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Housing project OK’d in Topsham

Plan calls for 13 lots in subdivision

TOPSHAM After hearing an hour of comments Tuesday from neighbors of a new proposed 13-lot subdivision at 19 Homeplace, the Topsham Planning Board deliberated and granted final approval to the project. More...

Bath council revisits rules to keep chickens

Amendment to land use code approved

BATH Bath city councilors on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment to a land use code that will allow residents to have chickens on property as small as 6,000 square feet. More...

Volunteers needed for Nequasset alewife count

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Burglaries under investigation

BRUNSWICK Brunswick police are still investigating two burglaries at Bath Road businesses last week that they believe are related. Police responded to Coastal Marine at 53 Bath Road at 6:06 a.m. April 27 after a burglary alarm was triggered. More...

Free cancer screening in Brunswick

Brunswick, ME — Mid Coast Hospital is hosting a FREE skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon. More...

LePage handles town hall protest with ease

Bowdoin, Bates students interrupt meeting

LEWISTON Gov. Paul LePage spent more than an hour and 20 minutes with about 100 Twin Cities’ residents Wednesday, in a conversation that touched on everything from taxes to his possible political options. More...

New rules for fishermen in growing Jonah crab business

PORTLAND (AP) — Fishing regulators say there will be a new limit on how many Jonah crabs fishermen will be allowed to harvest. More...

Panel urges Obama not to set Atlantic sea monument

PORTLAND ( AP) — A key interstate fishing commission is calling on the White House to shoot down or dramatically limit a proposal for a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Colby College plans to install more than 5,000 solar panels

OAKLAND ( AP) — A forthcoming plan to place more than 5,000 solar panels on land owned by Colby College in central Maine is set to become one of the largest solar energy projects in the state. More...

New Hampshire’s biggest city opens its firehouse doors to drug addicts

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire’s biggest city is opening its firehouse doors to drug addicts in a program that allows them to seek treatment in an effort to avert overdoses. More...

Selectmen make move to halt proposed Muslim cemetery

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — Dudley selectmen have placed an article on the Massachusetts town’s May meeting warrant that jeopardizes a controversial proposal to build a Muslim cemetery. More...

Senate to debate needle exchange, abortion-related bills

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state Senate is considering legislation that would remove criminal penalties for possessing needles with trace amounts of drugs, an effort aimed at paving the way for needle exchange programs. More...

Navajos shocked as details of kidnapping death come to light

SHIPROCK, N.M. On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11- year-old girl. More...

Fact check: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia

A closer look at Trump’s promises

DALLAS Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. More...

Clock starts for voters to reject new tobacco age in California

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November. More...

Kenya: Woman found alive after six days in collapsed building

NAIROBI, Kenya A woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said today. More...

Israeli army deputy chief draws rebuke for Holocaust comment

JERUSALEM The Israeli army’s deputy chief of staff drew rebukes from hawkish Israeli ministers today for comparing pre- Holocaust Germany to trends in Israel today. More...

 

Obituaries

Richard H. Carlton - 2016-05-05
Sharron Lee Morse - 2016-05-05
Caroline G. Beckjord - 2016-05-05
Granville Wallace Sr. - 2016-05-04
Georgia Ann Durkee - 2016-05-04
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-05-04
James E. Schillinger - 2016-05-03
Evelyn M. Woodhouse - 2016-05-03
Reginald J. Fortin - 2016-05-03
W. Henry Richardson - 2016-05-03
Robert N. Dolloff - 2016-05-03
Elizabeth F. Wiggins - 2016-05-03
Paul J. Rizzo - 2016-05-03
James Beck - 2016-05-03
Lillian Jewell - 2016-05-03

Sports

Pirates gone!

PORTLAND With a simple letter of intent, the Portland Pirates have decided to pack up shop and move to Springfield, Mass., just about ending any hopes of an American Hockey League franchise at the Cross Insurance Arena during the 2016/17 season. More...

Freeport girls tennis in action

FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL girls tennis players, clockwise from left, Lindsey Dealaman, Charlotte Eiscle and Leah Harrison return shots during a WMC match with Waynflete on Wednesday. More...

Ortiz, Red Sox down White Sox

CHICAGO David Ortiz hit his 509th home run to put the Boston Red Sox ahead to stay in a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. More...

Living

City’s oldest bike shop owner rides out hard times

DETROIT Sam Awada sat at his desk, surrounded by a hurricane of bicycles stacked all around him. His walking cane leaned against the drawers. His .38 revolver was sitting in front of him. More...

Metalsmiths flex their steel, designs in Motor City

DETROIT When it comes to commitment to his craft, Gabriel Craig of Detroit is wedded to his work as a metalsmith. He has three hammers tattooed on his right forearm to prove it. More...

Dechaine supporters offer $10,000 reward

Trial and Error group seeking new evidence

BOWDOIN The Trial and Error advocacy group supporting a new trial for convicted murderer Dennis Dechaine is now offering a $10,000 reward for any new evidence in a nearly 30-year-old murder in Bowdoin. More...

FORT ANDROSS CELEBRATION

BDA marks 30 years of renovations

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick Downtown Association, conducting a tour of businesses that call Fort Andross home, celebrated 30 years of renovations to the former Cabot Mill that had sat in decay from the mid 1950s until 1986. More...

Phippsburg ratifies $2 million municipal budget

PHIPPSBURG The town of Phippsburg adopted a $2 million municipal budget at a Town Meeting on Tuesday. More than 70 warrant articles were approved with about 119 residents in attendance, according to Town Administrator Mike Young. More...

HABITAT DEDICATES 2 NEW HOMES

TWO FAMILIES are now Habitat homeowners at the Hope Lane subdivision in Brunswick. On April 23, Habitat for Humanity/ Rivers Maine held a Dedication Ceremony for the Veterans and Faith Builds. More...

Space Day to be celebrated at FMS

FREEPORT — During the week of May 2-6, thousands of K-12 students in local communities including Freeport, Durham, Georgetown, Topsham and Brunswick will be participating in Space Day activities sponsored by the Maine Space Grant Consortium. More...

Patten to offer lunchtime iPad ‘Mini- Lessons’ for readers

BATH — On Friday, Patten Free Library will offer the first of four weekly iPad “ mini- lessons” that focus on apps and websites for readers. More...

Gov.’s good day: New dog and a legal victory

PORTLAND For Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the good days have been few and far between in recent weeks. More...

St. Albans man denies fatally shooting uncle

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A 24-year-old St. Albans man has denied accusations that he fatally shot his uncle in the head following an afternoon of drinking last month. More...

$15M slated for Maine company to bolster Navy facilities

KITTERY (AP) — A Biddeford company will get $15 million from the U.S. Navy for projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and other New England naval facilities. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the money is going to Oak Point Associates. More...

Police investigate fatal crash in Lebanon

LEBANON (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a Waterboro woman who was killed when her van collided with a tree in Lebanon. More...

Nonprofit to help raise money for wildlife violation tips

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire’s cash-strapped and self-funded Fish and Game Department is welcoming the return of a nonprofit group that will raise money and awareness to encourage people to report hunting and fishing violations. More...

Horse racing poised to return after death of casino bid

BOSTON (AP) — Thoroughbred horse racing is poised to return to the Brockton Fairgrounds this summer, after Massachusetts regulators rejected a bid to build a casino on the property. More...

2nd medical marijuana dispensary opening in NH

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s second medical marijuana dispensary is opening, in Dover. Temescal Wellness is scheduled to open Thursday. The first one, run by Sanctuary ATC, opened Saturday in Plymouth. More...

North Carolina leaders denounce federal threat on new LGBT law

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Senate Dems field large roster of women

Contenders will likely share ticket with first major-party female presidential nominee

WASHINGTON If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won’t be a coincidence. More...

Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments today before Florida’s Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison. More...

Blasts in Syria kill 6 as Aleppo mostly calm after truce

DAMASCUS, Syria Two blasts struck a central Syrian village today, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, hours after a truce brought relative calm to the northern city of Aleppo after weeks of escalating violence there. More...

Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff. More...

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THU/5 MISCELLANEOUS CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE, during regular library hours, Patten Free Library, Bath. Books looking for new families. No set prices, asking for donations. More...

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