February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilors support neighbors on depot

2 propose letter urging compliance with group’s request on environmental standards

BRUNSWICK — Two Brunswick town councilors propose that the full council side with neighbors of a proposed train maintenance facility at a site in West Brunswick and request specific environmental review standards be used in constructing the building. More...

Feds list Gulf of Maine sturgeon as ‘threatened’

Ruling could affect Kennebec River use

BATH — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Tuesday listed Atlantic sturgeon in the Gulf of Maine — and the Kennebec River — as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. More...

 

Obituaries

Margery Lebel - 2015-08-04
George T. Birch - 2015-08-04
Robert L. Grogan - 2015-08-04
Germain LaRoche - 2015-08-04
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

Community

THAT WAS THEN

‘In the Blood’ film looks at Maine lumbermen

LEWISTON — L/A Arts and Bates College will host “In the Blood,” a documentary film featuring live music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. More...

Dennen, friends stage benefit concert for 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...

MSMT offering dance workshop

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) plans to host a dance workshop on Feb. 18 that will provide dance training related to MSMT’s upcoming 2012 season. More...

Opinion

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Empowered by their own actions

CATCH YOUR EYE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Merrymeeting Bay TRIAD, a consortium of local elder service, health care, community and law enforcement agencies, will offer periodic “Catch Your Eye” columns in this space. More...

Letters

Magic meters?

To the editor: Our latest flier from Central Maine Power (no. 00083876) is titled “New online map tool gives you information during an outage.” More...

Health care delusions

To the editor: Among solutions to important public policy issues, the most seductive — and the most deceptive — is the single-payer option Julie Pease advocates for health care, (Local commentary, “ Universal health care can’t More...

Alternatives to cuts

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Maine

Judge rules against Occupy Maine encampment

PORTLAND (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday against Occupy Maine protesters’ continued encampment in Portland, the state’s last active around-the-clock presence inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. More...

School bus driver will not face charges

LINCOLN (AP) — A Maine school bus driver will not face charges after the bus she was driving hit and seriously injured a 6-year-old Lincoln girl. More...

Custodian gets 3 years for selling pills

ELLSWORTH (AP) — A former custodian at Ellsworth High School has been sentenced to three years in prison for selling prescription drugs at the school. More...

Mt. Ararat to put on 'Charlotte's Web'

SAM ASELTINE plays Wilbur the pig during a rehearsal for Mt. Ararat Middle School’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” on Tuesday afternoon. Charlotte the spider, above, is played by Ali Hooper. The performances are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. More...

Bath council nixes board for armory

BATH — The Bath City Council on Wednesday voted to rescind a December ordinance creating a board of directors to operate the city- owned former National Guard Armory building — the future home of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. More...

LePage: Without cuts, DHHS shutdown possible

AUGUSTA — At a meeting Wednesday with Portland Mayor Michael Brennan to discuss the effects of proposed MaineCare cuts on the state’s largest city, Gov. More...

News

Pepper spray canister plucked from vehicle

TOPSHAM — Topsham police continue to investigate a car burglary reported Wednesday. Police believe there may be other victims who haven’t discovered items missing yet. More...

SEASIDE SILHOUETTES

LOBSTER BUOYS cast shadow in the afternoon sun in Phippsburg on Sunday. More...

Topsham Board of Selectmen Agenda

TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen has a fairly short agenda for its meeting at 7 p.m. today in the municipal building at 100 Main St. Proposed bylaw changes for Topsham Development Inc., are the first new business items scheduled. More...

Sports

Standout swimmer Ryan Banger overcomes disability

BATH — Ryan Banger angles to the starting block and sets his position along with the other swimmers. The starter gives his instruction, a gun is fired, and swimmers hit the pool. More...

Dragons net no gain

Brunswick boys hockey falls to EL, 3-1

AUBURN — The shots kept getting on goal or whistling just wide as the Brunswick High School boys ice hockey team showed flashes of domination against Edward Little in an Eastern A contest at cold Ingersoll Arena on Wednesday. More...

Brunswick boys get past Vikings, 60-55

TUESDAY HOOPS

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School boys basketball team scored 24 points in the third quarter for a come- from- behind 60- 55 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference victory on Tuesday. More...

Commentary

Battle of the backbones

Joe Biden is always ready to jump in as a character witness for Barack Obama. In the last presidential election, he offered effusive testimony that Obama was not too snooty to appeal to skeptical working-class voters. 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: “She Has a Name in Georgia” ( Dec. More...

BRIDGE

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World

Woman takes Honda to small claims court and wins big

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman took Honda to small claims court and won in a big way. More...

U.S. Archives to unveil Magna Carta

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is preparing to unveil its 715-year-old copy of the Magna Carta after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the paper that holds the English declaration of human rights. More...

Groundhog predicts 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow today, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter. But, at this rate, that might not be so bad. More...