December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bath extends Smart Meter moratorium

Council vote ends up 5-4

BATH With a 5-4 vote, Bath city councilors on Wednesday gave first passage to a sixmonth extension of a citywide moratorium on installation of “Smart Meters.” More...

Coping with war’s impact, tragedy

When the first rationing books rolled off the presses in February 1942, my mother hit her stride. Having lived through the Great Depression, scrimping and saving was nothing new to her. More...

 

Obituaries

Charles Sawyer - 2015-07-31
Toby Sanders - 2015-07-31
Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29

Community

THAT WAS THEN

Like a bowl full of ‘low-fat’ jelly 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 Decembe More...

Holiday knitting project heats up

BATH Halcyon Yarn will collect hand-knit or crocheted hats, mittens, cowls and scarves for children ages 4 to 12 years old through Dec. 17 as part of its annual Caps for Kids campaign. More...

Library hosts winter hiking skills workshop

FREEPORT — The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club will put on a winter hiking skills workshop at 6 p. m. Tuesday at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. More...

Opinion

Check it once, check it twice

EDITORIAL

’Tis the season to make lists, so here are two that merit an annual review in advance of winter holiday celebrations. The first comes from the website Staylocal.org, based in New Orleans. More...

Letters

Oust the bums

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A good track record

To the editor: I write about all the fuss about the train facility between Church Road and Stanwood Street in Brunswick. The people in the neighborhood seem to think it is the end of the world. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Silent night: A joy to behold

WASHINGTON — Hello chatter, my old friend. The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing — or one person — at a time. More...

Feds should OK medical marijuana

OTHER VOICES

A formal federal recognition of marijuana as a prescription drug is the logical approach to the medical marijuana debate. More...

Maine

Portland council denies Occupy Maine request

PORTLAND Despite overwhelming support for the camp voiced by members of the public during its Wednesday night meeting, the City Council voted 8-1 to deny a request by Occupy Maine to remain in Lincoln Park for at least six more months. More...

BRIEFS

Survey: Mainers want Postal Service saved PORTLAND (AP) — A new survey shows most Mainers want the U.S. Postal Service saved and are willing to go along with cost-cutting measures in order to keep it going. More...

World

Blagojevich gets 14 years

CHICAGO ( AP) — Rod Blagojevich starts today facing a bleak countdown — 71 days before the twice-elected Illinois governor must say goodbye to his family and begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption. More...

Block of morning-after pill sparks outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the morning after and the controversy over how to sell emergency contraception still looms. More...

Official: Israeli missile strike kills 2

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says an Israeli missile strike has killed two suspected Islamic militants in Gaza. More...

Rescue vessels to be built in Bath

Air Force contractor leases city property for construction center

BATH Hodgdon Defense Composites, an affiliate of Hodgdon Yachts, will begin building new, jet-ski-like rescue vessels for the U.S. Air Force Special Command at a new headquarters on the Bath waterfront. More...

Armory rehab bond OK’d, board created

Skate park move clears hurdle, encounters another

BATH An hour of organized, impassioned pleas from Bath-area teens and adolescents to save their “ second home” Wednesday evening preceded a series of votes by the Bath City Council that funds renovations to the former National Guard Armo More...

Sinclair elected to lead council

BATH City councilors on Wednesday unanimously elected Ward 6 Councilor David Sinclair as their chairman. They then voted 5- 4 in favor of Ward 2 Councilor Sean Paulhus to serve as vice chairman for the coming year. More...

News

Inmates craft beautiful toys

I sent two volunteers from the Santa Claus Fund to the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on Wednesday. Al and Marshall met with Naomi Bonang, the industrial supervisor at Two Bridges. They took some photos and talked with the inmates. More...

Frosty’s Donuts revival possible

BRUNSWICK After its longtime owners sought a buyer for nearly three years, Frosty’s Donuts could soon sweeten downtown Brunswick’s early morning scene again. Realtor Shirley Wedell said Wednesday that owner Robert A. Frost Jr. More...

BRIEFS

Candy Cane Train revs up for weekend trips BATH — The sixth annual Candy Cane Train departs from the Bath Train Station on Saturday and Sunday. The 90-minute excursions leave at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days. More...

Sports

Matt Cook returns to the hardcourt

Takes over boys basketball program

FREEPORT A familiar name has taken over the Freeport High School boys basketball program as the Falcons look to rebound from a winless 2010/11 campaign, while the girls look to make a statement as the Western Maine Conference season openers nears. More...

Ortiz remains with Red Sox

DALLAS ( AP) — David Ortiz is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to the team’s offer of salary arbitration. The 36-year-old designated hitter has been with Boston since 2003. More...

Sandusky faces two new charges

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged last month with 40 counts of sexually abusing eight boys, was arrested Wednesday on new sexual abuse charges involving two additional accusers. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Thu/8MISCELLANEOUSSUGAR PLUM FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-2p.m., Parkview Adventist MedicalCenter lobby, upper Maine St.,Brunswick.DREAMLAND THEATER: “Oliver,”6:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880Washington St., Bath; $5, concessions $1, bring own pic More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: After a bitter seven-year estrangement from his family, my husband received his grandfather’s eulogy in the mail. More...

Living

SKIING SANTAS

SOME OF THE 250 Santas participating in a fundraising event ride the chairlift at Sunday River Ski Resort this past Sunday in Newry. More...

Getting someone’s attention without trying ... by crying

A s I stood by the side of the road next to the police cruiser, still crying and now wondering if my father was at all concerned that I had basically hung up on him abruptly after saying “I’ve got to go dad, there’s a cop,” I More...

Doolittle’s raid electrifies a world at war

NEW ORLEANS Almost 70 years after the United States struck Japan in a bold bombing raid that did little damage but lifted the spirits of a Pearl Harborweary nation, Thomas Griffin relishes the role he played that day as a navigator in one of Jimmy D More...