December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page


‘What is the West afraid of?’

ISMAILIA, Egypt — When I reported on Twitter the other day that I was having dinner with members of the Muslim Brotherhood here in Egypt, followers tweeted back alarmed about my safety.  More...


Mildred B. Betts

THOMASTON — Mildred B. Betts, 87, of Bath, formerly of Thomaston, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 13th at the Hillhouse. She was born in Augusta, on March 4, 1924, the daughter of Peter and Elsie ( Moore) MacLaurin. More...


MaineCare budget scrutinized

Legislative hearings on proposed cuts start today in Augusta

AUGUSTA   Lawmakers dug into an exhaustive discussion about the Department of Health and Human Services budget Tuesday and emerged no closer to consensus on the origins and magnitude of a looming shortfall.  More...


Toys and coats can be donated at visitor center

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Downtown Association will accept donated toys and coats through the end of the month at the Brunswick Visitor Center. Items collected will be donated to The Salvation Army.  The center is open from 9 a. m. More...