January 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

A (police) dog’s life: Sagadahoc’s first canine cop retires reluctantly

BATH — It may have seemed like the start of a normal shift this particular Saturday night, just like the hundreds he’d pulled during the last eight years. More...



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Alvin G. Litchfield - 2016-12-02
Dana W. Mayo - 2016-12-01
Nicholas D. Oram - 2016-11-30
Paul MacDonald - 2016-11-30
Phyllis Austin - 2016-11-29
Theodore F. Gaudreau - 2016-11-29
Donna Lee McDaniel - 2016-11-29
Robert R. Rich Jr. - 2016-11-28
George A. Gammon Jr. - 2016-11-28


Out for blood worms

  JOHN ARSENAULT, a worm digger for 17 years, hunts for blood worms — or Glycera dibranchiata — in Georgetown on Monday. The species of worm most likely got its nickname because its red body fluid is visible through its translucent skin. More...

Library exhibit features works of jailed women

FREEPORT   The Cumberland and Sagadahoc County domestic violence prevention agency Family Crisis Services (FCS) will host a special photo and poem exhibit at the Freeport Community Library during the month of January.  More...

Frosty’s sale approaches

BRUNSWICK   The sale of Maine Street mainstay, Frosty’s Donuts, is expected to close by the end of January, according to Realtor Shirley Wedell.  More...



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Good people guide The Park


I have worked with the Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark for more than 10 years, first as a city councilor when it was proposed and developed with the help of Councilor Bernie Wyman, Police Chief Pete Lizanecz, Joe Black, Jamie Sylvestri, Gretchen Jae More...


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Et Cetera


Tue/3 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave.,Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 11 years. We went through eight years of fertility treatments before having our twins. When they were a year old, we discovered I was pregnant with our third child. More...


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Bush presidency barely noted in races

PERRY, Iowa ( AP) — A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president’s name actually surfaced.  More...

L.A. arson spree calms following man’s arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was another night of firefighters scrambling across the nation’s second largest city to snuff out a series of arson attacks when a tip came in about a German man who matched the description of someone with a shoulder More...

Vital or vile? Coroner posts facial photos

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The corpses’ faces are mostly bloated, their skin pale and discolored. One man’s lips are stiffened into a grim frown and he stares with half-open eyes. More...

Breaking News - 1/4/2012 12:16 PM

Police tentatively identify body of man found in Brunswick  Free Access 

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police today said they have tentatively identified the body of a man discovered 13 days ago as a local resident in his late 70s last seen in late October. More...

GOP rivals vie for voters’ trust in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa   In the kickoff contest of the 2012 presidential race, Republican candidates argued up to today’s finish line in Iowa over which candidate the voters can trust and who they can count on to defeat President Barack Obama.&n More...

Private land offered to Baxter State Park

Deal involves property around Katahdin Lake

MILLINOCKET   A timber management company is offering to donate one of the last remaining privately owned parcels of land around Katahdin Lake to Baxter State Park.  More...


Welcoming the demons (a Tibetan legend)


Long ago a boy was born in western Tibet to a wealthy family that named him Mila Thopaga, “a joy to hear.” When he was still very young, his father died, and his greedy aunt and uncle stole the family’s money and forced the boy and More...

Scheduled public meetings  Free Access 

ArrowsicROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday,7 p.m., town hall. BathPLANNING BOARD, Tuesday,6 p.m., City Hall.CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday,6 p.m., City Hall.FORESTRY COMMITTEE,Wednesday, 7 p.m., City Hall. More...


EL subdues Mt. Ararat

Eagles stumble in 8-2 setback

BRUNSWICK   For most of the first period of Monday’s Eastern Maine Class A high school hockey game between Mt. Ararat/Lisbon and Edward Little at Sidney J. More...

Allen, Celtics down Wizards

BOSTON (AP) — It was vintage Ray Allen. The ball swings from one side of the floor to the other and the NBA’s all-time 3-point king comes around a pick or two before stepping up and nailing a jumper.  More...

Oregon outscores Wisconsin for the Roses; Michigan State in 3 OTs

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oregon’s incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks’ first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.  More...


Fickle GOP?

To the editor:  Many people have observed that in this go- around, the Republican Party demonstrated a fickle side of its character. More...

A profitable hoax?

To the editor:  Is global warming a hoax? Does it help drive the price up and increase big oil profits?  The thought came to me the other day. Fuel efficiency almost tripled since the 1970s, but what has the price done? More...


Maine lawmakers have new Indian member in midst

AUGUSTA   History will be made when Maine lawmakers return to the State House for their 2012 session and welcome a new member.  David Slagger will be seated in the House, becoming Maine’s first Maliseet Indian legislator. More...

Lighthouse to be featured on quarter

BASS HARBOR ( AP) — Maine’s Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse has been chosen to appear on a new line of quarters featuring parks, national forests and historic sites.  More...

Prescription drugs stolen from pharmacy

GARDINER (AP) — Police are looking for man who robbed prescription drugs from a Gardiner pharmacy.  Police say a man who appeared to be in his early 20s walked into the Rite Aid on Spring Street just after 2 p.m. More...