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PHS kicks off new ‘History Today’ discussion series

Themed lectures at Curtis Library will begin this month

BRUNSWICK In addition to its monthly History Happy Hours, Pejepscot Historical Society debuts two new program series this month that run through May. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PEOPLE PLUS RECEPTION DESK VOLUNTEER June Austin gathers up a batch of diapers collected at the People Plus Center for the United Way Diaper Drive. More...

Dean’s List

Bath: Jeffrey Love is a senior enrolled in the Business Administration — Management program More...

University of Maine at Augusta

The students from the following communities have been named to the Fall 2015 UMA Dean’s List: Bath: Angela Commeau Bowdoin: Teresa Coffey Bowdoinham: Benjamin Brown, Abbie Kontio, Lisa LaPointe, Alyssa Rollins, Erynn Taylor More...

Man gets federal prison time for role in drug ring

BANGOR A former Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to his role in a crack cocaine distribution ring in Maine has been sentenced to three years behind bars. More...

Bill prevents gun ban for Maine Section 8 tenants

AUGUSTA The plight of a disabled Rockland man who shot an alleged intruder in his apartment last August has prompted legislation that would prohibit gun bans in subsidized housing. More...

Police investigate fatal crash in Cornish

CORNISH (AP) — York County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal car crash that took place on Route 5 in Cornish. Police say the collision was reported at 8 a.m. on Thursday. More...

Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country

WEST TOPSHAM, VT. A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees. More...

Lobster studies to focus on warming

PORTLAND (AP) — Two studies will try to determine the economic impact of Maine lobsters and how warming ocean waters impact the crustacean’s biology. More...

Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Hillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged. So on Thursday, she took matters into her own hands. More...

Friday’s jobs report could ease U.S. recession fears. Or not.

WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two. More...

Syrian troops push ahead in offensive

BEIRUT The Syrian military and allied fighters, backed by Russian airstrikes, on Friday pushed ahead with a major offensive in the north of the country, capturing another village and moving a step closer to encircling contested Aleppo, Syria’s More...

Earth, Wind & Fire founder dies at 74

NEW YORK Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died Wednesday at his home in More...

 

Obituaries

Melissa Hodsdon - 2016-02-05
Anne G. Perry - 2016-02-05
Mira R. Graziano - 2016-02-05
Robert Elliott - 2016-02-05
Jane Lester - 2016-02-05
Alice Hammond - 2016-02-05
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-02-05
Raymond M. Blanchette - 2016-02-04
Donald L. Kopyc - 2016-02-04
Katherine L. Gott - 2016-02-03
Shirley Moffitt - 2016-02-03
Lloyd A. Kaler - 2016-02-02
Roland Stanford - 2016-02-02
Edward A. MacDonald - 2016-02-02
Shirley M. Moffitt - 2016-02-02
Elizabeth J. Gott - 2016-02-01
Jane Lester - 2016-02-01
Katherine L. Gott - 2016-02-01

Community

Phippsburg Elementary Second Quarter Awards

Strong Effort: Dyllan Arsenault, Lanye Brewer, Ben Cearbaugh, Amelia Hoag, Zac Thomas, Andrew Willey Care & Concern: Ellie Brewer, Brady Brooks, Adreanna Donovan, Jadyn Gilliam, Connor Muldowney, Zac Thomas, Jacey West More...

Georgia Tech

Joseph Minieri, of Pownal, made the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology More...

Husson University

Students from the following local communities have been named honored at to Husson University for their performance during the Fall 2015 semester: More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

FRI/5 MISCELLANEOUS FOLK DANCE BRUNSWICK, 6:30-9p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunwsick. Many dances are taught, no partner needed. Music and dance from around the world. $5 donation. All are welcome. 200-7577. L.L. More...

Opinion

The GOP Did Good in Iowa

MAKING SENSE

I don’t know how the primaries will turn out in New Hampshire next week. But I was glad to see Republican voters in Iowa prick some of the air out of the Trump balloon Monday night and lift Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to the top of the GOP heap. More...

LePage Case Shows Impeachment’s Problems

GUEST COLUMN

Maine just experienced the nation’s latest try at impeaching the executive head of government. The matter went nowhere, because the move looked too much like politics. More...

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Worship

Of Basketball and the Power of Praise

With two children playing basketball, our family of seven is in the thick of junior varsity and varsity seasonal playoffs. More...

Maine Catholic youth look to score donations in ‘Souper’ Bowl of Caring

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Obama says faith is ‘great cure’ for fear

WASHINGTON Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington’s elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in public life and urged a bipartisan group of powerbrokers to abide by their faith “even when More...

Brunswick downtown makes it

Commercial area placed on National Register of Historic Places

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick Commercial Historic District is now entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service as part of a long effort by the Brunswick Downtown Association. More...

Bath adopts icicle rules

Council approves plan to recover costs for snow and ice removal

BATH Bath City Council recently adopted an amendment to an ordinance that addresses the removal of snow and ice from buildings in the downtown commercial district. More...

Lecture to delve into maritime history

Event takes place this Sunday in Wiscasset

WISCASSET As part of a four-part winter lecture series, the Lincoln County Historical Association will be hosting historian Lincoln Paine this Sunday, who will be giving some insight into the maritime collections at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath More...

New services announced at Patten Free Library in Bath

BATH Patten Free Library in Bath is offering two new services to its patrons: Zinio for Libraries and two AWE computer stations. More...

Southern Vermont College

Kelly Bridges, of Brunswick, has been named to Provost List at Southern Vermont College for the Fall 2015 semester More...

Honors List

Brunswick: Mikayla Monaghan a senior enrolled in the BS in Elementary Education program; Dylan Walton is a junior enrolled in the BS in Criminal Justice program Georgetown: Nathan Rubin is a sophomore enrolled in the BS in Communications Technology & More...

Remember When?

Trees in the Park

BATH Soon after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, two memorial trees were planted in Bath. After the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, Charles D. Emory reminisced about the planting of one of those Lincoln trees: More...

Maine court takes up bear baiting lawsuit

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that pits a hunting reform group against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife about the agency's role in defeating proposed changes to the stat More...

Governor LePage stops rules for protecting transgender students

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage is stopping the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Department of Education from issuing rules protecting transgender students. Schools instead are being given guidelines that lack the force of law. More...

Navy ship eyed for ferry service from Maine to Nova Scotia

AUGUSTA The new operator of a ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia is having such a hard time finding a vessel that it’s asking the U.S. Navy for help. More...

Rescued sailor plans to sail around world

PORTLAND (AP) — A novelist who lost his 30-foot sailboat on an Atlantic crossing is ready to set sail again. Michael Hurley of South Carolina says he’s penned a new novel that will be published in the spring. More...

Police identify man killed in rollover crash

WILTON (AP) — Police have identified a Maine man who was killed in a rollover crash in Wilton. Gale Waycott of East Dixfield was pronounced dead at the scene around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Police officials quarrel over new proposals to raise bar on force

WASHINGTON A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. More...

Conn. governor critical of town considering arming teachers

KENT, CONN. A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has come down hard on the idea. More...

Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday. More...

Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

LONDON A United Nations human rights panel has sided with Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange in his longrunning battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be freed immediately and compensated for the years he has lost. More...

Sports

Broncos took a chance

Some questioned hiring of Kubiak as head coach

SANTA CLARA, Calif. It’s hard to know who took the bigger risk. Was it the team, the Denver Broncos, who were hiring a coach with recent health problems and a penchant for not maxing out talent? More...

Panthers loaded with NFL veterans

SAN JOSE, Calif. The Carolina Panthers are older than you think. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team’s cornerstone players, are young and still on the rise. But the surrounding cast is a bit older and the roster is filled with veterans. More...

Red Eddies spoil Eagles’ ‘Senior Night’

Mt. Ararat boys finish 11-7

TOPSHAM Everyone in the gym knew who was going to have the ball in the final seconds of Thursday night’s boys high school basketball game between Mt. Ararat and Edward Little. Shyheim Ulrickson almost pulled it off. More...

Et Cetera

Conceptis Sudoku Puzzle answer

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away recently and I have some items of his I'm unsure how to tastefully display to honor his memory. They are his Bible, a U.S. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Ticket

Beneath the Music: Michael-Thomas Foumai, composer

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Call for artist submissions for senior living communities

BRUNSWICK Senior living developer Northbridge Companies is calling all Maine artists to submit artwork for consideration and potential purchase to fill three new Maine communities slated to open in the fall in Brunswick, Wells and Westbrook. More...

Freeport Players welcomes new members to their board of directors

FREEPORT Freeport Players elected new members Carmela Castro and Penny Davis-Dublin to the board of directors at its annual meeting Jan. 22. More...