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PADDLING IN PARADISE

A PAIR OF KAYAKERS paddle during sunset in Maquoit Bay in Brunswick on Thursday night in this photo by Brunswick photographer Glenn Michaels. More...

Legislative candidates air views in Richmond

RICHMOND Residents formed a line winding around the room waiting to ask local state legislative candidates about their positions on various issues during a two-hour event hosted by Enterprise Grange No. 48 on Wednesday evening. More...

Lisbon PD takes on Patriots Alumni

Sunday’s game will benefit DARE program

LISBON The New England Patriots Alumni are returning to Lisbon Sunday to face off against members of the Lisbon Police Department’s all star team — all in the name of a good cause. The flag football game will start at 1 p.m. More...

Dinner to benefit Topsham man is Saturday

TOPSHAM A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday at the Corey E. Garver American Legion Post 202 to benefit a local man who experienced a heart attack last month. The supper is for Dale Edgecomb of Topsham. More...

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Vintage baseball game celebrates 1860 contest

BRUNSWICK As the national baseball season draws to a close, Pejepscot Historical Society once again invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of old-time baseball between two Maine vintage clubs. More...

Private wells in New England coming up empty amid drought

CONCORD, N.H. When Roxanne Moore got up to make her morning coffee a few weeks ago, she turned on the faucet and got a burst of water — then nothing came out but air. More...

Prosecutor: Driver in fatal hayride crash knew brakes faulty

BATH A prosecutor told jurors he intends to show that a Jeep driver involved in a fatal Halloween-themed hayride crash knew the brakes were defective, but the defense contends maintenance wasn’t the driver’s responsibility and the brake More...

New laws and rulings could cause Election Day confusion

ATLANTA With more than 120 million Americans expected to cast ballots for president this fall, the nation’s voting process seems more convoluted than ever and rife with potential for confusion come Election Day. More...

Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

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Obituaries

Simone Hoffman - 2016-09-23
James Perrin - 2016-09-23
Darlene M. Temple - 2016-09-22
Deborah L. Koehling - 2016-09-21
Pearle Temple - 2016-09-20
Ethel C. Stover - 2016-09-20
Pauline I. Burgess - 2016-09-20
Ernestine M. Moison - 2016-09-20
Everett D. Murphy - 2016-09-20
Roger E. Melo - common

Sports

Brissett steps up for Patriots

New England blows by Texans, 27-0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Another week, another new quarterback, another win for the New England Patriots. More...

Falcons denied by Yarmouth

Freeport field hockey moves to 4-3-1

FREEPORT It wasn’t your normal 5-0 game. More...

Sox sweep Orioles

BALTIMORE As the Boston Red Sox steamroll their way toward the AL East crown, the Baltimore Orioles have turned their full attention toward the wild card race. More...

Worship

FAITH NOTES :

A False Sense of Security

I had been warned. Loading heavy sheets of plywood and lengthy strips of siding and a storm door into the back of my minivan at a lumber yard tent sale, I had been warned not to tie the tailgate of my van open to fit it all inside. More...

AP Analysis: Ten Commandments puts focus on monument process

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. The fight over proposals to honor the Ten Commandments and Satan near Arkansas' Capitol is putting the focus on a monument-approval process that has drawn little attention or controversy in recent years. More...

‘Sister Wives’ appeal polygamy ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY A polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" filed a request Sept. 12 for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case for legalizing polygamy. More...

Bath man pleads guilty in Bowdoin-area peeping tom case  Free Access 

Sentenced to four years

A Bath man will spend four months in prison after pleading guilty to charges connected to a number of peeping tom" incidents in the Bowdoin College area last year. More...

Getting to know ranked choice voting

Explainer gathering held Thursday night in Bath

BATH On Thursday, the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting held an “appetizer election” in Bath to educate voters about ranked choice voting. More...

SAD 75 hires Conrad as new business chief

BOWDOINHAM The School Administrative District 75 board of directors unanimously appointed a familiar face as business manager. Mark Conrad began his school business administration career in SAD 75 and was business manager from 1989 through 1995. More...

Q&A ... with PHS museum services manager Stephanie Ruddock

BRUNSWICK Stephanie Ruddock has just settled in as the new museum services manager for the Pejepscot Historical Society and she’s eager to dig in. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PRIORITY REAL ESTATE CEO JIM HOWARD, standing left, a supporter of People Plus and the Brunswick Area Teen Center, along with CJ Dirago, far right, present a $5,000 grant check to members of the Teen More...

Brunswick Democrats to honor Sen. Stan Gerzofsky

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick Town Democratic Committee will officially open its campaign headquarters at 4 Pleasant St. on Monday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. and honor the long public service of outgoing state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky. More...

Georgetown man convicted of failing to register as sex offender

GEORGETOWN United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michael Nagell, 51, of Georgetown was convicted Thursday for failing to update his sex offender registration following a jury trial in U.S. District Court . More...

Mass. man sentenced for raping 2 teens

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A registered sex offender who tied up two teenage girls at a Springfield home, cut them with a knife, and raped them, has been sentenced to up to 23 years in prison. More...

Harvard’s endowment shrinks by nearly $2B

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University’s largest-in-the-nation endowment shrunk by nearly $2 billion during the latest fiscal year to $35.7 billion. More...

Portland puzzled by gull die-off

PORTLAND Officials in Portland are perplexed after three dozen sea gulls have been found dead at a 55-acre public park in the city in less than a month’s time. More...

Q&A: What voters need to know about election laws

In the U.S., states have wide discretion when it comes to crafting election laws. The result has been a patchwork of rules that often can be confusing to voters. More...

Charlotte largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Bombing campaign targets Syria civil defense centers

BEIRUT A bombing campaign in Syria’s rebel-held districts of Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group known as the White Helmets, as the government announced More...

Opinion

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2016. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On Sept. 23, 1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. On this date More...

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Concerts for a Cause

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick to host jazz band, raise funds for local charities

BRUNSWICK The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick will welcome The State Street Traditional Jazz Band out of Portland this Saturday, Sept. 24 as the church continues its Concerts for a Cause series. More...

The Theater Project opens 45th season with ‘Nina’

BRUNSWICK “Nina,” a play by Lynne Conner, opens The Theater Project’s 45th season, with performances running through Oct. 2. The Theater Project is also hosting a special “Season Kick Off Party” at 7 p.m. Saturday. More...

Wiscasset Art Walk Sept. 29

WISCASSET A jazz musician and two local artists known for their work with color are highlights of the final Wiscasset Art Walk of the 2016 season on Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m. More...