July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tsugaru students start visit

BATH The city of Bath on Monday welcomed 12 ninth graders from Tsugaru, Japan, in what has been a successful exchange program between the two cities since 1990. More...

Mural to be revealed in downtown Bath

BATH On Thursday, Main Street Bath will reveal and dedicate a mural at the corner of Front and Vine Street in Downtown Bath. More...

Maine State’s ‘Fiddler’ still resonates

REVIEW

BRUNSWICK Ever willing to appeal to diverse audiences, Maine State Music Theatre has followed two contemporary musicals — “Ghost: The Musical” and “Evita” — with a beloved classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,&rdqu More...

Report: Memo shows LePage hopes to cut 1,700 state jobs

AUGUSTA (AP) — A leaked memo from Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s top adviser suggests the governor wants to cut as many as 1,700 state jobs in his next budget proposal. More...

Police: NY man arrested in Augusta homicide

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine police say a New York man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with an Augusta homicide from last year. More...

Law allowing ferry transfer of lab samples on boats soon

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new Maine law is about to take effect that requires the installation of locked boxes on state ferries to allow for transportation of medical samples. The new law goes on the books on Friday. More...

Feds to pay $10M to aid Beals Island bridge replacement

JONESPORT (AP) — The federal Department of Transportation will give more than $10 million to help replace the Beals Island Bridge in Jonesport. Sen. More...

Service provider wants to fast-track rural broadband

CAMDEN (AP) — A Camden-based internet service provider wants to fast-track development of broadband wireless networks in rural Maine in exchange for a five-year service commitment. More...

As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on the next hike

WASHINGTON With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. More...

Officer’s trial exposes fault lines over police shootings

PORTSMOUTH, VA. It’s a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. More...

Witnesses: South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near UN camp

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesse More...

Japan police send suspect in stabbing spree to prosecutors

SAGAMIHARA, Japan The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred today from a local police station to the prosecutor’s office in Yokohama. More...

Indian activist to end hunger strike after nearly 16 years

NEW DELHI A 44-year-old activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest alleged brutality by India’s military said Tuesday that she will end her fast and run in state elections. More...

 

Obituaries

Sylvia A. Bazley - 2016-07-27
Martha H. Merrill - 2016-07-26
Andrew H. DeBiasio - 2016-07-26
Evelyn L. Thibeault - 2016-07-26
Romain Evans Drolet - 2016-07-25
Andrew H. DeBiasio - 2016-07-25
Mary M. Hayes - 2016-07-22
Carole A. Hunnewell - 2016-07-22
Noah H. Nixon - 2016-07-22
Doris M. Stickney - 2016-07-22
Sandra Mank - 2016-07-22
David A. Ober - 2016-07-22

Sports

Sox outlasted by Tigers

BOSTON The Tigers expected they would need a lot of runs to keep pace with Boston’s potent offense that underwhelmed in Detroit’s series-opening victory. More...

Thunder blast Dogs

PORTLAND The Trenton Thunder (63-40) struck for a season-high eight runs in the sixth inning and clubbed their way to a 15-4 Eastern League baseball win over the Portland Sea Dogs (37- 65) on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. More...

Brown captures Charlie’s Open

South Freeport’s Wyman low amateur

MANCHESTER Ted Brown of Glen Allen, Va., made his third trip to the Charlie’s Maine Open one to remember, carding a 3-under par 67 in the final round to win Maine’s premier professional event by one stroke at Augusta Country Club on Tues More...

Business

HEATHER PERRY

Brunswick jewelry designer of heirloom treasures

BRUNSWICK Nestled in the mill at Fort Andross in Brunswick is the studio of Heather Perry, who has been making and re-imagining jewelry since 2003. More...

Wicked Joe Coffee Co. obtains B Corp status

Roastery in Topsham

TOPSHAM Topsham-based Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting Company recently announced its status as a certified B Corporation (B Corp). More...

Maine farms, businesses receive rural energy grants

Lisbon Falls, Dresden locations on list of 13

SPRINGVALE USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah and Maine Rep. More...

SUV crashes into Freeport store's fuel pumps, driver air-lifted to CMMC  Free Access 

FREEPORT A Durham woman was air-lifted to a Lewiston hospital following a collision on Route 125 in Freeport Wednesday afternoon that caused her SUV to rollover and crash into fuel pumps at Doherty’s North Freeport Store.The crash was reported at 12: More...

Board approves St. John’s project

New buildings coming to Brunswick campus

BRUNSWICK In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Brunswick Planning Board accepted the Common Development Plan for the Saint John’s campus on Pleasant Street, clearing yet another hurdle in revamping the church campus. More...

Eves to host aging forum

HARPSWELL Local residents will have the chance to weigh in on the challenges seniors are facing today as Maine House Speaker Mark Eves’ senior listening tour arrives in Harpswell. More...

Bath man arrested after stabbings

BATH Bath police say they have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed two neighbors Monday night. Bath police and EMS responded to 27 Spring St. at 10:25 p.m. More...

Man allegedly assaults two women, 3-year-old boy

Brunswick woman charged in seperate incident

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting two women and a three-year-old boy. Police were called to Perryman Drive at 1:36 a.m. More...

Contemporary music comes to Brunswick

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Man accused of threatening to burn Boston mosque denied bail

BOSTON A man accused of threatening to burn down New England’s largest mosque and making other threats to the Muslim community was held without bail on Tuesday. More...

NY man gets 7 years in prison for drug trafficking in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — A New York City man who admitted to trafficking heroin in Maine is headed to prison. The Kennebec Journal reports that 28-year-old Kendell Cagle of Manhattan was sentenced Tuesday in Augusta to seven years behind bars. More...

Man seriously hurt while rounding up neighbor’s bull

DENMARK (AP) — Maine State Police say a man was seriously injured when he tried to round up a neighbor’s bull that wandered into his yard. More...

LePage to hold latest town hall in South Paris

SOUTH PARIS (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is making the latest appearance in his town hall meeting series in South Paris. The Republican governor will appear at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris at 6 p.m. today. More...

Conservation group sues over energy efficiency settlement

PORTLAND (AP) — The Conservation Law Foundation is asking Maine’s highest court to overturn an energy efficiency settlement plan approved by state regulators. More...

From ‘likable enough’ to lovefest, Obama to hail Clinton

PHILADELPHIA It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.” It’s a lovefest now. More...

Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

WASHINGTON A senior senator is examining whether Medicare’s prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. More...

Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spike in 2016

NEW ORLEANS Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, ac More...

Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest

PARIS France’s main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting today with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest in front of More...

IS says it’s behind attack that killed 44

DAMASCUS, Syria A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria today, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria’s state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. More...