December 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local woman sentenced for benefits theft

BRUNSWICK A 40-year-old Brunswick woman convicted of stealing nearly $60,000 in food stamps and child care reimbursement benefits will serve at least 13 months in Cumberland County Jail and pay restitution for the improperly received benefits. More...



Dillwyn P. Paiste IV - 2016-05-06
Lucille Thibodeau - 2016-05-06
SERVICE NOTICES - 2016-05-06
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-05-06
Richard H. Carlton - 2016-05-05
Sharron Lee Morse - 2016-05-05
Caroline G. Beckjord - 2016-05-05
Granville Wallace Sr. - 2016-05-04
Georgia Ann Durkee - 2016-05-04
SERVICE NOTICE - 2016-05-04
James E. Schillinger - 2016-05-03
Evelyn M. Woodhouse - 2016-05-03
Reginald J. Fortin - 2016-05-03
W. Henry Richardson - 2016-05-03
Robert N. Dolloff - 2016-05-03
Elizabeth F. Wiggins - 2016-05-03
Paul J. Rizzo - 2016-05-03
James Beck - 2016-05-03
Lillian Jewell - 2016-05-03



A WELL-USED, green and red lobster buoy lies bedraggled on the ground near the water in Phippsburg. More...

Bowdoinham board meets

BOWDOINHAM The Board of Selectmen will meet today at 5:30 p.m. at the town office on School Street. More...

Library hosts book talk on ‘new frugality’

BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., will host a casual and information discussion of Chris Farrell’s book “ The New Frugality: How To Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better” at 5: 30 p. m. More...



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Doing nothing will cause harm


For real budget hawks, the failure of the congressional super committee to reach an agreement on a second round of budget cuts is excellent news. If Congress remains stuck in gridlock, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts go into effect. More...


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Merry Christmas

To the editor: Evidently, Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well. Everywhere I turn — the television, the mall or the newsstand — the battle over “Merry Christmas” rages on. More...

Back to average

To the editor: Medicaid reforms are so necessary in order to bring Maine in line with national averages in granting aid. Maine’s Medicaid program gives benefits to 35 percent more of the state’s population than the national average. More...

Cart games

To the editor: The Christmas season is supposed to be a time of love, faith and sharing. Have you been to a department or grocery store lately? People turn into crazy and nasty people. More...


Lagasse, Smith

GRAY — Danielle Marie Lagasse and Christopher Scott Smith, both of Gray, wish to announce their engagement. More...

Bickford, Parker

BOWDOINHAM — Lisa Sharon Bickford and Andrew David Parker, both of Bowdoinham, wish to announce their engagement. More...

Bisson, Vaughan

BOWDOIN — Russell Bisson of Topsham and Georgia Temple of Bowdoin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Bisson, to Scott Vaughan of Scarborough. More...

AG: Rail meetings don’t need to be open

Depot construction timeline, details available online

BRUNSWICK In direct response to a Maine Freedom of Access Act inquiry by The Times Record and another newspaper, the Maine Attorney General’s Office determined that meetings of an advisory group of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Autho More...

Freeport man indicted for swiping metal

Burglary reported Oct. 3

FREEPORT A Cumberland County grand jury indicted a Freeport man suspected of stealing more than $3,000 in copper fittings and piping from a home construction site on Newfield Road. More...

Feds kick in $11M for Kennebec Bridge

RICHMOND Federal and state officials announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $10.8 million in grant funding to help replace the 80-year-old bridge that spans the Kennebec River between Richmond and Dresden. More...



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A Conversation in Poetry

The brief poems of today’s column were written by Edward Nobles of Bangor about his father, who abandoned Nobles’ family. More...

Bath’s staying open late for business

BATH Downtown Bath’s annual Holiday Open House will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. More...


Rivals meet in MS hoops

BATH — The Brunswick Junior High School girls basketball teams took on rival Bath on Monday at Bath Middle School, with the Destroyers coming out on top in both contests. More...

Seahawks now 6-7

SEATTLE What impresses Marshawn Lynch isn’t his streak of nine straight games with a touchdown or yet another 100-yard performance. More...

Patriots deal with sideline spat, defensive woes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The sideline spat between Tom Brady and his offensive coordinator seems to have been patched up. The New England Patriots defense will take longer to fix. More...


Depression and democracy

It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression. True, it’s not a full replay of the Great Depression, but that’s cold comfort. Unemployment in both America and Europe remains disastrously high. More...

Et Cetera


Tue/13BLOOD DRIVEMERCY HOSPITAL, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,Portland; 1-800 RED CROSS RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave.,Portland; or1-800-RED-CROSS.MISCELLANEOUSFREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am 35 and my husband is 45. When we met, he weighed 375 pounds. He has now hit the 600-pound mark. I have five kids, a fulltime job and go to school two nights a week. More...


Debate heats up over proposed Medicaid cuts

AUGUSTA Even before Maine lawmakers begin their review of Medicaid cuts that could leave 65,000 people without coverage, the talk is heating up over Gov. Paul LePage’s plan that’s aimed at avoiding a $220 million state budget shortfall. More...


A YOUNGSTER DIVES in the new Pump House Indoor Water Park at the Jay Peak ski resort in Jay, Vt., on Monday. The water park celebrated its grand opening Monday and invited area children to partake. More...

Impact of Maine health insurance overhaul felt

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine businesses are beginning to feel the impact of a health insurance overhaul law the Legislature passed earlier this year, with some companies seeing premium drops while others seeing their rates rise. More...


U.S. asks Iran to give back drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has delivered a formal request to Iran for the return of a U.S. surveillance drone captured by Iranian armed forces, but said it is not hopeful that Iran will comply. More...

Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky waives hearing



IN THIS 2005 FILE PHOTO, Jim Jordan, left, and Robby Hardison stand in front of the “Snoopy House” that Jordan started 44 years ago with help from Hardison in Costa Mesa, Calif. More...