TOPSHAM — Phyllis (Thomas) Bartlett, age 84, passed away from natural causes alongside her husband David at their home in Topsham. She was born in Lisbon Falls, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kochzuis) Katula.
Phyllis attended school in Lisbon Falls and Bath, graduating from Morse High School in 1951.
TOPSHAM — David E. Bartlett, age 85, passed away of natural causes alongside his wife Phyllis at their home in Topsham. He was born in Portland, a son of the late Kenneth F. and Helen F. (Baker) Bartlett.
BRUNSWICK — Marie I. Casler 81, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born on October 2, 1936, in Brunswick to Ernest and Villira (Lord) Ward.
A lifelong resident of Brunswick, she is survived by her three children, Ricky, Wendall and Teresa.
There are no services planned at this time.
Sue Spooner passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at her home in Merrimack, New Hampshire, surrounded by her loving family and after having struggled with Alzheimer’s disease for over 11 years. This exceptional woman was born Susan Elizabeth Bates in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Dec. 27, 1939, and grew up in Bath, Maine.
Fifth son of Walter Gear and Laverne Crump Gear left the arms of his wife for the last time, grabbed the tail of a shooting star and journeyed to the next adventure. On November 21st, he died quietly at home on Blaisdell Dr. in Phippsburg, Me. with his wife of 56 years and family at his side.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who can’t seem to find a man to call her own. Every time I search on websites or at gyms, I can’t find anyone decent who lives nearby.
When gun-control and gunrights advocates clash after the latest mass shooting, you can usually count on two rhetorical chips being thrown onto the table:
"What new law would have stopped the latest massacre?" gunrights advocates will ask.
That'll inevitably be followed up with the assertion that if we put limits on gun ownership, then only the bad guys will have guns.
Donald Trump likes to declare that every good thing that happens while he’s in office — job growth, rising stock prices, whatever — is the biggest, greatest, best ever. Then the fact-checkers weigh in and quickly determine that the claim is false.
PORTLAND (AP) — The
former owner of a Portland, Maine, market has admitted to charges using his store to defraud the federal government.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A new report from a think tank in Washington, D.C., says that local governments have been picking up an increasing share of education costs in Maine, thanks to cuts in state and federal funding.
Why Change How We Vote Now?
In races or contests whoever comes in first or has the most votes wins. In ranked choice voting this may not be the case. A famous saying in sports circles is: The definition of second place is the first loser. The Maine Constitution has been in effect for nearly 200 years, Maine became a state in 1820, why change things now?
Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent Patrick Manuel and School Board Chairman Steve August have announced two new members to serve as trustees for the RSU 1 Education Foundation, an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives grants from national and international companies, as well as from education foundations.
WESTFIELD (AP) — Maine State Police say an 8- year-old girl was able to climb out the back of a wrecked car and flag down help for her severely injured mother.
Police say the girl was in the back seat of a car driven by her 26-year-old mother on Tuesday night when the vehicle went off a road in Westfield and hit a tree.
BANGOR (AP) — Fire officials in the Maine say a homeless man has been rescued from a burning abandoned home.
WMTW-TV reports crews responded to the fire at the Bangor home around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say they found a homeless man in the building who was disoriented and having difficulty breathing.
The man was taken to a hospital for treatment.