June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mid Coast Hunger serves lunch at Curtis library

BRUNSWICK Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, which offers a meal to kids unable to access their school lunch program because of summer vacation, provided lunch on Tuesday at a new location — Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. More...

Cycling team raises $10K for healthy lungs

BRUNSWICK Twelve members of the Mid Coast–Parkview Health team took part in the 32nd Annual Trek Across Maine June 17-19. More...

Poll: 6 in 10 Mainers touched by heroin

AUGUSTA (AP) — A survey underscores the extent of Maine’s drug crisis, indicating six in 10 Mainers know someone who has used heroin or abused prescribed opiate painkillers. More...

Recount begins for First Congressional GOP primary

AUGUSTA (AP) — A recount in the Republican primary race for Maine’s First Congressional District is now underway in Augusta. The Maine Secretary of State’s Office began recounting tens of thousands of ballots on Tuesday. More...

Trump, LePage to appear together

BANGOR (AP) — Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is back in Maine, and he’s being joined once again by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. More...

Northeast ocean plan headed for final hearings in RI, Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — A plan to improve management facets of the ocean and coasts of the northeastern U.S. states is headed for its final public hearings in Rhode Island and Maine. More...

Sanford man, 55, killed when car hit tree in Wells

WELLS (AP) — Police say a 55-year-old Sanford man was killed in a single-car crash in Wells. The crash happened around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Peter Webber was traveling east toward U.S. More...

NH Democrat backs legal weed, getting inmate off death row

CONCORD, N.H. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand is calling for marijuana legalization and saying he’d consider commuting the death sentence of New Hampshire’s only person on death row. More...

Authorities: Pair charged after explosives found in car

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two people were arrested after an alleged robbery attempt led to the discovery of firearms and seven explosive devices in Massachusetts. More...

Trump’s ‘America First’ echoes old isolationist rallying cry

WASHINGTON Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: “America First.” More...

Window still open to change LGBT law in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there’s still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over transgender rights on the national stage. More...

Triple suicide attack at Istanbul airport kills 41

ISTANBUL Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible. More...

Jordan widens IS crackdown; signs of home-grown extremism

AMMAN, JORDAN Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan’s state security court. More...

 

Obituaries

David A. Ober - 2016-06-29
Blinn B. McIntosh - 2016-06-29
Catalina Lopez - 2016-06-29
Vicki Pinkham - 2016-06-29
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-06-29
Ellen M. DeLong - 2016-06-28
Deane R. Lanphear - 2016-06-28
Joan E. Coleman - 2016-06-28
Charity A. Donahue - 2016-06-28
Richard E. Harriman - 2016-06-27
Patricia Peterkin Hart - 2016-06-24
Theodore F. Brooks - 2016-06-24
Margery B. Follansbee - 2016-06-24
William G. Hayden - 2016-06-24
Edgar L. Black Jr. - 2016-06-24
Mary A. McAloney - 2016-06-24

Sports

Porcello gets 9th win, Red Sox beat Rays, 8-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Rick Porcello stepped off the mound, gathered his thoughts and went back to work. More...

Ararat battles but drops 8-2 decision

Junior Legion squad looking for first win

BOWDOINHAM Little has gone right so far this season for the Ararat Junior American Legion baseball team. The winless squad has struggled to come together, both on the field and at the plate. More...

Highland Green falls to Pastime

LEWISTON Pastime was reminded Tuesday that no game in Zone 2 is a cakewalk. More...

Business

Carolyn Farkas-Noe

Longtime Midcoast chamber leader ready to relax

BRUNSWICK Carolyn Farkas-Noe, senior vice president of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, is avoiding the word “retirement.” However, she says she will be “completing her chamber career” after 34 years of service. More...

SaviLinx hires Jody Marra as HR manager

Company headquartered at Brunswick Landing

BRUNSWICK SaviLinx, a contact center specializing in business process outsourcing and technical support services, recently announced that it has hired Jody Marra as its human resource manager. More...

News from Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber

Searching for secrets; tell me your treasures

With each passing day, I am discovering more about this region of the state. I continue to explore new destinations, discover local shops, sample a variety of restaurants and find different parks and green spaces. More...

Brunswick Police cruiser strikes pedestrian  Free Access 

Brunswick Police say poor weather may have been a factor this morning when pedestrian was struck by a police cruiser. More...

People helping people in Midcoast

Food truck delivers to those in need

BATH Moms, children, families and the elderly were among those waiting in line to get free groceries at a mobile food bank on Tuesday outside the Grace Episcopal Church in Bath. More...

Independence Association working to keep clients warm

BRUNSWICK The Independence Association is gaining traction in raising funds for its Keep Our Clients Warm campaign. According to the association’s Dennis St. More...

Raffle For Georgetown Working League art quilt

GEORGETOWN The Georgetown Working League will hold its 103rd Annual Fair on Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Georgetown Central School. More...

Police report 6 overdoses in Sanford in 24-hour period

Chief suspects 1 dealer responsible

SANFORD Police are investigating six suspected opioid overdoses in a 24-hour period from Friday night into Saturday night. One of the overdose victims — a 44 year-old man — died. More...

Environmentalists say Rep. Poliquin’s bill harms fish project

AUGUSTA A group working to restore native fish including alewives and Atlantic salmon to the St. Croix River says its work could be jeopardized if a Republican congressman successfully exempts a Washington County hydro system from federal oversight. More...

Necropsy to be performed whale

RYE, N.H. (AP) — A necropsy will be performed on an 18-year-old dead humpback whale, named Snow Plow, days after she washed ashore in New Hampshire. Snow Plow had been studied by scientists since she was a calf in the southern Gulf of Maine. More...

Armed bystanders broke up Augusta Wal-Mart shooting

AUGUSTA (AP) — Police are crediting two armed bystanders with breaking up a shooting involving two groups in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Augusta. But they’re also urging folks to let police handle it next time. More...

Maine murder convict to be released due to evidence concerns

WISCASSET (AP) — A man convicted of a fatal shooting in Maine in 1987 will be released in the wake of revelations that a Federal Bureau of Investigation analysis of evidence used against him may have been flawed. More...

Streets closed around Statehouse due to suspicious package

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Several streets around the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord have been closed as police investigate a suspicious package. WMUR-TV reports the package was discovered shortly after 7:30 a.m. today. More...

RI woman sentenced in immigration scheme

WORCESTER, Mass. More...

Is it time to ‘move on’ from Benghazi? Republicans don’t think so

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton says it’s “time to move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no “smoking gun” pointing to wron More...

Records: City lawyers weak link in police accountability

CHICAGO When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to shoot and More...

Division, confusion as European Union rethinks future after Britain’s exit vote

BRUSSELS EU leaders met today without Britain for the first time to rethink their shaken union, make it more relevant to citizens and keep it from disintegrating after Britain’s unprecedented vote to leave — but conflicting visions of Eu More...

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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 181st day of 2016. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On June 29, 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a civil ceremony in White Plains, New York. More...

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