July 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

When the weather’s so-so, take a treat to go

On a gray, muggy Friday, people fled the beaches and flocked to downtown Biddeford to shop – and eat. More...

Grohman proposes bill to add deposit to mini liquor bottles

AUGUSTA — State representatives on Friday announced a new bill that would expand the state’s bottle redemption program to include miniature liquor bottles. More...

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Sports

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR pole at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. has one of his four career Sprint Cup wins at Pocono Raceway. He added his 10th career pole, too . Truex extended Toyota’s recent romp, and turned a lap of 179.244 mph to win the pole Friday. More...

Saco falls to Scarborough in state championship game  Free Access 

WESTBROOK — The Saco 9- 10 year old All-Stars battled back from a loss early in the state tournament to force a showdown in the finals with Scarborough. Unfortunately for the local All- Stars, they weren’t able to complete the comeback. More...

Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead at PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless action across Baltusrol on Friday. More...

State/Regional

Ballot question campaigns bring in $1 million since June

AUGUSTA — About $1 million has been raised since June alone by supporters among the five Maine initiatives on the ballot this fall. More...

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Blue Note to perform in Sanford SANFORD — Big-band music lovers can take in a concert for free Sunday, when the Blue Note Big Band performs at the gazebo in Gowen Park on Main Street. More...

Entertainment

Husband’s phone calls worry reader

DEAR HARRIETTE: In the past few months, I’ve realized that my husband always has an excuse to be on the phone. He claims it’s one of his relatives or the office calling, but I feel like this is too frequent to be work and family. More...

Which suit should partner lead to you?

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Ann Richards, the 45th Governor of Texas, who died in 2006, said, “I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. More...

Salman Khan acquitted in 1998 poaching case

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NEW DELHI — Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted of shooting and killing three endangered animals nearly two decades ago in a verdict Monday that overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have sent the popular leading man to jail. More...

Food

Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? More...

Savory Avocado Lemon Mousse

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A delightfully mousse-type appetizer that is refreshing and a great way to start an even better meal during the hot season. Avoca do Lemon Mousse Servings: 3 to 4 More...

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Sanford drug overdoses at all-time high  Free Access 

City has seen 23 heroin-related ODs since January 1

SANFORD — The suspected heroin-related death of a local man Thursday has brought the number of drug-related overdoses to 23 since Jan. 1, and is the fifth drug-related fatality of the year. More...

Biddeford man charged with assault in stabbing

Victim uncooperative, placed in protective custody

BIDDEFORD — Bail has been set at $10,000 cash for a Biddeford man suspected of stabbing another man at a South Street residence Thursday night. More...

‘A new era of quality leadership’

Kennebunk delegate shares what she took away from Dem convention

KENNEBUNK — When Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night to accept her party’s nomination for president, delegate Diane Denk knew she was watching history unfold. More...

Trump transition tests outsider’s governing ability

WASHINGTON — His status as a presidential nominee barely a week old, Donald Trump is already tasked with assembling a complex transition team capable of hiring thousands of high-level government officials and crafting a detailed policy agenda should More...

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Workforce can be both graying and vibrant

“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams More...

Gleanings

10 years ago From the Journal Tribune: “Since May of 2005, the cost of asphalt used to pave Maine roads has increased 106 percent. More...

Today in History

Today is Saturday, July 30, the 212th day of 2016. There are 154 days left in the year. On this date: In 1619, the first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony. More...

World / National

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Dems’ computers hacked again WASHINGTON (AP) — The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusion that investigators say resembles the recent cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee for which the Russia More...

Opinion

It’s about time

It’s about time. More...

Vice presidential nominees matter this year

If you were offered a lottery ticket that had a better than 20 percent chance of winning the jackpot, you would probably buy it. That’s what Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine just did. More...

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Religion

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive ‘so much cruelty’

OSWIECIM, Poland — Pope Francis paid a somber visit in silence to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, with his only public comment a guest book entry begging God “forgiveness for so much cruelty.” More...

Changing church documents in the age of same-sex marriage

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Couples looking for a wedding venue in Albuquerque, New Mexico, used to be able to consider the modern, high-tech facilities at Desert Springs Church. That was then, before the word “marriage” became a legal landmine. More...

Chapter & Verse

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St., holds summer worship services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor through Labor Day. There is no child care or religious education during the summer. Everyone is welcome. More...

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If the presidential election were held today, who would you vote for?