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Region 10 connects students, employers

School holds job fair on Friday

BRUNSWICK Region 10 Technical High School hosted a job fair for its students Friday, featuring more than 30 employers from the Army, Cianbro and General Dynamics to local businesses such as Crooker Construction and Wally J. Staples. More...

Brunswick student recycling dorm fridges

LEWISTON A college student appalled at the dorm furnishings his roommates were leaving behind his freshman year has started a booming business recycling mini refrigerators. Mitch Newlin, of Brunswick, goes to Bates College in Lewiston. More...

Topsham men charged after Brunswick vandalism

BRUNSWICK — Two Topsham men were issued summonses for criminal mischief early Monday morning after allegedly spray painting the downtown area of Brunswick. Summonsed was 23-year-old James Williams and 20-year-old Brenden Jasper. More...

Man cleared of DWI arrested on same charge 2 days later

AUGUSTA (AP) — A man cleared of a drunken driving charge at his trial on Thursday was arrested Saturday morning on a new charge of operating under the influence. More...

Novelist rescued by Maine Maritime students ready to set sail once again

PORTLAND A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama. More...

Unity will be theme at Maine Democratic Convention

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine Democrats are divided over the best candidate for president — Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders — but the theme will be unity as they gather for the state convention. More...

Youth services agency facing reform following child deaths

CONCORD, N.H. The beating death of 3-year-old Brielle Gage in late 2014 shocked New Hampshire and shone a spotlight on the state’s child protective services agency — one that’s only grown more intense. More...

Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

MIAMI On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. More...

Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus for residents

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. More...

Outrage over college’s plans to sell memorabilia

HARTFORD, Conn. One of America’s largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors. More...

Q&A: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis explained

NEW YORK Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island’s governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by today. More...

Feud over artistic independence threatens popular Asian film fest

SEOUL, South Korea The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference. More...

 

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICE - 2016-04-29
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-04-29
Ethan Erland Hedblom - 2016-04-28
Davis S. Almy Sr. - 2016-04-28
Pamela Sue Williams - 2016-04-28
Susan Adams - 2016-04-28
Carolyn E. Owens - 2016-04-27

Sports

Wogan backstops Falcons

Freeport earns 11-6 victory over Morse in boys lacrosse action

BATH In the second half of Saturday morning’s Class B North high school lacrosse contest, Freeport players made a steady jog to the penalty area. In all, 11 Falcon penalties had the Morse Shipbuilders working a man-up, or even two throughout. More...

Patriots first pick comes at No. 60

CHICAGO The New England Patriots have selected defensive back Cyrus Jones from Alabama with the 60th pick in the NFL draft. Jones was New England’s first pick in this year’s draft. More...

Morse softball earns home split

BATH It was a long day of softball at Morse High School on Saturday. The Shipbuilders were hosting Lincoln Academy for a doubleheader, and the two teams battled for over four hours, compiling 24 hits and 35 total runs. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend who is a bedwetter. It’s obvious because he’s constantly doing laundry and his home smells bad at times. More...

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BIW to make first Flight III destroyer

BATH U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, announced Saturday that Bath Iron Works will build the Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (DDG- 51). More...

Students ‘to build’ on their learning

WEST BATH An outdoor classroom is coming to West Bath School, and students are working hard to make sure it’s ready before the end of the school year. More...

Lawmakers overturn Gov. LePage’s Narcan veto

AUGUSTA With five state residents dying each week from drug overdoses, lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly rejected Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would increase availability of an overdose antidote. More...

Sen. King, in Freeport, addresses opioid crisis

FREEPORT On the day in which the State Legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would have provided greater access to the drug known as Narcan, U.S. Sen. More...

Morse alumni to meet Wednesday

BATH — The Bath High School Alumni Association meeting will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Room at Morse High School. Members of graduating classes ending in ones and sixes are strongly encouraged to attend. More...

Petting zoo employee arrested for sexually abusing children

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a man accused of abusing two children at a traveling petting zoo has been arrested in northwest Alabama. More...

Maine hiker rescued in New Hampshire

HARTS LOCATION, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say a hiker from Maine was rescued after experiencing breathing problems Saturday on a trail in Harts Location. More...

Feds call for less cod monitoring

PORTLAND The amount of at- sea monitoring that New England’s cod fishermen will be required to submit to will be reduced in the coming fishing year, federal regulators have decided. More...

Rep. Pingree headed to Cuba this week

PORTLAND (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is joining a group of American organic food producers and advocates on a trip to Cuba. More...

Pet dog alerts sleeping family to house fire in Bridgton

BRIDGTON (AP) — Fire officials are praising a pet dog for his heroics in alerting a sleeping family to a large scale fire that had broken out at their southern Maine home. More...

Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking a year off

WASHINGTON A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia. More...

Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. More...

Migrant children being kept from enrolling in school

MEMPHIS, TENN. Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. More...

North Carolina pair survive five days in New Zealand wilderness

WELLINGTON, New Zealand An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. More...

Cambodia sending students home to cope with heat wave

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit). More...

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MON/2 PERFORMANCES BOWDOIN MUSIC DEPARTMENT EVENTS: CHAMBERFESTS, 4p.m. and 7:30p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. Student ensembles will present two different programs of classical chamber music. Open to the public. More...

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Breaking the Silence on Health Care

RE: MAINE

Health care advocates around the State House are discouraged — and, since 2014, they’ve been awfully quiet. There has been no greater mistake during his six years in office than Gov. More...

Going for Broke with Obamacare

MAKING SENSE

Everything about health insurance was confusing, stupid and horrible long before Obamacare came along. More...