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  • Cello/Piano virtuosos to perform in Springvale
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 8:01

    SPRINGVALE — Russian/American virtuosos Sergey Antonov and Ilya Kazantsev have performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls including Moscow’s Rachmaninoff Hall and St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia Recital Hall. On Saturday, Oct. 5, they will perform once again […]

  • Gene Lyons: Front-runner Biden should focus on issues, not folk tales
    par GENE LYONS le 26/09/2019 à 8:01

    One big problem with the early Democratic primaries, I told somebody the other day, isn’t so much that Iowa and New Hampshire are virtually all white. It’s that New Hampshire’s right next door to Massachusetts — land of brainy Democratic losers. Every failed Democratic […]

  • Bigotry has no place in our community
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 8:01

    Editor, It’s got to stop. Recently, a friend of our family, was verbally abused by some 20-somethings while shopping at the local grocery market in Kennebunk. He is a family man with a wife and three beautiful kids, who is studying law while working at another job, so he is a busy guy. Oh, by

  • Robert Koehler: The armed bureaucracy
    par ROBERT C. KOEHLER le 26/09/2019 à 8:00

    “Sooner or later they end up in a cage, where (they) belong.” This is hardly a surprise: A recent study by the Missouri attorney general’s office shows that black drivers are at least twice as likely — in some towns, much more than that — to be stopped by […]

  • 3rd Annual ‘Chalk the ‘Port’ a huge success
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 8:00

    KENNEBUNKPORT — Residents and visitors of all ages enjoyed Kennebunkport’s 3rd annual Chalk the ‘Port event on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14. This year’s event was expanded to include a 5K race, carnival games, a beer tent, bands, fire pits, and food throughout the festivities. […]

  • ‘You Should Smile More’ returning to Maine Rep
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 8:00

    BIDDEFORD — Maine’s all-female improv group “You Should Smile More,” that premiered at Maine Rep in May has extended their relationship with Maine Rep/The Chamber of Comedy and returns to the Maine Rep stage for their fifth installment with their special blend of improv […]

  • Pease’s recent column was intellectually dishonest
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 8:00

    Editor, You’ve once again allowed Harold W. Pease to present another intellectually dishonest analysis of Socialism.  First of all, he conflates Socialism into Communism, an authoritarian regime that has as much to do with genuine Socialism as National Socialism (Nazis).  He […]

  • Infinity Credit Union scraps merger plans with Illinois firm
    par ED PIERCE le 26/09/2019 à 8:00

    YORK COUNTY — A proposed merger between Maine-based Infinity Federal Credit Union and the Illinois-based Vibrant Credit Union has been scrapped after months of negotiation. In August, Westbrook-based Infinity Federal Credit Union announced plans to merge with Vibrant Credit Union of […]

  • Local residents on Simmons University dean’s list
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 7:56

    BOSTON, Mass. — The following local students have been named to the 2019 spring semester dean’s list at Simmons University in Boston. To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or […]

  • Costume Workshop nears at Kennebunk Free Library
    par   le 26/09/2019 à 7:54

    KENNEBUNK — Do you need a costume for an upcoming event or holiday? Do you have an idea but don’t know where to start, or are you halfway through but are stuck on some piece of it? Come to the Kennebunk Free Library for help. On Thursday, Oct. 17 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., the […]

  • RSU 21 chair submits resignation
    par ED PIERCE le 25/09/2019 à 3:23

    KENNEBUNK — With criticism mounting following the controversial hiring of an interim schools superintendent earlier this month, RSU 21 school board chair MaryBeth Luce has resigned and vice-chair school board chair Mike Mosher has announced that he will step down from his leadership […]

  • Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’
    par LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL BALSAMO le 25/09/2019 à 8:02

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The […]

  • Proposed Saco Pre-K needs planning board approval, occupancy certificate
    par LIZ GOTTHELF le 25/09/2019 à 8:02

    SACO — The Saco School Department’s intended use to house a Pre-K school at the former Toddle Inn building requires planning board approval and a certificate of occupancy, according to the Saco Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board of Appeals heard an appeal on Monday brought by the […]

  • Celebrity Cipher
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 8:02
  • All systems go for Maine astronaut to begin six-month mission Wednesday
    par GILLIAN GRAHAM le 25/09/2019 à 8:01

    Astronaut Jessica Meir, a Caribou native who dreamed for decades of going into space, will take her first trip to the International Space Station on Wednesday. Meir, 41, and two other crew members are scheduled to launch at 9:57 a.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz MS-15 […]

  • From the Urban Wilderness: All nature asks is that we notice
    par RACHEL LOVEJOY le 25/09/2019 à 8:01

    “To the heart of Nature one must needs be drawn to such a life; and very soon I learned how richly she repays in deep refreshment the reverent love of her worshipper.” ~ Celia Laighton Thaxter If ever there was a time when I wasn’t close to Nature, I can’t recall it. I may […]

  • Pumpkin Patch Trolley event returns this weekend
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 8:01

    KENNEBUNKPORT – A beloved family tradition now in its 21st year, Pumpkin Patch Trolley will return to the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport this weekend, Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. The Pumpkin Patch Trolley event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Guests of all ages are […]

  • Minister defies convention by guiding two churches in two cities
    par ED PIERCE le 25/09/2019 à 8:01

    SACO — The Rev. Shay MacKay is shaking up convention by leading not one, but two Unitarian Universalist congregations in York County to a better understanding of their faith and spirituality. Splitting her time between Unitarian Universalist churches in Sanford and Saco, MacKay may be the […]

  • Kennebunk crash breaks utility pole, disrupts traffic on Route 1
    par MATT BYRNE le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    A car crashed into a utility pole on Route 1 in Kennebunk, temporarily closing the roadway Tuesday, police said. At least one vehicle overturned and a utility pole was broken during the wreck, according to a photo posted by the police. The crash occurred near the intersection of Route 1 and […]

  • Summit on Maine’s aging population strikes new tone under Mills administration
    par KELLEY BOUCHARD le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    AUGUSTA — The impact of having a different resident in the Blaine House was readily apparent at the sixth annual statewide conference on the mounting problems posed by Maine’s aging population. Many senior advocates and service providers at the daylong Maine Wisdom Summit noted the […]

  • MaineHealth joins list of Maine employers offering paid parental leave
    par J. CRAIG ANDERSON le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    Portland-based MaineHealth, the state’s largest private employer, is adding paid parental leave to its employee benefits package beginning Oct. 1. Several of Maine’s largest employers now offer some form of paid leave for mothers and fathers following the birth or adoption of a child, […]

  • Command change for Civil Air Patrol Maine Wing, York County Squad
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    BERWICK – When the Civil Air Patrol was formed in November 1941, just a week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II, two Maine squadrons – at Trenton, near Bar Harbor, and Portland, had already been at work since April, patrolling coastal waters. […]

  • Government association honors Biddeford for financial reporting
    par FROM STAFF REPORTS le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    BIDDEFORD — For the ninth consecutive year, city officials in Biddeford have been recognized for excellence in financial reporting. According to Danica Lamontagne, Biddeford’s communications coordinator, the Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the city a Certificate of […]

  • Suspended attorney Nadeau petitions for reinstatement
    par TAMMY WELLS le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    AUGUSTA – Attorney Robert M.A. Nadeau, who was suspended from the practice of law in Maine for two years on Oct. 1, 2017, has filed a petition with the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar for reinstatement. Nadeau was suspended by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in connection with complaints […]

  • Thornton Academy students named National Merit® Scholar Semifinalists
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    SACO — Thornton Academy is thrilled to announce that three of its students have been named National Merit® Scholar Semifinalists. Caden Falardeau, Shelby Heiman, and Anh Quynh (Madeline) Nguyen are among more than 1.5 million students in about 21,000 high schools who entered the 2020 […]

  • ABC’s Muir hits five-year mark at ‘World News’ on the top
    par DAVID BAUDER le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Muir is celebrating his fifth anniversary as “World News Tonight” anchor with something that’s rare in television: a larger audience. The ABC newscast finished its year-long season last week with an average of 8.6 million viewers a night, the Nielsen […]

  • Village Idiot: Three chords and the root
    par JIM MULLEN le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    Aristotle once wrote that women have fewer teeth than men. For years, that was held up as proof that one of the smartest men who ever lived was actually an idiot. “Why,” people wonder, “didn’t he just look into a woman’s mouth?” OK, let’s say he did. How […]

  • Libby Library fosters a love of reading for Jameson Elementary students
    par LIZ GOTTHELF le 25/09/2019 à 8:00

    OLD ORCHARD BEACH — September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Edith Belle Libby Library in Old Orchard Beach is doing its part to promote library patronage. Representatives of the Friends of Libby Library, a volunteer group that advocates for the Edith Belle Libby Library, located at […]

  • Sudoku
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 8:00
  • Fourth Annual Pink Tie Party coming to Arundel
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 7:59

    ARUNDEL — The Pink Tie Party returns to beautiful Vinegar Hill Music Theater for a festive evening of creative fare and cocktails, live music and pink attire to raise money for a great cause: to generate awareness and funds to prevent and fight cancer here in Maine. “Last […]

  • Drugs, warrants, assault on Sanford Police Log
    par TAMMY WELLS le 25/09/2019 à 7:59

    SANFORD – The following people were arrested or charged by Sanford Police Sept. 12 through Sept. 23, 2019: • Haley Priscilla Lapoint, 21, Alfred, was arrested on a warrant at the intersection of Main and Essex streets. • Emily A. Hanson, 27, Sanford., was issued a summons on Berwick […]

  • Ukraine entangled yet again in American political storm
    par ERIC TUCKER, RICHARD LARDNER and NATALIYA VASILYEVA le 25/09/2019 à 7:58

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid from Ukraine and his calls for the country’s new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East European nation into an American political storm for the second time in three […]

  • Jumble
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 7:58
  • Lasell University welcomes York County residents
    par   le 25/09/2019 à 7:57

    NEWTON, Mass. — Lasell University has welcomed more than 580 new students to its Newton, Massachusetts campus including a number of students from York County. Area students newly enrolled at Lasell University are: • Matthew Tardif of Biddeford, who is a studying communications • […]

  • High school roundup: Kennebunk picks up win over Cheverus, Sanford falls to Westbrook
    par STAFF REPORTS le 25/09/2019 à 2:54

    FIELD HOCKEY WESTBROOK 2, SANFORD 0: Morgan LeBeau and Katie Champagne powered the Blue Blazes (3-4) past the Spartans (3-4) at Westbrook. Mary Keef assisted on LeBeau’s goal for Westbrook. Aria Brunner made five saves in goal. KENNEBUNK 2, CHEVERUS 1: Ruby Sliwkowski scored with 37 seconds […]

  • Cross Country: Bonny Eagle reloads behind influx of young talent
    par SAM BONSEY le 25/09/2019 à 2:53

    STANDISH – The Bonny Eagle cross country team has looked every bit of a Class A state title threat so far this season. That’s not hard to believe – the Scots have won five of the past seven championships – but Bonny Eagle lost three of their top seven runners to graduation […]

  • Field Hockey: Allen’s goal in overtime lifts Biddeford past Windham
    par SAM BONSEY le 25/09/2019 à 2:44

    WINDHAM – Junior midfielder Abby Allen misfired on her first chance to win the game in overtime for Biddeford High.  She wasn’t going to squander her next opportunity. With 5:20 left in overtime, Allen fired a shot past Windham goalkeeper Molly McAllister inside the circle as the […]

  • Boys’ soccer: UNE tops Westfield State 1-0
    par FOR THE JOURNAL TRIBUNE le 25/09/2019 à 2:44

    BIDDEFORD– The University of New England grabbed a 1-0 victory over Westfield State in non-conference men’s soccer action at Barbara J. Hazard Field on Tuesday evening. The Nor’easters improve to 4-3-1 overall while the Owls fall to 1-5-0. Following a scoreless first half, the […]

  • When Tom Brady talks, the NFL listens
    par ARNIE STAPLETON le 24/09/2019 à 3:54

    Tom Brady has clout, and his indignation may have saved the NFL’s 100th season from being ruined by the refs even though he backtracked like he was avoiding Shaq Barrett . Yellow flags flew at an alarming rate over the first two weeks of the season, and Shawn Hochuli’s crew […]

  • Jumble
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:02
  • Saco’s First Parish Congregational Church to host Bean Supper
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:02

    What:  Bean Supper When:  Oct. 12, serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Where:  First Parish Congregational Church                  12 Beach St, Saco, ME Cost: $8 Adults            $4 Children ages 6 to 12 […]

  • Free family tree and genealogy advice offered in Wells
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:02

    Free family tree and genealogy advice with Wells Town Historian Hope Shelley is offered on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, 938 Post Road in Wells. For more details send an email to info@wohistory.org  or call […]

  • HarvestFest Book Sale at the Kennebunk Free Library
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:02

    The Friends of the Kennebunk Free Library will have a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in conjunction with the town’s HarvestFest. The sale will be held in Hank’s Room and outside (weather permitting) and feature a variety of books at discounted […]

  • Sanford dinner dance to benefit Toys for Tots
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:02

    SANFORD – Tickets are available now for a Harvest Dinner Dance to benefit Toys for Tots and local families in need is set for Oct. 5 at AMVETS Post 3, 169 School St., Sanford. The evening, aimed at those 21 and older, includes a social hour, dinner by Moe’s Original Barbecue and […]

  • At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate
    par JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANN le 24/09/2019 à 8:02

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his […]

  • Saco attorney’s practice suspended for three more months
    par LIZ GOTTHELF le 24/09/2019 à 8:00

    PORTLAND — A local attorney has been ordered to oversee Saco Attorney Gary Prolman’s practice as Prolman serves a three-month extension on a suspension of practice of law stemming from a 2017 complaint of misconduct from a client. The three month suspension will be added on to the six […]

  • Job fair Wednesday for Sanford solar project
    par TAMMY WELLS le 24/09/2019 à 8:00

    SANFORD – Wanzek is looking for electricians, equipment operators and others to work on the NextEra solar project at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport and will host a job fair on Wednesday at the York County CareerCenter on Bodwell Court in Springvale. NextEra is building a 50 megawatt solar […]

  • Trump being called a hypocrite for Sanford comments is fake news
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:00

    Editor, Mr. Aberletain’s letter in the Sept. 12 Journal Tribune claims that President Trump attacked Mark Sanford during his rally in North Carolina on Sept. 9. Furthermore, he claims that the audience “actually cheered Trump on when he attacked Sanford for infidelity.” I did not […]

  • ‘Carbon Fee and Dividend’ and ‘Carbon Tax’ are not the same thing
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:00

    Editor,  It’s clearly evident – from stronger and more frequent storms and floods, unprecedented heat waves, and rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities – that Climate Change is occurring.  Unless humans sharply curtail putting greenhouse gases into the […]

  • Kennebunk Love and Light Walk nears
    par   le 24/09/2019 à 8:00

    The Kennebunk Love and Light Walk will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at LaFayette Park in Kennebunk. Please join us in walking as a community as we heal from the loss of loved ones and bring awareness and resources to those who are hurting or who need help for

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