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John reports on police and crime for the Press Herald. He previously covered the cities of Bath and Brunswick for the Times Record and was a staff writer for The Forecaster. A former Waterville Panther, John returned to Maine after studying philosophy at Middlebury College in Vermont and journalism at Boston University. When he’s not writing about Maine communities, John spends his time practicing yoga, organizing games of Survivor and obsessively following the Red Sox farm system.

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  • Published
    February 9, 2022

    Chefs whip up funds for health care for the uninsured

    Brunswick’s Oasis Free Clinics is offering virtual cooking classes from some of Maine’s top culinary minds. Proceeds will help the nonprofit provide free health and dental services to the uninsured.

  • Published
    February 4, 2022

    Brunswick band plays on, to national acclaim

    The Brunswick High School Honors Wind Ensemble overcame pandemic-driven challenges to become a semifinalist for The American Prize: Ernst Beacon Memorial Award for Performance of American Music.

  • Published
    February 2, 2022

    Midcoast sexual assault advocacy group saw more clients in 2021, but worries still more are underserved

    The pandemic has had an impact on how clients can reach out for help and how the group can reach them, the executive director says.

  • Published
    February 2, 2022

    Armchair Travel series returns to Bath

    Bath’s Patten Free Library will kick off its second annual Armchair Travel series Wednesday, Feb. 9. The free series of webinars will present two journeys recently undertaken by Mainers. Jackie Stratton of Montville will give the opening presentation from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 9, when she’ll share details from a 24-day, 300-mile canoe trip she embarked […]

  • Published
    February 2, 2022

    Brunswick Hotel hosts ice bar this weekend

    The Brunswick Hotel will host its annual ice bar outside on the patio Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5. The Fire + Ice-themed event, which will run from 5-10 p.m. each night at 4 Noble St., will feature a custom-made ice bar and sculptures by Scarborough’s Jesse Bouchard, as well as live music from bands Hambone […]

  • Published
    February 2, 2022

    Harpswell to fill school board vacancy

    Harpswell’s Select Board is beginning the process of filling a vacancy on the School Administrative District 75 board of directors, which governs schools in Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane and Selectwoman Jane Covey have proposed a plan to fill the seat at the Select Board’s March 17 meeting. Under the plan, […]

  • Published
    February 2, 2022

    Bath synagogue celebrates 100 years

    On Jan. 31, members of Bath’s Beth Israel Congregation marched up Washington Street to their synagogue in a reenactment of the building’s dedication a century ago.

  • Published
    January 31, 2022

    Tradition or relic? School snow days face an uncertain future

    Snow days are a beloved tradition, but are they needed in the age of remote learning? Maine school districts have come to different conclusions.

  • Published
    January 26, 2022

    Last chance for dog licenses without late fee

    Per state law, all Maine dog owners must license their animals by Jan. 31 or face a $25 late penalty per dog. State statute requires all dogs over the age of 6 months to be registered; a valid rabies certificate is also required. Licenses for unspayed or unneutered animals cost $11 each, while licenses for […]

  • Published
    January 26, 2022

    Deadline nears for savings at Maine State Music Theatre

    Jan. 31 is the deadline for theater-goers to keep their seats during Maine State Music Theatre’s 2022 season. New or returning members save 30% off the price of the Brunswick company’s Mainstage subscription when they purchase by the end of January. The package will include tickets to “The Sound of Music,” “Joseph and the Amazing […]