 1:58 a.m., police received a report of two women and a man fighting at building’s parking lot. More...

Fine for failing welfare standards is getting focused (kinda)

AUGUSTA Maine is getting a clearer picture of how much it may have to pay of a maximum $29 million fine for failing to meet federal welfare-to-work standards from 2007 through 2014. More...

Right whale found dead, wrapped in fishing gear

GORHAM (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the death of a 43-foot-long endangered right whale that was found off the coast of Maine with fishing gear wrapped around her body. More...

Maine Gov. LePage rails against media bias against him

BANGOR (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he can’t be wrong 100 percent of the time but that’s how he’s portrayed in the media. More...

Report: Maine’s workforce needs more immigrants

AUGUSTA (AP) — A newly released report from the Maine Development Foundation and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce calls for setting a statewide goal to attract more immigrants to the state. More...

Maine governor halts $19 million Bay State bus contract

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage said he has halted a $19 million state contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. In 2014, the Maine Military Authority entered into a contract to refurbish 32 commuter buses. More...

Clinton, Trump ready for high-stakes debate

WASHINGTON After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in tonight’s presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation&rsqu More...

Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte NFL game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday’s NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings was played without interruption. More...

History of slavery in NY examined through runaways notices

ALBANY, N.Y. They were field hands, cooks, musicians and blacksmiths. Some were “well made,” others lame. A few showed ritual tribal scarring from their native Africa, others bore scars inflicted by their masters. More...

Bomb case latest hardship for NJ’s Muslim community

PATERSON, N.J. At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. More...

Surfer stable after shark attack today

CANBERRA, Australia A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark today at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year, officials said. More...

 

Obituaries

Allan B. Corderman - 2016-09-26
Ronald Joseph Janowski - 2016-09-26
Margaret Berté - 2016-09-26
Nancy L. McKeen - 2016-09-26
Frederick A. Findlen - 2016-09-26
Simone Hoffman - 2016-09-23
James Perrin - 2016-09-23
Darlene M. Temple - 2016-09-22
Deborah L. Koehling - 2016-09-21

Sports

’Builders hold on ... barely, 26-21

Morse football gets past Noble

BATH It is customary that the winning football team walks off to smiles, high-fives and cheers from the home crowd, while the visiting team frustratingly heads to the showers. Not on Saturday. More...

Mt. Ararat boys stun Lewiston, 2-1

TOPSHAM When the Mt. Ararat High School boys soccer team dropped its opener to Edward Little this season, the Eagles were not only disappointed with the loss, but with the effort. More...

Lisbon thumps Dirigo, 30-0

DIXFIELD Regardless of the situation, when Dirigo and Lisbon meet, a battle ensues. Friday, the Greyhounds gained the upper hand early and never let go in a 30-0 win over the Cougars in a Class D South high school football game at Harlow Park. More...

Zorach Fountain

Renovations underway in Bath park

BATH T he pond and landscape surrounding the Zorach Fountain in Bath will be getting a facelift in the coming months. More...

Rally calls for LePage to quit

Event held Saturday on Brunswick Mall

BRUNSWICK A small gathering led by Mainers for Government Accountability on the Brunswick Mall on Saturday took aim at Gov. Paul LePage — demanding his impeachment or voluntary removal from office. More...

Long time Brunswick public servants retire

BRUNSWICK Members of the Brunsiwck Planning and Village Review boards bid farewell to a long-time VRB member at the last town council meeting. Emily Swan has decided to leave the village review board after nearly 20 years of service to Brunswick. More...

Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

PORTLAND Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate. More...

Shooting death of duplex resident under investigation

BIDDEFORD (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting death of a man in Biddeford at a duplex apartment house. The man was identified Monday as 30-year-old Jonathan Methot. Police say he lived in one of the apartments. More...

Maine congressional delegation won’t release tax returns

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Congressional delegation has declined to release copies of its members’ 2015 tax records to a newspaper. More...

Maine’s flu season already starting

PORTLAND (AP) — The flu’s already arrived in Maine, and state experts say it’s time to get vaccinated. The Press Herald reports ) that there are already four confirmed cases of influenza in Maine. More...

Maine Attorney General sues maker of drug that treats opiate addiction

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is suing the makers of an opiate treatment drug for allegedly conspiring to keep generic competitors out of the market. More...

Man told police that wife OD’d; autopsy finds she was shot

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A man charged with killing his wife told police he watched her overdose, but an autopsy shows she was shot twice in the head, according to court documents. More...

Mall shooting suspect: ‘Creepy,’ multiple arrests, disputes

OAK HARBOR, Wash. The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy’s makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so “creepy, rude and obnoxious” that she kept a Taser by her front door. More...

Dallas police and fire pension in crisis, retirees concerned

DALLAS Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers, including Chief David Brown, anno More...

Donald who? Most N. Koreans don’t know, care about U.S. polls

PYONGYANG, North Korea With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren’t expecting much from the U More...

Poachers target rare bird’s ‘ivory’ beak in Southeast Asia

JOHANNESBURG Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers. More...

Opinion

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McMansion on a Hill

EDITORIAL

Small town politics are hell. For those who don’t view it as sport, debate around local issues can get personal pretty damn quick. Small towns have long memories, and hurt feelings linger. More...

Two Sets of Rules

GROWING UP BRUNSWICK

Growing up here, I learned there were two distinct sets of rules. Now, I know you really want me to just spew them out for you so you can move along without figuring what I was getting at, but I’m no master of haiku. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My daughter and son-in-law are both in the military. Currently her husband is stationed elsewhere. They have a 6-month-old daughter, and I’m staying with her to help her out for now. I have a gut feeling that she is cheating. More...

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