August 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New bridge panel focuses input on cyclists, walkers

TOPSHAM The design advisory committee met Monday night at Topsham town hall to hear public input on matters pertaining to bicyclists and pedestrians on any future replacement of the Frank J. Wood Bridge. More...

Pejepscot Historical Society offers participatory fall programs

BRUNSWICK Pejepscot Historical Society is emphasizing interactive, hands-on activities for its fall program offerings. More...

Swan Island paddling event is this evening

RICHMOND — Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. for an evening paddle or row to Little Swan Island on the Kennebec River. More...

Maine on track for record overdose deaths

PORTLAND Maine is on pace to set another record for overdose deaths in 2016 because of increased abuse of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, officials said Monday. More...

Fire chief: Smoke detectors prevented injury in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said occupants of a duplex at 15 Lori Drive were able to safely escape a basement fire last week, thanks to working smoke detectors. More...

Police: Hydroplaning caused I-295 wreck in Brunswick

Richmond man sent to Mid Coast Hospital

BRUNSWICK The southbound lanes of Interstate 295 in Brunswick were temporarily shut down early Monday morning after a crash left vehicles scattered on the highway. The crash was reported at 5:32 a.m. More...

Gun found by girls was stolen from car

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Police in South Portland say a gun found near a playground by a group of three young girls over the weekend was stolen from a car parked in the area and fired several times. More...

Bridge still closed, possibly for good

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Department of Transportation officials say the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge remains closed to traffic following a malfunction, and it’s possible the span may never reopen. More...

Snake wants to give Donald Trump a hug

WESTBROOK (AP) — A large snake believed to be lurking along a riverbank in Maine doesn’t appear to be a fan of Donald Trump. In a Twitter account created for the snake dubbed Wessie by local residents, Wessie P. More...

Cops: Robbers use stun gun on woman

PORTLAND (AP) — Police in Maine say they’ve nabbed three men who they claim knocked a woman to the ground during a robbery, used a stun gun on her and hit her on the head with a gun. More...

Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff’s online posts

WASHINGTON Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be American citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry’s death by hanging More...

Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally

MINNEAPOLIS The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally. More...

UN: Thousands of Central American children seek to enter US

UNITED NATIONS Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year — and there is no sign that the flow is letting up, the U.N. More...

Turkish, US officials discuss US-based cleric’s extradition

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say Turkish and American justice officials are discussing Turkey’s demands for the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric accused of masterminding last month’s failed coup attempt. More...

 

Obituaries

Marie C. Cox - 2016-08-23
Karen S. Seigars - 2016-08-23
Ruth M. Kish - 2016-08-23
Frank L. Rose - 2016-08-22
Elaine I. Chase - 2016-08-19
Sylvia A. Hammond - 2016-08-19
DEATH NOTICES - 2016-08-19
Jean A. Blake - 2016-08-19
Ann Jellis - 2016-08-19

Sports

Mt. Ararat football action

THE MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL varsity football team took the field in Topsham on Monday, battling Hampden Academy in a preseason scrimmage. More...

David Price shines back in St. Pete, Red Sox win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. David Price was good, even better because of a rookie’s nifty glove work. More...

Pats forced to adjust

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. For months the biggest question facing the Patriots was whether Tom Brady would be on the field for the start of the 2016 regular season. More...

Home & Family

MOSS

A versatile and beautiful addition to any garden

J. Paul Moore, who owned a garden center in Tennessee for more than 30 years, can’t count the number of times people asked him how to kill moss. More...

Get ready for coffee’s next wave: Cuppings, $200 grinders

NEW YORK Get ready for the next wave of coffee culture. Consumers are learning more about coffee — how it’s grown, roasted and prepared. More...

That time we thought we had lice

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

Somehow, despite 16 years of being a parent, I have never had to deal with lice. More...

BIW receives contract modification

$18M for continued services to LCS program

BATH On Thursday, the U.S. Navy announced a contract modification of $18,289,531 to Bath Iron Works. More...

New Region 10 director excited about school’s future

BRUNSWICK New Region 10 Technical High School Director Nancy Weed says she’s optimistic about the future direction of the school, as well as its possible new location. More...

‘The Irish, and How They Got That Way’ an intimate affair

REVIEW

PORTLAND Maine State Music Theatre is closing out its summer season by presenting its first joint venture with Portland Stage Company in almost 20 years, and it’s a stark contrast to its usual big-production shows at Brunswick’s Pickard More...

Bath receives grant for stormwater management study

BATH — The city of Bath has been awarded a $42,000 grant for a stormwater management study. More...

Rescues prompt reminders for boaters to check weather

PHIPPSBURG Public safety officials and good Samaritans were busy responding to two different calls involving distressed sailboats in the water within Sagadahoc County on Monday afternoon. More...

Shipping company Eimskip to receive Mariners Award

BATH On Wednesday, the Maine Maritime Museum will award Eimskip USA the Mariners Award. More...

Salvation Army to celebrate 130 years of service in Bath

BATH The Salvation Army Bath Corps will celebrate its 130th year anniversary of service to the community with a special event at the Library Gazebo on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The celebration is open to the public. More...

Feds to pay $413K for clean-up

BANGOR The federal government has agreed to pay Maine about $413,000 to clean up decades-old hazardous pollution at oil storage facilities. Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills alleged two weeks ago in U.S. More...

Crews battle blaze at Christian camp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters from eight fire departments converged on campgrounds in Knox County to battle a large blaze that destroyed five buildings. More...

Students walking 124 miles for charities

LEWISTON (AP) — A group of students who are walking from Lewiston to Goffstown, New Hampshire, are expected to reach the midway point soon. More...

State police probing theft at lodge site

ROME (AP) — State police are investigating after authorities say about $2,300 in tools were stolen from a construction site in Rome that is expected to become a retreat for veterans who were injured during combat. More...

Homeless man held without bail in death

FALMOUTH (AP) — A homeless man charged in the death of a man discovered bleeding in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Falmouth has been ordered held without bail. More...

Court asked to exclude voters over citizenship

DENVER Kansas is asking a federal appeals court to keep thousands of people who haven’t yet provided the documents to prove they are U.S. citizens from voting in November’s election. More...

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

WASHINGTON Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary More...

Turkey launches new artillery strikes at IS in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey Turkey’s artillery shelled Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, a senior Turkish official said, amid reports that Turkey-backed Syrian rebels were preparing an offensi More...

Church shooting suspect entrenched in his beliefs

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Swiss charge 3 suspects in global phishing case

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say they’ve charged three people accused of illegally obtaining data on at least 133,600 credit cards with computer fraud following their extradition from Thailand. More...

Opinion

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Putin’s Poodle

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Paul Manafort’s resignation as Donald Trump’s campaign manager should not surprise us. Nor should the recent allegations of $12.7 million in cash payments to Manafort’s company that advised pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. More...

The Water Next Time

A disaster area is no place for political theater. The governor of flood-ravaged Louisiana asked President Barack Obama to postpone a personal visit while relief efforts were still underway. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have been concerned about my parents for some time now. They are elderly and live in a retirement community. They have a very nice home and don’t have to worry about money. More...

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