December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Health care cuts decried

AUGUSTA Hundreds of people lined the halls of the State House on Wednesday to speak out about proposed cuts to MaineCare that would eliminate health coverage for 65,000 residents. More...

No choice on school planner

BRUNSWICK A Brunswick School Department committee will move ahead to interview the lone applicant for a contract to develop a strategic plan for Brunswick schools after a School Board vote Wednesday night. More...



John H. Reed Jr. - 2015-11-27
William M. Washington - 2015-11-27
Carmel P. Davenport - 2015-11-27
Robin F. Kelley - 2015-11-27
Adam J. Moore - 2015-11-25
Richard O. Skelton - 2015-11-25
Lucille C. Mitchell - 2015-11-25
Clarence Coffin Sr. - 2015-11-25
Dawn E. O’Neill - 2015-11-25
Donna Cooper - 2015-11-24
Charlene J. Nicolino - 2015-11-24
Charles L. Hehn Jr. - 2015-11-24
Lucille G. Mitchell - 2015-11-24
Myron L. Newton - 2015-11-24
Robert Cole - 2015-11-24
Margaret E. Pye - 2015-11-23
Alta L. Marriner - 2015-11-23
Mary A. Apigian - 2015-11-23
Frederick T. York - 2015-11-23


‘Opy the Elf’ keeps rolling along

“Opy the Elf” is a longtime supporter of the Santa Claus Fund. I met Opy, who shall remain nameless by his request, when I became a volunteer eight years ago. Opy has a special gift that he calls a hobby. More...

Chimney flare-up doused

Quick action by Bowdoin fire crew minimizes damage

BOWDOIN The Bowdoin Fire Department extinguished a chimney fire Tuesday night at a home on Lewis Hill Road. The chimney fire at 780 Lewis Hill Road was reported at 6:44 p.m. More...

Topsham revisits housing plan

TOPSHAM The Board of Selectmen will continue discussion tonight about Affordable Midcoast Housing LLC’s finalized housing plan for residences at the former Navy Annex. More...


Huskies host the Destroyers

THE BRUNSWICK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL boys basketball team hosted rival Bath Middle School on Monday. More...

Sox make two moves

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox tweaked their bullpen and bench with a pair of moves Wednesday, acquiring reliever Mark Melancon and utility infielder Nick Punto in separate deals. More...

Thomas makes 47 saves as Bruins down Senators, 5-2

OTTAWA ( AP) — Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins have put their lost October well behind them. More...


Newt, Mitt, Bibi and Vladimir

I have a simple motto when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: I love both Israelis and Palestinians, but God save me from some of their U.S. friends — those who want to love them to death, literally. More...


Jewish New York City

History, heritage, Hanukkah — and food

NEW YORK M useums and historic sites, the world’s largest menorah, and a trendy new Tribeca restaurant inspired by an old-school Catskills resort. More...

Michigan gives Wis. mitten campaign the thumbs down

LANSING, Mich. Michigan and Wisconsin have thrown off the gloves and are engaged in hand-to-hand combat in a debate over which of them looks more like a mitten. More...

Charleston fire; first execution of Union deserter


In April 1861, the Civil War’s first shots were fired in Charleston, S.C. More...


Poll: Most want payroll tax extension

WASHINGTON ( AP) — Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press- GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012. More...

7 miners safely removed in Idaho

MULLAN, Idaho ( AP) — Seven miners were safely removed from an underground mine in northern Idaho after they were injured by a rock burst while working more than a mile deep, a mine company official said late Wednesday. More...

Russia pledges at least $10 billion to save euro

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia, hoping to keep its largest export market from collapsing, will give at least $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling euro currency, an aide to President Dmitry Medvedev said today. More...


Santa Claus Fund volunteers Beverly Gray, left, and Donna Barrett pick out age-appropriate toys to pack and ship off to needy children for Christmas. More...

Two years later, an indictment

Brunswick man’s attorney disputes 2009 computer file theft charge

BRUNSWICK A grand jury indicted a 51- year-old Brunswick man who police accuse of stealing documents from computers at the local business where he worked. Scott Bodwell, 51, of Ocean Drive, Brunswick, was indicted Dec. More...

Perzanoski hospitalized

BRUNSWICK Brunswick School Department Superintendent Paul Perzanoski was in stable condition at Mid Coast Hospital on Wednesday after what School Board chairwoman Corinne Perreault said was a “health scare.” More...



Santa’s hard hat helper

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...

Spring arts class registration now open at UCBB

BATH — Registration is now open for fine arts courses offered in Bath for the spring 2012 semester. More...


Bowdoinham PLANNING BOARD WORKSHOP, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Coombs Municipal Building. Brunswick SCHOOL BOARD: POLICY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, Thursday, 4 p.m., student services director’s office, 46 Federal St. More...


Show must go on

To the editor: “Seussical” is the show that will not be stopped. More...

An incredible performance

To the editor: We’re sure you are well aware of Brunswick High School’s excellence in scholastics and sports. You may not be aware that the same holds for their music program. More...

Sudden closure

To the editor: Imagine my surprise when I got to the People Plus building last week to see a sign saying the Teen Center is closed the month of December. This an especially critical time for young people. More...

Et Cetera



Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: “Saddened in New Jersey” (Oct. 2) complained that her sister’s 4- year-old daughter put stickers on the hands and face of her deceased grandmother during her wake. More...


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Barber shop broken into for fifth time MANCHESTER (AP) — The owner of a Manchester barber shop says his business has been broken into for the fifth time in the past three months. More...

Cause of 2 Portland deaths unknown

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s medical examiner says autopsies have failed to determine how a husband and wife died in Portland, but there’s nothing to indicate foul play. More...

Drug agents seize 2.5 pounds of bath salts

WATERVILLE (AP) — Maine drug agents say a 26-year-old man faces drug trafficking charges in connection with the seizure of 2.5 pounds of the synthetic mind-altering drug known as “bath salts.” More...

Supporting Our Community


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