February 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

RSU 1 receives ‘pleasant surprise’

BATH Regional School Unit 1 administrators welcomed — cautiously — news Thursday that the district’s schools will receive approximately $500,000 more in state aid to education than anticipated. More...



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Topsham talks pyrotechnics

TOPSHAM   The Planning Board will hold a public hearing tonight on proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance related to regulating the sale of consumer fireworks.  The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 100 Main St.  More...


ABOVE, children watch the start of the Ice and Smelt Festival bonfire at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham on Saturday afternoon. More...

Lisbon budget referendum details up for review

LISBON   The Lisbon Town Council will discuss the town charter relative to holding a budget referendum during its meeting tonight, which begins at 7 p.m. at the town office.  More...


Leaders shine for Wolverines

Wiscasset edges St. Dom’s in overtime

AUBURN   There comes a time in every successful team’s season when the leaders need to step it up if a program expects to continue its winning ways.  More...

The ‘new’ Belichick lasts less than a week


INDIANAPOLIS   Turns out the “new” Bill Belichick looks and sounds an awful lot like the “old” one.  Especially when he gets beat.  More...

Bowdoin squash teams eliminated

Polar Bears rule the pool against Colby

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Bowdoin College women’s squash team was bounced in the New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon, but rebounded for a win in the consolation round.  More...


After recess, change the world

A battle between a class of fourth- graders and a major movie studio would seem an unequal fight.  More...

Perry should pay for campaign security


Now that Gov. More...


LePage blasts lawmakers again over DHHS budget

AUGUSTA   Gov. More...

Fishing chief aims for growth

HALLOWELL   Maine’s new top fisheries official is vowing to grow the economic value of the state’s oldest industry, commercial fishing, and the coastal communities that rely on the ocean.  The value of the state’s seafood More...

16-year-old killed in eastern Maine highway wreck

EAST MACHIAS ( AP) — Maine State Police say speed and alcohol are likely factors in a crash in East Machias that took a teenager’s life.  More...

Hope, frustration mix as family awaits word on missing Brunswick man

BRUNSWICK — Each year at Christmas time, Jason Reil decides that he can handle his schizophrenia without medication. More...

Council approves TIF boundaries

Outlines established for tax-shelter zones at former Navy air station

BRUNSWICK   The Brunswick Town Council in two separate 8- 1 votes Monday approved outlines of two tax increment financing ( TIF) districts on property at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.   More...

Pennell’s clothing store now for sale

BRUNSWICK   When David Girardin entered Pennell’s clothing store one day in 1971, Lawrence Pennell asked if Girardin wanted a good buy.  Girardin thought that the heir to the Maine Street storefront was talking clothes. More...


BHS launches Partners in Education program; honors Wild Oats owners

BRUNSWICK   Brunswick High School (BHS) created its Partner in Education recognition award to honor “those who share its commitment to providing the best possible education to learners of all ages and abilities,” a release from the s More...

Lisbon Rec offers vacation week camps

LISBON — The Lisbon Recreation Department will offer day-camp activities during the February and April school vacations.  Programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will run from 7 a.m. to 5: 30 p. m. More...

Valentine’s dance tickets on sale

TOPSHAM — The Topsham Parks and Recreation Department plans to hold its 12th annual Father/Daughter Valentine Dance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. More...


A unifying movement

To the editor:  Occupy Brunswick invites the community to join a conversation about the Occupy Movement on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.  More...

Wealth and greatness

To the editor:  I have a worthwhile observation on presidential politics.  I read an article recently on the topic of the wealth of presidents.  Mitt Romney, if he becomes our leader, would by far be the richest president in U.S. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I just read the letter from a fellow frustrated night shifter, “Working a 40- Hour Week at Age 73” (Dec. 20). I have worked 12- hour shifts for many years to accommodate our family life. More...


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Autopsy: Kids suffered hatchet wounds

GRAHAM, Wash.   Josh Powell painted himself as a tortured man, ridiculed without reason in the disappearance of his wife, steadfastly insisting he was innocent until the end.  More...

Looking for work? There may be an app for that

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? More...

Staff removed at school during abuse probe

LOS ANGELES   The entire staff at a Los Angeles elementary school is being removed while authorities investigate horrific allegations of sexual abuse by two of the school’s teachers, one of whom is accused of blindfolding children, taping More...