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Ice and Smelt Festival Schedule of Events

Bowdoinham 250th Celebration

The 2012 Ice and Smelt Festival takes place today and Saturday, primarily at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham. A $5 pass admits revelers to all indoor activities, unless otherwise noted. More...

School subsidy figures released

Brunswick in line for deepest cut in state

BRUNSWICK — School districts across Maine learned Thursday the latest estimates from the Department of Education of how much state money might come their way for the next school year. More...

Rail depot advisory team talk postponed

BRUNSWICK — Citing a need for more time, the group tasked with steering passenger rail to Brunswick postponed a Thursday meeting of an advisory group created to guide plans for a train maintenance facility in West Brunswick. More...



David A. Ober - 2016-06-29
Blinn B. McIntosh - 2016-06-29
Catalina Lopez - 2016-06-29
Vicki Pinkham - 2016-06-29
DEATH NOTICE - 2016-06-29
Ellen M. DeLong - 2016-06-28
Deane R. Lanphear - 2016-06-28
Joan E. Coleman - 2016-06-28
Charity A. Donahue - 2016-06-28
Richard E. Harriman - 2016-06-27
Patricia Peterkin Hart - 2016-06-24
Theodore F. Brooks - 2016-06-24
Margery B. Follansbee - 2016-06-24
William G. Hayden - 2016-06-24
Edgar L. Black Jr. - 2016-06-24
Mary A. McAloney - 2016-06-24


Marijuana, mushrooms and rifles seized from Bath home


BATH — Two Bath residents face felony charges of aggravated marijuana cultivation after Maine Drug Enforcement Agents on Thursday seized more than 100 marijuana plants, guns and other drugs and paraphernalia from their home on Cottage Stre More...


HELEN WARREN of Topsham and Frank Connors of Brunswick have a standing “date” each Groundhog Day. More...

Capitalist garbage: a five-year plan that works

Ear to the Earth — Thoughts on Environmental Issues

BRUNSWICK — A few days ago, in a dutiful contribution to the country’s economic recovery, I went out and bought something: a toasted coconut gelato. I decided that I’d rather savor dessert than save an extra few dollars. More...


Be fair to Plant Home


“This home is founded on my sincere belief that those who have lived honest, industrious lives and are without means or friends to take care for them, have earned the right to be cared for. More...

We remember

Army 1st Lt. David A. Johnson, 24, of Horicon, Wis., died Jan. 25, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered after encountering an improvised explosive device while conducting a dismounted patrol. More...


‘Success’ for whom?

To the editor: I am responding to Rep. Kim Olsen’s local commentary, titled “GOP legislators build on 2011 success,” which was published on Jan. 20. More...

Fabled vessel

To the editor: I read with interest your article “ Destroyer Going Home,” on page A5 of the Jan. 25 edition. 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...

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Maine presidential contests get under way

AUGUSTA — Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are considered the undisputed top contenders as Maine Republican Party caucuses to choose presidential favorites get under way in earnest this weekend across the state. More...

Maine AG warns of rental scams

AUGUSTA ( AP) — The Maine attorney general is warning churches and nonprofit social service agencies to closely scrutinize calls from people seeking help paying their rent. More...

‘Same sex attraction’ group forms in Maine

PORTLAND ( AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has announced that is forming a state chapter of an international ministry that supports people with what the church describes as same sex attraction. More...



Mt. Ararat Middle School’s Drama Ensemble will perform “Charlotte’s Web” at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Orion Performing Arts Center, 55 Republic Ave., Topsham. More...

‘Les Mis’ revue to benefit NERTC

BATH — The New England Regional Theater Company (NERTC) will host a musical revue of “Les Miserables,” which it describes as “a Parisian cabaret style evening of captivating performances and culinary delights,” today and Feb. More...

‘Therapy’ offers dose of laughter

‘Love Letters,’ Feb. 14 at Chocolate Church, back page

BATH — Studio Theatre of Bath will present “Beyond Therapy,” a stage comedy by Christopher Durang, beginning Feb. 10 in the Curtis Room at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. More...

Bowdoinham kicks off 250th anniversary celebration

Bowdoinham 250th Celebration

BOWDOINHAM — It's not unusual to encounter a man in Bowdoinham sporting facial hair — especially at this time of year. More...

Best Beard Contest Styles

Bowdoinham 250th Celebration

The following are descriptions of each beard and mustache style to be judged Saturday during Bowdoinham’s Best Beard Contest. Examples of each style can be found here. More...

Bowdoin College students experiment with Facebook freeze-out


BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College senior Tyler Patton is searching to find his social network, without his generation’s social network. In some ways, Facebook may be good, Patton said. In some ways, it may also be bad. More...



Learning a healthy lifestyle

BRUNSWICK — Students and staff of Coffin School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly, “during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living,” a Mid Coast Hospital release states. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

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


JOE DONAHUE, Americanism officer for Brunswick American Legion Post 20, left, receives the American Legion certificate of appreciation from Post 20 Vice Commander Dan Lindsley. More...


Tough night for shorter Greyhounds

Lisbon girls fall to 6-9 with 51-35 loss

AUBURN — When she wasn’t blocking Lisbon shots, St. Dominic Academy’s 6-foot-2 center Allison Conley was causing major disruption in the paint. More...

’Canes sweep Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Sweeping the defending Stanley Cup champions is nice, but the Carolina Hurricanes would trade all four wins for a better spot in the standings. More...

Mt. Ararat/Lisbon hockey improves to 5-6


Tough night on hardwood for locals BRUNSWICK — The Mt. Ararat/ Lisbon boys high school hockey team dominated from start to finish in a 2-0 Eastern A victory over Windham/ Sacopee Valley on Thursday at Sidney J. Watson Arena. More...



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Base reuse effort rolls along

There are a number of very exciting things happening at Brunswick Landing. More...

Question (rail) authority


The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) train maintenance depot that has created controversy in Brunswick will probably be an ugly sheet- metal structure that will remind me of all the dilapidated factories and warehouses that were More...


Obama links policies to Christian faith

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama linked his economic policies to his Christian faith, saying on Thursday that meeting the nation’s challenges requires strong values as much as smart policies. More...

Jesus at mountaintop resort allowed to stay

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A mountaintop Jesus statue can stay at a ski resort in the western U.S. state of Montana — for now. More...

Ind. Senate panel OKs creationism teaching

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in Indiana’s public schools. The Times of Munster reports the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 Jan. More...


Marine fights charges for attempted suicide


San Francisco airport opens yoga room

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stressed out by flying? Travelers in Northern California can now find their inner calm in the Yoga Room at San Francisco International Airport. More...

House ready to weigh insider trading ban

WASHINGTON ( AP) — With members of Congress convinced their political survival depends on their image, the House is wasting no time in considering a Senatepassed bill that would ban insider trading by lawmakers and thousands of executive branch More...