January 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Efforts intensify for U.N. resolution

Syrian issue

LONDON British and French foreign ministers are heading to New York today to bolster Arab League efforts to press for a United Nations resolution aimed at halting Syria’s violent crackdown on antiregime protests. More...



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Bath woman startled by burglar


BATH — A Washington Street resident was startled late Sunday night when she heard someone enter her house through a side door and begin moving around. More...


CHRISTY SHAKE, right, of Brunswick, will host a benefit Saturday in her ongoing effort to raise money to help find a cure for epilepsy, which afflicts her son, Calvin, left. More...

Man charged with threatening family

BOWDOINHAM   A Bowdoinham man faces a charge of felony aggravated reckless conduct after he allegedly loaded a shotgun late Thursday during a squabble with family members over a set of truck tires.  More...


Looking to defend titles

Morse swim teams prepping for KVACs

BATH   The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A high school swimming championships are set for Feb. 11, with the Morse squad certainly having a home-pool advantage when the event kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Bath Area Family YMCA.  More...

Cavs close with 12-0 run to beat Celtics 88-87

BOSTON   It was the same play Cleveland ran at the end of regulation in its third game this season — the third game of Kyrie Irving’s NBA career.  He missed that one.  On Sunday night, Cavaliers coach Byron Scott called it More...

Oceanside handles Morse, 64-44

Pressing ways lead to victory in Bath

BATH   For eight minutes, the Morse High School boys were doing the things that win ball games: good shot selection, driving for loose balls, playing tough defense.  More...


Tallying mortgage fraud damages

In his State of the Union address, many heard echoes of the Barack Obama of old, the presidential aspirant of 2007 and 2008.  Among the populist pledges rolled out in the speech was tough talk against the too-big-tofail banks that have funded hi More...


“We cannot stand here and say that we can present a budget that isn’t going to impact personnel, programs and services. It is. It simply is.”   More...

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From few colors come many shades

You have six crayons: red, yellow, blue, green, black and white. Does this mean you cannot draw a pink flower or an orange sunset? Certainly not. A little white with your red will give you pink. And yellow with red gives you orange. More...

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Cause sought for deadly Fla. highway pileup


Romney unceasing in attacking Gingrich

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney isn’t taking any chances.  A day before voting begins in Florida’s Republican primary, Romney is running ahead of rival Newt Gingrich in polls. More...

Obama tax plan not likely to pass Congress

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, but it’s a plan that stands virtually no chance of passin More...

Family: Local man missing since Jan. 12

BRUNSWICK   A reportedly delusional Brunswick man with schizophrenia has been missing for more than two weeks and his worried family is asking the public for help.  Jason Reil, 33, was last seen by his father on the morning of Jan. More...

VIDEO: Bath police seek man who absconded with store's cash register


BATH — Bath police today asked for help in identifying a man who stole a cash register Saturday night from the Clipper Mart on Leeman Highway. More...

Author urges new perspective on poverty

BRUNSWICK   Author Barbara Ehrenreich has a theory.  “(Poverty) is not a character failing or a wrong-headed lifestyle,” Ehrenreich said to a full house at Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater on Friday. More...


The fool and the tallest tree (an Austrian tale)


O nce upon a time a peasant had three sons, and everyone called the youngest boy, Hansel, a fool. Hansel was different from his brothers, and whenever he tried to do the things they did, he failed. When he failed, his father punished him. More...


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Midshipmen EVAN TURMENNE and JOSEPH ZINNI, both of Brunswick, were sworn in as members of the Maine Maritime Academy Regiment of Midshipmen at a ceremony during fall 2011. Turmenne, a graduate of Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Maine,&nbs More...



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Ballot box barrier dodged   Last week’s decision by legislators on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee to table action on a bill that would have required voters to show photo identification before casting ballots represents a victory More...


Dashing hope

To the editor:  On the spur of the moment, I went to Augusta to attend the candlelight vigil outside the State House just before Gov. Paul LePage’s State of the State address.  More...

A great feed

To the editor:  Last week, I had the opportunity to go to lunch at the café at Bath Regional Vocational Center. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “ Kate,” and her sister, “Judy,” do not get along, to the point that my wife refuses to be in the same room with her. I have a class reunion coming up, and Judy is in my class.   More...


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Ayla’s blood found in house

Analysis continues on evidence from father’s home

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Some of the blood found in a home where a missing toddler was last seen six weeks ago belonged to the little girl, an official said.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland on Sunday would not say how much of Ayla Reyno More...

Biddeford man shot by U.S. Marshals

PORTLAND ( AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a 22-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the leg by officers who were trying to apprehend him in Portland. More...

Gov: We must pay our bills before borrowing

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state must pay its bills before it borrows more money.  More...