January 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Roller World to reopen

TOPSHAM — The new owners of the former Howard Sports facilities in Topsham say they plan to reopen the longtime roller rink in town — perhaps as early as tonight. More...

DRAGONS PLUCK ONE FROM EAGLES

MT. ARARAT/LISBON forward Cole Lloyd (2) tries to screen Brunswick High School goaltender Blake Alexander (30) during a boys hockey contest at Bowdoin College’s Sidney J. More...

 

Obituaries

Delia E. Rollins - 2015-08-03
Thomas Brown - 2015-08-03
Charles Sawyer - 2015-07-31
Toby Sanders - 2015-07-31
Jean F. Riser - 2015-07-30
Leslie K. Becker - 2015-07-29
DEATH NOTICES - 2015-07-29

Community

SMCC hosts free weatherization workshops

SOUTH PORTLAND — In response to a recent spike in oil prices and cuts to the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Southern Maine Community College ( SMCC) plans to offer free weatherization courses next week. More...

READING ROOM EXHIBIT

A PAINTING by Orr’s Island painter Brad McFadden is now hanging on loan in the new reading room at the Orr’s Island Library. McFadden finished the painting, a copy of N.C. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. Arrowsic BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6 p.m. town hall. Bowdoin More...

Opinion

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Kestrel lessons

EDITORIAL

The drama surrounding Kestrel Aircraft Co.’s announcement Monday that it would build an airplane manufacturing facility in Wisconsin rather than Brunswick offers three important lessons to guide the ongoing civilian redevelopment of Brunswick N More...

We remember

Army Pfc. Neil I. Turner, 21, of Tacoma, Wash., died Jan. 11, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. More...

Letters

On the same page

To the editor: We extend our wholehearted support for the Brunswick- Bowdoin Community Read, and we urge you to participate. More...

Help shape schools

To the editor: The Brunswick School Department has some important projects and meeting dates that may pique your interest in the coming weeks and months. More...

Reconsider raze request

To the editor: As a citizen of Brunswick for 84 years and a taxpayer for 64, may I take this opportunity to express my view of the appointed Village Review Board’s denial of All Saints Parish’s application to raze the building that stands 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: What do you think about people who attempt to converse with you from another room? My boyfriend does it fairly often. More...

BRIDGE

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Maine

Gulf of Maine shrimp limit increased by 10%

SOUTH PORTLAND Fishery regulators Thursday increased the amount of Gulf of Maine shrimp that can be caught this season, but Maine fishermen and processors said the higher limit won’t make much difference. More...

Ex-turnpike head charged with theft

Lawyer indicates Violette agrees to plead guilty

PORTLAND ( AP) — Former Maine Turnpike Authority Executive Director Paul Violette has agreed to plead guilty to theft for unauthorized use of turnpike funds in exchange for a prison sentence not to exceed five years, Violette’s attorney s More...

Police learn who took Occupy Maine signs

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police say they’ve figured out what happened to the Occupy Maine signs that disappeared from the group’s encampment in the city. More...

Ticket

Circle of strife?

Theater Project play about an acting class opens at 8 p.m. today

BRUNSWICK The Theater Project’s Professional Ensemble’s production of “Circle Mirror Transformation” opens at 8 p.m. today at 14 School St. Here’s how the Theater Project describes the play: More...

Concert supports African famine relief

BRUNSWICK Brunswick resident John Dennen, a native of South Africa, has organized a concert to benefit famine and drought relief in the Horn of Africa. More...

Heartland provides moving take on Shakers

PREVIEW

DAMARISCOTTA A simple stage set in Damariscotta’s Skidompha Library allows nine women to share the intimacy of an 1830’s Shaker Village in Heartwood Theater Company’s newest production, “As It Is in Heaven.” More...

Lisbon man dies in overnight fire

WEB NEWS

LISBON — A Lisbon man died early this morning when a fire swept through his mobile home on Larry Drive, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. More...

Bath mother of 5 arrested on drug charge

WEB NEWS

BATH — A 31-year-old High Street woman was charged Thursday with illegal possession of oxycodone, and state officials took her five children into custody. More...

Mass. duo held for Bowdoinham home invasion

WEB NEWS

BOWDOINHAM — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Massachusetts men following an alleged home invasion at a Carding Machine Road home Saturday afternoon. More...

Housing land deal nears completion

Schott: First wave of former Navy residences to hit market this spring

BRUNSWICK — Developer George Schott expects to place the first batch of former military housing units along McKeen Street up for sale by this spring. More...

Wind power project stymied

PUC staff urge ‘no’ vote on key deal

AUGUSTA — In April 2011, Maine’s largest wind energy developer, First Wind, trumpeted a multimillion-dollar deal that would pay for the company’s ambitious plans to erect more wind turbines throughout Maine and the Northeast. More...

Lawmakers spar over DHHS cuts

AUGUSTA — Lawmakers sparred Thursday over Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to close an estimated $220 million budget gap at the Department of Health and Human Services. More...

News

Acquiring a taste for the trades

Region 10 lets eighth-graders explore programs

BRUNSWICK — All eighth-graders about to go on to the three high schools that send students to Maine Region 10 Technical High School in Brunswick, got a chance this week to find out about some of the programs the school offers — and to get their More...

POSING FOR A POST CARD

FROM A DISTANCE, Popham village in Phippsburg presents a tranquil winter scene. More...

Burned structure razing planned

Demolition on Oak St. could start today, owner says

BRUNSWICK — With demolition permits in hand, the owner of a burnedout building at 16-18 Oak St. is preparing to raze the structure that neighbors have decried as a nuisance. More...

Sports

Dragons hold off Eagles

Brunswick hockey downs rival Mt. Ararat/Lisbon for second time, 3-2

BRUNSWICK — Round two of this season’s boys Eastern A high school hockey contest between rivals Brunswick and Mt. Ararat/Lisbon ended with the same score as back on Dec. 29 — 3-2 with the Dragons coming out top at Sidney J. More...

Big finish lifts Bruins

NEWARK, N. J. ( AP) — Mired in somewhat of a minislump, the Boston Bruins needed only one good period to beat the New Jersey Devils and get back on track. More...

A YOUNG START TO A RIVALRY

THE BRUNSWICK JUNIOR HIGH ice hockey team met Mt. Ararat/Lisbon in a Southern Maine Middle School Hockey League Hawkins Division clash at Bowdoin College’s Sidney J. More...

Commentary

Be a banker — with principles

When I spoke at Swarthmore College recently, I was startled by one question: Is it immoral for students to seek banking jobs? More...

Keep funding prevention programs that reduce crime

LOCAL COMMENTARY

Leaders in Augusta are mulling over tough fiscal choices to ensure Mainers get a budget written in black ink. More...

GOP legislators build on 2011 success

Maine Republicans accomplished a great deal in last year’s legislative session. More...

Worship

Occupy movement is spiritual, too

This past Christmas season I was struck by a thoughtfully pointed article by Chris Hedges titled: “Where Were You When They Crucified My Lord? More...

First Parish to honor Cornils’ music ministry

25 YEARS AND COUNTING

BRUNSWICK — “Ray has the rare gift of being as developmentally appropriate with 4-year-olds as with 84-yearolds as he shares with them his love of music,” said Senior Pastor Mary Baard as the church prepares to mark 25 years of musi More...

Blood drive planned at Elijah Kellogg Church

HARPSWELL — A Harpswell community blood drive is planned on Monday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Elijah Kellogg Church on Route 123. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by calling Connie Henry at 833- 5567 for an appointment. More...

World

Panetta lists measures to curb sex assault in military ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing a series of new initiatives to try to curb sexual assaults in the military, the defense chief said Wednesday, calling the problem a stain on the honor of the armed forces. More...

Army report: Suicides down, violent crimes up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off but there’s been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force that has been stressed by a decade of war, a new Arm More...

GOP contest heats up

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. More...