August 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

They’re strong men and women

SANFORD — Eighteen strong men and strong women proved how powerful they really are Saturday, pulling vehicles, lifting weights and more in the Sanford Springvale YMCA’s first ever Strongman Strongwoman Competition. More...

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon’s Democratic Sen. More...

Local

Public Safety

Outstanding Warrants Taylor Clayton Shultz, 34, of Biddeford, was arrested on July 1 on a warrant. More...

Municipal Meetings Calendar

Here is a list of regularly scheduled upcoming meetings for area councils, boards of selectmen and school boards; Meetings are public. Acton: Selectmen meet 7 p.m., 2nd and 4th Thursday, Town Hall, 35 H Road; next meeting Sept. 10. More...

Vehicles egged in Pool Street area

BIDDEFORD — More than a dozen vehicles were egged Thursday night into Friday morning in what police say was most likely a prank teenagers or young adults. More...

World / National

Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley

WASHINGTON — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. More...

Teens are shopping more like their parents

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she’s particular about what she wears. More...

Thai police seek 2 new bombing suspects

BANGKOK — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago that yie More...

Obituaries

Jenny Boutet

SACO — Jenny (Litchos) Boutet, 84, of Saco, died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, after a brave seven-year battle with cancer. More...

Arlene Caouette

SACO — Arlene B. Caouette, 95, of Saco, passed away early Sunday morning on Aug. 30, 2015, at the Monarch Center in Saco. She was born in Biddeford on Feb. 22, 1920, a daughter of Hiram and Linnie (Payne) Worthley. More...

Elaine Morgan

BIDDEFORD — Elaine (Sullivan) Morgan of Dayton died peacefully at Southern Maine Medical Center on Aug. 27 after a brief illness. More...

Entertainment

Reader annoyed that friend is always prepared

Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: One of my girlfriends presents herself as very helpful and generous, almost like a Girl Scout or something, even though she is a grown woman. I spent the day with her recently, and she was always at the ready with whatever we needed. More...

How to defend against an endplay

Bridge

Laurence J. Peter, a Canadian educator and “hierarchiologist” who died in 1988, said, “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” More...

Judge wants $10M set aside in ‘Fifty Shades’ case

DALLAS — A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller &ldqu More...

Acton Fair pig scramble: Ready, set, run

ACTON — Picture this: Ten squealing piglets, a dusty horse ring and a dozen children armed with burlap sacks. Add a cheering, enthusiastic audience, then tell the kids to get running and catch a pig. More...

Lyman man sues City of Saco and Saco, Biddeford police

PORTLAND — A Lyman man has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Saco and members of Saco and Biddeford police departments, saying police officers used excessive force on him in September of 2013. More...

6 injured in Dunkin’ Donuts crash

BIDDEFORD — Police here say that early investigation appears to indicate driver error as a cause of a crash Saturday that sent a minivan into the dining room of a downtown Dunkin’ Donuts, injuring six people. More...

Community

Kennebunkport baby named ‘Sunniest Smile’ winner in SM HC’s Oh Baby! Photo Contest

BIDDEFORD — Southern Maine Health Care recently announced the winner of the “Sunniest Smile” category of its Oh Baby! Photo Contest. More...

Gleanings

10 years ago More...

Today in History

Today is Monday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2015. There are 122 days left in the year. On this date: In 1886, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.3 devastated Charleston, South Carolina, killing at least 60 people, according to the U.S. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Proposing legislation isn’t as simple as this freshman legislator thought

For the past 25 years I have had a passionate interest in protecting and preserving the beaches of southern Maine, especially in my hometown of Wells. More...

The perils of New Hampshire

Stroll through the ancient halls of the dowager hotel here and history fairly screams at you. So does the burden of history that plays a quiet, subtle role in the presidential election that is unfolding here. More...

Sports

Epic finish to close out New Britain Stadium, Rock Cats win 7-5 in 15 innings

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The final game in the history of New Britain Stadium did not disappoint. More...

Day wins The Barclays in another runaway

EDISON, N.J. — Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. More...

National Sports

After coming so close, Arrieta notches his 1st no-hitter

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He’d come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs. Finally, it happened. And near Hollywood, no less. More...

Goodell, Brady due in court for Deflategate case

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom today after failing to settle the “Deflategate” case. U.S. More...

Nadal hopes to make new memories vs. Coric as US Open begins

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal’s memories of his lone match against Borna Coric are a bit fuzzy, which is understandable . More...