April 17, 2015 RSS feed / Local

Curtis Friends to open used book store

BRUNSWICK — Curtis Friends, the volunteer organization that supports Curtis Memorial Library, is opening a used book store in Brunswick. More...

BRUNSWICK GRANT RECIPIENTS

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S inaugural grant award recipients gathered at the Harriet Beecher Stowe library recently to share information on their proposals and begin planning for More...

MEETINGS

Arrowsic CONSERVATION COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 340 Arrowsic Road Bowdoin BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town office Bowdoinham PLANNING BOARD - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS, Thursday, 7 p.m., Coombs More...

The Lost Language of Privacy

Like a lot of people, I’ve come to believe that it would be a good idea to put body-mounted cameras on police officers. I now believe this for several reasons. More...

For Republicans: Lessons from 2012

There is another round of Republican presidential primaries headed our way. Like before, a slew of candidates eagerly claim to be the end-all of American conservatism. How did this strategy work out last time? More...

Dresden, Richmond groups to be honored

RICHMOND The Dresden Swap Shop and Richmond Area Food Pantry will be honored with community citizen awards Sunday at the Enterprise Grange No. 48 in Richmond. The awards are in recognition of outstanding service to the community and mankind. More...

Bowdoin Auxiliary plans fund raiser

BOWDOIN — The Town of Bowdoin Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary will be conducting its annual garage and bake sale, and raffle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Portland Stage to present ‘Papermaker’

Maine writer Monica Wood’s new contemporary drama previews April 21

PORTLAND Previewing Tuesday, April 21, and running through Sunday, May 24, Portland Stage Company will present the contemporary drama “Papermaker” — the first play by acclaimed Maine writer Monica Wood. More...

Organization brings Japan to Bath Saturday

BATH The Bath community will have an opportunity to explore Japanese culture — without having to travel too far — thanks to the festivities of Japanese Culture Day this Saturday, hosted by the Bath- Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program. More...

Soup and stew supper

DRESDEN — Dresden Historical Society members will host a soup and stew supper Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Pownalborough Hall. The cost is $ 7 for adults and $ 3 for children under 12. More...

iPad “Mini-Lessons”

BATH — On Friday, May 1, Patten Free Library will offer the first of five weekly iPad “mini-lessons” that focus on apps and websites that maximize access to free reading and video content. More...

Leon Gorman family endows scholarship

SOUTH PORTLAND — The Leon A. Gorman Endowed Scholarship fund has been created by the families of Leon and Lisa Gorman to support Maine community college students who exemplify Mr. More...

STUDENT NOTES

Three local students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at the University of Rochester in New York. More...

First Parish Church

History’s Mysteries

At the time New England was colonized in the 17th and 18th centuries, you couldn’t have a town without a church. Traders, missionaries, farmers and entrepreneurs were pouring into New England to stake out claims. More...

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Bath attorney appointed to vacant Register of Probate position

BATH Bath attorney Carolyn A. Bird has been appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to fill the vacant position of Register of Probate for Sagadahoc County. More...

Children’s Book Sale at Patten

BATH — The Friends of Patten Free Library in Bath will hold their annual Children’s Book Sale in honor of National Children’s Book Week from Tuesday, May 5, through Saturday, May 9, during regular library hours. More...