July 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New day treatment program coming to Lisbon schools

LISBON Lisbon students who receive behavorial services outside of the district could soon return to the fold, thanks to a new program coming to Gartley Street School. More...

PHS WALKING TOUR

MAINE STREET IN BRUNSWICK, looking north from the First Parish Church steeple, circa 1860. More...

Food pantries benefit from local gleaning

BRUNSWICK It’s been barely a month since the Merrymeeting Gleaners have gone to work, but in that time, they’ve donated over 1,300 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries and soup kitchens in the Midcoast. More...

Shutting down ‘shark finning’: U.S. fishermen promise a fight

PORTLAND American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. More...

Health groups oppose proposed Maine CDC rule change

PORTLAND (AP) — Some state health care organizations are opposing a proposed rule change by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention that would provide the agency more leeway to withhold information regarding the locations of communi More...

Police: man pulled from Sullivan Quarry Sunday has died

SURRY (AP) — Police say a Surry man who was pulled from a quarry has died. WABI-TV reports 26-yearold Jeremiah Moon was pulled from the Sullivan Quarry on Thursday and died on Sunday. More...

Limerick man accused in fatal hit-and-run ordered held

ALFRED (AP) — A 41- year-old Limerick man accused in the July 4 hit-and-run death of a jogger has been ordered held on $25,000 cash bail. More...

Shipping company christens vessel in Portland Harbor

PORTLAND (AP) — A German-based shipping company christened one of its newest cargo vessels, the MV Marguerita, in Portland Harbor this past weekend. More...

Boston Marathon bombing amputee scales mountain

BOSTON Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet can check mountaineering off her bucket list. The professional ballroom dancer lost a leg in the 2013 finish line attacks and ran the entire 26.2-mile race last spring. More...

New Hampshire man charged with sexually assaulting girl

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A judge won’t dismiss charges against a New Hampshire man accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl. More...

History, hostility as Hillary Clinton ascends to presidential nomination

PHILADELPHIA A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with today’s roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White Hous More...

Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

SAGAMIHARA, Japan A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage today at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and sayi More...

Jordan deal means legal work for Syria refugees

RAMTHA, Jordan Syrian refugee Fawaz al-Jasem used to drop his tools and run when he saw police approaching the farm in northern Jordan where he has been picking vegetables for the past three years. Now he works without fear of arrest. More...

Kerry: Progress being made with Russia on Syria

VIENTIANE, Laos U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership that could strengthen a faltering truce in Syria despite grave doubts expressed by the Pentagon and joint chiefs of staff. More...

 

Obituaries

Martha H. Merrill - 2016-07-26
Andrew H. DeBiasio - 2016-07-26
Evelyn L. Thibeault - 2016-07-26
Romain Evans Drolet - 2016-07-25
Andrew H. DeBiasio - 2016-07-25
Mary M. Hayes - 2016-07-22
Carole A. Hunnewell - 2016-07-22
Noah H. Nixon - 2016-07-22
Doris M. Stickney - 2016-07-22
Sandra Mank - 2016-07-22
David A. Ober - 2016-07-22
DEATH NOTICES - 2016-07-21

Sports

Verlander out-duels Pomeranz, drops Red Sox

BOSTON Justin Verlander gave the Detroit Tigers a quality start Monday night, and they capitalized. They could use more of that in a tightening AL Central race. More...

Crowded leaderboard at 2016 Maine Open

South Freeport’s Jack Wyman two shots out of lead

MANCHESTER It was crowded atop the leaderboard midway through the first round of the Charlie’s Maine Open on Monday. Then late in the day a trio of out-of-state players came in to give the tournament a final threesome to keep eyes on. More...

Sea Dogs take shortened game over Trenton Thunder, 5-2

PORTLAND Kevin McAvoy tied a career- high with seven innings and allowed just two hits, and the Portland Sea Dogs ( 37- 64) defeated the Trenton Thunder (62-40), 5-2 in a rain- shortened seveninning Eastern League game on Monday night at Hadlock Fie More...

Home & Family

Trapped in his own body ...

Pennsylvania man strives to recover

HARRISBURG, Pa. Days before Craig Snell’s stroke, he and his wife, Kerry, grilled outside in the kind of warm winter weather that hints at the promise of summer. More...

Zucchini flowers perfect for stuffing

Zucchini flowers are perfect for stuffing. In the following recipe, the flowers are filled with cheese before frying. The result is a creamy, flavorful filling and a supercrisp crust. More...

Helpful tips on how to guide visitors through your garden

Garden clubs often enliven the summer by asking members to open their gardens to members and friends for an afternoon. More...

Race emerges for one House seat

Vet fills GOP spot in Senate District 24 race

BRUNSWICK Tristam Coffin of Brunswick has stepped up to run as a Republican in the state Senate race in District 24, which covers Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. More...

Republicans tap Watson for District 51 contest, but no one for District 50

BRUNSWICK Monday marked the final day for Republicans to find replacements for two races in Brunswick for the Maine House of Representatives. More...

BATH WOMAN TACKLES CHANNEL SWIM

Smith takes on challenge for those with Alzheimer’s

BATH Annie Smith, life enrichment director at Winship Green Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Bath, jumped into the chilly waters of the English Channel on July 17 in the name of those fighting Alzheimer’s. More...

Bugging out at the Curtis Memorial Library

BRUNSWICK Monday was Bugmobile Day at Curtis Memorial Library. Using a hands-on approach and live specimens, Emma Balazs of the Chewonki Foundation explained the unique characteristics of bugs. More...

BDA to celebrate 10th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival

BRUNSWICK The 10th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Brunswick. More...

Maine delegates support Sanders’ call to back Clinton

AUGUSTA Maine Democratic National Committeeman Troy Jackson is calling on fellow supporters of Vermont U.S. Sen. More...

Maine gets $800K to help poor students attend college

ORONO (AP) — The federal Department of Education is giving nearly $800,000 to Maine public universities to provide help for low-income and first-generation students who want to go to college. More...

Police: Motorist hits pedestrian playing Pokemon Go

BANGOR (AP) — Police say a pedestrian playing Pokemon Go was intentionally struck by a motorist in Bangor, Maine. More...

Man gets 3 years for fatal hit-and-run

FARMINGTON (AP) — A Maine man who pleaded guilty to drunken driving and leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run has been sentenced to three years in prison. A judge on Monday imposed the sentence on 25- year-old Tommy Clark of Industry. More...

Elderly man killed in Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — Maine State Police are investigating the death of a Presque Isle man as a homicide. More...

How northern New England compares in electing women

CONCORD, N.H. When it comes to women in elected office, Maine stands out for longevity, Vermont for relatively high representation in its Legislature and New Hampshire for achievements across all levels of government. More...

Massachusetts single-family home prices soar to new highs

BOSTON (AP) — Two organizations that track the real estate market say the median price of a single-family home in Massachusetts has reached its highest level ever. More...

Mom: Warning didn’t keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

FORT MYERS, FLA. Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby’s life. More...

Hard, hot days ahead for California firefighters

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles. More...

Two attackers slay priest in French church

PARIS Two attackers invaded a church today during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by police, French officials said. More...

Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback

PRINEVILLE, Oregon It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation’s top producer of ponderosa lumber. More...

German officials vow more thorough migrant checking after recent attacks

BERLIN Top security officials in Germany called today for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and also announced that more police officers will be hired following four attacks in the country in the span of a week — two of them claimed More...

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GUEST COLUMN

Following last week’s Republican calamity in Cleveland, the Democratic National Convention rolls into Philadelphia with big opportunities and big challenges. Many Democrats will come with enthusiasm, but also with reservations. More...

Question 2 Can Help Level the Playing Field

I have been a middle level math teacher at Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham for 27 years. Every year I see more students impacted by poverty; students whose parents are working several jobs just to pay the rent and put food on the table. More...

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DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost three years to a woman who refuses to share the same bed with me. It started on our honeymoon when, after having sex, she chose to sleep in a different bed whenever there were two beds in the room. More...

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