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Layover facility advisory panel grows

With 3 new members, rail group to meet Friday

BRUNSWICK The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) has added three new local representatives to an advisory board that will review progress on a train layover facility project planned for a site bordered by Stanwood Street, Church More...

 

Obituaries

Charles Sawyer - 2015-07-31
Toby Sanders - 2015-07-31
Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29

Community

Bar association check to help Pownalborough preservation

WISCASSET — Peter Drum, president of the Lincoln County Bar Association, presented a $3,000 check from the association to the Lincoln County Historical Association ( LCHA) at its annual membership meeting on Nov. 19. More...

TAKE HEART:

A Conversation in Poetry

Bruce Guernsey is a poet from Bethel appearing for the second time in this column. His unusual poem features the hands of a married couple, which express at night a closeness the couple can no longer manage in the daytime. More...

Conservation group hosts talk on legislative collaboration

PORTLAND — The Maine Conservation Voters ninth annual Evening for the Environment discussion will run from 5 p. m. to 7: 30 p. m. Wednesday at the Abromson Center on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. More...

Opinion

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The politics of grouchiness

A year before President Barack Obama faces re-election, take a look at what has happened to other Western leaders confronting voters in this economic vortex. More...

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Milestones

Stahl, Golden

TOPSHAM — Erica Lynn Stahl and Brian Joseph Golden, both of Snowmass, Colo., wish to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Diane Stahl of Topsham. She is a 1999 graduate of Mt. More...

Perry, Rogers

AMHERST, Mass. — Lauren Elaine Perry and Cory Allen Rogers, both of Amherst, wish to announce their engagement. More...

Kimberly Baker, Edward Leadley

HARPSWELL — Kimberly Suzanne Baker and Edward Anderson Leadley were married on Aug. 13, 2011, in a ceremony at All Saints Episcopal Chapel on Orr’s Island. The service was performed by the Rev. Dr. More...

World

PAKISTANI ANGER RISING

SUPPORTERS of Pakistani religious party Jamatud Dawa burn representation of the U.S. More...

3 killed in small plane crash in Chicago suburb

RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) — Three people are dead after a plane transporting a medical patient crashed in the backyard of a suburban Chicago home. Authorities say five people were on board when the plane went down just before 11 p.m. More...

BRIEFS

Iranian students storm British Embassy TEHRAN, Iran ( AP) — Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows. More...

JUST HANGING OUT

CHEWBACCA waits for his owner outside Brackett’s Market in Bath on Monday. More...

RSU 1 ponders reaching overseas

BATH As soon as next fall, Morse High School could host students from Asia — and add more than $10,000 in tuition for each student to the school district’s coffers. More...

Topsham votes on grant, park plan and sign rules

Town meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday

TOPSHAM At a special town meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mt. Ararat High School Commons, Topsham residents will vote on four questions. More...

News

Teamwork works wonders

When you work up close with a group of people like I do, you have to admire their dedication, their intensity and their integrity. They find a way to get the job done quickly and accurately. Our new home at the North Pole Annex has been interesting. More...

GIVE ME A JINGLE

SANTA CLAUS leads participants in the annual Jingle Bell Walk down Front Street in Bath on Saturday, as Main Street Bath kicked off “An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Bath.” Other downtown Ba More...

Main Street Bath collects coats for kids

BATH — In cooperation with WCSH-TV’s “Coats for Kids” program, Main Street Bath is collecting new and gently used coats this week at the Visitor Information Center in the Bath Train Station, 15 Commercial St. More...

Sports

Turkey Tip-Off

THE MORSE HIGH SCHOOL Basketball Turkey Tip-Off was held Friday at the Augusta Civic Center. More...

Saints ‘Brees’ past Giants, 49-24

NEW ORLEANS Drew Brees took a few triumphant strides toward the goal post with the ball in his hand and rose up for an imitation, Michael Jordan- style dunk over the crossbar. He had to settle for a finger- roll instead. More...

Branch’s big game keeps Pats rolling

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom Brady pointed with his left index finger. Deion Branch picked up the signal and changed his route. The result was a 63-yard pass play. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Tue/29MISCELLANEOUSFREE LEG SCREENINGS, 9 a.m.-5p.m.Vein Healthcare Center, 100 Fodden Road, South Portland; free, butappointment required; 482-3767 orwww.VeinHealthcare.com.FREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, 164Pleasa More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 25 years has an annoying habit that drives me crazy. When she starts a conversation with me, she’ll speak in a very low voice and mumble without looking at me. More...

Maine

State budget task force agrees on $25M in cuts

AUGUSTA A state task force created to identify $25 million in budget cuts to address a shortfall in the 2012-13 biennial budget has met its goal. More...

Occupy Augusta, police, agree to standstill

AUGUSTA Members of Occupy Augusta and the Maine Capitol Police agreed Monday to a standstill in a brewing dispute over an encampment in a state-owned park. More...

BRIEFS

Report: Maine family should be alive DEXTER (AP) — A new law enforcement report says a Dexter woman and her two children would be alive today if the state’s justice system worked better. More...