January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dems push Poliquin probe

AUGUSTA — A lawmaker from Portland has asked the state Attorney General’s Office to issue an opinion on whether state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin has violated Maine’s Constitution by engaging in commerce while serving as treasurer. More...



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  OUR CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER is sick, and we figure readers are sick of seeing photos of snow and cold people, so here’s an image designed to conjure thoughts of warmer, sweeter days ahead. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD More...

Brunswick delays action on zoning for town buildings

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Town Council went back to the drawing board Tuesday night on zoning changes that would accommodate a planned police station project at the corner of Stanwood and Pleasant streets. More...

Icy roads bedevil drivers

TOPSHAM — Icy road conditions Wednesday morning kept area police busy responding to minor crashes. Topsham police received three reports within 10 minutes of vehicles sliding off the Interstate 295 southbound off-ramp to Route 196. More...


Quick start lifts ’Hounds to victory

Lisbon girls beat Wiscasset for second time, 37-21

LISBON FALLS — The Lisbon High School girls basketball team currently sits one spot outside the top 12 in Western Maine Class C, the cutoff for the postseason field. More...

Celtics end slump; rout Raptors, 96-73

BOSTON ( AP) — The Boston Celtics had two reasons to be thankful Wednesday night: Their five- game losing streak was finally over and a scary fall by point guard Rajon Rondo resulted in only a sore right wrist. More...

Richmond, Hyde in basketball split

BATH — Jamie Plummer scored 17 points and had six steals in one half of work as the Richmond High School girls basketball team made quick work of Hyde with a 58-7 Class D victory on Wednesday. More...


Embrace a new people’s agenda

There are many voices calling for a third party to counter the dysfunction in both Democratic and Republican parties. It won’t work. Americans do not like third parties. There is better way. More...

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Thu/19 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: May I respond to “ Iowa Reader” ( Nov. 10), the older woman who asked you where to turn when she needed to be hugged and listened to? More...


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Penobscot sheriff told activist of probe

BANGOR ( AP) — The Penobscot County sheriff is defending his decision to tell friend and longtime area activist the Rev. Robert Carlson that he was under investigation by Maine State Police just hours before his suicide. More...

Toddler’s mom unable to finish polygraph

PORTLAND ( AP) — The mother of a toddler reported missing from her father’s Waterville home a month ago says she was unable to finish a lie detector test because of a medical condition. More...

Tobacco use report card shows slide

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s latest report card on tobacco use shows a continuing slide in the state’s grades. More...

Breaking News - 1/20/2012 12:02 PM

Crews rush to contain chemical spill in Freeport

FREEPORT — Firefighters and the Brunswick Hazardous Materials Team responded just before 8:30 a.m. More...

Local impact of cuts detailed


BRUNSWICK — Leaders of Brunswick’s two hospitals said Wednesday that cuts proposed to the MaineCare program by Gov. Paul LePage would cost them nearly $ 3 million over the next two years. More...

Alleged crack dealer nabbed in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — A 23-year-old man remains in Cumberland County Jail today facing felony charges of aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine after Brunswick police arrested him Tuesday afternoon at the Brunswick Recreation Center. More...



Booting up a dynasty

In this 1941 photo provided by the L.L. Bean Archive, Leon Leonwood Bean is seen with grandsons, from left, Leon Gorman, Jim Gorman and Tom Gorman, at Bean's office in Freeport. In 1912, L.L. Bean sold his first pair of boots. More...

Free living will guidance offered

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Area Respite Care and CHANS Home Health Care plan to host a program on how to complete a free living will at 1 p. m. Feb. 1 at the United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road. More...

Bath winter farmers market adds raffle

BATH — The Bath Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Bath UCC, 150 Congress Ave. The winter market holds a monthly raffle. More...


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Shill games

Dr. Sheldon Cooper, iconic condescending fussbudget, made sure he cleaned his hands with purifier after touching a snake in an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” a few months ago. More...

Trust, but verify in new Egypt

A few items came across the desk last week that underscore the challenge America faces in making policy toward the Islamist parties that are emerging as the early beneficiaries of the uprisings across the Arab world. More...


The sounds of silence

To the editor: It’s been over a month since I asked the Brunswick Town Council members and town manager to publicly respond to whether they agreed with the Bouchard Drive neighborhood train maintenance facility location. More...


To the editor: In this era when increasing numbers of people seem to think "the world owes me a living," it was encouraging to see that Ron Paul’s libertarian philosophy was finding great appeal in the young. More...


U.K. scientists find ‘lost’ Darwin fossils

British scientists have found scores of fossils the great evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and his peers collected but that had been lost for more than 150 years. More...

Natural gas, oil boom spurs sand mining in Midwest

Worries over health, environment surface

The rolling hills and scenic bluffs of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota hide a valuable resource that has sparked what’s been called a modern-day gold rush. More...


USS Hatteras, Union troops pound Cedar Key, Fla.

The Union Navy, intent on further tightening the blockade on the South and seizing Confederate outposts all along its coast, dispatches the USS Hatteras to Cedar Key, Fla., during this week 150 years ago in the Civil War. More...


Cause of fatal crash remains unsolved

DEDHAM ( AP) — Police say the cause of a head- on crash in Dedham last month that claimed the life of a Massachusetts man remains a mystery and may never be known. Dallas Whatley of Taunton, Mass., was killed in the Dec. More...

Kodak files for bankruptcy

ROCHESTER, N. Y. ( AP) — Is Kodak’s moment past? More...

Lawyer nabbed for having gun on plane

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 65-year-old lawyer was arrested Wednesday for carrying a loaded handgun aboard an American Airlines jet at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More...