January 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Smart Meters’ coming to Bath

BATH — Despite a renewed municipal ordinance restricting the process, Central Maine Power will likely begin installing socalled “ Smart Meters” in Bath next week, a company spokesman said Wednesday. More...



Michael H. Kennett - 2016-10-25
Maria E. Champagne - 2016-10-25
Edwin C. Young Jr. - 2016-10-25
James E. Boyle - 2016-10-25
Phyllis M. Allen Roy - 2016-10-25
Eleanor I. Haining - 2016-10-24
Marguerite L. Curtis - 2016-10-24
Peggy W. Young - 2016-10-24
Jeffrey S. Wing - 2016-10-21
Gerald C. Lallier Jr. - 2016-10-21
Dorothy A. Dennen - 2016-10-20



BATH IRON WORKS’ ICONIC CRANE rises above the City of Ships on a cold January day. More...

Council mulls zoning change for municipal buildings

BRUNSWICK — On Tuesday, the Brunswick Town Council will hold a public hearing on changes to a zoning ordinance that would loosen size restrictions on municipal projects. More...

Harpswell man faces multiple drug charges

BATH — An 18-year-old Harpswell man was charged with felony drug possession Jan. 8 after police allegedly found him early that morning on High Street with a variety of illegal narcotics, hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia. More...



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Monday Meter

One take-off, many landings Wisconsin used a cargo jet full of incentives to hijack Kestrel Aircraft’s airplane parts plant. Maine couldn’t offer a similarly lucrative corporate welfare package. More...


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Blather season

To the editor: ’Tis the season, no not that season, that one is passed to return in 10 months or so. More...

Focus shifts

To the editor: For decades, the 1 percent has managed to focus our attention on those beneath us financially. For example, President Clinton’s welfare-to-work initiative in 1999 kept us from looking critically at the 1 percent. More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR  Free Access 

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: I’m a 40- year-old female in the military who has been married for a few years. When I got married, I was slim, had a full head of beautiful, long hair and hardly any medical problems. More...


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Medical marijuana dispensary opens

HALLOWELL   From the brick sidewalk lining the main street of this tiny city of antiques and bistros, you can dodge up a wide alley and make a quick turn to see an unobtrusive white sign near a door.  You’ve found the Wellness Connect More...

Rallying for life

Saturday marked annual ‘Hands Around the Capitol’ anti-abortion event

AUGUSTA (AP) — Anti-abortion activists gathered Saturday at Maine’s State House for the annual “Hands Around the Capitol” rally and march to recognize and mourn the anniversary of the U.S. More...

Man on bath salts charged in car fire

BANCROFT (AP) — Police say a northern Maine man is facing charges for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s car on fire while under the influence of so-called bath salts.  More...

Brunswick ponders Sunday clamming

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Marine Resources Committee hopes town councilors on Tuesday will approve its request to open clam flats for harvesting on Sundays — on an emergency basis — to allow commercial shellfish harvesters to take advanta More...

Kestrel picks Wisconsin

BRUNSWICK — Kestrel Aircraft Co. officials said today that a manufacturing plant with 300 to 600 jobs originally envisioned for Brunswick Landing will instead be built in Superior, Wis. More...

Officials: Huntsman to quit GOP race

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front- runner Mitt Romney. More...


The Kingdom of Monkeys (an Indonesian tale)


O nce upon a time the goddess Sunan Ambu had a son who loved to play tricks. When the gods sent rain to Earth, he hopped upon the raindrops and traveled there to tickle sleeping children. More...


Alna  BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. Arrowsic  CONSERVATION COMMISSION, Monday, 5 p.m., town hall. Bath  More...


Broncos hold off Dragons

Brunswick boys fall to top East team, 38-37

BRUNSWICK — Nearly every night in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference, close games are the norm as teams battle it out in boys high school basketball action. More...

A Foxborough rout

Patriots top Broncos 45-10 in playoff rout

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. — Tebowmania had no chance against Tom Brady’s playoff pedigree. More...

Close, but Falcons fall

Free throw woes cost Freeport boys

FREEPORT — Matt Cook is finding out that if it’s not one thing it’s another for his Freeport High School boys basketball team. More...


Guantanamo outrage endures

Ten years ago, Omar Deghayes and Morris Davis would have struck anyone as an odd pair. While they have never met, they now share a profound connection, cemented through their time at the notorious U.S. More...


“I think if it’s beginning to sprout humps, I’ll raise my hand and let them know, but they need to feel that the building is theirs.”   More...

Word Jr.

Gartley St. students get college scoop

LISBON — Students in the Alternative Education Program offered at 19 Gartley St. attended a seminar on college aspirations provided by Marc Gosselin, director of admissions at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.  More...

Donations needed for online store

LISBON — Students in the Gartley Street Program are seeking donations for their E-Bay Store.  According to a news release, students are seeking household items, electronics, books, small appliances, kitchen plates, video games, jewelry, cr More...


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Costa CEO blames capt. error for ship grounding

ROME   The captain of the cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany made an unauthorized deviation from its programmed course, a “human error” that led to the vessel’s deadly grounding, the ship’s Italian owner said today. More...

Former AP executive Fink dies

Conrad Fink, who taught a generation of journalists at the University of Georgia after a career as a foreign correspondent and executive for The Associated Press, died Saturday at age 80.  More...

Tanker carrying fuel arrives at iced-in AK town

NOME, Alaska ( AP) — Crews are laying the “ icework” for the final leg of a Russian tanker’s mission to deliver fuel to the Alaskan town of Nome, building a path over a half- mile of Bering Sea ice to lay a hose for the fuel t More...