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...



John H. Reed Jr. - 2015-11-27
William M. Washington - 2015-11-27
Carmel P. Davenport - 2015-11-27
Robin F. Kelley - 2015-11-27
Adam J. Moore - 2015-11-25
Richard O. Skelton - 2015-11-25
Lucille C. Mitchell - 2015-11-25
Clarence Coffin Sr. - 2015-11-25
Dawn E. O’Neill - 2015-11-25
Donna Cooper - 2015-11-24
Charlene J. Nicolino - 2015-11-24
Charles L. Hehn Jr. - 2015-11-24
Lucille G. Mitchell - 2015-11-24
Myron L. Newton - 2015-11-24
Robert Cole - 2015-11-24
Margaret E. Pye - 2015-11-23
Alta L. Marriner - 2015-11-23
Mary A. Apigian - 2015-11-23
Frederick T. York - 2015-11-23


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. 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...


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...


Heat win NBA finals rematch

DALLAS ( AP) — LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn’t keep the Dallas Mavericks from winning the most recent NBA championship. They did a nice job, however, of getting the Mavs’ title defense off to an ugly start. More...

Brees: Payton, Saints gave him confidence

NEW ORLEANS Ever since Drew Brees arrived in the Big Easy, he’s made playing quarterback in the NFL look easy. Brees has 27,698 yards passing since arriving in New Orleans in 2006, more than any other NFL quarterback during that span. More...

Packers down Bears; clinch top spot in NFC

GREEN BAY, Wis. Now that the Green Bay Packers have wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Mike McCarthy is free to rest some of his starters in the regular-season finale. 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...

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...

Supporting Our Community


Supporting Brunswick Holiday Lighting

   Brunswick Downtown Association's Brunswick Holiday Lighting campaign is underway for the 2015 season that will help light up the downtown for the holidays. Here is a list of those who have contributed to the campaign so far: Full Story

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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Student of the Month

TOPSHAM — Sara Meybodi, an 11thgrader from Topsham, has been named the Novemeber Student of the Month at Mt. Ararat High School. 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...


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...

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 for her. More...