January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Topsham Rental to be auctioned

TOPSHAM — After more than 15 years operating as an equipment and truck rental business, the family-owned Topsham Rental Center was forced to close its doors two days before Christmas. More...

Forum promotes team effort to keep flats open

FREEPORT — Municipal and state officials from Kittery to Waldoboro met Wednesday to discuss how protecting the health of coastal clam flats should involve more than just local shellfish harvesters. More...



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Joan C. Jones - 2016-08-26
Gary R. Babine - 2016-08-26
Harry K. Warren - 2016-08-25
Fred N. Vose III - 2016-08-25
Stevenson R. Cushing - 2016-08-25
Robert C. Albert - 2016-08-24
Dean D. Schuster - 2016-08-24
Jane P. Morse - 2016-08-24
Marie C. Cox - 2016-08-23
Karen S. Seigars - 2016-08-23
Ruth M. Kish - 2016-08-23
Frank L. Rose - 2016-08-22


Bath gives final OK to ban on fireworks

BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously gave final passage to an ordinance amendment that bans the sale and use of consumer fireworks within the city. More...

Riley to the rescue

FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, Riley Hewson, 8, of Brunswick, shown here with Molly, one of his family’s rescue dogs, collected money from friends, neighbors and relatives to help provide a local dog rescue with dog and puppy food. More...

Harpswell nomination papers due by Jan. 25

HARPSWELL — Nomination papers for three elected positions are now available at the Harpswell Town Office. Completed forms are due by Jan. 25, according to Town Administrator Kristi Eiane. More...


What a Falcon victory!

Freeport girls edge Yarmouth

FREEPORT — Throughout three quarters of back- and- forth Western Maine Conference girls high school basketball action on Wednesday, Freeport forward Nina Davenport carried her team, scoring 24 of her team’s 37 points. More...

Bergeron scores 2 goals in Bruins’ rout of Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron turned defense into offense against the New Jersey Devils and led the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins to a laugher. More...

Freeport boys battle Yarmouth

  THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL boys basketball team hosted rival Yarmouth in Western Maine Conference play on Wednesday, with the visiting Clippers coming away with an 83- 42 victory. More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I was sure “Emotionally Abused in California’s” letter (Nov. 2) was inspirational, but fictional. More...


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UPDATED: Senate District 20 voters will elect Trahan's successor on Feb. 14

Primary could set up historic rematch

AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced Thursday that voters in state Senate District 20 will go to the polls Feb. 14 to elect a new senator to complete the term of Sen. More...

Lawmakers open session

AUGUSTA ( AP) — Gov. More...

Ex-Chelsea official seeks settlement

AUGUSTA (AP) — An attorney for a former Chelsea selectwoman accused of accepting kickbacks from a plowing contractor in exchange for getting him work with the town says he is working with federal prosecutors on a possible settlement. More...

UPDATED: Senate District 20 voters will elect Trahan's successor on Feb. 14

Primary could set up historic rematch

AUGUSTA — Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced Thursday that voters in state Senate District 20 will go to the polls Feb. 14 to elect a new senator to complete the term of Sen. More...

Mölnlycke wraps up $14.2M deal

Funding for Swedish firm’s building in place; Kestrel boss still scouting options

BRUNSWICK — Swedish-based Mölnlycke Health Care has secured $ 14.2 million in funding for a 79,000- square- foot research and production facility at Brunswick Landing. More...

Armory board vote delayed

Bath council sets Jan. 18 workshop on matter

BATH — The City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to table proposed agenda items regarding a board of directors to manage the former National Guard Armory building. Instead, councilors will address the issue at a Jan. 18 workshop. More...

Exiting officials slip through loophole

AUGUSTA — A loophole in state ethics law means that lawmakers and executive branch officials who leave office between one year’s disclosure filing deadline and the next year’s filing deadline don’t have to file a disclosure for thei More...



Eye on the storm

Forecaster Ashley C. Badger monitors what was then the latest in weather-tracking technology at the Naval Oceanography Command Facility at Brunswick Naval Air Station in this photo dated Nov. 27, 1987. More...


Brunswick PLANNING BOARD,  Thursday, 5 p.m., Brunswick Station, 16 Station Ave. Durham BOARD OF SELECTMEN WORKSHOP: JOB DESCRIPTIONS,   Thursday, 6 p.m., town office. More...

University College set for two-way Spanish classes videoconferencing

BATH — University College at Bath/Brunswick will offer two University of Maine Spanish courses via two-way videoconferencing beginning Monday. More...


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Avoiding the tough questions

Two things have struck me about the Republican presidential candidate debates leading up to the Iowa caucuses. One is how entertaining they were. More...

Longer school year deserves closer look


One item that wasn’t in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s blueprint for education reform at its unveiling this fall was the amount of time Iowa’s K-12 students spend in school More...


Job creation myth

To the editor: I would like to point out that when politicians talk about protecting the job creators ( meaning businesses), they are also talking about job destroyers. More...

Help with project

To the editor: Each member of our fifth grade class is working on a project called the “Parade of States.” We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can from a number of sources. More...


One year after Sugarloaf accident

The safety of ski lifts

It was a perfect day for skiing at Sugarloaf on fresh powder left by a December snowstorm the day before. But something seemed amiss as Rick Tonge and his son rode a chairlift up the mountain. First he heard some banging and clanging. More...

Titanic artifacts headed to auction

The owner of the largest trove of artifacts salvaged from the Titanic is putting the vast collection up for auction as a single lot in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous shipwreck. More...

FBI range is popular deer hangout

Call it a playground for Bambi and G-Men, where imaginary criminals are hunted and deer are the spectators. More...


Portland arena may close during work

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Cumberland County Civic Center’s trustees are weighing whether to shut down the arena during a $ 33 million renovation project. More...

Farmington explosion debris sent to ATF lab

FARMINGTON ( AP) — Investigators say an explosion this week on a remote Farmington road was likely caused by a homemade pyrotechnic device. More...

Man charged with filing false report

BANGOR (AP) — Police say a Bangor man has been charged after falsely accusing an undercover officer of stealing $500 from him. Officials say Bangor police Lt. More...