• Troupe nails wit and absurdity in comedies

    Troupe nails wit and absurdity in comedies

    LAMOINE — It was a bit disconcerting walking into the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall last Sunday afternoon. Sitting in the wooden chairs lining the walls and facing the hall’s little stage were about two dozen people dressed in their Sunday best — the women in long taffeta or velvet gowns, with lacey Bertha collars pinned in

  • Dedham man one of three arrested in Bangor drug bust

    Dedham man one of three arrested in Bangor drug bust

    BANGOR — Three individuals have been arrested on drug charges after one of them, Timothy Thorpe, 34, of Dedham, was stopped for a traffic infraction Wednesday night. Subsequent investigations by Bangor Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) turned up $25,000 worth of cocaine and heroin, nearly $5,000 in cash, a loaded .44-magnum handgun

  • Choosing a governor

    In electing a governor, Maine is very much in need of a runoff procedure. No matter how you slice it, support from fewer than 50 percent of those casting ballots cannot be considered a mandate. Only once in the last seven gubernatorial elections — independent Angus King’s re-election in 1998 — has a governor been

  • Dedham woman running across Route 1A struck by car

    Dedham woman running across Route 1A struck by car

    HOLDEN — A Dedham woman running across a four-lane section of Route 1A was struck by a southbound vehicle Wednesday afternoon. At the time of the accident, Alyssa Libbey, 19, was running from G and M Variety Market to Dorsey Furniture store, according to Sgt. Eugene Fizell of the Holden Police Department. As she ran

  • The politics of fear

    The state of Maine and its people have not been well served by the gubernatorial campaigns of incumbent Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud, which have been characterized largely by the politics of fear. Each of the candidates and his supporters have spent an inordinate amount of time and money pointing to all manner

  • It’s no wonder Santa is fat

    Should the upcoming holiday season find you playing Santa for kids or grandkids, you might keep in mind the ongoing epidemic of childhood obesity and consider buying gifts that require kids to get off the couch and to put down their “devices.” Statistics crunched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show

  • Holiday craft fair in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Consolidated School PTF (Parent, Teacher, Friend) Group will host its annual holiday craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gym. Tables will include handcrafts, jewelry, quilts, soap, photography, wreaths, African crafts and more. There will be refreshments for sale and the