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Bail reform for domestic violence cases pushed

Sometimes it takes a death. Sometimes it takes four deaths: a mother, her two children and the man who killed them and then killed himself. More...

 

Obituaries

William W. Perry - 2015-09-02
Michael G. Bohunicky - 2015-09-02
Pauline S. Thelen - 2015-09-02
Barbara R. Meunier - 2015-09-02
Lillian Howard - 2015-09-01
David K. Hatmaker - 2015-09-01
Pauline S. Thelen - 2015-09-01
Michael Bohunicky - 2015-09-01
George O. VanHazinga - 2015-08-31
Alan N. Hall - 2015-08-31
David L. Kennedy - 2015-08-31
Floyd Illig - 2015-08-28
George O. VanHazinga - 2015-08-28
Toby D. Sanders - 2015-08-28
Lucy L. Stevens - 2015-08-28

News

Thanks for making this a wonderful year

Santa Claus Fund

We started off the year without a home for the Santa Claus Fund. Then the Access Self Storage Company in Topsham came to our rescue. More...

PHOTO: The Coast is Clear

A WOMAN uses her cellphone to capture a scene of wind, water, sand and Seguin Lighthouse on Wednesday at Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg. TROY R. BENNETT / THE TIMES RECORD More...

Truck clips bridge

A box truck driver who failed to notice a low-clearance sign on a railroad trestle bridge on Route 24 struck the bridge Wednesday afternoon, damaging the truck but leaving the bridge unscathed. More...

Opinion

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EDITORIAL

Hail and farewell

The end of the year traditionally provides an opportunity to remember and appreciated loved ones who died during the previous 12 months. More...

The next case of impaired driving

“’Tis the season” is something we are all very familiar with, and often it’s related to celebrations and gatherings associated with the holiday season and the coming of the New Year. More...

Commentary

Land trust reviews full, exciting year

and At this wonderful time of giving and thanks, we want to express our deep gratitude to the many hundreds of loyal supporters who made the work of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) possible this year. More...

We remember

Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg, 21, of Longview, Wash., died Dec. 21 in Khowst province, Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Altmann, 27, of Marshfield, Wis., died Dec. More...

The myths of 2011

The end of the year is a good time to correct some myths recently in the news. More...

Worship

Christmas through the eyes of … King Herod

The first Christmas, as told through the eyes of King Herod,

Those scoundrels. Plotting. Sneaking. Trying to take my throne. But it’s not going to happen. No, I’ll fix them. They show up in Jerusalem. Come to the palace looking for the new king. I am here. I am king. More...

Shambhala centers offers special January programs

BRUNSWICK — Aspiring and experienced meditators are invited to attend events offered at the Shambhala Meditation Centers in the month of January that “will guide participants to commence or reinvigorate a meditation practice,” accor More...

Special services to celebrate year

Several area congregations are planning special activities to usher in the new year. Among them: Brunswick United Methodist Church BRUNSWICK — On Sunday, New Year’s Day, there will only be a 9:30 a.m. More...

Maine

Floor gives way under contractor

SANFORD (AP) — Officials say a contractor escaped serious injury when the floor gave way while he was operating a small loader in a former mill building in Sanford. More...

Suspected meth lab eyed in Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE ( AP) — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab in Presque Isle. Officials searched the Main Street apartment on Thursday. More...

State set to promote young driver safety

AUGUSTA (AP) — During the past year, Maine had about 50 fatal crashes involving young drivers. More...

Ticket

Phyzgig shows offer a celebration of vaudeville

Phyzgig, a vaudeville show with elements for the entire family, will offer a children’s show at 2 p.m. Saturday and a vaudeville show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Schaeffer Auditorium, Bates College, 305 College St. More...

Garden center celebrates the sun on Sunday

BOOTHBAY — From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Barters Island Road will host “Here Comes the Sun,” a free celebration of the “lengthening days,” according to a release from the gardens. More...

Maine Steiners to raise voices at Crooker Theater

BRUNSWICK — The Maine Steiners, a University of Maine a cappella group, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School on Maquoit Road. Tickets cost $5 at the door. More...

Report: Wisconsin city woos Kestrel

BRUNSWICK — Kestrel Aircraft Co. is negotiating with development officials in Superior, Wis., to create 300 to 600 jobs initially envisioned for Maine, a local redevelopment official confirmed today. More...

VIDEO: Bath celebrates the New Year

Carolers ring in 2011 in 8th annual celebration

BATH — In its 8th year, Maine Street Bath hosted a Front Street singing of "Auld Lang Syne" led by Martha Mayo. More...

Chamberlain Award process revised

Presented annually — except this year — by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce’s Military Community Council, the Joshua Chamberlain Award has officially recognized a local individual “ whose activities have served More...

Community

SUPPORT GROUPS  Free Access 

This listing appears the last Friday of each month. Area support groups that would like to be included or need to make changes should contact the community editor at 504-8247 or news@timesrecord.com. General More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. Arrowsic PLANNING BOARD, Monday, 7 p.m. town hall. ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m., town hall. Bath PLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 6 p.m., City Hall. CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday, 6 p.m., City Hall. More...

Military Update

Benefit windfall likely over

The end of the Iraq war also appears to end a golden age of growth in military pay and benefits, which lasted at least a decade and corrected many perceived or long-standing faults in military compensation. More...

Sports

Morse, Bruins highlight 2011

2011 had its share of ups and downs

It seemed like just yesterday when we turned the calendars from 2010 to 2011. But, here we are again, on the cusp of a new year. What will 2012 bring? Before we can think of this next chapter, we need to review all that went on during 2011. More...

Brunswick girls hockey 6-1-1

Lisbon boys and girls fall to Dirigo in hoops action

BRUNSWICK — Rachel Moroney and Jen Machin each scored two goals as the Brunswick High School girls hockey team concluded a successful week with a 6-1 victory over St. Dom’s on Thursday at Sidney J. Watson Arena. More...

Wrestling, swimming, indoor track and basketball action

Area wrestling More...

Letters

Keep Armory board

To the editor: I commend Bath City Councilor Kyle Rogers for introducing the order at the last council meeting to have a board of directors manage the Bath Armory building. More...

We are to blame

To the editor: In an article you recently ran concerning hearings on proposed Maine Department of Health and Human Services reductions, a speaker noted that a society is judged on how it cares for its poor. I disagree. More...

Target war, not poor

To the editor: I spent most of Dec. 14 in Augusta listening to public testimony on Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal for cutting Health and Human Services funding. The speakers made some very strong points: More...

World

2 dead, 61 hurt in pileup

NEW ORLEANS ( AP) — Two men died and 61 other people were injured Thursday in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said. More...

Smaller Tavern on the Green planned

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after the glitzy Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park closed, New York City officials are looking to open a scaled-down version. More...

Pot place won’t have ‘vapor lounge’

PORTLAND (AP) — The operators of a medical marijuana dispensary scheduled to open in Portland say they will not have a “vapor lounge” at the site after state officials raised concerns. More...

Supporting Our Community

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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