December 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page


Durban Dirty Dozen called out

DURBAN, South Africa — High above the pavement, overlooking Durban’s famous South Beach and the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean, and just blocks from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where up to 20,000 people gathered, seve More...


Viola M. Osgood

BATH — Viola M. Osgood, 97, of Bedford St. died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at HillHouse Assisted Living. Arrangements will be announced by David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath.   More...

Word Jr.

The Christmas Sleigh

“I bought us a  Christmas present!” said Mom as they ate dinner. A smile lit up her face as she put the broccoli on the table.  “In October?” said Sara with all her 10-year old logic. More...



Noam Chomsky to discuss Arab Spring   PORTLAND (AP) — Noam Chomsky, who’s known as the father of modern linguistics, will speak in Portland about the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East.  More...


The mistletoe

(a Celtic tale)

L ong ago, in the darkest days of winter, a blanket of snow lay softly on the ground. A full moon rose. The men and women of the village watched the moon rise, and they knew that soon their priest, the sacred druid, would call them to journey.  More...