May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspects found cuffed together

Lisbon police probe several vehicle burglaries

LISBON Police often conclude their investigations by slapping the cuffs on a suspect, but recently a pair of teenage boys beat them to it. More...

Mid Coast Centering Families gather in celebration

BRUNSWICK More than 400 families have participated in CenteringPregnancy at Mid Coast Hospital since its inception. More...

Trail walk in Lisbon

LISBON — June is National Great Outdoors Month and June 4 is National Trails Day. Lisbon Parks and Rec is celebrating at Beaver Park with a Trail Walk guided by Wildlife Biologist, Ben Nugent. More...

Lisbon to receive $200,000 Brownfield cleanup grant

LISBON — The town of Lisbon is one of several local communities and organizations to receive more than $7 million in federal funding for the assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites in Maine. Lisbon’s share is $200,000. More...

Heroin deaths leave families shattered

Facebook site connects those dealing with the loss of loved ones to addiction

BIDDEFORD There are no more 2 a.m. phone calls from her brother. No more homemade birthday cards, created and signed by David, will arrive in the mail. David Bridges Jr. died at age 35 on Feb. 4 of a heroin overdose. More...

Late professor’s Nobel Prize medal to be auctioned

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — An 18-karat gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to former Cornell University physicist Kenneth Wilson in 1982 is being sold at auction by his estate. More...

Arizona researcher asks for help finding meteor in Maine

RANGELY ( AP) — A planetary science field researcher from Arizona is seeking help finding a fireball recorded last week streaking across the sky by police in Maine. More...

Family of missing Maine toddler plans to file lawsuit

WATERVILLE ( AP) — The family of a Maine toddler who went missing five years ago plans to sue the father and other adults who were with her when she was last seen. More...

Murder conviction in Maine bee farm shooting is upheld

PORTLAND (AP) — The state supreme court has upheld the conviction of a Maine man in the fatal shooting of a fellow lobsterman at a bee farm. More...

Refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit

BOSTON What’s it like to flee Syria as a refugee? More...

Teen charged after fight leaves fellow student hospitalized

TOWNSEND, Mass. ( AP) — Police say a 16-year-old student is facing charges stemming from a fight at a Massachusetts high school that left a fellow student with serious injuries. More...

Baylor University faces pressure over rape allegations

School considers results of investigation involving reports of assault by football players

AUSTIN, Texas Baylor University and its president are facing mounting pressure over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university says its governing board is still considering the results of an More...

Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof faces the death penalty

WASHINGTON Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. More...

Solar-powered plane’s latest leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania

DAYTON, OHIO A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world. More...

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death

KABUL, Afghanistan The Afghan Taliban confirmed today that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. More...

 

Obituaries

Robert E Linneken - 2016-05-25
Richard P. Sullivan - 2016-05-25
John C. Vear - 2016-05-24
Charles Farrington - 2016-05-24
Richard A. Stroud - 2016-05-24
Dr. Miles E. Waltz - 2016-05-24
Mary Ann Weinberg - 2016-05-24
Jonathan Bond - 2016-05-24
Sharon Talbot - 2016-05-24
Margot A. Weber - 2016-05-23
Harold Edwards Jr. - 2016-05-20
David P. Darling - 2016-05-20
Joseph Redzinak - 2016-05-20
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-20

Sports

Freeport surges by Lakers

Falcons use fourand five-goal spurts to earn 11-7 win

FREEPORT Last week was a rough one for the Freeport High School girls lacrosse team. More...

Price leads Sox over Rockies

BOSTON Jackie Bradley Jr. is halfway to Joe DiMaggio’s 56- game hitting streak, and David Ortiz sees no reason why the Red Sox outfielder should stop there. More...

Saints take out Shipbuilders with overtime winner

Morse girls lacrosse handed first loss, 8-7

AUBURN The St. Dominic Academy Saints and the Morse Shipbuilders entered Tuesday’s girls lacrosse contest both undefeated in Class B North. More...

Business

$35,600 awarded in scholarships from Next Step Maine program

AUGUSTA Next Step Maine recently announced that $35,600 has been awarded to 28 Maine employees who were nominated by their employers for a 2016 Next Step Maine Employee of Promise scholarship. More...

News from Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

MESSAGE FROM MATT BARBOUR, SMMC CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: We hope this message finds your business thriving and looking ahead to a great summer in Maine. More...

TRAIN LAYOVER FACILITY

New structure coming together in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK After breaking ground in the fall behind Turner Street, Consigli Construction is slightly ahead of schedule in building the Amtrak Downeaster layover facility, thanks in part to a mild winter. More...

SAD 75 plans to set budget

Meeting slated for Thursday in Topsham

TOPSHAM The district-wide budget meeting for School Administrative District 75 will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham. More...

Wiscasset woman gets her ride back

WISCASSET A Wiscasset woman with muscular dystrophy, once a softball team captain and cheerleader at Brunswick High School, debuted her new wheels on Facebook this week after getting help from former classmates and people around the world willing to More...

Impact of ruling unknown for Lisbon protester

Case involves abortion clinic

LISBON A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Monday barring the Maine Attorney General and Portland police from enforcing a noise provision in the Maine Human Rights Act because it may be unconstitutional. More...

Freeport man arrested after firing rifle during argument

FREEPORT A Freeport man was arrested and faces multiple charges after he allegedly shot a rifle several times following an argument with a family member Saturday afternoon. More...

Curtis Friends to hold book sale

BRUNSWICK The Curtis Friends will be holding a Kids Book Sale on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Twice-Told Tales used and rare bookstore, located at 11 Pleasant St. in Brunswick. More...

‘Walking Phippsburg’ kicks off summer programs

PHIPPSBURG — On June 7 at 6 p.m., The Albert F. More...

Georgetown Dems hosting Meet the Candidates event

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Democratic Committee is hosting a Meet the Candidates event on Saturday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center. More...

LePage claims out-of-state donors behind park push

PORTLAND Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday big out-of-state interests are behind plans to create a national monument east of Baxter State Park. More...

Madison paper mill ceases production

MADISON ( AP) — The Madison Paper Industries mill has ceased production. More...

Parents receive letter about son missing since 1977

PORTLAND ( AP) — A couple whose teenage son disappeared nearly 40 years ago from Maine has received a mysterious letter about him, rekindling police interest in the case. The Portland Press Herald reports Bernard Ross Jr. More...

Police investigate head-on crash in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — State police are investigating a traffic crash that left a Portland man in critical condition after a vehicle went airborne and collided with his car head-on. More...

Custodian accused of sexually assaulting 2 girls

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — A 73- year-old community center custodian has been accused of sexually assaulting two girls in Franklin, New Hampshire. More...

Man gets 18-25 years in beating of 92-year-old

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to serve up to 25 years behind bars for beating a 92-year-old man during a home invasion. More...

Citizens’ advisory board backs plan for rattlesnake island

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A citizens’ advisory board that makes recommendations to Massachusetts officials has voted in favor of establishing a timber rattlesnake colony on an uninhabited island. More...

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More...

Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children’s books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls. More...

President Obama urges youth in Vietnam to tackle climate change

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

WED/25 BLOOD DRIVES SAINT CHARLES BLOOD DRIVE, 1- 6p.m., 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. MISCELLANEOUS FIELD TRIP WITH MERRYMEETING AUDUBON, 7a.m. to noon at Florida Lake. Meet at the Brunswick Hannaford at 7a.m. to carpool. 729-8661. More...

Opinion

LETTERS

A Thanks from Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary I would like to extend our sincere appreciation for all the donated items for our Grand and Glorious Yard Sale. The community has been very generous and we appreciate your support once again. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Wednesday, May 25, the 146th day of 2016. There are 220 days left in the year. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

History is something that never happened, written by More...