February 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sex offender arrested near West Bath school

WEB UPDATE

WEST BATH — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department charged a Massachusetts man as a fugitive from justice for violating his conditions of release for prior sex offenses. More...

Georgetown to review all Tree Growth tax breaks

Polquin's dealings debated

GEORGETOWN — Amid local complaints that State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin inappropriately enrolled 10 acres of his Georgetown property in a state Tree Growth program to receive a lower tax rate, town officials say singling the state official out would b More...

 

Obituaries

Charles Sawyer - 2015-07-31
Toby Sanders - 2015-07-31
Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29

Community

UNSELFISH BIRTHDAY WISH

FOR HER NINTH BIRTHDAY party, Madison Pinkham of Georgetown asked her party guests to bring food for the Bath Area Food Bank instead of gifts. More...

RSU seeking public input on draft plans

WISCASSET — The public comment period for a draft long-range plan in Regional School Unit 12 will be open through Feb. 26. The draft plan, available online at http://ow.ly/8Qa7d, sets out the school district’s goals for the next five years. More...

Freeport High School Honor Roll

FREEPORT — Freeport High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter. More...

Opinion

A time for engagement

Last-minute school budget tweaking has become a rite of spring in Brunswick each year, but it won’t work this time. More...

We remember

Army Gen. Terence J. Hildner, 49, of Fairfax, Va., died Feb. 3, in Kabul province, Afghanistan. Hildner was assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas. Army Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. More...

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Commentary

Downeaster ridership easily exceeds expectations

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When the grassroots citizens’ group Trainriders/ Northeast formed with the idea of once again providing the state with passenger rail service, Maine was one of only three states that did not have Amtrak. More...

Brunswick should demand that NNEPRA heed state standards

LOCAL COMMENTARY

At the last Brunswick Town Council meeting, residents spoke against neighbors trying to mitigate the negative impact of a proposed Amtrak layover facility in the Brunswick West neighborhood. Everyone would like to be done with this issue. More...

Take steps to ensure heart health

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. In an effort to raise awareness about this health problem, since 1963 the U.S. More...

Worship

Dems protest religious freedom hearing

WASHINGTON — Religious leaders told a House panel Thursday the Obama administration was violating basic rights to religious freedom with its policies for requiring that employees of religion-affiliated institutions have access to birth control covera More...

A teaching method all could agree with

CLERGY COLUMN

First, an admission: I am a very difficult consumer in every way. I am always on the lookout for evidence of poor consumer service, in stores, medical offices, pretty much everywhere. More...

So. Freeport Church plans chowder lunch

FREEPORT — South Freeport Church will offer a haddock chowder luncheon on Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon is buffet style and includes creamy haddock chowder, coleslaw, corn muffins, cake and a beverage. More...

World

VA adds text messaging to anti-suicide arsenal

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to prevent suicide through several new initiatives that increase the availability of services for veterans, service members and their families. More...

German president quits

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s president resigned today in a scandal over favors he allegedly received before becoming head of state, creating a major domestic distraction for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she grapples with Europe’s debt cri More...

Rage grows over deadly Honduran prison fire

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — As workers cleaned up the rubble of the century’s deadliest prison fire, a collective rage built among relatives who gathered at the morgue and said the official explanation of a mattress fire was absurd. More...

License plate on bumper stuck in sign points police to driver who fled crash scene

WEB NEWS

BATH — Bath police used a license plate found at the scene of a minor car crash to identify and then charge the operator with failing to report the accident. More...

Beach club permit upheld

Polquin's dealings debated

PHIPPSBURG — Maine’s State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin was not present Thursday evening when the Phippsburg Board of Appeals upheld a December decision by two town boards that allows him to expand his private beach club. More...

Driver whose truck flew through air and crushed Bowdoin shed charged with felony OUI

WEB NEWS

BOWDOIN — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Topsham man for operating under the influence of drugs after he crashed his vehicle into a shed Friday morning on Lewis Hill Road in Bowdoin. More...

Senate Dems stall budget

AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked passage of a supplemental budget for the Department of Health and Human Service, just hours after their counterparts in the House approved it. More...

News

EMBODYING BATH’S HERITAGE

PATTEN FREE LIBRARY glows in the February sun, with the spire from the Winter Street Center in the background. The two structures are among Bath’s most iconic edifices. More...

Knight gets a raise

Topsham selectmen laud manager’s work and authorize 2% compensation hike

TOPSHAM — Following a formal evaluation behind closed doors, Topsham selectmen ended Thursday night’s meeting by voting unanimously to grant Town Manager Cornell Knight a 2 percent raise. More...

Downeast Energy ups ‘Freeze Out’ ante

BRUNSWICK — If food and fuel assistance fundraisers scheduled for Saturday in Freeport and Brunswick raise more than $10,000, Downeast Energy will match a donation of up to $5,000 in heating oil. More...

Sports

Sports in state-action mode

State titles up for grabs in track, swimming, wrestling and skiing

BRUNSWICK — While basketball enters the first week of its postseason, swimming, track, wrestling and skiing are into state-action mode. More...

NESCAC time for Polar Bears

Bowdoin basketball women play host; men at Wesleyan

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s and women’s basketball teams are in New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal action on Saturday, with both teams taking on Wesleyan University. More...

Bowdoin men’s lacrosse ranked

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team is ranked 18th in the Division III preseason poll released by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Monday. More...

Letters

Acts of loving kindness

To the editor: Many in our region are quiet partners with Tedford Housing in their mission to end homelessness in Midcoast Maine. More...

Promote e-fairmess

To the editor: There is no question that times are tough in Maine and around the country. Local business and local jobs are suffering because of a legislative loophole that has gone unnoticed for far too long. The issue is e-fairness. More...

Don’t cut case managers

To the editor: Why has the state of Maine decided to cut case management services for children and adults with disabilities? Case managers help thousands of Mainers, and many people do not realize how big a part of our lives they are. More...

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Maine

Page named UMaine System chancellor

PORTLAND — Relishing a challenge, the new chancellor of the University of Maine System said Thursday that it’ll be a privilege to lead through difficult times of dwindling resources and declining numbers of high school students. More...

Hermon shooting leaves one man dead

HERMON ( AP) — Maine State Police say one of the two men shot after allegedly trying to force their way into an apartment in central Maine has died. More...

Maine man, 26, dies in Cornish accident

CORNISH ( AP) — A 26- year-old Maine man has died after his car veered off the road and crashed into a large rock in the York County town of Cornish. The York Sheriff ’s Office says Brenden Lowenberg was killed at about 2:30 p.m. More...

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FELINE GROOVY

THE FINAL PERFORMANCE of Woodside Elementary School’s stage adaptation of the 1970 Disney film, “The Aristocats,” hits the stage at 6:30 p.m. More...

Cabaret celebrates romance, Longfellow

BRUNSWICK — You say you weren’t able to celebrate with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Well, Friday, Feb. 24, provides a perfect solution to capture those lost moments. More...

NPR to feature Bowdoin student — again

BRUNSWICK — “From the Top,” a showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Maine Public Radio, will record a show in Bowdoin College’s Studzinski Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29. More...