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Amtrak celebrates 10 years of Downeaster service

Several events planned

PORTLAND Amtrak’s Downeaster is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week, capping off a year in which annual ridership surpassed half a million passengers, Amtrak launched its eTicketing pilot program and workers made progress on an expan More...



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Lisbon school board to elect leaders

LISBON The Lisbon School Committee is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today in the town office to elect leaders for 2012, then dive into a full agenda. More...

MDOT hosts meeting on bridge project

WOOLWICH The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Tuesday at Woolwich Town Hall to discuss replacement or removal of the Dana Mill Bridge, which carries Dana’s Mill Road over Nequasset Brook. More...

Joshua’s comes through in a big way

Joshua’s Restaurant & Tavern held its 16th annual Santa Claus Fund Auction on Dec. 1. The establishment’s popularity and reputation for serving great food and drink brings large crowds each year for this event. Owners T.J. More...



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Food trucks keep rolling In late September, Kimberly Gates, who spearheads the monthly Good Shepherd Food Bank truck deliveries to Bath, worried about how she would fund the project into the new year. More...


“We can’t lose out and send all those kids out because there’s some other business that can pay more rent than us.” More...


Durban Dirty Dozen called out

DURBAN, South Africa — High above the pavement, overlooking Durban’s famous South Beach and the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean, and just blocks from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where up to 20,000 people gathered, seve More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a gay woman. My partner, “Jenny,” and I have been friends with another couple for 15 years. Over the last year I have come to realize that I no longer want to be friends with them. More...

Word Jr.

The Christmas Sleigh

“I bought us a Christmas present!” said Mom as they ate dinner. A smile lit up her face as she put the broccoli on the table. “In October?” said Sara with all her 10-year old logic. More...



Since 1999, The Times Record has published studentwritten news reports, reviews, photographs and other general interest pieces generated by Mid-coast teens. More...

Former school eyed for business center

Harpswell selectmen, Howard tour building, discuss options

HARPSWELL Harpswell officials continue to explore potential uses for the 17,000 square feet that became available after the town acquired West Harpswell School from School Administrative District 75, which closed the school in June. More...

Panel OKs shielding governor’s documents

AUGUSTA Members of the state’s right-to-know advisory committee on Thursday approved a proposal from the governor’s office that would exempt all of his “working papers” from the Freedom of Access Act, perhaps until the end of More...


The mistletoe

(a Celtic tale)

L ong ago, in the darkest days of winter, a blanket of snow lay softly on the ground. A full moon rose. The men and women of the village watched the moon rise, and they knew that soon their priest, the sacred druid, would call them to journey. More...


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Opening flourish

Second-half push propels Brunswick boys past Cony

BRUNSWICK Whether it was first-game nerves or not, the Brunswick High School boys basketball team was just a tick off in the first half of its Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference season opener against Cony on Friday night, trailing the Rams 23-21 at More...

Patriots get first win at Washington, 34-27

LANDOVER, Md. Tom Brady yelled at a coach because of an interception. The Washington Redskins hollered at the refs. It’s fair to say Brady did it because he and the New England Patriots have such high expectations. More...

Rivers has center plans for KG

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers isn’t worried about his team’s lack of depth at center. He plans on using Kevin Garnett a lot more in that role this season. More...


Punished for trying

To the editor: This is to show how a person who was monetarily harmed by the closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station “gets help.” More...

Keep them honest

To the editor: I was heartened to see that The Times Record called upon its attorney and protested in an editorial about a meeting of four Brunswick town councilors that had not been advertised nor the press invited. More...


Mission Possible:

Care for Maine’s military families

WISCASSET — Each year during the holiday season the Wiscasset High School Student Council organizes two major events for the needy in the community. More...


Delegation lists nominees to U.S. Service Academies WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation announced its nominees to the U.S. Service Academies — the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. More...

Picture that!

LCS student Katie Scroggins’ artwork featured on Maine geography website

LISBON — Katie Scroggins, a fourth-grader at Lisbon Community School, has been notified that her artwork will represent the state of Maine on the new website for the New England Geographic Education Network. More...



Noam Chomsky to discuss Arab Spring PORTLAND (AP) — Noam Chomsky, who’s known as the father of modern linguistics, will speak in Portland about the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East. More...


Family of Va. Tech shooter offers its condolences

RICHMOND, Va. ( AP) — The family of the man authorities say shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer has offered condolences and prayers to the slain officer’s family. More...


NATO to end its Iraq training mission BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says it will permanently shut down its military training mission in Iraq at the end of this month and withdraw all its soldiers from the country by Dec. 31. More...