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COLTON MARTIN chases down a hockey puck on the ice at Lishness Field in Brunswick on Wednesday. More...

Petition opposes proposed care cuts

Nearly 9,000 signatures gathered

A mental health counselor hand-delivered to lawmakers on Wednesday a petition with the signatures of nearly 9,000 people who oppose Gov. Paul LePage’s planned MaineCare cuts.  More...



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A BARE OAK TREE casts its shadow over the Patten Free Library in Bath on Monday. More...

RSU 1 survey gauges budget priorities

As Regional School Unit 1 begins to grapple with the approximately $1 million budget gap Superintendent Patrick Manuel announced in December, administrators have created an online survey to garner input from residents of the district’s five com More...

Deer dodge causes crash

A West Bath woman was taken to a Brunswick hospital Tuesday after swerving to avoid a deer in the road, according to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department.  The crash was reported at 5:34 p.m. Lt. More...


Mt. Ararat grapplers play host

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Patriots must handle run better against Broncos

New England hosts Denver Saturday

On the first series of their regular-season meeting, the Denver Broncos rushed for 73 yards against the New England Patriots. More...

No. 1 Syracuse remains undefeated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dion Waiters scored 20 points and No. More...


Galveston ferry ... possibly Texas’ best tourist bargain

Galveston’s Bolivar Ferry, Texas’ version of the famous New York Staten Island Ferry, may be the best tourist bargain in the Lone Star State.  More...

New England Journal

200 years of medical history

Unhappy with today’s health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago.  No stethoscopes, antibiotics, Xrays or vaccines. Bloodletting was a common treatment. More...


Lincoln’s outspoken war secretary resigns

President Abraham Lincoln’s outspoken war secretary, Simon Cameron, a canny old-time political boss from Pennsylvania, resigns the all-important Cabinet post on Jan. 14, 1862.  More...


Ringtone halts N.Y. Philharmonic

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the dreaded sound at any live performance — a ringing cellphone.  That’s what happened Tuesday night at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall during the final movement of Gustav Mahler’s Nin More...

Breaking News - 1/12/2012 5:06 PM

Bath man faces multiple sex abuse counts

Cops allege man used social networking websites to meet underage girls

BATH — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department charged a Bath man with more than a dozen counts of sexual abuse of a minor, following investigation of alleged offenses occurring over the course of several months in 2011. More...

Topsham, Harpswell cancel meetings due to weather

Meetings in Topsham and Harpswell scheduled for Thursday night were postponed due to inclement weather. More...

Municipal wind power projects touted

Approximately 100 wind energy professionals gathered in Freeport on Wednesday to discuss the future of small, community-owned wind turbines in Maine.  More...

Brunswick declares overnight parking ban  Free Access 

Ban starts at midnight Friday

BRUNSWICK — The town of Brunswick has declared a parking ban from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Friday for all public streets and municipal parking lots. More...

State poured millions into mill cited for polluting

Mill located in Old Town

The state has spent millions of dollars to prop up the Old Town pulp mill while steadily fining the mill’s owner for ongoing pollution. And now the biggest fine ever is imminent.  More...



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  Ducks in a row Ducks flee from the rain into a roost on Old Brunswick Road in Bath in this photo dated Feb. 13, 1984. THE TIMES RECORD ARCHIVES   More...

Creative process class begins Jan. 26

BRUNSWICK — Merrymeeting Adult Education will offer a class titled “Creating What You Want in 2012,” beginning Jan. 26 at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road.  Sessions will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays.  More...


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Politics at play

In announcing his veto of LD 205, a bill that would have exempted nonprofit performing arts centers from having to pay says tax, Gov. More...

Bad candidates yield bad mood

Holiday excess, non-stop TV sports and, most especially, the internecine strife amongst a disastrously weak covey of cacophonous Republican nestlings, all fighting for the dubious worm of nomination against a popular, pragmatic and politically skillf More...

Et Cetera

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a very feminine 23-year-old woman who lives at home with my father. I am completely uninterested in getting married or having children now or in the future. More...


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Controversial book to stay in RSU 10 libraries

DIXFIELD ( AP) — The board of a western Maine school district has voted to allow a book that contains sexual themes and strong language in district middle school libraries, but will only lend it to students who have parental permission.  More...

Man dies after being found lying in alley

ELLSWORTH ( AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found lying on the ground in an Ellsworth alley.  Police say 64- year- old Ronald LaCasse of Machias was found Wednesday morning by a man headed to work at a nearby shellfi More...

Maine confirms 1st ‘bath salts’ OD death

BANGOR ( AP) — The Maine medical examiner’s office says a man who died at a Bangor hospital last summer is the state’s first confirmed death as a result of an overdose of the drug known as bath salts.  More...