June 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tips lead to arrest of suspected auto parts thief

ALFRED — Maine State Police on Sunday credited sharp-eyed citizens who responded to a Facebook posting of a suspect in an auto parts case on Wednesday. More...

Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

WASHINGTON – The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump’s insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a rejection of economic globalization and the elit More...

Shots fired outside Augusta Wal-Mart

AUGUSTA (AP) — Four people are facing charges after police say shots were fired during an incident outside an Augusta Wal-Mart Sunday evening. Augusta police say the people involved were sitting in two cars parked next to one another. More...

Municipal meetings calendar

Here is a list of regularly scheduled meetings for area councils, boards of selectmen and school boards; meetings are public. More...

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Southern Maine standouts join forces to beat Nebraska in annual wrestling exchange

SOUTH BERWICK — During high school wrestling season, wrestlers from schools like Marshwood, Massabesic and Noble are usually staring each other down from the other side of the mat. More...

Run for Cash held in OOB

The 12th annual Run for Cash Memorial 5K was held on Saturday in Old Orchard Beach. The race is run in honor of OOB High School graduate and Army Captain Christopher Scott Cash, who was killed in Iraq on June 24, 2004. More...

Sanford swamped by late-inning Keene comeback

SANFORD — Although the Sanford Mainers (7-8) hardly trailed throughout the game, the Keene Swamp Bats (9-5) came back late to take the low-scoring thriller 2-1 on Sunday evening. More...

National Sports

Buchholz struggles early, Red Sox lose finale at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clay Buchholz allowed the first six Texas batters to reach in his second start since a brief demotion to the bullpen, and walked a season-high five. More...

Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

SONOMA, Calif. — For at least one weekend, Smoke was back. Tony Stewart returned to victory lane for the first time in three years in vintage fashion — refusing to let Denny Hamlin steal a win at Sonoma Raceway away from him on the final lap Sunday. More...

Naval Academy grad Hurley wins Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist pumped with his right. The ball disappeared into the hole in front of him as the crowd roared, and Hurley let loose the emotion he’d been holding in. More...

Entertainment

Boyfriend closed off after open relationship suggestion

Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: I’m a woman, and I have a close male friend who is married. Recently, my boyfriend and I have been having a lot of disagreements and, in the heat of an argument, I suggested that we have an open relationship. More...

That rule is for defenders

Bridge

Alfred Nobel, he of the prize and dynamite, said, “Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.” More...

Paris sun scorches Moss and David at Vuitton

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PARIS — Africa was the theme in more ways than one at Louis Vuitton’s menswear fashion show as the Paris sun scorched shades-wearing celebrity attendees Kate Moss and David Beckham. More...

Arts festival offers residents and artists an escape

SACO — As the heat soared past 80 degrees and the sun shone high above a camp of white tents on Saturday, Saco residents and visitors alike strolled down Main Street for the 46th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, shopping, chatting and engaging with a m More...

Former Councilor Aberle charged with unruly behavior

BIDDEFORD — Former City Councilor Perry Aberle was arrested Friday for refusing to submit to arrest or detention. Police say they responded Friday night to a call from the South Street area. More...

Overdue cleanup improving CGA site in Sanford

City scouting for vendors to remove circuit boards

SANFORD — The former CGA circuit board recycling facility on New Dam Road, abandoned since the 1990s, is looking a bit tidier these days after the city hired a company to clean up the non-special waste accumulated on the property. More...

From beach to off the beaten path

Milliken Mills Woods Trails teaches students about local woodland

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — At the height of summer, it seems logical to head straight for the beach. With the heat, the feel of cool ocean water between the toes is practically irresistible. More...

Biddeford man accidentally shoots self

BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford man received a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his hand Friday when a gun discharged during cleaning. More...

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Tuesday, June 28

A presentation on soil testing/composting by Ron Vincent, will be held at Goodall Library at 6 p.m. in the library’s Thornburgh Community Room, 952 Main St., Sanford. More...

Opinion

It’s a grand old flag, and should be treated that way

As the Fourth of July approaches, I am looking forward to being out at community events, including marching in the Sanford parade, and hope to see a lot of you out there. The Sanford parade starts at 10 a.m. and heads right down Main Street. More...

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Will Trump last the election?

An ordinary sociopath would have known to pretend shock and sorrow after the terrible mass murders in Orlando. More...

Question of the Week

What role, if any, should Bernie Sanders play if Hillary Clinton is elected president?