December 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rail depot advisory group focuses on mitigation

Members gathered Friday

PORTLAND   Leaders of a neighborhood group concerned about plans to construct a train maintenance facility between Stanwood Street and Church Road said they were satisfied with the makeup of the advisory group overseeing the project, which met f More...



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Cub Scout Pack 646: Caring and sharing

Saturday evening, my wife and I were invited to dinner with the Cub Scout Pack 646, their parents and their guests. We met some of the boys last year when they came to the North Pole Annex and delivered a box of toys for the Santa Claus Fund.  More...

Bridge replacement urged

DRESDEN   A rural bridge that for eight decades has been a link across the Kennebec River from central Maine to the coast is in dire need of replacement, but the project depends on the state receiving hotly pursued federal grant funding.  More...

Liquor law enforcement tips offered

BRUNSWICK — Veteran liquor enforcement officer Frank Lyons will lead a stateapproved Responsible Alcohol Seller Training program from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...



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Cry, the beloved climate

The United Nations’ annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, last week, but not in time to prevent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba.  The 17-year-old was one of 10 people killed in Durban on Nov. More...


Not so fast  To the editor:  I’m writing in response to Paul Womer’s letter in the Nov. 18 edition titled “Expand ranked voting.”  More...


UNIFY’d by Friday?

Lisbon students observe National Inclusive Schools Week

LISBON — Project UNIFY students have been busy preparing for Inclusive Schools Week at Lisbon High School. Posters have been made and activities are planned this week for the entire student body.  More...


BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL art teacher Jennie Driscoll recently took her Advanced Placement and Art IV students to Boston through the Amtrak Downeaster Discovery Field Trip Program. More...

Mt. Ararat names Student of the Month

TOPSHAM — Morgan Martin of Bowdoin has been named the October Student of the Month at Mt. Ararat  High School.  Martin was nominated for being “a thoughtful, caring and diligent student. More...


Merkel, Sarkozy seek deal to save euro

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France will try to agree today on a cohesive plan to help save the euro through stricter oversight of government budgets.  More...

Putin’s party barely hangs onto its majority

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s party saw its majority in Russia’s parliament weaken sharply, according to preliminary election results released today, a humiliating setback for the man who has steadily tightened his g More...

U.S. pledges continued support for Afghanistan

BONN, Germany ( AP) — The United States and other nations vowed today to keep supporting Afghanistan after most foreign forces leave the country in 2014, as the nation faces an enduring Taliban-led insurgency and possible financial collapse.&nb More...

Fireworks permits proposed

At hearing, Brunswick council to weigh limited use vs. townwide ban

BRUNSWICK   The Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposed fireworks ban. Among the proposals councilors will consider is whether town permits to discharge fireworks should be allowed.  More...

Brunswick woman convicted of fraud

BRUNSWICK   A 40- year- old Brunswick woman who stole nearly $ 60,000 in food stamps and child care reimbursement benefits over five years was convicted Wednesday of three counts of theft by deception and unsworn falsification.  More...


The tinderbox

(a tale from Denmark)

O ne day a handsome soldier, sword at his side, marched home from war. He happened to pass by a hideous witch who called, “Good evening. How would you like all the money in the world?”  More...


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Westlake Tournament in Bath

Cougars capture Westlake

Kenney, Jensen win titles  BATH  The annual Westlake Memorial Wrestling Tournament was held Saturday at the Bath Middle School and won by Mt. Blue. More...

Pats hold off Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.   Rob Gronkowski scored three more touchdowns. More...

Bears shocked

Colby wipes out 3-0 deficit in 4-3 ice hockey win

BRUNSWICK   One night after a near perfect New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s hockey win over rival Colby at Alfond Arena in Waterville, the Polar Bears had that look of a team wanting the two-game sweep in the annual home More...

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Dear Abby

\ DEAR ABBY: I have heard of interventions for drug and alcohol addicts. Could I stage one for my daughter “Aileen’s” addiction to texting on her cellphone and Facebook?   More...

Word Jr.


LISBON COMMUNITY SCHOOL kindergartners participated in a kickoff assembly for the College for Me Day sporting new, custom designed T-shirts for the event. More...

Remember cute kid quotes with DIY subway art

I admit it: I’m one of those annoying people who posts cute things my kid says on Facebook. It’s the closest thing I have to a scrapbook these days, and I know I’m not alone.  More...


New route sought in examining park plan

MILLINOCKET   As a public debate over a northern Maine national park becomes politicized and drifts toward personalities, a former Maine Senate president is calling for a broader look at the future uses of the region.  More...


N.H. escaped inmate remains at large   SANFORD ( AP) — Residents of several Maine communities remain on edge as police continue to search for a man who escaped from a New Hampshire jail.  More...