January 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver, 87, crashes car into Rite Aid in Topsham

TOPSHAM   An 87- year- old Topsham woman escaped injury after driving her car into the side of a Rite Aid pharmacy building on Monday afternoon.  More...



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Mt. Ararat biology students to share findings from fall CREA field studies

TOPSHAM   Mt. Ararat High School teacher Glenn Evans’ honors biology students, as a part of their ecology and environment unit, visited the Cathance River Preserve and ecology center weekly last fall to conduct field study research.  More...

Bath mom loses kids after drug arrest

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.  Jenelle Merrill-Pyy, 31, of 932 High St., faces a Class C charge of unlawful possess More...


BRUNSWICK — In addition to opening shellfish grounds on Sundays, setting a public hearing on tax increment financing districts at the Brunswick Executive Airport and Brunswick Landing and postponing a decision on zoning changes for municipal bu More...


Celtics make Magic offense disappear

Pierce, Bass carry Celtics over Orlando, 87-56

BOSTON ( AP) — The Boston Celtics’ injuries didn’t affect what coach Doc Rivers always wants — solid defense.  Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the injury-riddled Celtics to More...

Freeport indoor track in action

THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL indoor track team was in action at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham on Friday in a Western Maine Conference meet. More...

Freeport gets 2nd victory

GRAY — The Freeport High School boys basketball team earned its second win (2-10) with a 63-58 Western Maine Conference victory on Saturday over Gray-New Gloucester.  Mitch Loeman had a gamehigh 26 points for the Falcons, with Josh Weirich More...


The candidate America wants

A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday found that two-thirds of Americans would consider voting for a third-party presidential candidate, while 48 percent definitely wanted a third party in the race. Now what does that tell you?  More...

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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: Like “ I’d Rather Walk in Houston” (Nov. 12), I learned to drive as a high school senior. My father taught me in a local park. More...


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Dems ‘challenge’ gov on eve of speech


AUGUSTA   A backdrop of partisanship to Gov. More...

$11M gift will expand community college

AUGUSTA (AP) — A gift of nearly $11 million will enable a state community college campus in central Maine to expand by as many as 2,000 students, helping to accommodate the huge demand from those seeking enrollment, Gov. More...

UMaine trustees vote to freeze tuition

BANGOR (AP) — University of Maine System Trustees have voted to freeze in-state tuition at current levels for the next academic year, the first time that has happened in a quarter century.  More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2012 12:12 PM

Bath woman, 68, found dead; overdose suspected

Police responded at 8:24 a.m. today

BATH — Police suspect a 68-year-old woman whose body was found this morning in her apartment at 44 Court St. died of an overdose of prescription drugs. More...

Credit union thief sentenced

Richard to serve 33 months in federal prison; restitution deal in works

BRUNSWICK   A 42-year-old Topsham woman was sentenced Monday 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...

RSU 1 brakes choice busing

PHIPPSBURG   A unique law that created Regional School Unit 1 allows students to attend any school in the district. More...


Outstanding teens sought for pageant

BRUNSWICK — Girls between 13 and 17 years old can now register to participate in the Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, which is scheduled to take place June 16 in Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School.  The Miss Maine’s More...

‘Maine’ on the menu for Morris Farm fundraiser

WISCASSET — As a benefit for the Morris Farm Trust, chef Mikael Andersson will prepare and serve dinner for the “Winter’s Moon Celebration” at 6 p. m. Feb. More...


A Conversation in Poetry

Jay Davis of Portland writes of today’s verse that his mother grew up in Aroostook County, the source of Maine potatoes, adding that his lineage goes back to Scotch-Irish immigrants. More...


Chin up


Everything gets better from this day forward.  That’s because today is — scientifically — the most depressing day of the year.  More...



The era of talking about shrinking big government will never be over. Remember back in the 1990s, when Vice President Al Gore headed up an effort to streamline the federal bureaucracy? More...


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Stellar effort

To the editor:  On Friday, Jan. 13, after a hellacious snow, rain, ice and wind storm, we lost power at 2:20 p.m.  Central Maine Power was called to inform them of the outage. More...

In praise of King

To the editor:  What man has been more moving and famous in our country’s history than Martin Luther King Jr.?  My father was famous nationally for his oratory and his promotions to New England college students for his many books on g More...


Kathryn Guptill, Jordan Daub

HOBOKEN, N. J. — The wedding of Kathryn Susan Guptill and Jordan Richard Daub took place on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the W Hotel in Hoboken, N.J.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guptill of Brunswick. More...


Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick   A boy, Corbin James Bryer, to Aimee Suzanne (Carrier) and Darrell James Bryer of Wiscasset, Jan. 2, 2012.  A boy, Avery James Tolefree, to Ahptyn Anastasia Chattick and Devin Lebon Tolefree of Bath, Jan. More...

Snyder, Johnston

WOOLWICH — Gary “Lee” Snyder of Bowdoin and Carol Cromwell of Wiscasset are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Snyder, to Nathaniel Johnston, son of Peter and Christine Johnston of Woolwich.  More...


Obama to take on economy

WASHINGTON   Addressing a divided nation amid a determined GOP campaign to take his job, President Barack Obama is preparing to issue a populist cry for economic fairness as he aims to corral the sympathies of middle-class voters 10 months befor More...

Marine faces 3 months in brig for Iraqi deaths

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.   Military prosecutors worked for more than six years to bring Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich to trial on manslaughter charges that could have sent him away to prison for life.  More...

Romney paid about $3M in federal taxes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. More...