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N.H. officials: Hernandez back safe with her family

Abigail Hernandez, a missing teen who was the subject of a fervent search in New Hampshire, is back home, officials reported Monday.Hernandez was safely reunited with her family Sunday evening, according to a short press release from New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, Conway Police Chief Edward Wagner, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in Charge William Scott O’Donnell.“The facts and circumstances surrounding Abigail’s disappearance continue to... Read more

Columns

Meeting adjourned

Any business or operation employing one or more people requires the occasional staff meeting to ensure everyone is on the same page. Meetings are for updates on business projections and sales trends, sharing of creative ideas or suggestions and introducing new products. Meetings are to discuss policies that have fallen by the wayside and to lay down the law about procedures that are blatantly abused or ignored. Organizational communication experts say most meetings follow the... Read more

Sun Sports

Sea Dogs' Gibson shines in All-Star Game

The league leading Portland Sea Dogs (63-34) sent several players to Wednesday's 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game in Altoona, Penn. Derrik Gibson led the way batting 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs in the Eastern Conference's 5-2 loss. Sean Coyle (recently honored as the Eastern League Player of the Month for June) went 1-for-3 while Catcher Blake Swihart was 0-for-2. Pitcher Robbie Scott hurled a solid inning in relief, striking out two batters while... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

(To place a paid advertisement for a music event, please call 699-5809.) Tuesday, July 8 Tall Horse with Lisa/Liza and Mouth Washington at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com John Hiatt & the Combo with The Robert Cray Band at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$55; Doors at 7 p.m.www.statetheatreportland.com Wednesday, July 9 CLASH: Steely Dan vs Doobie Brothers at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Nouveau-Expo with The Effects at Flask, 117... Read more

Culture

In 'Seven Brides,' MSMT perfects art of …

A theme is emerging for me this summer as I attend the many summer options for theater goers in our Arts abundant state. Dance is the word and Maine State Music Theatre’s production of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS is jaw-dropping explosive athleticism.Every show has a star, a standout and hands down, this show belongs to Director/ Choreographer Patti Colombo and her choreography. Ms. Colombo has taken this classic American Musical about the opening up... Read more

All Things Digital

Instagram

My 20-something step-daughter mentioned the other day that she's hardly on Facebook anymore and prefers Instagram as her main social network. I'm familiar with Instagram and even have the app on my iPhone, but hadn't really played with it yet. "How could it be better than Facebook?" I wondered. I didn't realize how significant the photo captions were. Instagram is to smart phones what Facebook is to computers, which may offer an explanation as to... Read more

Local Business

Are you part of the cover up?

Skin cancer has been called a lifestyle disease attributable to excessive exposure to ultra violet (UV) rays (e.g. sun burns, deep tans, tanning beds, etc.). Think about that, then consider that Maine and New Hampshire have among the highest rates of skin cancer in the United States. So, what should you know about detection, treatment and prevention of skin cancers? Also, your medical history can impact the cost or availability of life and disability insurance. These... Read more

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