February 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page


DAVID WHITTLESEY, a former Bowdoinham selectman and participant in Saturday’s beard contest for the town’s Ice and Smelt Festival, plays with Anna Cox’s “beard” while aw More...



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Bowdoinham birthday bash begins

Bowdoinham 250th Celebration

MAX CROMWELL, 6, of Falmouth, in photo at left, leads a “school of smelt” from the Bowdoinham Masonic Lodge to Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham during Saturday afternoon’s Smelt Parade. More...

Best Beards

Bowdoinham 250th Celebration

The judges of the Best BeardContest at the Bowdoinham Iceand Smelt Festival held Saturday reported that the contestdrew 24 contestants, includinga dog and a child. More...


SMALL, EVERGREEN CONES wait at the end of a twig in Topsham. More...



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Monday Meter

Thumbs Up — Boarding pass The Bath City Council acted wisely last week by rescinding a resolution that would have created a new board to oversee the former National Guard Armory. More...


Reconsider rectory vote

To the editor: In a souvenir booklet issued on the 50th anniversary of St. John’s parish in 1927, it states that the land and home on the corner of Union and Pleasant streets was purchased in 1876 from Capt. McManus. More...

Smart food

To the editor: Thanks to Howie Barter for his kind letter (“A great feed,” Jan. 30) about lunch in the Culinary Café at Bath Regional Career and Technical Center (BRCTC). 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 30 years old and have a close relationship with my mother, but something is bothering me. When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me a U.S. savings bond for my birthday. It has matured to its full value. More...


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One dead, two injured in Auburn crash

AUBURN (AP) — Auburn police say one person has died and two people have been hurt in a two- vehicle crash in the city.  Police say Rick Farr was driving east on Minot Avenue at about 10: 30 am Sunday when he collided with a westbound Jeep More...

Occupy Maine encampment ending

PORTLAND (AP) — More than a dozen tents remain as Occupy Maine faces a deadline for leaving Portland’s Lincoln Park.  Spokeswoman Heather Curtis said most members are expected to comply with an order to leave the park today, but she More...

Maine-N.H. bridge demolition begins


Bowdoin College group unplugs from Facebook

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...

School chief decries new cuts

Brunswick’s Perzanoski says ‘it’s unacceptable’

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick School Department is staring down deep budget cuts. Again. More...


The Buggane and the waterfall (a folktale from the Isle of Man)


Once upon a time on the Isle of Man, there lived a poor farmer and his wife near a place called Glen Mooar. They lived in a nice little cottage and owned a bit of land on which they grew potatoes and grazed their cow. More...

Scheduled Public Meetings  Free Access 

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. Arrowsic PLANNING BOARD, Monday, 7 p.m. town hall. ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m., town hall. BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Wednesday, 7 p.m., town hall. More...


A ‘Giant’ loss

Patriots fall to NY Giants in Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Brady let his final pass fly toward the scrum of players in the end zone, hoping for an incredible finish. Uh-uh, Tom. Not in this city, and not in this game. More...

Garnett carries Celtics

BOSTON ( AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers could see that Kevin Garnett was looking and feeling spry. More...

Column: Brady will get another chance at legacy

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Brady was one of the last ones out of the shower, perhaps hoping some extra hot water would help take the sting out of a crushing Super Bowl loss. More...


So far up he can’t see the gap

Although Mitt Romney has yet to win a majority in a Republican primary, he won big in Florida. More...


“There doesn’t seem to be any reason for cuts like this to a district of this size. Based on what’s happened to the community, I would think there would have to be some sort of stopgaps available.”   More...

Word Jr.


GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1089 had a sleep-over and made dog biscuits to donate to Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick. From left Phoebe Churney, Michelle Sarber and Aidan Crawford. More...


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Chewonki winter camp open for enrollment

WISCASSET — Chewonki announced open enrollment for its upcoming Winter Vacation Camp with indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families.  Programs will be offered throughout the school winter vacation week, Feb. More...


Rescuers dig to reach trapped in Philippines quake

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers dug with picks and shovels trying to reach dozens of people trapped under houses collapsed by a strong earthquake today that shook a central Philippine island and set off landslides.  More...

Weeklong GOP caucuses resume

AUGUSTA — Maine’s Republican caucuses resumed Sunday with Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remaining the leading candidates, but pockets of support also appearing for the other two presidential contenders. More...

Fire kills husband of missing Utah mother

GRAHAM, Wash. More...