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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...

 

Obituaries

Dana L. Stimpson - 2016-12-07
John H. O’Connell - 2016-12-07
Travis R. Winchenbach - 2016-12-07
Katherine Hanson - 2016-12-07
DEATH NOTICES - 2016-12-07
Dana W. Mayo - 2016-12-06
Judith S. Krassner - 2016-12-06
Ralph A. Richards - 2016-12-05

News

Brunswick woman dies while on job

BRUNSWICK   Brunswick police and emergency personnel responded Friday night to a report that a 36- year- old Brunswick woman had died unexpectedly while working at a residence on Range Road.  The woman walked out of the house to take a brea More...

Burglar escapes, wallet recovered

WEST BATH   Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a burglary that was reported late Friday morning on Birch Point Road.  More...

TOPSHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT

Arrests   Joshua Hart, 20, of 202 Middlesex Road, Dec. 19, 9:14 p.m., charged with a West Bath District Court warrant for failure to appear, on Middlesex Road.   Arthur O’Connor, 43, no address listed, Dec. More...

Sports

Holiday action on tap

BRUNSWICK   The holidays are here and that means holiday tournament and regular- season action for several Mid-coast region squads. 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. More...

Commentary

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...

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.  Two sets of contest winners competed against 13 other finalists as part of a statewide video contest between al 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.  “ Sara’s Scholarship —  Engaging Teens in the Outdoors,” wa More...

World

BRIEFS

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...

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. More...

Community

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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)

TELL ME A STORY

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...

Opinion

Cartoon

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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...

Cartoon

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Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Mon/26  BLOOD DRIVE  AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR  CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest  Ave., Portland; www.RedCross-  Blood.org 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...

BRIDGE

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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...

Maine

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...

Search continues for girl

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Members of a Maine community are praying for a missing toddler.  WCSH-TV reports that on Christmas Day members of the First Baptist Church in Waterville took time to pray for Ayla Reynolds and police who are searching fo More...

Lawmakers dig in for 2012 session

Energy costs, Medicaid cuts, state worker union fees and missing child reports are among the issues that should keep the State House jumping during the election-year session that starts Jan. 4.  More...