December 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kitchen fire displaces family two days before Christmas

Presents are salvaged

BATH — Firefighters saved presents — albeit with slightly discolored wrapping paper — from a blaze Friday morning that displaced a young Bath family just before Christmas. More...



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Spreading warmth

BRUNSWICK A few years ago, Charlotte Infante bought her mother a miniature sparkling white Christmas tree and a village of angels. Her mother died two years ago and since then, Infante’s life has been pretty tough. More...

Christmas with my family

Ebenezer once said to an inquisitive townsman, “I’m going to have Christmas with my family.” And that’s what we did! More...

Selectmen to meet Tuesday

BOWDOINHAM The Board of Selectmen will hold a workshop on goals and priorities at 4 p.m. Tuesday and hold a regular meeting at 5: 30 p. m. at Coombs Municipal Building. More...


Holiday action on tap

BRUNSWICK The holidays are here and that means holiday tournament and regular- season action for several Mid-coast region squads. Freeport girls host The Freeport girls basketball team is scheduled to host a Holiday Round Robin on Friday. More...

Celtics drop opener to Knicks, 106-104

NEW YORK Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks know it will never be easy against the Celtics. Not beating them in one game, and certainly not beating them for a division title. More...

Oh, what a comeback!

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Patriots emphasize playing well for 60 minutes every game. On Saturday, 30 was enough — barely. More...


Answering the big question on Iraq

With the withdrawal of the last U.S. More...

Separation of Newt and state

WASHINGTON — Just when you thought Newt couldn’t get any more grandiose, he leaps in to save freedom of religion in the most religiously free place on earth. More...

Answering the big question on Iraq

With the withdrawal of the last U.S. More...


Last skate

TOPSHAM I skate around and around, soaking it all in. This is my last skate at Roller World. I try to skate away from the fact, but I keep going in circles. More...

Introducing In Focus and Pulse

Each December as people prepare to turn the calendar page on a new year, it serves as an opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to what future changes might be in store. The newspaper business is no different. Beginning on Jan. More...

Poster contest

BATH — The Bath-Tsugaru, Japan Sister City Exchange Program is sponsoring a Japanese Celebration Weekend with activities for children and adults, Feb. 2 to 5. More...


Little snow delays snowmobile season

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the ground bare and temperatures in the 40s in the days before Christmas, the head of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association wasn’t checking the forecast anymore. Why bother? More...

Fire in Richmond damages home

RICHMOND The Richmond Fire Department and four neighboring departments responded to a chimney fire on Plummer Road on Sunday night that turned into a structure fire that badly damaged a home. More...

4 killed in Palermo crash

PALERMO (AP) — Maine State Police say four men have died in a Christmas Day traffic accident, the state’s deadliest this year. The four died instantly in the two-vehicle crash about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Police seek ID of man’s body

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police continue to search today for the identity of a man whose body was discovered Thursday afternoon along the railroad tracks between Bath Road and Route 1. More...

Maine’s top story: LePage’s first year

PORTLAND Gov. Paul LePage’s first year in office was filled with a whirlwind of controversy and blunt talk as the tea party favorite, backed by the first Republican-controlled Legislature since the 1960s, sought to overhaul government. More...



Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. Bowdoin PLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 7 p.m., town office. Bowdoinham BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Coombs Municipal Building. More...

Golden curls and the promise (a Polish folktale)


Once upon a time there was a poor blacksmith who had only seven coins to his name. He bought a rope to hang himself. As he was tying the knot, a lady dressed all in black appeared and cried, “Stop!” More...



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Kim’s death offers a chance

The United States and its partners have long struggled to understand North Korea, where a cruel system of fear, repression and paranoia keeps the country largely impenetrable to outsiders. More...


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Et Cetera


Mon/26 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCross- or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is getting a divorce from a wonderful young man I’ve grown very close to. He’s away in the service, and he and my daughter have grown apart. He is in Korea and not able to deal with the situation back at home. More...


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Word Jr.

Why not fly into space?

Why can’t an airplane just fly into space? Why do we need rockets? Most of the time air may not seem like a very real substance. But when the wind blows so hard it nearly knocks you down, air seems very real indeed. More...

‘Letters from Camp’ contest winners set

PORTLAND — The winners for the inaugural Maine Summer Camps “ Letters from Camp” video contest have been selected. More...

Teens To Trails offering Sara’s Scholarship

EDGECOMB — Teens To Trails or “T3” is partnering with the Chewonki Foundation to offer a scholarship opportunity for two Wiscasset teens. More...



U.K.’s Prince Philip remains in hospital LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Philip spent a third night in the hospital as he recovers after treatment for a blocked coronary artery. More...

U.S. weighing request for Yemen’s leader

HONOLULU ( AP) — The Obama administration is considering whether to allow Yemen’s outgoing president into the United States for medical treatment, as fresh violence and political tensions flare in the strategically important Middle Easter More...