December 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Police believe someone took Ayla

$30,000 reward offered to help find missing toddler

WATERVILLE — A 20-month-old girl who vanished a week before Christmas after being put to bed in her father’s home was taken away and didn’t walk out on her own, investigators said Monday as they announced the largest reward ever offered i More...



Jeffrey S. Wing - 2016-10-21
Gerald C. Lallier Jr. - 2016-10-21
Dorothy A. Dennen - 2016-10-20
Beverly R. Bartlett - 2016-10-19
Marie A. Lapierre - 2016-10-19
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-10-19
Edwin H. Pert - 2016-10-18
Mae E. McCabe - 2016-10-18
Emily J. Brockway - 2016-10-18
Margaret A. McBurney - 2016-10-18
Ellen M. Reid - 2016-10-18
Barbara P. Paiement - 2016-10-18
Richard M. Gammon - 2016-10-18


Another tool in the fight against domestic violence

BATH — Law enforcement officials in Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties have a new tool to help in the fight against domestic violence in the form of new panic alarms. More...

Woman charged with fraudulent use of relative’s veteran benefits

PORTLAND — A Topsham woman has been charged with misusing tens of thousands of dollars from her brother-in-law’s veterans benefits account. In 2003, Marsha Jacobs, 64, was appointed the fiduciary of benefits from the U. S. More...


Summonses — John Chapman III, 18, of 1546 Alna Road, Alna, Dec. 2, 12:43 p.m., charged with operating after license suspension, on Gurnet Road. Male juvenile, 15, of Brunswick, Nov. More...


Like father, like son

Hall of Famer Colin Roy followed father’s footsteps in softball

TOPSHAM — Good friend and Mt. Ararat High School athletic director Colin Roy received an early, early Christmas present this year. More...

Nets hold off Wizards; Lakers 0-2


WASHINGTON (AP) — Kris Humphries shrugged off loud booing to finish with 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Deron Williams had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, helping the New Jersey Nets beat the Washington Wizards 90-84 Monday night i More...

Saints ‘Brees’ past Falcons, 45-16

NEW ORLEANS   After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints’ locker room.  More...



Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston   A boy, Corwin Samuel Fidler, to Melanie and Sean Fidler of Lisbon, Nov. 19, 2011. More...


Simpson, Biggs

BRUNSWICK — Douglas and Patricia Biggs of Brunswick wish to announce the engagement of their son, Dustin Douglas Biggs, to Kari Marie Simpson of Wells.  Kari is the daughter of Robert and Faye Simpson of Wells.  More...

60th anniversary

BRUNSWICK — Louis and Dorothy ( Gendreau) Cousineau of Brunswick recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  Louis and Dorothy are both retired. More...


Missing Ind. girl found dead, babysitter arrested

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Bachmann, Perry and Gingrich touring Iowa   DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three Republican presidential candidates, each claiming to be the truly conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, are launching bus tours today through this early nominatin More...

Soldier shot at homecoming in critical condition

LOS ANGELES   A soldier who survived a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan continues to fight for his life after he was critically wounded at his Southern California homecoming party.  More...

Medical examiner finds catheter, but still no ID for Brunswick body

Police discovered body Thursday

BRUNSWICK — One of the few clues to the identity of a man found dead near a set of train tracks in Brunswick last Thursday was the presence of a catheter, a top official with the state medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. More...

Feds charge 5 for scallop scam

Accused are from Maine

HARPSWELL — Five Maine fishermen are facing federal conspiracy charges after allegedly overharvesting thousands of pounds of sea scallops off the coast of New Jersey. Robert E. Hersey Jr., 41, of Harpswell, was among five men named in a Dec. More...


Brunswick High art students to exhibit at Thornton Oaks

BRUNSWICK — More than 30 Brunswick High School art students will exhibit their work at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way. The public is invited to the opening reception on Jan. 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  More...

TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry

The recipient of a Pulitzer prize for poetry in 1935, Robert P. Tristram Coffin taught at Bowdoin College and was a well-known historian as well as a poet. More...


Homeschool group plans Geography Bee   BATH — The Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center is sponsoring an official school level National Geographic Bee for homeschoolers who would be in grades 4 to 8.  In order for this to “count&rdqu More...


The Constitution according to Newt Gingrich


Newt Gingrich’s high-speed wobble toward the presidency slammed into the federal judiciary recently and went spinning crazily off in a dangerous, despotic direction. More...


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Springtime for toxics

Here’s what I wanted for Christmas: something that would make us both healthier and richer. And since I was just making a wish, why not ask that Americans get smarter, too?  More...

Et Cetera


Tue/27  BLOOD DRIVE  AUBURN MALL, noon-5 p.m., Auburn; 1-800 RED CROSS or www.RedCross- AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: As a clinical psychologist, I believe your advice to “Protective Mom in the Midwest” ( Oct. 26) was oversimplified. More...


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Marijuana facility amenities targeted   PORTLAND (AP) — A state health official says plans by the operators of a medical marijuana dispensary scheduled to open in Portland next month to include a coffee bar, acupuncture clinic and “v More...

Odd news keeps New Englanders laughing, thinking

BOSTON Unlucky and stupid criminals, natural oddities, strange quests and weird accomplishments may not be earth-shattering news, but they all grabbed headlines across New England in 2011, providing comic relief and touching moments to the tragic an More...


IN THIS SEPT. 28 file photo, a cat with two faces, named Frank and Louie, sits on a mat in his home in Worcester, Mass. More...