January 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Study contests LePage’s take on DHHS cut targets

Issue involves MaineCare

AUGUSTA — The childless adults Gov. Paul Le- Page has proposed dropping from MaineCare are far from young and healthy, despite rhetoric to the contrary, according to a report released Monday by an advocacy group for the poor. More...

 

Obituaries

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
Michele A. St. Clair - 2015-06-30
Elizabeth J. Massanek - 2015-06-30
Elisabeth W. King - 2015-06-30
Donald M. Page - 2015-06-30

Community

RAFFLE TO HELP MAKE-A-WISH

THE ALNA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, shown here, will donate proceeds it won in the Lincoln County Fire Chiefs Association Disney Trip Raffle to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Community Energy Fun More...

USM graduate courses to be held in Bath

BATH — Starting Jan. 18, Lynne Miller will offer the University of Southern Maine graduate education course “EDU 600: Research Methods and Techniques” at University College at Bath/Brunswick. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

BathCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTCOMMITTEE, Thursday, 4:30p.m., City Hall. BowdoinPLANNING BOARD, Tuesday, 7p.m., town office. More...

Opinion

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The party of no vote

OTHER VOICES

Nothing illustrates the dysfunctional nature of Washington-level politics better than the tripe we are hearing over President Obama’s decision to appoint Richard Cordray the new consumer watchdog, bypassing stubborn GOP opposition. More...

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Commentary

America’s unlevel playing field

Last month President Barack Obama gave a speech invoking the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt on behalf of progressive ideals — and Republicans were not happy. More...

Home and Family

Sen. Susan Collins has dinner with the Smileys

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

Ford, 11, wrote the first round of invitations for Dinner with the Smileys ( you can read his invitation on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sarah.is.smiley), so he wanted to set the table for our first guest, Sen. Susan Collins. More...

Gardening resolutions for 2012

Notes from the Garden

I am, at heart, an optimist. I believe that the rodents will leave my tulip bulbs alone, so last fall I planted plenty. I believe that the Zone 5 perennials I planted last summer in my zone 4 garden will survive the winter. More...

Gala premiere, then quiet 30th for Middleton

LONDON A fter attending a gala film premiere in a full-length lacy evening gown, Kate Middleton stepped out of the public gaze Monday to celebrate her milestone 30th birthday in private. More...

Maine

Police: Driver in fatal crash texted partygoers

WEST PARIS ( AP) — A teenage driver had been drinking alcohol and was texting back and forth with friends at an underage drinking party when her car crashed, killing two passengers, including a 16-year-old she’d just picked up, investigat More...

Private prison bill heads to dead files

AUGUSTA — A bill to allow a privately run prison in Maine, carried over from last year’s session in hopes of addressing the needs of aging inmates with more medical concerns, was killed Monday after lawmakers were told no one is interested in r More...

Mass. man shoots himself in Maine

DEXTER (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been hospitalized after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg while visiting Maine. More...

Breaking News - 1/10/2012 4:47 PM

Police identify body found near tracks in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police today confirmed the identify of a man whose body was discovered Dec. 22 near train tracks along Bath Road. More...

Rivals look to chip away at Romney

N.H. votes today

MANCHESTER, N.H. More...

Congestion cure still sought

With Wiscasset bypass off table, officials discuss alternatives

WISCASSET — Over, under and around all have been scrapped, which leaves “through” as the only answer for one of Maine’s worst traffic bottlenecks. More...

News

Y NOT

WORKERS PULL DOWN the former Bath YMCA and Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark on Monday. More...

Heating cost reduction tips offered

BATH — The Midcoast Green Collaborative will hold two free home energy clinics in January, with the first scheduled for Wednesday at Patten Free Library. More...

RICHMOND POLICE

Arrests Justin Scott, 27, of 5A Sunset Lane, Dec. 31, 9:15 p.m., charged with violation of bail conditions, at High and Main streets. Zachary Brown, 25, of 11 Lincoln St., Jan. 7, 3 a.m., charged with domestic assault, on Front Street. More...

Sports

The tide turns Alabama’s way

’Bama defense shuts down Tigers in BCS title game

NEW ORLEANS Courtney Upshaw was standing on the field of the Superdome, basking in the glow of a national championship, when someone handed him the defensive MVP award. More...

Morse wrestling in ‘The Pit’

THE MORSE HIGH SCHOOL wrestling team hosted Winslow and Lincoln Academy Saturday at “The Pit.” Clockwise from the top, Morse wrestler Aidan McGowan reacts after just pinning Winslow’s Paul Willette; Brody Losier of Morse has a firm grip on Winslow’ More...

Good start lifts Dragons to victory

BRUNSWICK — Slow starts have been a problem for the Brunswick High School girls hockey team over the past couple games. On Monday at Sidney J. More...

Letters

Gaming us?

To the editor: After reading in the Jan. 2 edition that Kestrel Aircraft Co. is negotiating with development officials in Wisconsin, steam is still coming out of my ears. More...

Our loss

To the editor: I believe the expression goes that things come in threes. For our sake, I hope it stops there, as we have lost three remarkable men in the Mid-coast area in the past few weeks. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. Send them to: Calendar Editor, The Times Record, P.O. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: “Friend of a Lonely Child” (Nov. 7) complained his wife didn’t like him befriending the neighbor boy, “ Donny,” whose father is terminally ill. More...

BRIDGE

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Milestones

50th anniversary

POLAND — A surprise 50th wedding anniversary party was held Dec. 11, 2011, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Sawyer. More...

Anderson, Plummer

WEST BATH — David and Elaine Plummer of West Bath, Mary Green of Richmond and Neal Anderson of Seminole, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Dustin Plummer and Mary Charlotte Anderson of Indian Shores, Fla. More...

Stuart, Lounder

BRUNSWICK — Rachel Michelle Stuart of West Bath and Cody Edward Lounder of Brunswick wish to announce their engagement. Stuart, daughter of John Stuart and Michelle Stuart of West Bath, is currently a sophomore in college. More...

World

Prosecutors: Marine disregarded combat rules

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. More...

Guantanamo closure hopes fade as prison turns 10

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Suleiman al- Nahdi waits with dozens of other prisoners in a seemingly permanent state of limbo five years after he was cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. “I wonder if the U.S. More...

High court weighs policy against curse words on TV

WASHINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and the Inte More...