December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment claims rise after steady declines

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week after three weeks of declines to a level consistent with modest gains in hiring. More...



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SANTA (DR. STEVE WALSH) was spotted at the Bath Animal Hospital on Dec. 3. The jolly old elf was on hand to help with the hospital’s third annual “Photos with Santa” fundraiser. All proceeds benefited the Brunswick Dog Park. More...

30 years in business, 30 years of donations

The Morning Glory Natural Food Store is celebrating 30 years on Maine Street in Brunswick this year.  Susan Tarpinian opened her store in Brunswick in 1981. More...

Richmond Police Logs

Criminal threatening and marijuana possession charges make recent crime logs in Richmond. More...


Thanks to a quality town

To the editor:  There are times when the word “final” can be associated with “reflection,” and seldom does someone thank a voting public after an election loss.  More...

A great comfort

To the editor:  I was in a car accident on the morning of Dec. 17 on Route 1 in Woolwich. More...

War is not over

To the editor:  I was taken aback with The Times Record’s choice of “War is over” as the headline for the Dec. More...



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Light in a season of darkness


Your very interesting Dec. 23 commentary “The People’s Tree” by Leon Neyfakh caused me to reflect upon what some call Christmas and others refer to as the holidays or the holiday season, Winter Solstice or the Solstice.  More...


Marriage optional

More and more adults in America staying out of the ring

NEW YORK A s a 20-something, Erin Turner feels she made all the right moves dating wise. More...

Florida yoga teacher named ‘world’s oldest’

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.  The yoga teacher in the front of the room lay on the floor, her hands resting on her upper thighs. She lifted her right leg high in the air, foot flexed. More...

Gray wolves on the rebound

Their future is uncertain as federal protections end

ATLANTA, Mich.  After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf protection business, leaving it to individual states — and the wolves themselves &mdas More...

Newsmakers 2011: Patrick Manuel

New RSU1 superintendent, Phippsburg parent

BATH — Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent Patrick Manuel learned during his tenure leading Phippsburg Elementary School a decade ago that residents of the Midcoast region maintain a special connection to their schools. More...

Hile takes county position

Sagadahoc hires longtime West Bath town administrator

WEST BATH — After 8.5 years on the job, West Bath Town Administrator Pam Hile will work her last day at the town office on Friday before beginning a new job as Sagadahoc County administrator. More...


A brush with Old Man Winter


A solitary worker brushes snow from cars in this photo dated Jan. 11, 1984. More...

Weight & Lifestyle Change session to begin Jan. 12

BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital’s Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change will launch a new 12-week session on Jan. 12.  Classes run from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...


Class explores God’s take on economics   BATH — Midcoast Family University will offer a sixweek course titled “Godonomics.” The deadline to register is Jan. More...


A ‘pressing’ win

Morse boys down Belfast, 64-50

BATH  The Morse High School boys basketball team stood inside its huddle surrounding coach Todd Flaherty after giving away most of a 14-point first-half lead. More...

Dragons host hockey tourney

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School girls hockey team hosted the inaugural Dragons Girls Ice Hockey Holiday Tournament at Sidney J. More...

Hornets drop Celtics to 0-3 with 97-78 win

NEW ORLEANS  Jarrett Jack gave NBA fans in New Orleans their first real taste of life without Chris Paul. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 19- year-old woman, hardworking and married to my best friend. Life is amazing!  More...


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Large searches end for missing toddler   WATERVILLE (AP) — After a nearly two-week search for a 20-month-old girl who disappeared from her home, Maine wardens on Wednesday wrapped up work that involved combing woods, fields, private proper More...


Odd notes, mad-dash trips mark Iowa closing sprint

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s GOP presidential contest remains deeply unsettled, if not downright strange, five days before the Jan. 3 caucus.  Rep. Ron Paul, drawing big crowds, got a surprise endorsement Wednesday night from Rep. More...