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Health consortium shares insights on elder care

BRUNSWICK — Aging isn't easy. New pains, new problems and new needs can emerge to turn the tables on adult children to make them, suddenly, a caregiver. More...

Auction Benefits Santa Claus Fund

  BRUNSWICK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL sixth-graders, from left, Olivia Mendes, Joe Almgren and Kyle Labbe, pose Friday with auction items from their annual auction to benefit the Santa Claus Fund. More...

Access to local history exhibits ends on Friday

BRUNSWICK — This is the last week to view two exhibits at the Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row.  More...



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Environmental apartheid

“You’ve been negotiating all my life,” Anjali Appadurai told the plenary session of the United Nations’ 17th “Conference of Parties,” or COP 17, the official title of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in More...


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Et Cetera


Mon/19 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been living together for nine months. We have decided to host Christmas dinner at our house and invited 20 people — 10 from each of our families. More...



Bank robber flees on bicycle in China   CHINA (AP) — Police say a man who robbed a central Maine bank made his getaway on a bicycle before jumping into a pickup truck driven by an accomplice.  More...


House GOP out to reshape Senate’s payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is edging closer to yet another down-to-the wire showdown as House Republicans shun a bipartisan payroll tax cut bill approved by the Senate and prepare to write a package to please rank-andfile GOP lawmakers clamorin More...

N. Korean leader dies

People urged to rally behind his young son

PYONGYANG, North Korea   North Korea announced the death of supreme leader Kim Jong Il and urged its people to rally behind his young son and heir-apparent today, while the world watched warily for signs of instability in a nation pursuing nucle More...

621 happy faces on Christmas and maybe more

This year, 621 children will receive presents from The Santa Claus Fund. That’s a staggering number and it isn’t quite over yet. We still expect a few letters to arrive today that were delayed in transit. More...


Babushka’s Christmas (a Russian tale)


Long ago, an old woman named Babushka lived in a tiny cottage far from the city. One snowy evening, just as she was preparing her meal, Babushka heard a knock at the door. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings

AlnaBOARD OF SELECTMEN,Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. ArrowsicCONSERVATION COMMISSION,Monday, 7 p.m. town hall. BathCITY COUNCIL SPECIALMEETING AND WORKSHOP,Monday, 6 p.m., City Hall.PLANNING BOARD, Tuesday,6 p.m., City Hall. More...


Bowdoin Relays!

BRUNSWICK — The annual Bowdoin Relays were held Saturday at Farley Field House, with the Waterville girls and boys emerging as team champions. The Waterville girls earned 116 points to outdistance Greely (92), Brunswick (82) and Mt. Ararat (58). More...

Brady, Pats slow down Tebow, Broncos 41-23

DENVER   Slow starts, solved. More...

Celtics top Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — Greg Stiemsma tipped in the gamewinning shot with 12 seconds left and the Boston Celtics held off the Toronto Raptors 76-75 Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams.  Ray Allen scored 12 points for the Celtics, while Ke More...


The gift of art

To the editor:  At this extraordinary season of giving, I extend a special thank you and happy holidays to the visual artists, musicians, performers and arts organizations in our community, each of whom adds to the cultural magnificence of our s More...

Reason to believe

To the editor:  On Saturday, Dec. 10, I left my wallet in a grocery cart at the Hannaford supermarket in Brunswick. I did not realize it until I put the groceries in my car.  More...


Does Science Matter?

Students tackle topic with survey, film

Life is all about decisions. What kind of heating system should I get for my home? Should I get a flu shot? Do I vote for the candidate that will support stem cell research? More...

Freeport schools among 35 to earn Top Nutrition Award

PORTLAND — Hard work pays off as 35 Maine public schools were each recognized Dec. 8 with a Healthier U.S. Bronze Award — one of the nation’s highest school nutrition awards — from the U.S. More...


LISBON STUDENTS, staff and parent volunteers provided residents of the Lamp Alzheimer’s Facility with a night of holiday songs of the season. More...