July 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Largest lobster exhibit in state open at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath

BATH Museum-goers will have a chance to explore Maine’s most iconic industry through a new exhibit at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. More...

For the love of reading

Twice-Told used books supports Curtis Library

BRUNSWICK Just down the road from Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick resides Twice- Told Tales Used Bookstore with it’s tall glass windows and community atmosphere. More...

Maine’s smelts rebounded in 2015, but future still murky

PORTLAND Maine’s beloved smelts rebounded somewhat in 2015, but state biologists say the little fish is still less appearing in lower numbers than in recent years. More...

Fundraiser to benefit Holocaust center

ORR’S ISLAND (AP) — A summer-long fundraiser on Orr’s Island will support programs at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. More...

Communities get coastal project grant

AUGUSTA — The Maine Coastal Program is awarding more than $160,000 to nine coastal communities to improve harbor management, waterfront planning and public access. More...

Struggling school gets $1.63M

AUBURN (AP) — A struggling Maine school has been awarded more $1.6 million to increase student achievement. More...

 

Obituaries

Jennie M. Belanger - 2015-07-27
Linda M. Rollins - 2015-07-27
Tryntje Stephen - 2015-07-24
Brian Pearson - 2015-07-24
Curtis D. Simmering - 2015-07-24
Andrew E. Campbell - 2015-07-23
SERVICE NOTICE - 2015-07-23
Mark T. Ormsby - 2015-07-22
Raymond A. Chisholm - 2015-07-22
Jennie M. Belanger - 2015-07-22
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-22
SERVICE NOTICE - 2015-07-22

Sports

PEDRO

Martinez, Johnson, Smoltz Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer. More...

Richmond holds 5th annual Health Center 5K

THE FIFTH ANNUAL Richmond Health Center 5K and Fun Run was held on Saturday. More...

Sea Dogs get sweep

PORTLAND — The Portland Sea Dogs completed a four-game Eastern League sweep of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats with a 7-2 win on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

MON/27 PERFORMANCES MONDAY SHOWCASE, 7:30p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The Pacifica Quartet: Music by Shubert, Ligeti and Ran. $40. Part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival. www.bowdoinfestival.org. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am 32 and getting married in a year. My biological father lives in Spain and has never been to the U.S. My mother met him when she was teaching English there. I was born in the states and never knew or spoke to my dad growing up. More...

BRIDGE

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Studio 48 plans community theater

BRUNSWICK Kids can be heard belting out lines from “The Knight at Dawn” on stage at Studio 48 on Davis Street, while owner Rebecca Beck answers the phone, guides students and tends to a chihuahua who tangled with a bee, all while trying More...

RICHMOND RENAISSANCE DAYS

OVERCAST SKIES didn’t stop folks from enjoying Richmond Renaissance Days on Saturday. More...

Parkview, CMHC lock horns over land, assets

PORTLAND Parkview Adventist Medical Center wants its land back. More...

Maine public schools look to woo students from overseas

In Maine, several private schools and academies have sizable international programs with admissions departments to lead efforts to spread the school’s reach overseas. More...

Dexter man charged with threatening, terrorizing after standoff with police

DEXTER A Dexter man surrendered to police after allegedly threatening his wife with a rifle as she hid in cold and rainy woods with their 14- year-old son near the family’s Maple Avenue home Sunday, police said. More...

Man gets 50 years for assaulting girl

AUGUSTA — A Sidney man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl he was baby-sitting and recording the attack on his cellphone has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. More...

Maine man dies in fall from balcony

CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) — A 39-year-old Maine man is dead after falling from a second-story balcony at his home. WCSH-TV reports that police say John Knight man was pronounced dead at the scene at 10 Tiger Lily Lane in Cape Elizabeth. More...

Community

Sen. Gerzofsky hosting office hours

BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, DBrunswick, will be holding office hours Saturday, Aug. 1 10 a.m. to noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street in Brunswick. More...

Rep. Tepler hosting office hours

TOPSHAM — Rep. Denise Tepler, D-Topsham, will hold public office hours on Wednesday, July 29, in the town hall from 7:30-9:30 a.m. “I hope constituents will feel free to come see me with their question and concerns,” said Tepler. More...

Virtual school hosts information session

Maine Connections Academy — the state’s first virtual public charter school — will host online information sessions over the next two months for interested families to learn more about how virtual school works. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Disaster Avoided, But Not by Much

RE: MAINE

The 2015 legislative session is finally in the books, and was as bad as everyone feared. Despite face-saving commentaries, the best one can say is that there was no utter disaster. More...

The Minimum-Wage Muddle

GUEST COLUMN

Once upon a time there was a near consensus among economists that raising the minimum wage was a bad idea. The market is really good at setting prices on things, whether it is apples or labor. More...