September 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Leon Gorman, longtime leader of L.L. Bean, dies

FREEPORT L.L. Bean, Inc. and the Freeport community are mourning the loss of Leon A. Gorman, the grandson of the man who started the outdoor equipment and apparel company with his famous hunting shoe in 1912. More...

Community animal clinic moving from Freeport to Topsham

TOPSHAM After a five-year run in Freeport and more than 19,000 surgeries, the Community Spay-Neuter Clinic is moving. Doors will open Tuesday at its new location at 321 Lewiston Road (Route 196) in Topsham. More...

MAINE BRIEFS

Body Worlds comes to Maine for first time PORTLAND (AP) — An exhibit going on display in Portland lets people learn about the body through a look at real human bodies, inside and out. More...

Sabattus dog found dead was not shot

The Sabattus Police Department has completed its investigation into a report that a Yorkshire terrier found dead on Sunday by his owner had been shot. More...

Judge orders mercury cleanup plan for the Penobscot River

BANGOR The former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant were ordered by a federal judge to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River. More...

Man admits child porn; faces up to 20 years in prison

BANGOR A Maine man who collected photos of infants being sexually abused has pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography. The Portland Press Herald reports that 41-year-old Robert Kinney Jr., of Blaine, changed his plea Wednesday in U.S. More...

Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Jobs report could affect finances

WASHINGTON With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday’s jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans’ financial lives. More...

Disney unveils hundreds of Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

NEW YORK The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. More...

Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece, on Friday buried his wife and two sons in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fl More...

Muslim refugees converting at Berlin church

BERLIN Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. “Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?” pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. More...

In India, bail demands keep poor imprisoned for years

LUCKNOW, India Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father’s eventual release from the prison after 14 years. More...

 

Obituaries

Leon A. Gorman - 2015-09-04
Nancy P. Pederson - 2015-09-04
Karen A. Jones - 2015-09-04
Rodney Hoverson - 2015-09-04
Harvey J. Gagnon - 2015-09-03
Kim E. Malloch - 2015-09-03
Harry E. Hurley - 2015-09-03
Richard H. Green - 2015-09-03
Richard A. Ramsey Jr. - 2015-09-03
William W. Perry - 2015-09-02
Michael G. Bohunicky - 2015-09-02
Pauline S. Thelen - 2015-09-02
Barbara R. Meunier - 2015-09-02
Lillian Howard - 2015-09-01
David K. Hatmaker - 2015-09-01
Pauline S. Thelen - 2015-09-01
Michael Bohunicky - 2015-09-01
George O. VanHazinga - 2015-08-31
Alan N. Hall - 2015-08-31
David L. Kennedy - 2015-08-31

Community

MEETINGS

Arrowsic PLANNING BOARD, Monday, 7 p.m., Town Hall Bowdoinham BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Coombs Municipal Building More...

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FRI/4 MISCELLANEOUS FREEPORT COMMUNITY MARKET, 1- 5p.m. at the L.L. Bean Flagship Store’s “Moose” parking lot. Fresh, locally grown produce, specialty foods and quality hand-made goods. Running every Friday afternoon. More...

Opinion

Obama Haters’ Heads Detonate over ‘DenaliGate’

What could be more entertaining, on a hot summer day, than revisiting the American idiocracy, which is obsessed at the moment with the President’s renaming of a mountain? More...

For Collins, Iran presents challenge

In judging the proposed nuclear accord with Iran, it looks like wisdom is determined by political party. Almost all Republicans quickly opposed the deal. More...

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Worship

A VERY SWEET CELEBRATION

THE YOUTH OF EDGECOMB COMMUNITY CHURCH enjoy an ice cream party given by Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine as winners of the 2015 Spring Walk Youth Group Challenge. More...

Pope visit this month presents security issues

NEW YORK Those planning security for the New York City leg of the upcoming United States visit of Pope Francis have circled Sept. 25 on their calendars as the perfect storm. More...

Trusting God When Life Hurts

The Final Act: Looking Forward

So how do we trust a God like this? A God who allows the most loyal of his servants to lie in a nursing home incapacitated by cancer? A God who snatches a beloved child in her sleep? More...

Supporting Our Community

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Supporting Brunswick Holiday Lighting

   Brunswick Downtown Association's Brunswick Holiday Lighting campaign is underway for the 2015 season that will help light up the downtown for the holidays. Here is a list of those who have contributed to the campaign so far: Full Story


What did you do today? Oh me, I flew a jet

BRUNSWICK “So, what do you want to do?” Larry Labriola asked me in a low voice Thursday in the flight planning room of the Brunswick Executive Airport. Larry owns a Soviet-era, Czechoslovakian-made L-39 Albatros jet. More...

Things you need to know for air show

BRUNSWICK As locals and visitors gear up for the Great State of Maine Air Show this weekend, air show guests may want to familiarize themselves with parking protocol and entry restrictions prior the event to make their experience as enjoyable as pos More...

TR readers:

Due to the upcoming observance of Labor Day, The Times Record will not publish on Monday, Sept. 7 and its office will be closed. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Have a safe holiday. More...

BRIEFS

Wolfe’s Neck Woods nature programs More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

THE TEENS and coordinator Jordan Cardone of the Brunswick Area Teen Center thank Kelsie West-Ezzo and the Edward Jones Topsham office for their donations of collected school supplies. More...

Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina tells Maine audience she wants to cut government

SOUTH PORTLAND Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina brought her outside-the-political bubble appeal to South Portland and more than 500 attendees of the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon. More...

Manslaughter conviction upheld in double-fatal crash

PARIS The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers. More...

Gay couples will try to wed as defiant clerk sits in jail

ASHLAND, KY. April Miller and Karen Roberts will return to the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. More...

Illinois residents expect quiet holiday weekend amid manhunt

FOX LAKE, ILL. Residents and business owners in one of Illinois’ most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual. More...

Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies

BOSTON Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long suffering-industry. More...

Frustration grows among hundreds of refugees at Hungarian train stations

BUDAPEST, Hungary Hundreds of frustrated refugees stuck at Budapest’s Keleti train station gathered up their belongings Friday and vowed to make their way to Vienna on foot. More...

WORLD BRIEFS

Spanish train drivers go on strike More...

Afghan artist paints Kabul’s walls of war to help heal city

KABUL, Afghanistan A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. More...

CORRECTIONS

The Times Record reserves this space to correct errors appearing in our news columns. We ask readers who are aware of factual errors to telephone Managing Editor John Swinconeck at 504-8209. More...

Sports

Judge lets air out of ‘Deflategate’

Tom Brady won’t miss a game as Judge rules in QB’s favor

NEW YORK A judge let the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s fourgame suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. More...

Field hockey teams raise money for cancer research

THE MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL field hockey team hosted a playday last Saturday, with teams and fans coming together to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. More...

Football teams ready to rumble

BRUNSWICK Tonight is the opening of the 2015 football season, with all five area teams in action under the lights. Dan Cooper’s Brunswick Dragons came close to a state title berth two years ago. More...

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A Season of Color

Paintings by Andrea Peters and Tom Curry

“A Season of Color: Paintings by Andrea Peters and Tom Curry” is currently open at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor and runs through Oct. 13. The public is invited to the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. More...

Andrea Peters

East Boothbay artist Andrea Peters’ world is outside her windows — salty inlets, mossy ledges, towering spruces and abundant flower and vegetable gardens — a quintessentially Maine landscape. More...

Tom Curry

Artist Tom Curry is right at home in the tiny village of Brooklin on the remote Blue Hill peninsula. More...