December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page



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Busy day as parents pick up the presents

All four distribution points were busy Tuesday morning. The Bath Elks Lodge reported brisk traffic immediately after opening the doors. The Brunswick Elks Lodge had a line forming before 9 a. m. Richmond and Bowdoinham were going to open at 8 a.m. More...

Power out after two-car crash

BATH A two-car accident that hit a power pole in a 25 mph zone in front of Dike- Newell School this morning caused some residents in the area to lose power briefly. More...


Summonses Jessica E. Stedt, 33, of 168 Cottage St., Lewiston, Oct. 30, 8:07 p.m., charged with operating while license suspended or revoked, on Lisbon Street. Derek J. Roy, 26, of 62 Main St., Oct. More...



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Dog park dream within reach


Most of us remember the great Kevin Costner movie, “ Field of Dreams,” about an Iowa farmer’s passion to meet Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven banned Chicago Black Sox players from the 1919 World Series. More...

A dangerous gamble, indeed


There is a national trend that is making people sick, and Maine is along for the ride. The trend is to forgo vaccinations for what should be preventable childhood diseases, and it is something that ought to stop. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 25- year-old guy with a unique problem. My father has been dating a woman since I was 16 who has a daughter my age named “ Emma.” Over the years Emma and I became good friends — then more than that. More...


FBI steps up efforts to find missing toddler

WATERVILLE As the FBI stepped up its efforts to find a 20- month- old girl who disappeared from her father’s home over the weekend, investigators combed through trash bins, drained a stream and pored over more than 100 leads offered by the pub More...


Job training program graduates first class LEWISTON (AP) — Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass will present certificates to the first class of graduates from a new work force training program this week. More...


Showdown over payroll tax tests Obama, GOP

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Stuck in a stalemate, President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are slugging it out in Washington rather than reaching for a holiday season accord to prevent payroll taxes from going up on 160 million workers. More...

Romney, Gingrich slugfest intensifies

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — The slugfest between Republican presidential frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich is escalating, as the two sparred from a distance with attack ads that have come to dominate the volatile contest. More...


Crowd of mourners gather for Kim Jong Il PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners packed Pyongyang’s snowy main square today to pay respects to late leader Kim Jong Il as North Korea tightened security in cities and wo More...

Two to ‘audit’ soccer meeting

Freeport councilors to attend group’s gathering; circulating petition opposes zoning changes

FREEPORT — Two town councilors will sit in tonight on the meeting of a neighborhood group opposed to a soccer stadium project that seeks to locate between Hunter Road and Pownal Road. More...

Career center helping students

Program run by volunteers at Bath’s Morse High School

BATH A group of volunteers at Morse High School is attempting to fill a gap for students seeking jobs and higher education with the advent of the Regional School Unit 1 Career Center. More...

Church bell signals UU building’s end

BRUNSWICK — Just before a 137-year-old church bell was removed and lowered from the steeple of the Unitarian Universalist Church on Tuesday morning, it sounded a few last chimes. More...



TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat High School has announced its first quarter honor roll. More...


BrunswickRECREATION COMMISSION,Wednesday, 7 p.m., BrunswickStation, Conference Room,16 Station Ave.PEOPLE PLUS BOARD,Thursday, 9 a.m., Border Trust,Topsham.RECYCLING COMMITTEE,Thursday, 7 p.m., HawthorneSchool, 46 Federal St. More...


Wolverines, Lawrence get first win

Wiscasset boys hold on for 61-53 win over ’Hounds

WISCASSET There were occasions during Tuesday night’s Mountain Valley Conference high school boys basketball game that Wiscasset coach Dana Lawrence felt his first varsity coaching win was in the bag, followed moments later by a thought of &ld More...

Celtics keep the Big 4 together for 1 more run

BOSTON While the rest of the NBA was locked out, the Boston Celtics were locked in. More...

Pats’ Andre Carter done for the season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed defensive end Andre Carter on injured reserve. Tuesday’s move ends the season of the team’s leader in sacks with 10 and sidelines a key player on a struggling defense. More...


Enact stricter penalties

To the editor: I have written a letter similar to this one a few years in a row, and nothing has changed from the first time I recall writing about Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) or becoming a member. More...

Help end hunger

To the editor: Bread for the World is a faith-based organization that advocates with the U.S. Congress to get legislation passed that we hope and pray will one day lead to an end to hunger and poverty in the world. More...


Long Branch School & General Store

A place of traditional skills and innovation to enrich and endure

BOWDOINHAM The Long Branch School of Maine and General Store is a relatively new business venture in Bowdoinham. More...

Business briefs

Academy looking for young executives TOPSHAM — The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business. More...


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: During August 1990, I learned how to play the game of chess. I was a terrible player when I first started. To make it worse, most of the guys that I played against had years of chess experience under their belts. More...