December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bringing the BREEZ up to Brunswick

Council eyes more bus options

BRUNSWICK   The possibility of getting from Brunswick to Portland in under an hour by local bus service is under review by transit planners and town leaders.  More...

Gable at Centre St Arts Gallery

BATH   More...

Sens. Vitelli, Carson take oath in Augusta

AUGUSTA — Sens. Eloise Vitelli, DArrowsic, and Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, were inaugurated to the Maine Senate during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.  More...

After tumultuous year, Maine’s 128th legislature settles in

AUGUSTA   The biggest question facing the newly sworn in members of Maine’s Legislature is whether they and GOP Gov. More...

Board to discuss banning graffiti on Portland wall

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland Water District plans to discuss a bid to ban graffiti on a so-called graffiti wall at the East End Wastewater Treatment Facility.  The Portland Press Herald reports the district’s Board of Trustees is sch More...

King backs plan to bring innovators into government

PORTLAND (AP) — Sen. More...

MT. A MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM TEACHER HONORED

THE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION of Maine and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association selected Mt. More...

Downtown Bath Open House Friday

Part of Maine Street Bath’s ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’

BATH Bath’s streets will be festively lit and shops and restaurants will stay open late as the city celebrates Downtown Bath Open House Friday night. More...

Obama and Trump once hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

WASHINGTON   Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?  Just a few months ago they were regularly flinging insults back and forth. More...

Driver of deadly crash had history of accidents, seizures

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Pizza shop gunman regrets how he handled situation

SALISBURY, N.C. The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there. More...

Syria president says victory in Aleppo won’t end the war

BEIRUT President Bashar Assad today that Syrian forces’ victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a “big gain” for his government but that it will not end of the country’s civil war. More...

Thousands take refuge in Aceh mosques after deadly earthquake

MEUREUDU, Indonesia   Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed more than 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.  More...

 

Obituaries

Dana L. Stimpson - 2016-12-07
John H. O’Connell - 2016-12-07
Travis R. Winchenbach - 2016-12-07
Katherine Hanson - 2016-12-07
DEATH NOTICES - 2016-12-07
Dana W. Mayo - 2016-12-06
Judith S. Krassner - 2016-12-06
Ralph A. Richards - 2016-12-05

Sports

Bates takes down Bowdoin

Polar Bear men’s basketball 4-3

LEWISTON   The Bowdoin College men’s basketball team had a plan coming into Wednesday’s non-conference contest against rival Bates inside Alumni Gymnasium — try to take away the inside presence of brothers Marcus and Malcolm De More...

No. 1 UConn tops No. 2 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind.   A month into the season Connecticut doesn’t look quite as vulnerable as many people thought. Not after beating No. 2 Notre Dame. Not after winning its 83rd straight game.  More...

Celtics whip Magic

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Living

Despite science ...

Texas still rejects fracking link to earthquakes

DALLAS A white Chevy Suburban with “Railroad Commission of Texas” emblazoned on its side rolled north on Interstate 35. Behind the wheel sat Milton Rister, the commission’s director. More...

BIW awarded $60M contract modification

BATH   Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract modification worth $59,417,202. More...

Domestic violence court

Investigator, advocate praise program

WEST BATH This is the first of two parts about the Domestic Violence Court program in Sagadahoc County. The judicial monitoring program adds another level of supervision to domestic violence defendants with a team approach. More...

SAD 75 to hold straw vote on high school concept

TOPSHAM Residents in School Administrative District 75 will cast straw votes Monday on a proposed new high school project and an artificial turf field. Voting will take place during a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Mt. More...

Christmas Spirit Abounds!

SANTA CLAUS FUND

The Santa Fund would like to thank all the committee members of the Bath Elks Jingle Jam for all the hard work they have been putting in to raise money for us. More...

Authorities probe cow incidents at farms in China, Clinton

CHINA (AP) — Authorities in Maine are investigating whether reports of cows being released at farms in China are related to a similar incident that occurred in Clinton.  More...

Maine to name best tasting water

BANGOR (AP) — Community water supplies around the state are vying for the title of Maine’s best tasting water.  The competition takes place Thursday in Bangor.  Two categories of water will be judged: water with a disinfectant s More...

Maine Pearl Harbor survivor returns for 75th anniversary

MACHIAS (AP) — Robert Coles was 17 years old when the Japanese bombs and torpedoes rained down on Navy ships on a peaceful Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor.  More...

3 ex-college students plead guilty in dumpster fire

WATERVILLE (AP) — Three former Colby College students have pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in connection with a dumpster fire that occurred just hours before a commencement exercise.  More...

Feed Our Scholars to hold bake sale

WISCASSET — On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. plan to purchase sweets at Ames’ Supply in Wiscasset. More...

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests

PETERSHAM, Mass. In a towering forest of centuries old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. More...

Fire investigators taking a look at electrical system

3 dozen killed in Oakland blaze

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning

HAGERSTOWN, MD   The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down the road.  More...

Sailor laid to rest 75 years after his death at Pearl Harbor

WESSON, MISS. More...

NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers have left positions post-coup

BRUSSELS   NATO’s top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey, placing a significant burden on his staff.&nb More...

Giraffes, rarer than elephants, are put on extinction watch list

WASHINGTON   The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.  More...

Millions leap at party invite from rural Mexican family

MEXICO CITY   Millions of people have responded to an invitation to a coming of age party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after her parent’s video innocently asked “everybody” to attend ended up going viral.  More...