April 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

5 questions with ... children’s educator Jessica McCurdy

BRUNSWICK Jessica McCurdy, an infant program co-lead educator at Bowdoin College Children’s Center, was recently recognized as Child Care Teacher of the Year by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation in Philadelphia. More...

KELT, Patten Free offering children’s stories, activities

BATH The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is offering free children’s programs with the Patten Free Library in May. The two programs will offer spring-themed stories and outdoor activities for children 6 years old and younger. More...

Man tied to Freeport bank robbery pleads guilty to 4 other robberies

PORTLAND According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Portland man who pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Freeport last summer has now pleaded guilty to robbing four banks in Portland. U.S. Attorney Thomas E. More...

STUDENT NOTES

The following students were named to the Bath Middle School third quarter honor roll: Grade 6 More...

Police searching for suspects in Portland Denny’s stabbing

PORTLAND ( AP) — Police are searching for suspects after a stabbing outside a Denny’s restaurant left one man seriously injured. More...

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern California

COSTA MESA, Calif. Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. More...

North Korea sends another United States citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. More...

Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

ATLANTA It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland. More...

Polls open in key runoff election in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran Iran’s parliamentary runoff elections got underway Friday, state media reported, a key vote that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature. More...

North Korea accuses U.S. soldiers of provoking border troops

SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with “disgusting” acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. More...

 

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICE - 2016-04-29
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-04-29
Ethan Erland Hedblom - 2016-04-28
Davis S. Almy Sr. - 2016-04-28
Pamela Sue Williams - 2016-04-28
Susan Adams - 2016-04-28
Carolyn E. Owens - 2016-04-27
Patricia J. Ames - 2016-04-26
Carol A. Wagner - 2016-04-26
John E. Frost - 2016-04-26
Carolyn E. Owens - 2016-04-26
Arlene F. Giggey - 2016-04-25
Wayne A. Fish - 2016-04-25
Pamela J. DeMerchant - 2016-04-25
Robert J. Rogers - 2016-04-25

Sports

Brunswick battles for key win

Dragons take tough home contest over KVAC foe Lewiston, 8-6

BRUNSWICK The Brunswick High School boys lacrosse team knew Thursday night’s clash with Lewiston was going to be different. After two blowouts over Edward Little and Mt. More...

Dragons stopped by Blue Devils, 9-2

LEWISTON Lewiston High School girls lacrosse expected its senior-led defense to be solid and its offense to be a work in progress. Nearly 45 shutout minutes? Pretty solid. More...

QBs Goff, Wentz go 1-2

2016 NFL DRAFT

CHICAGO California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz. It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil’s bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL draft. More...

Worship

Surrendering Control of Our Lives to God

A decade ago, country singer Carrie Underwood won a Grammy for crooning about a woman driving home too fast through snow with her baby in the backseat. More...

Hawaii church ordering igloos to house homeless families

HONOLULU A church in Hawaii looking to address the state's ongoing homelessness crisis has settled on a solution that on first look appears better suited for the frigid winters of Alaska than the islands' tropical climate: igloos. More...

Living the Word

Psalm of David. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell within.” Psalm 24:1 Rogation Day More...

TWO ECHO IN BRUNSWICK

Community opens up for Cohousing Day

BRUNSWICK National Cohousing Open House Day is Saturday. If you’re looking for just such an environment to move to, local cohousing community Two Echo in Brunswick just happens to have a vacancy or two. More...

L.L. Bean, Wild Oats’ Shepherd honored

PORTLAND The American Red Cross, which held its annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, honored Freeport’s L.L. Bean and Becky Shepherd from Wild Oats Bakery in Brunswick at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

EVEN THE DOGS enjoyed Gelato Fiasco on Wednesday — along with owner and People Plus member Caroline Murphy — at the annual Scoop-A-Thon fundraiser for the Brunswick Area Teen Center. More...

King office notes outreach hours in Bath

BATH The office of U.S. Sen. Angus King, IMaine, has announced that his staff will hold the following constituent outreach hours for Sagadahoc County. More...

Bogart is local AAUW member of the year

BRUNSWICK Molly Bogart of Brunswick has been named the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Bath-Brunswick Branch Member of the Year. The honor was announced at the recent annual branch meeting. More...

LePage keeps vow, backs out of Husson University appearance

BANGOR (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is backing out of an appearance at Husson University a day after vowing to stop attending ceremonial activities. More...

Racist statements lead Calif. lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. More...

Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust

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Investigators looking at overdose in Prince death

MINNEAPOLIS Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated More...

Official releases more racist texts between police

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco’s police chief has ordered “effective immediately” that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist More...

After brief lull, new air raids over Syrian city of Aleppo

BEIRUT After a brief morning lull, Syrian government warplanes launched fresh airstrikes Friday targeting rebel-held parts of Aleppo, raising fears of more casualties after days of carnage that propelled the contested northern city once again as a m More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

FRI/29 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. More...

Opinion

Based on Facts, Pay as You Throw is the Right Choice for Woolwich

Woolwich Town Meeting is coming up fast. On May 7 at 9 a.m., the citizens of Woolwich will be asked to vote on restarting the successful PAYT program. On May 7, the choice will be simple. More...

MDOT Presentation Failed to Show Green Bridge Repair Options

On April 27, at the Brunswick Town Landing, the Maine Department of Transportation presented their power point and proposals for either building a new bridge to replace the Frank Wood (green) bridge connecting Topsham and Brunswick’s Main/e str More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Ticket

Celebrating the Seasons

A Ballet for All Ages

TOPSHAM It’s a Saturday afternoon in early spring and The Ballet School studio in Topsham is warm and filled with smiling, breathless dancers. More...

Faces of the Festival: Kaplan Fellow Dannielle McBryan

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BIMF to present the JACK Quartet on July 25

BRUNSWICK The Bowdoin International Music Festival will present the JACK Quartet on July 25. More...