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Giving new life to old books

Library ‘repurposes’ materials to sell at Bowdoinham fair

BOWDOINHAM The Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans eighth annual holiday show and sale is scheduled for Friday night and Saturday at the Bowdoinham Town Hall. The show will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Everything’s in place at the North Pole Annex

The Santa Claus Fund is three days into the campaign, and the volunteers packed away toys for boys and girls for the entire service area. More...


MID COAST HOSPITAL AUXILIARY volunteers are busy this week making more than 100 arrangements of fresh evergreens, holly and other natural materials gathered along the coast, to be sold Friday at the More...



Full Story

Newt’s alternative history

WASHINGTON — In many ways, Newt is the perfect man. More...


Meter ban winding down To the editor: Ed Friedman, et. al., have filed an appeal (a 19-person complaint v. Maine Public Utilities Commission appeal) with the Maine Supreme Court regarding Smart Meters in Maine. More...


Aging in Place

A little help can go a long way

VERONA, N.J. Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O’Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in her own backyard when she turned 80 this year. More...

The Trent Affair — Britain and U.S. in crisis

The Trent Affair, a diplomatic crisis involving the doctrine of freedom of the seas that brought Britain and the United States to their closest point of possible hostilities early in the Civil War, reaches a boiling point this week 150 years ago. More...

Mainer ‘knows’ Katahdin

MILLINOCKET Climbing Maine’s mile- high Mount Katahdin once is something to be proud of. Nelson Daigle’s done it 462 times, and the wiry, gray- haired 73- year- old retired paper worker aims to make it an even 500. More...

Topsham voters finish quickly

Town meeting attendees pass four articles

TOPSHAM With only about three dozen registered voters in attendance, Wednesday’s special town meeting at Mt. Ararat High School wrapped up business in about 35 minutes. More...

Legislator faces fraud investigation

AUGUSTA Acting on one of the worst campaign fraud cases seen in Maine, the state ethics commission on Wednesday asked for a criminal investigation into a freshman legislator’s alleged spending of thousands of dollars in public campaign funds f More...

Movin’ on up

Slotcar Junction heads upstairs, to sell toys

BRUNSWICK Slotcar Junction, a specialty hobby store located in the Tontine Mall, is relocating from its basement location, but the store is not traveling far. More...



Elf improvement In 1977, a reporter from The Times Record tagged along with Santa Claus as he made his rounds to various locales in the Mid-coast region during December. More...


BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Junior High School has released its first quarter honor roll. More...

Panel to discuss online publishing

FREEPORT — Freeport Creative Arts will host a conversation about online publishing at 7 p.m. Monday in the Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. More...


’Builders set for change

Morse High School 2011/ 12 Winter Sports Preview

“Before the season started I figured that our weakness was going to be our lack of size. However, having Lauren and Hannah back will give us the size we need to compete on the boards.” Dropping down to Class B could have its advantages. More...

Change to a Class B schedule gives teams new challenges

BATH — The Morse High School winter athletic teams are competing in Class B, save for swimming, so it’s somewhat of a new beginning for the Shipbuilders. Boys basketball Finished 0-18 under head coach Todd Flaherty and opens Dec. More...

Brunswick girls hockey downs Winslow 4-1 for first win

WINSLOW — Jen Machin scored a goal and added an assist in the second period as the Brunswick High School girls hockey team earned a 4-1 victory over Winslow at Sukee Arena on Wednesday. More...

Et Cetera


Thu/1MISCELLANEOUSSILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER tobeneft Brunswick Downtown Association, 5-7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library,23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; horsd’oeuvres; 729-4439 A CAPELLA GROUPS, featuri More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I want you to know how much I agree with your answer to “Paying for My Popcorn in Oregon” (Sept. 15), who complained about her niece sneaking food into the theater. More...


Probe continues into shootings

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — State police investigators have not pinpointed why a sheriff ’s department dispatcher gunned down his wife’s ex-husband before he was fatally shot by a trooper, officials said Wednesday. More...


Three suspected of taking oil from home BELFAST (AP) — Police in Belfast say three men are suspected of siphoning oil from an outdoor oil tank at the vacant home of a woman who recently died. More...


Cain ponders his future

MANCHESTER, N. H. ( AP) — He’s still plotting an aggressive campaign schedule across several states, but Herman Cain also has begun to outline a possible exit strategy from the race for the Republican presidential nomination. More...

European Central Bank’s chief hints at more support

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted the bank is prepared to play a bigger, yet limited role in the resolution of Europe’s debt crisis — but only after the 17 countries that use the euro tether their econo More...


Indian drugmaker OK’d to sell Lipitor TRENTON, N. J. ( AP) — India’s largest maker of generic drugs won approval late Wednesday to sell a generic version of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor. More...