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Armory board questions persist

Bath council asks attorney for clarification

BATH — After nearly two hours of discussion about proposed bylaws for a new board of directors to operate the cityowned armory building — and about whether that board should even exist — Bath city councilors on Thursday remained unclear a 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

The trolls and the great big cat (a Norwegian tale)

TELL ME A STORY

O nce upon a time in a village in the snowy Norwegian mountains, there lived a tailor and his family. Every year during the holiday season, the trolls moved into their house. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

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

Opinion

MONDAY METER

Thumbs Up — The Bowdoin bump The Bowdoin College treasurer’s office last week released new data that highlights the college’s value to the Midcoast region. More...

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Letters

A moral imperative

To the editor: Thanks to Dr. Julie Keller Pease for her excellent commentary concerning the need for universal health care (“Universal health care can’t wait,” Jan. 13). More...

Inciting bigotry

To the editor: In the Jan. 13 story, “ DA drops sex assault charges against two men from Brunswick,” what on earth prompted you to specify the race of the two men charged? More...

Focus

Giffords’ decision to resign sets up Ariz. race

PHOENIX (AP) — The race to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begins in earnest today as the Arizona congresswoman’s planned resignation sets up a free-for-all in a competitive district. More...

Family, football meant everything to Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Other than family, football was everything to Joe Paterno. It was his lifeblood. It kept him pumped. Life could not be the same without it. “Right now, I’m not the coach. More...

British skier sets record for solo Antarctic trek

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina British adventurer Felicity Aston completed her crossing of Antarctica on today, becoming the first woman to ski across the icy continent alone. More...

Maine

3 Maine snowmobile deaths in weekend

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine Warden Service is urging snowmobilers to operate safely following a weekend involving three fatal crashes and other crashes involving injuries and property damage. Warden Maj. More...

UMaine professor touts offshore wind

AUGUSTA (AP) — A University of Maine professor says electricity- generating wind farms off the state’s coast could provide 15,000 jobs in the next 20 years. More...

Jail reopens for a different purpose

ALFRED (AP) — The former York County jail is being used again after being vacant for about seven years, but for a much different purpose. The York County Government Building in Alfred held an open house Sunday. More...

World

Mixed record for Obama’s State of the Union goals

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LePage prepares State of State speech

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage delivers his first State of the State address this week. Tuesday night’s speech before a joint House-Senate session will be aired statewide. More...

Killer storms pound South, Midwest

CLAY, Ala. Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early today. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2012 5:28 PM

Topsham woman sentenced to federal prison for theft from credit union

BRUNSWICK — A 42-year-old Topsham woman was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison for stealing more than $500,000 from Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, where she was employed for 23 years. More...

Fatal blaze in Lisbon

Man, 41, dies early today in Larry Drive mobile home

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...

Brunswick police emphasize ‘stop for bus’ law

BRUNSWICK — The threat of a $250 fine, suspended license — or far more serious consequences — apparently isn’t enough to stop some drivers as they motor past stopped school buses in the Brunswick area. More...

News

Alleged home invaders snared

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...

Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors

PHIPPSBURG — The Regional School Unit 1 board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. today at Phippsburg Elementary School. Prior to its regular meeting, the board will meet in executive session at 5:15 p.m. More...

Fire leaves family on brink of homelessness

BATH — Late on the night of Jan. 16, Maria Woodman received the phone call no mother wants: Her baby sitter saying her home was burning. “My first thought was for my kids,” said Woodman. “All three of them were in bed.” More...

Sports

Swim time for Polar Bears

THE BOWDOIN COLLEGE SWIMMING and diving team hosted the University of Maine in a non-scoring meet on Saturday. More...

Pierce finds stroke as Celtics win

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were missing one of their star guards when the game started, and then lost another in the second quarter. The way Paul Pierce was playing, it didn’t matter. More...

Seguin shootout goal lifts Bruins past Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Sunday. More...

Commentary

The day the Internet roared

Wednesday, Jan. 18, marked the largest online protest in the history of the Internet. 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 writing this because I hope you will tell your readers to learn the signs of a stroke. I wish I had known. More...

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Word Jr.

MT. ARARAT SELECTS POETRY OUT LOUD WINNER

SOPHOMORE ISABELLA LEON is scheduled to represent Mt. Ararat High School on Feb. 8 in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition in Biddeford. Leon advanced by winning the school competition on Dec. More...

ESSAY FINALIST

Emma Harrington, an eighth-grader at Woolwich Central School, recently placed third in the Veterans of Foreign War “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest. More...

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People Plus Pulse

CHATTING WITH A. KING

FORMER GOV. ANGUS KING spoke to a packed house on Jan. 18 at People Plus as the center kicked off its new “Author Chats” series featuring Maine authors and books. More...

Lots coming up at People Plus

Welcome to The Pulse, the once-monthly page about People Plus, the Center that Builds Community; serving seniors and teens in Brunswick, Harpswell and Topsham. More...

The bottom of winter

My February starts on the second of the month. Most call it groundhog, or Candlemas Day. If you’re from Maine, Candlemas Day marks the date of an early (1692!?) battle between early settlers and Maine’s native population. More...