June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Need still there to feed hungry children

Bath BackPack Program welcomes volunteers, donations

BATH As the Bath Area BackPack Program, which provides meals to local families, marks its second year, those who founded the nonprofit are finding demand for its services continues to grow. More...

Midcoast summer food service program kicks off

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2 marine events Friday at Mere Point Boat Ramp

BRUNSWICK — Two marine safety events will take place on Friday afternoon and evening at the Mere Point Boat Ramp in Brunswick. More...

Music on the Mall summer concert series starts June 29

BRUNSWICK The Music on the Mall summer concert series in downtown Brunswick starts Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m., with the exception of Children’s Night on July 27, which begins at 5 p.m. More...

Maine delegation: EU should be skeptical of lobster ban

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s congressional delegation says it is a good sign that a European Union scientific committee is considering arguments against a ban on importing live American lobsters. More...

Former education technician denies sex abuse allegations

SOUTH PARIS (AP) — A former education technician at Sacopee Valley High School denies allegations that he engaged in a sex act with a teenage student at the Hiram school in February. More...

Maine cops to crack down on drunken boating this weekend

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Marine Patrol will be cracking down on boaters who violate the state’s laws on boating under the influence in the coming days. More...

New England cottontail making a comeback in region

DOVER, N.H. From their enclosures at zoos in New York and Rhode Island, the New England cottontail offers a cute distraction for visitors. More...

Clinton’s State Dept.calendar missing scores of entries

Public schedule excludes information on meetings with political donors, Wall Street bankers and more

WASHINGTON Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Str More...

Prison worker charged with improper sex conduct with inmate

BOSTON (AP) — A Suffolk County corrections officer has pleaded not guilty to a charge of improper sexual conduct with an inmate. Twenty-nine-year-old Marlon Juba was arraigned Thursday in South Boston. Bail was set at $20,000 cash. More...

UN condemns latest North Korean missile launches

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. More...

Britain votes to leave European Union

Cameron to resign; global markets rocked

LONDON Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ag More...

 

Obituaries

Patricia Peterkin Hart - 2016-06-24
Theodore F. Brooks - 2016-06-24
Margery B. Follansbee - 2016-06-24
William G. Hayden - 2016-06-24
Edgar L. Black Jr. - 2016-06-24
Mary A. McAloney - 2016-06-24
Anna M. Brown - 2016-06-23
Charles E. Mesplay - 2016-06-22
Mary E. Glennon - 2016-06-22
Bruce L. Allen - 2016-06-22
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-06-22
Frank A. Lundblad - 2016-06-21
Gisele E. Kardys - 2016-06-21
Barbara E. Wiley White - 2016-06-20
Catherine E. Hersey - 2016-06-20
Raymond E. Mann - 2016-06-20

Sports

Baby Eagle Field Hockey

MT. ARARAT MIDDLE SCHOOL and Mt. Ararat High School varsity field hockey coach Krista Chase hosted the Baby Eagle Field Hockey Camp in Topsham this week. More...

Red Sox win in 10, avoid sweep

BOSTON The Boston Red Sox were in danger of capping an awful month-long stretch by being swept in four games by the similarly struggling Chicago White Sox. Then they called on Craig Kimbrel to shut things down. More...

Ararat Nation Baseball Camp

THIS PAST MONDAY, Mt. Ararat High School baseball coach Bob Neron and his varsity players began the 2016 Topsham Parks and Recreation youth baseball camp. More...

Worship

FAITH NOTES : Words that Encourage

To Truly Love Others

I once read, that while most non-profit, charitable type organizations begin with an honest effort to help others, a turning-point frequently comes at which they shift from their original purpose towards self-sustenance. More...

Capital campaign begins for facility aimed to enhance parish, student life in Brunswick

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Living the Word

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the sound of the turtle dove is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:12 Observing Beauty More...

HARRIET’S ROOM

Writing space inspires literary awareness

BRUNSWICK The Stowe House at Bowdoin College, where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived and wrote during the 1850s, has long been known for its historical significance. More...

Merchants get update on viaduct plan in Bath

BATH Bath business leaders were given a quick update on the Route 1 viaduct project on Thursday at the Main Street Bath Business Barometer meeting. More...

A SURPRISE VISIT

AWARD WINNING AUTHOR CYNTHIA LORD made a surprise visit to 4th grader Grace Chubbuck at Woolwich Central School recently. More...

Brunswick Police investigate vandalism

BRUNSWICK Brunswick police are investigation vandalism at a playground on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station that left the structures covered in spray-painted vulgar images. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PEOPLE PLUS held its annual Volunteer Appreciation event this week, a tropical ice cream social, where guests in Hawaiian shirts and leis enjoyed a sundae bar and received gift bags. More...

Shortage of lifeguards hits seasonal beaches hard

GEORGETOWN Cities, states and private beach owners around the country are scrambling to fill lifeguard positions as summer kicks off, especially in states where lifeguarding is a seasonal enterprise. More...

Man accepts plea deal in beating death of Portland man

PORTLAND (AP) — One of three Portland men accused of beating and kicking a man to death in his apartment has pleaded guilty to manslaughter under a plea deal. Twenty-four-year-old Abil Teshome entered the plea Thursday in Portland. More...

Ex-firefighter pleads guilty in police chase

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a high-speed police chase in Somerset County. More...

Auburn pulp mill closes, lays off 45

AUBURN (AP) — A pulp mill in Auburn is closing and laying off 45 people. Cascades Inc. says it will close Cascades Auburn Fiber on July 15 due to poor sales. Production at the facility will end a week earlier. More...

Zombie dog? Coyote? Mystery animal seen in town’s cemetery

CONCORD, N.H. Police in New Hampshire say a macabre mammal spotted in a town cemetery is likely a mangy fox — not a “zombie dog” or mythical beast as some have speculated. More...

World Trade Center skyscrapers: 3 up, 1 to go

NEW YORK The World Trade Center’s newest, $2.5 billion skyscraper reached its full 80 stories Thursday — one of three high-rises now up at the site, with one more to go. More...

Zoo to reopen after escaped Guenon monkey captured

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts zoo is set to reopen now that an escaped monkey has been captured. More...

With tears and resolve, immigrants vow to keep fighting after deadlock

NEW YORK After learning the Supreme Court deadlocked on an immigration plan that would protect her from being deported, Marta Gualotuna could barely speak through her tears. More...

Opinion

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Friday, June 24, the 176th day of 2016. There are 190 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History On June 24, 1946, Fred M. Vinson was sworn in as the 13th chief justice of the United States, succeeding the late Harlan F. Stone. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

You are what you settle for. More...

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BIMF back for 52nd season

Festival kicks off summer with gala, concerts and more

BRUNSWICK The Bowdoin International Music Festival is welcoming more than 300 artists and aspiring musicians from around the world to Brunswick this week to open its 52nd season — the second under the artistic direction of David Ying and Phill More...

Conceptual portrait exhibit at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

BRUNSWICK The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will present an exhibition focused on the evolution of symbolic, abstract and conceptual portraiture in modern and contemporary American art. The exhibit begins Saturday and runs through Oct. 16. More...

MSMT presents ‘Evita,’ announces addition of ‘Mamma Mia!’ performance to schedule

BRUNSWICK Maine State Music Theatre will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Evita” on June 29, with additional performances running through July 16. More...