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Brunswick puts off fireworks ban vote

BRUNSWICK After extensive public comment on a proposed ordinance that would ban fireworks, the Town Council voted unanimously Monday to delay a vote on the item until its Dec. 19 meeting. More...



Dorothy A. Dennen - 2016-10-20
Beverly R. Bartlett - 2016-10-19
Marie A. Lapierre - 2016-10-19
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-10-19
Edwin H. Pert - 2016-10-18
Mae E. McCabe - 2016-10-18
Emily J. Brockway - 2016-10-18
Margaret A. McBurney - 2016-10-18
Ellen M. Reid - 2016-10-18
Barbara P. Paiement - 2016-10-18
Richard M. Gammon - 2016-10-18
John C. Perry - 2016-10-17
Helene K. Mandelbaum - 2016-10-17



A SEAT sits among the evergreens near Small Point in Phippsburg. More...

Black ice blamed for 1 crash, suspected as cause of a second

BRUNSWICK Two separate crashes Sunday along Interstate 295 in Brunswick and Freeport caused occupants of involved vehicles to be taken by ambulance to Parkview Adventist Medical Center. More...

Topsham posts online survey about fireworks

TOPSHAM The Board of Selectmen seeks input from Topsham residents about their view concerning the sale and personal use of fireworks, which will become legal in the state on Jan. 1, 2012. More...



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Gifts that say you care

Give Grandma a bit of credit! These holidays, would she rather receive a silly reindeer sweater or help a schoolchild acquire glasses to see the blackboard clearly for the first time? More...


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Reward offered for info on jail escapee SANFORD (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the location and arrest of a New Hampshire jail escapee who may be in Maine. More...


Winter storm blasts New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. ( AP) — A severe winter blast has struck most of New Mexico, closing schools and shutting down major highways across the state. More...

Bomber kills 54 in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Kabul today, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest of two attacks on a Shiite holy day — the first major sectarian assaults since the fal More...

Judge weighs Occupy ruling

BANGOR (AP) — A federal judge on Monday promised a ruling within two days on Occupy Augusta’s request for a court order allowing the activists to remain in a park near the Maine State House without a permit. More...

Land deal gains ground

Navy housing

BRUNSWICK A land sale that would put former Navy housing units on the market in Brunswick and Topsham is one step away from completion after the Brunswick Town Council voted Monday night to support the housing disposition plan’s goals. More...

Dudley returns to familiar duty station

BRUNSWICK Longtime Brunswick Police Detective Inez Dudley, who retired from the force in 2006 to work for the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit, has rejoined the department as a communications dispatcher. More...


Patten Free book group reads ‘Cleopatra’

BATH — Patten Free Library’s book discussion group has selected the bestseller “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff for its Dec. 14 meeting. Copies are available in the Minerva library consortium. More...


Arrowsic ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More...


A Conversation in Poetry

In today’s poem Elizabeth Tibbetts of Hope proves that warmth and love are possible even in a cold Maine winter. COMING HOME BY ELIZABETH TIBBETTS More...


Dragons seek continued success

Brunswick High School winter sports

BRUNSWICK It is winter sports time at Brunswick High School, with the Dragon boys and girls basketball squads set to open their Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference slates this week, while Mike Routhier’s boys hockey squad looks to return to th More...

Lawrence takes over boys hoops

Veteran Gardiner coach replaces Wayne Benjamin

WISCASSET Dana Lawrence is used to blowing things up, being that he is a “blaster” for Maine Drilling & Blasting out of his hometown of Gardiner. More...

Dragons skaters roll, 3-0

YARMOUTH — Erin Gay turned aside all 22 shots she faced as the Brunswick High School girls hockey team defeated Yarmouth 3-0 at the Falmouth Family Ice Center on Saturday. More...

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Tue/6 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCross- or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS FREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: This letter is to offer sympathy to “Trish in Louisiana” ( Sept. 25), who was seated next to two large passengers on a three-hour flight. It has happened to me. More...