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Topsham man dies in crash Saturday

Accident occurs on Route 201 in Bowdoin

BOWDOIN — Andrew J. Klaiber, 45, of 177 Meadow Road, Topsham, died as a result of a crash Saturday afternoon on Route 201 in Bowdoin. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating the crash, which was reported at 2:27 p.m. More...



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VIDEO: Sing out the old year, ring in the new year

MARTHA MAYO, holding sheet music, above right, directs approximately 40 singers at noon Friday on Front Street for Main Street Bath’s eighth annual New Year's Celebration. More...

Grant funds trail accessibility work

BATH — A $5,000 grant from the L.L. Bean Land Trust Grant Program will allow the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to make its Overlook Trail accessible to people with disabilities. More...

Freeport Town Council sets hearings on parking, signs

FREEPORT — At 6: 30 p. m. Tuesday, the Freeport Town Council will convene in regular session. Following a vote to approve minutes from the council’s Dec. More...



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Mercury descending In what John Walke of the Natural Resources Defense Council described as a “generational achievement,” the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. More...


Bullied by NNEPRA

To the editor: When I received notice that a 60,000- square- foot train garage would be built 25 yards from our backyards, I had no doubt that Brunswick would never allow it. More...

Approves of ban

To the editor: I’m so glad that the Brunswick Town Council voted to ban the sale and personal use of fireworks in town. Fireworks are dangerous in the wrong hands. More...

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Mon/2 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have a problem that happens once a year — my birthday at work. There’s a huge potluck with cake, banners, gifts and a card that has been circulating around the office for a week. I cringe at the attention. More...


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Lisbon teams attend civil rights conferences

Student groups taught strategies to encourage safe school environments

AUGUSTA — Lisbon’s High School and Community School civil rights teams each attended all-day training conferences in Augusta in November.   More...

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Mt. Rainier ranger shot to death

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash.   Tactical teams searched Mount Rainier National Park’s snowy terrain for an armed gunman suspected of killing a park ranger. More...

Romney looks to fend off Santorum, Paul

DAVENPORT, Iowa   The Iowa race remarkably fluid, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces a suddenly surging Rick Santorum, an unpredictable Ron Paul factor and the challenge of winning over undecided conservatives in a state that sp More...

Passers-by rescue 3 children from icy Utah river

SALT LAKE CITY   Former police officer Chris Willden didn’t hesitate when he realized children were trapped in an upside down car in an icy Utah river. More...

Wisconsin city entices Kestrel

Superior courts aircraft manufacturer over jobs

BRUNSWICK — Kestrel Aircraft Co. is negotiating with development officials in Superior, Wis., to create 300 to 600 jobs initially envisioned for Maine, a local redevelopment official confirmed Friday. More...

Need for armory board questioned

Bath council to consider Eosco’s request to rescind order creating panel

BATH — The Bath City Council on Wednesday will consider rescinding an order that on Dec. More...

New bridge in Woolwich

  DENNIS AND MARY YOULAND, left, help cut a ribbon Sunday, symbolically opening a new bridge on Reed Road in Woolwich. The bridge spans railroad tracks leading north after the rail line crosses the Kennebec River via the Carlton Bridge. More...


Midcoast Sr. College cooks up new series

BRUNSWICK   Midcoast Senior College is pleased to announce that Now You’re Cooking will sponsor the Winter Wisdom Lecture Series again this year.  The lectures are an important part of the Senior College winter program, which grateful More...


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Devils run down Brunswick, 59-51

Dragon boys fall to 4-3

LEWISTON — As the Brunswick High School boys basketball team walked slowly off the court Friday after a 59-51 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference loss to well-rested Lewiston, Todd Hanson’s Dragons looked tired and worn down. More...

Pats top Bills for top seed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.   Big deficits don’t rattle Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. They just start playing better.  Down by three touchdowns? Simply score the next 49 points and beat the Buffalo Bills 49-21. More...

Rondo’s magic leads Celtics

Guard’s triple-double highlights 94-86 victory over Wizards

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Doc Rivers was enjoying his team’s win so much that he didn’t realize Rajon Rondo had achieved his eighth regular- season triple-double.  Rondo had 18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds while Kevin Garnett ha More...


Blocking ballot box access

All eyes are on Iowa this week, as the hodgepodge field of Republican contenders gallivants across that farm state seeking a win, or at least “momentum,” in the campaign for the party's presidential nomination. More...


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Maine road deaths lowest since 1959

PORTLAND   Even as drivers are increasingly distracted by cellphones, email and texting, the number of highway deaths dipped to the lowest level in more than five decades in Maine and to an all-time low in neighboring New Hampshire in 2011, offi More...


Maine ocean plunge benefits Special Olympics

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Hundreds of Mainers are greeting the new year by taking a plunge in the frigid ocean waters off Old Orchard Beach for the 24th annual cold-water fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Maine.  The Lobster Dip is Mai More...

Maine 2011 fire deaths more than double from ’10

PORTLAND ( AP) — The number of fire deaths in Maine more than doubled last year from the state’s record low set in 2010.  Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says the state recorded nine fire deaths in 2010. More...