July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Speaker Eves listens to seniors in Harpswell

HARPSWELL On Wednesday, House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, held the third leg of his senior listening tour at the Elijah Kellogg Church in Harpswell. More...

Land trusts celebrate Bowdoinham farmland

BOWDOINHAM Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Maine Farmland Trust will hold a “Forever Farm Party” to celebrate the recent protection of 196 acres and two farm properties in Bowdoinham. More...

Feds to complete Maine blueberry purchase

PORTLAND In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine’s blueberry industry by buying surplus crop. More...

Regulators to revisit saving southern N.E.’s lobsters

LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. Regulators are taking another look at potential strategies to revitalize southern New England’s lobster population, which scientists say has sunk to its lowest levels on record. More...

SUV hits parked car, pushes it into river

ALFRED (AP) — Maine State Police are looking for the driver of a sport utility vehicle who they say struck a parked car in Alfred and pushed it into a river. Police say they were called to the scene Tuesday evening. More...

Maine’s economy grew in first quarter of 2016

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine is in the top 10 states for economic output for the first quarter of the year. The Portland Press Herald reports Maine’s economy grew 2.3 percent during the first three months of 2016. More...

Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues

BOSTON A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70- year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their More...

Police: Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run in New Hampshire

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Police say a man was killed after he was hit by a car while riding his bike in New Hampshire. WMUR-TV reports that the man was found unresponsive next to his bike in the road Wednesday evening in Conway. More...

Brockton man gets 10 years in prison for killing dad

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Brockton man has been convicted of fatally his stabbing his father and punching his mother in the face in a dispute over loud music. More...

Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment

PHILADELPHIA Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they’ll finally get to see: the “real More...

Turning off red-light cameras can have deadly consequences

WASHINGTON Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences. More...

Skydiver working with net, but no parachute

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. More...

Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre. More...

Turkey, once touted as regional model, is now mired in tension

ISTANBUL Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Westernstyle democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa. More...

Indonesia rebuffs UN, EU appeals to halt looming executions

CILACAP, Indonesia Indonesia quickly rebuffed appeals from the U.N. More...

 

Obituaries

Jessie A. Godfrey - 2016-07-28
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

Sports

Mt. Ararat Soccer Camp

ON WEDNESDAY, Mt. Ararat High School girls varsity soccer coach Sam Chard and his players played host to the Mt. Ararat Soccer Camp at the Foreside Field. More...

Dogs fall to Thunder

PORTLAND The Trenton Thunder (64- 40) scored five unanswered runs and defeated the Portland Sea Dogs (37-66), 10-6 on Wednesday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 7,368 fans. More...

TIGERS SWEEP RED SOX

Boston hits road for 11-game West Coast trip

BOSTON The Boston Red Sox limped into a tough West Coast trip after their worst series this season. More...

Living

DIVIDED AMERICA

To some, Trump is a survival bid

LOGAN, W.Va. Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It’s less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. More...

Farmers strive for hemp revival

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. The half-acre plot of fledgling plants along a hillside at Cedar Lane Farm puts into perspective the return of hemp to West Virginia soil — a resistance-riddled movement struggling to rise out of infancy. More...

Mere Point property debate continues

Planning board delves into issue of land use

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick Planning Board, in a request by the town council, met Tuesday to make recommendations regarding a contentious town-acquired property at 946 Mere Point Road, sparking another debate over whether the property should be looked a More...

Brunswick board gives nod to Tao Yuan project

Farm-to-table dining involved

BRUNSWICK The planning board approved a Certificate of Appropriateness on Tuesday night to the Tao Yuan on Pleasant Street that is designed to enhance its surroundings while offering fresh-picked produce to the restaurant. More...

SUV rolls after crash, crashes into fuel pumps in Freeport

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

Mid Coast renames weight loss program, offers free information session

BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital's Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change has been renamed Healthy Weight for a Lifetime to better reflect the program’s content and assist with setting realistic expectations for class participants, the ho More...

Spared lobster dies during trip from Florida to Maine

‘Larry’ was only days from ‘retirement’

WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn’t make it to retirement. More...

Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

SEATTLE As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations. More...

Supporters of Maine marijuana drive open Portland office

PORTLAND (AP) — Campaigners who want to legalize marijuana in Maine are opening their headquarters in the state’s largest city. More...

Trial underway for sheriff accused of driving to endanger

BANGOR (AP) — A trial is underway for a former sheriff accused of twice slamming on his brakes in Lubec last year and then yelling obscenities at the driver behind him. More...

Law will soon allow ferry transfer of lab samples on boats

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...

City to review camp protocol after boy, 7, found dead

BOSTON The city has launched a review of protocols at all of its summer camps after a 7-year-old boy wandered away unnoticed from a camp at a beach and later was found dead in the water. More...

Former NH police chief faces sex assault charges

KEENE, N.H. A former part-time police chief in southwestern New Hampshire who was once suspected of murder has now been charged with sexually assaulting a minor. More...

Vermont motorcyclist dies after colliding with dump truck

CHARLESTOWN, N. H. ( AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a Vermont motorcyclist died after colliding with a dump truck on state Route 12 in Charlestown. More...

Woman pleads guilty to posing as nurse, stealing medications

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. ( AP) — A Massachusetts woman authorities say posed as a nurse and stole prescription medications and valuables from three elderly people she was hired to care for has pleaded guilty. More...

Democratic donors and allies offer reward for Trump’s tax returns

PHILADELPHIA The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. More...

Reagan shooter Hinckley will soon leave hospital for good

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time. More...

Meteor in sky lights up social media in Nevada, other states

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Social media is lighting up with reports from Nevada, Utah and California of a small fireball streaking across the sky. More...

Individuals, agencies dodge the blame as Freddie Gray case ends

BALTIMORE Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore’s police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, More...

A new threat in overdose fight: Elephant sedative

COLUMBUS, OHIO A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they&rsq More...

Russia announces humanitarian operation in Syria’s Aleppo

MOSCOW Russia and the Syrian government said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo today and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, even as Syrian forces took another distric More...

Opinion

LETTERS

In Support of Carson I am happy to write in support of Everett “Brownie” Carson for State Senator for Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal, which comprise Senate District 24. More...

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