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Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, Maine

For more information: 207-772-4841 ext.104; events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eba395wk24cdacc7&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Victoria Mansion to mark the 123rd anniversary of Lizzie Borden killings with Lecture at the Maine Irish Hetitage Center

By Gregory Sundik on July 27, 2015, at 10:52 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-772-4841 ext.104; events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eba395wk24cdacc7&oseq=&c=&ch= Tuesday, August 4, 2015 is the 123rd anniversary of the killings of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother. To mark this inauspicious date, Victoria Mansion and …
Dave Bartasuis of Poland reacts as his putt for birdie on the 17th hole just misses during Monday's opening round of the 2015 Charlie's Maine Open at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester.

Virginia golfer’s 6-under 64 tops Maine Open’s first round

By Kalle Oakes, Lewiston Sun Journal on July 27, 2015, at 7:37 p.m.
  MANCHESTER | Brian Agee is first alphabetically among the 144 golfers in the Charlie’s Maine Open. It’s his first time in Maine. He’s been assigned to the first group of the opening day in both tournaments during his visit. And in keeping with the theme, he’s the first …
Golf pro, Cody Paladino of Kensington, Connecticut hits the ball during the first day of the Greater Bangor Open on July 24.

Despite long road to PGA Tour, golf pros believe in chasing the dream

By Larry Mahoney on July 27, 2015, at 7:21 p.m.
BANGOR | A youngster who picks up a golf club often dreams of draining a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club to win the green jacket emblematic of capturing the Masters Golf Tournament. But the road to the Masters or even the PGA …
Larry Gilbert (left), a former Lewiston mayor and police chief, stands with police chiefs from several of Maine's largest cities in Portland in this April 2015 file photo.

Maine lags in sending data to US gun background check system

By Scott Thistle on July 27, 2015, at 6:18 p.m.
LEWISTON | Since 2011, the number of mental health records reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System has increased dramatically, helping block the sale of firearms to people with serious mental health problems. But many states, including Maine, have failed to significantly change their laws to require …
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Billary 2016

on July 27, 2015, at 5:58 p.m.
The political union of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Vic Firth inspects a drumstick as it comes out of a sorting machine at his Newport drumstick-making factory in this October 2008 file photo.

Musician, drumstick maker Vic Firth dead at 85

By Nick McCrea on July 27, 2015, at 5:08 p.m.
NEWPORT | Renowned musician and drumstick maker Everett “Vic” Firth is dead at age 85, according to a statement on his website. “Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a mentor, a leader and a friend,” reads the memorial on www.vicfirth.com. “He always said …

Calais pediatrician fined for license application fraud

By Beth Brogan on July 27, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
The Maine Board of Licensure has ruled that a Calais pediatrician who lied to the state about how many attempts it took to pass the state licensing exam may keep his license, but must pay a $1,000 fine. According to a consent agreement between the board and …
VITAL SIGNS

Should the state disclose which Maine schools face disease outbreaks?

on July 27, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
A little over a month ago, I asked the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to release the names of schools, camps and other sites where infectious diseases broke out during the last school year. The agency had just announced a record number of chickenpox cases among schoolchildren, but declined to identify …
John Piotti, president and CEO of the Maine Farmland Trust,  speaks in Augusta in this January 2014 file photo.

Maine food producers call on universities to think local when feeding students

By Nick McCrea on July 27, 2015, at 4:20 p.m.
BANGOR | A coalition of Maine food producers and organizations Monday called on the University of Maine System to look to the state’s own farms and fields when deciding how to feed its students and staff during the next decade. The group, calling itself Maine Food for the UMaine …

U.S. drops Boston’s embattled bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

By Scott Malone and Jacqueline Tempera, Reuters on July 27, 2015, at 3:33 p.m.
BOSTON — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday rescinded Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the mayor said his city’s taxpayers could not afford to host the large-scale event. The move was met with relief by Massachusetts officials, who had faced an active opposition campaign that fought …

Only 1 giant tuna caught in 2-day New England tournament

By John Castelluccio, The Salem News on July 27, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts — Forty-five boats went out in the cold Atlantic waters outside Gloucester Harbor in the wee hours Friday morning on the hunt for some big tuna, but only one crew returned that evening with a catch for the day. Captain Alex Petrucci, skipper of the Duck Soup out …

Tuesday, July 28, 2015: Obama’s message, racist ideologies, abortion and the right to life

on July 27, 2015, at 12:46 p.m.
Bring the message home President Barack Obama was in Kenya over the weekend. Maybe he should give one of his pep talks to the inner cities here in the United States. Start with the south side of Chicago. Robert Polo Carmel Racist ideologies John R. Houser, the 59-year-old gunman responsible …
The Maine EMS Memorial and Education Project, located on the state capitol grounds in Augusta, seeks to recognize the sacrifices of emergency medical services professionals, honor EMS leaders and supporters, and inform the public about the state’s system to ensure public safety.

‘Thank you for not forgetting my brother': Memorial honors emergency medical personnel

By Francis Flisiuk, BDN Staff on July 27, 2015, at 12:28 p.m.
Emergency medical professionals spend their careers helping save their patients from illness, injury and death. But their own lives are also put in danger on the job. Whether it’s traffic collisions, downed power lines or violent patients, many hazards affect EMS personnel both mentally and physically. An estimated 13 EMTs …

Award-Winning Play Celebrates its 100th Performance in Brunswick, August 7

By frank wicks on July 27, 2015, at 12:07 p.m.
The Pejepscot Historical Society as part of Chamberlain Days 2015 presents “Soldier, Come Home,’’ the award-winning play by Frank W. Wicks based on his great-grandparent’s Civil War letters, on Friday, August 7th, 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine. “Soldier, Come Home” brings to life the letters …
At Home Downeast volunteer and steering committee member Janet Simpson, 69, shopping for groceries at Tradewinds Marketplace in Blue Hill for 95-year-old member Dorothy Noble.

7 mobile apps that can help drive down your grocery bills

By Moneytips.com, on July 27, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
Every little bit helps when it comes to saving money at the grocery store. Coupon savings add up quickly, but most people do not have the time or the patience to cut, clip, sort, and store coupons. Fortunately, there is an abundance of smartphone apps that can help you find …

Boston mayor ‘cannot commit’ to Olympic bid if taxpayers at risk

By Jacqueline Tempera, Reuters on July 27, 2015, at 11:40 a.m.
BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday said he would not “commit” to a deal to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games if doing so would leave city taxpayers vulnerable to the costs of hosting such a large-scale event. The idea of hosting the Summer Games in the city …
POLLWAYS

In veto legal brief for LePage, Sovereign Citizens talk treason

on July 27, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
Members of a Maine Sovereign Citizens group are once again talking treason. Gov. LePage’s many meetings with a Sovereign Citizens group, the Constitutional Coalition, were brought to light by Mike Tipping in June 2014. Tipping, who obtained documents from the governor’s office, reported that: The remonstrances the group submitted to …
POLLWAYS

In veto legal brief for LePage, Sovereign Citizens talk treason

on July 27, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
Members of a Maine Sovereign Citizens group are once again talking treason. Gov. LePage’s many meetings with a Sovereign Citizens group, the Constitutional Coalition, were brought to light by Mike Tipping in June 2014. Tipping, who obtained documents from the governor’s office, reported that: The remonstrances the group submitted to …
CATCHING HEALTH

A Maine woman who helped write the ADA celebrates its 25th anniversary

on July 27, 2015, at 11:16 a.m.
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago, a woman from Maine was there to bear witness to the historic event. She even had a front row seat. That’s because Kathy McInnis Misenor, who is now 56, was one of the bill’s authors. In an …
POLL QUESTION
A September 2014 photo shows David Paul McCarthy, 29, out for a drive through Bar Harbor with his father, Kevin McCarthy, and stepmother, Nancy McCarthy.  A month later, on Oct. 17, David died of a heroin overdose.

Surge in heroin use overwhelms Falmouth family

By Marc Fisher, The Washington Post on July 27, 2015, at 10:43 a.m.
Everything finally seemed back on track. David was home for a short visit and looked happy, calm. He had a job, a girlfriend, a plan. His father, Kevin McCarthy, came home from work that Thursday and smiled to see his son take his dog, Kima, named for …
 
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