December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Collins breaks ranks on tax bill

PORTLAND Maine Sen. Susan Collins diverged from the GOP party line Thursday and voted for a Democratic plan to expand payroll tax cuts and fund them through increased taxes on millionaires. More...

 

Obituaries

Katharine H. Bell - 2015-07-02
Richard L. Field - 2015-07-02
DEATH NOTICE - 2015-07-02
Winona Gaudreau - 2015-07-01
Virginia Grimes - 2015-07-01
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-01
Michele A. St. Clair - 2015-06-30
Elizabeth J. Massanek - 2015-06-30
Elisabeth W. King - 2015-06-30
Donald M. Page - 2015-06-30

Community

MEMORIAL PLEDGE TO LIBRARY

AL MOREN of Gun Point in Harpswell, left, hands a check for $12,500 to John Webster, treasurer of the Orr’s Island Library. More...

Train collecting coats for kids on Saturday

BATH — The Maine Eastern Railroad will run a special train Saturday morning to help WCSH-TV and WLBZTV promote their annual Coats & Toys for Kids Day charitable effort. More...

Hudson shares ins and outs of Microsoft Word

BRUNSWICK — Jack Hudson will lead three two-day “ Introduction to Microsoft Word” computer classes at the People Plus Center, 35 Union St. More...

Opinion

Embracing the shadows

As Brunswick officials consider weighty matters such as building a new police station, redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station and welcoming passenger rail to town, they frequently encounter accusations that their deliberations lack transparency. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trains, residences don’t mix

Layover and maintenance facilities for passenger rail service operate at localities across the country, and while they may differ in size and traffic volume, most seem to have one thing in common: They operate in industrial areas. More...

Focus

BRIEFS

Freeport church plans baked bean supper FREEPORT — A public supper is planned Dec. 10 at 5 and 6 p. m. at First Parish Church, 40 Main St. More...

Living

Arts in brief

West Bath artist hosts open studio WEST BATH — Evelyn Dunphy will open her studio at 596 Fosters Point Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Paintings will be on view and for sale. More...

Concert offers new voices for old favorites

LEWISTON — The “Just Us” Entertainers will stage their Christmas show at 7:30 p. m. Saturday and 2 p. m. Sunday at the Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. More...

Maine

Report lauds state’s school data collection

BANGOR A national report released Thursday says Maine is making considerable progress on a project that at first glance might seem like a load of information technology mumbo jumbo. More...

Holden man pulls gun in Silly String dispute

BREWER (AP) — A Holden man has been charged with pulling a gun on another man in a dispute that began over Silly String. More...

Portland panel nixes park permit for Occupy

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s Public Safety Committee has unanimously recommended that the City Council reject OccupyMaine’s request for a permit to remain camped in a city park. More...

Ticket

A SEASON FOR THE STAGE

Pioneer Consort singing holiday tunes in Bath

BATH T he Chocolate Church Arts Center will present the Pioneer Consort at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. More...

‘The Snow Queen’ offers a classic for the whole family

PORTLAND T he Portland Stage Company’s production of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter fairy tale, “The Snow Queen” opens today at 25A Forest Ave., Portland. More...

Herdsmans equal ‘Pageant’ hilarity

BATH The Studio Theatre of Bath will stage Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” beginning Dec. 9 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. More...

Truck fatally strikes walker

BOWDOINHAM A Brunswick woman died at a Brunswick hospital Thursday night after she was struck by a truck as she attempted to cross Fisher Road on foot. More...

‘If it’s gone, it’s going to stink’

Teens lament looming skatepark closure

The Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark (The Park) will close Sunday because the downtown building that houses it will be demolished as a public safety hazard. More...

City, Hyde join forces against runoff

BATH Pending approval by the Planning Board, the city of Bath will partner with Hyde School to make improvements to a stormwater management system near the school. More...

News

A brimming mailbox keeps volunteers busy

Our mailbox had an unusually high volume of mail Thursday, but it comes as no surprise. Wednesday’s volume was small so the letters must have been in the pipeline. More...

Police: Man makes bail, then slashes cruiser tire on way out of station

A 28- year- old Brunswick man charged Thursday afternoon with operating under the influence was arrested shortly after being bailed out of the Brunswick Police Station on Thursday evening after officers allegedly saw him slash a tire on a police crui More...

NO TIE-UPS, NO HANG-UPS

A BLACK BACKED GULL skates across the water near the landing at Popham Village in Phippsburg. More...

Sports

New season awaits ’Hounds

Julie Wescott leads Lisbon girls hoops; lower numbers for Stevens’ grapplers

LISBON FALLS Julie Wescott takes over for Jake Gentle as the leader of the Lisbon High School girls basketball team, moving up from her jayvee position, while Eric Hall’s boys squad looks to put some wins on the board this year. More...

Seahawks clip Eagles

SEATTLE (AP) — During his time playing in San Francisco, Michael Robinson said the mention of the Seattle Seahawks came with a label no NFL team wants to have. Marshawn Lynch is certainly doing his part to help the Seahawks shed that image. More...

Red Sox bring out Bobby Valentine as new manager

BOSTON The Boston Red Sox may have already gotten what they were looking for from Bobby V. More...

Et Cetera

Women of St. Philip’s Christmas Fair set

WISCASSET — The Women of St. Philip’s group will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons should be able to find unique gifts and stocking stuffers. More...

Mid-coast churches planning special Christmastime events

A number of Mid-coast congregations are planning special services and observances during December. More...

Free Christmas concert set Dec. 10

A’CHORDING TO KANTELE will perform a free Christmas concert on Dec. 10 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Worship

Christmas, through the eyes of … Mary

The first Christmas, as told through the eyes of Mary, by Abigail Killeen.

I didn’t expect to feel so crazy. The only thing I am sure of is that I am pregnant. That much is clear. Pregnant with who (heavens, or what? Who am I to know how a Messiah would choose to appear?) is a mystery. Mysteries require faith. More...

ADVENT CLERGY COLUMNS

¦ For the next five weeks, we’ll look at Christmas through the eyes of five individuals. Their stories can be found in the Bible, in Matthew chapters 1 and 2, and Luke chapters 1 and 2. More...

St. Paul’s welcomes priest-in-charge

BRUNSWICK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., has welcomed the Rev. Ann Johnson Broomell, as its Transition Priest-in-Charge. She follows the Rev. Daniel Warren who served St. More...

World

Yemeni troops shell southern city, killing 3

SANAA, Yemen ( AP) — Yemeni government troops have shelled residential areas in the restive southern city of Taiz for a fourth straight day, killing three people there today, residents said. More...

Jobless rate drops sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in more than two and a half years, as employers stepped up hiring in response to the slowly improving economy. More...

BRIEFS

Cain confers with wife, ponders future COLUMBIA, S. C. More...