July 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SUMMER FUN AT COFFIN POND

MCKENNA MILLARD, 3, steadies her 6-month-old little brother, Liam, at Coffin Pond on Monday. Their mother, Lynzie, said visiting the Recreation Department run swimming hole is a bit of a tradition. More...

Man accused in Freeport bank robbery could face deportation

PORTLAND A 25-year-old foreign national accused of carjacking a sport utility vehicle in Portland and then robbing Key Bank in Freeport on July 17 faces deportation if convicted of state and federal charges. More...

Musician, drumstick maker Vic Firth dead at 85

NEWPORT Renowned musician and drumstick maker Everett “Vic” Firth is dead at age 85, according to a statement on his website. More...

Woman is dead after motorcycle crash

WESTBROOK (AP) — Police in Maine say a woman is dead and a man remains hospitalized after their motorcycle crashed in Westbrook. More...

Great White singer at hayride farm

MECHANIC FALLS (AP) — The lead singer of a band whose pyrotechnics caused a fire that killed 100 people in Rhode Island is performing in New England for the first time since the blaze. Jack Russell’s Great White is performing Aug. More...

No red flags reported at time of gun sale before Louisiana movie theater shooting

CARROLLTON, GA. John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. More...

Man drives off with $150K left on lawn

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. More...

Ivory crackdown leaves open loopholes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco’s Chinatown say they’re not worried by a proposed federal crackdown on elephant ivory sales announced by President Barack Obama. More...

NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey’s request

BRUSSELS NATO’s secretary-general said today that the alliance “stands in strong solidarity with our ally Turkey,” as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member. More...

Rwanda park releases lions into the wild

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The managers of a wildlife park in Rwanda say seven lions transported from South Africa have been released into the park after weeks of quarantine, another step in a plan to restore the country’s lion population afte More...

Death toll in Yemen up to nearly 1,900

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says the civilian death toll from four months of fighting in Yemen has risen to nearly 1,900, with at least 202 people killed over the past 12 days. The U.N. More...

 

Obituaries

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Tryntje Stephen - 2015-07-24
Brian Pearson - 2015-07-24
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Andrew E. Campbell - 2015-07-23
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Sports

St. Pierre brings enthusiasm to Falcons

New Freeport football coach ready for challenge

FREEPORT When the Freeport High School football program became a varsity sport prior in the 2009 season, Rob Grover was the team’s head coach. More...

Kelly struggles again; Red Sox fall

BOSTON Joe Kelly’s return to the rotation isn’t going very well. Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. More...

Red Sox send Victorino to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58- year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone. More...

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Brunswick Police identify body of man pulled from river

BRUNSWICKBrunswick Police this morning identified the body of a man pulled from the New Meadows River on Tuesday as belonging to David Dolan, 51, of West Bath. More...

New digester to help power Brunswick Landing

BRUNSWICK It may seem a little bit like “Back to the Future,” but the science is nothing new behind an anaerobic digester under construction at Brunswick Landing that will generate power from organic waste for tenants at the former Navy More...

‘Children’ of historic lighthouse reunite

BATH Last Friday, Friends of Seguin Island Light Station’s sixth annual Summerfest fundraiser event was marked by the special attendance of “children” who lived on the historic island with their families when it was still under the More...

Plans to build New England’s largest wind farm moving forward

AUGUSTA A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in Aroostook County that would be the largest of its kind in New England. More...

LePage to resign? ‘Not going to happen!’

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has a message for a woman who asked him to resign. More...

Farmingdale man dies in ATV crash

FARMINGDALE (AP) — A Farmingdale man has died in a weekend all-terrain vehicle crash. Police say 34-year-old Jason Clark was driving down the middle of Northern Avenue at about 1 a.m. More...

Second arrest in studio shooting

PORTLAND (AP) — Police say they have arrested a second person in connection with a fatal shooting at a recording studio. Portland police say Gang Deng Majok, 30, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. More...

Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

CHARLESTON, West Virginia A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said. More...

Few clues in case of teens missing at sea

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers have endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians who went missing on the high seas. More...

Mental health experts respond to killings

(AP) — Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile mass killing, there’s a collective sigh among mental health professionals. More...

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

TRIPOLI, LIBYA A court in Libya today sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the 2011 uprising. More...

Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Caribbean resort of Cancun is struggling to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. More...

Community

Wiscasset Art Walk Thursday night

WISCASSET The Wiscasset Art Walk returns Thursday evening. More...

Library hosting college application workshop

BATH — Registration opens Aug. 1 for Patten Free Library’s Thursday, Aug. 13, workshop on the Common Application for college admission. The event is for rising high school seniors and will be held at Patten Free Library from 6-8 p.m. More...

Maine gas prices fall 4 cents in past week

PORTLAND (AP) — Gas prices in Maine have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week. The average retail gas price in Maine was $2.71 per gallon on Sunday. The figure is based on a GasBuddy.com survey of 1,228 gas outlets in the state. More...

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The EPA’s Planned Land Grab

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was initiated to centralize the federal government’s efforts at maintaining air and water quality. More...

What Will The Courts Decide?

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Our governor, the Legislature, House, Senate Leaders, who will win? You can bet it’s not going to be “We the People.” More...

Home & Family

Transgender youths show hardship, resilience

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Growing fruit

I try not to be too compulsive, but admit that I counted every sour cherry I picked from my tree this year. Give or take a few I ate while picking, I got 111 cherries -not enough for a pie. More...

Lessons not learned in video games

The logic of video games was pretty simple, and utterly false, when I was 12 years old and playing “Super Mario Bros.” on Nintendo. More...