December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug searches with dogs planned at Morse

BATH — Hoping to add another deterrent to their arsenal of anti-drug measures, Regional School Unit 1 administrators and the Bath Police Department will soon bring drugsniffing police dogs through Morse High School to conduct random searches. More...

 

Obituaries

Richard W. McConathey - 2015-07-07
Joan E. Coop - 2015-07-07
Myron F. Skillin - 2015-07-07
Debra Spence - 2015-07-07
Norman J. Furrow - 2015-07-07
Dorrance Marstaller - 2015-07-06
Jacqueline Jones - 2015-07-06
Frank T. Campagna - 2015-07-06
Michel C. de Lyra - 2015-07-06
Katharine H. Bell - 2015-07-02
Richard L. Field - 2015-07-02
DEATH NOTICE - 2015-07-02
Winona Gaudreau - 2015-07-01
Virginia Grimes - 2015-07-01
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-01

Community

THAT WAS THEN

The stuff memories are made of

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...

UMaine System offers special scholarships

BATH — Dennis Unger, director of University College at Bath/Brunswick, recently announced the availability of a limited number of Osher Scholarships for the spring 2012 semester, which begins Jan. 9. More...

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Brunswick RECYCLING COMMITTEE, Thursday, 7 p.m., Hawthorne School, 46 Federal St. Lisbon PLANNING BOARD, Thursday, 7 p.m., town office. Topsham HISTORY COMMITTEE, Thursday, 2:30 p.m., municipal building. More...

Letters

Poison prevention

To the editor: Every time I pop some leftovers in the microwave, the thought runs through my mind that I might be eating an extra dosage of some 14-letter synthetic chemical, added to the plethora of components in the plastic container. More...

Charge on

To the editor: I was extremely impressed with the Brunswick High School band at recent boys and girls varsity basketball games. These young musicians, under the direction of Mike Scarponi, play loud, clear and with great rhythm. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Repressing democracy, with American arms

SITRA, Bahrain — When President Barack Obama decides soon whether to approve a $53 million arms sale to our close but despotic ally Bahrain, he must weigh the fact that America has a major naval base here and that Bahrain is a moderate, moderni More...

Driven to distraction

We can all agree, hopefully, that texting while driving is stupid, irresponsible and dangerous. Further, most sensible people support Connecticut’s ban on the use of handheld cellphones while driving. More...

Living

The nativity gets update

LONDON T here’s a beautifully groomed Mary in a blue party dress, a fashionable Joseph gazing adoringly at the baby, and wise men carrying a Faberge egg, a crystal bottle of perfume and a decorated skull. More...

Diplomatic crisis defused in Trent Affair

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

At the close of 1861, President Abraham Lincoln finds himself at war at home — and fending off a diplomatic crisis with Britain that threatens hostilities if not handled delicately. More...

Company envisions floating startups

SUNNYVALE, Calif. You’ve heard of tech companies starting in a Silicon Valley garage. What about on a ship? More...

Breaking News - 12/23/2011 11:57 AM

Police find body near rail tracks

Brunswick Police seeking information from public

BRUNSWICK — The body of a man likely in his mid-40s was discovered Thursday afternoon along the railroad tracks between Bath Road and Route 1. More...

3 people die in car crashes

Durham accident claims life of Freeport man

DURHAM — The Androscoggin County Sheriff ’s Department was called to two fatal single-vehicle crashes Wednesday. More...

Publication sparks uproar

Reappearance of ‘Crow’s Nest’ in Freeport has folks squawking

FREEPORT — A rogue, homemade publication has bedeviled town officials, prompting questions about free speech rights and a series of public accusations of who is behind the staple-bound booklets distributed under the title “News as Viewed from A More...

News

HAULING ’EM IN

FRANKIE BARRINGTON, above, left, hoists a few of Rex Collamore’s lobster traps from the deck of the Cindy C. Monday at the town landing in Wiscasset. More...

Habitat, Freeport agree on duplex housing deal

FREEPORT — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will move forward on a project to build four new Freeport duplexes after the town council approved a land sale to the nonprofit Tuesday night. More...

Burglar leaves money, pills, but grabs beer

BOWDOINHAM Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department received a report of a burglary on Post Road on Friday afternoon. The event was reported at 2:34 p.m. More...

Sports

Rowing the Bay!

Rowing Association looking for big things

BRUNSWICK — The wind breezes through your hair as you hit the open water for a day of rowing down Merrymeeting Bay and around Cow Island, putting everything into each stroke. More...

Rondo scores 17 as Celtics beat Raptors 81-73

BOSTON (AP) — If you listened to the post- lockout reports, there was a chance Rajon Rondo wouldn’t have been on the TD Garden floor for Wednesday night’s preseason game against Toronto. More...

Greyhounds fall to Boothbay, 47-33

LISBON FALLS — The Lisbon High School girls basketball team stayed close for three quarters against Boothbay in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference action on Wednesday. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Thu/22 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: On Oct. 19 you printed a letter from “ Bruised and Abused,” a man who is dating a woman who becomes physically violent when they argue. I know this is a touchy subject. More...

BRIDGE

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Maine

Vigil held for missing girl

WATERVILLE (AP) — More than 60 people prayed for hope at a candlelight vigil for a missing 20-month-old girl in Maine, as tips poured in and the search was expanded Wednesday to include trails and more waterways. More...

Maine’s population is down and up

PORTLAND ( AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau released new population statistics Wednesday, and it was either good news or bad news for Maine depending on how you read the numbers. More...

BRIEFS

Woman abducted from Augusta store lot AUGUSTA (AP) — Augusta police are looking for a man they say abducted a woman walking to her car after shopping at Walmart and drove her to an ATM in her own vehicle where he forced her to withdraw money. More...

World

Baghdad bombings kill at least 60

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of at least 14 bombings ripped across Baghdad this morning, killing at least 60 people in the worst violence Iraq has seen for months. More...

BRIEFS

Turkey condemns Syria for killings BEIRUT (AP) — A team of Arab observers headed to Syria today as neighboring Turkey condemned President Bashar Assad for turning his country into a “bloodbath” after the regime killed more than 200 More...

Investigator: Pilot said he picked up ice before crash

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed on a New Jersey highway and killed all five people on board told air traffic controllers he was accumulating ice as he ascended, federal investigators said Wednesday. More...